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80s icons back on Green for Proms

Tony Hadley (below) is just one of the 80s stars lined up for next year.

Tony Hadley (below) is just one of the 80s stars lined up for next year.

  • by Gareth Vickers
 

A HOST of 80s talent has been revealed to launch next year’s Lytham Proms Festival.

Following the success of this year’s retro event opener, prom organisers Cuffe and Taylor have revealed another stellar line up .

Iconic 80s performers Tony Hadley, Jimmy Somerville, Marc Almond, Sonia, Heaven 17, Altered Images and Odyssey will grace the stage on August 2.

Following the record-breaking 2012 three-night Proms, which saw tickets for the 80s night, Saturday’s Alfie Boe performance and pop star Olly Murs’ finale completely sell out, the organisers seem to be sticking to the successful format.

They have already announced opera star Russell Watson will perform classical duties on the middle night of the run.

Business leaders have welcomed the return of the night which saw huge crowds descend on the town.

Cuffe and Taylor director Peter Taylor said: “We’re working with REWIND this year, and they are responsible for the two largest 80s festivals in Scotland and Henley.

“It made the perfect choice to bring the show to Lytham.This time we’ve chosen a real 80s line-up which will appeal to the die-hard fans.”

Mr Taylor said the party atmosphere and rave reviews of the 2012 80s night made the decision an easy one.

He added: “It was just fantastic, and despite us struggling to serve everyone at our bars, we promise we’ve learnt our lesson for 2013.”

The event is promised to be bigger than ever before.

Mr Taylor added: “We’ve more lights, more bars and we really will throw the best party ever.”

Fylde Council leader David Eaves said it is great the event is returning.

He added: “We are very pleased to have this great line up in the town.

“The 80s line up was very well received and next year’s performance will feature some superb talent.”

Robert Silverwood, of Lytham Business Partnership, said: “The town benefited a lot from the Proms this year and the whole of Lytham will look forward to it.”

Tickets go on sale from tomorrow at 9am, for more visit www.lythamproms.co.uk

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