Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro, who wowed voters with their performances of musical theatre songs are set to play their first gig on the Fylde coast.
The five-strong boyband will headline Lytham Live! at Lytham Hall this August bank holiday weekend.
The gig is Collabro’s first scheduled show after storming to success on the ITV show singing hits from the musicals, including renditions from Les Miserables, which were viewed by millions.
The group will be supported by opera singer Lucy Kay, who came second in the same show’s final two weeks ago, for the performance on Saturday, August 23, in the grounds of the Grade I listed property.
Lytham Live! organiser Andy Vitolo said: “We are thrilled to launch this new concert series at beautiful Lytham Hall with Collabro.
“It will be one of only a handful of stage appearances from them this year.
“When we were presented with this amazing opportunity we had to say yes. To be able to bring them to the Fylde coast is a big deal.”
The Lytham appearance will be the first performance for Collabro leading up to their appearance on the Royal Variety Show – the main prize for Britain’s Got Talent.
More acts are to be announced in coming weeks, for the rest of the event, and previous Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowell is also on the line-up.
Lytham Live! is this year working with North West Air Ambulance, and hoping to raise £10,000 for the charity over the course of the weekend.
Mr Vitolo added: “We’re anticipating a huge demand for tickets, and there are only so many tickets, so once it is sold out, it is sold out.”
Lytham Live! organisers securing Britain’s Got Talent winners to headline the event has been hailed as “a coup”. Robert Silverwood, of Lytham business partnership, said: “This is brilliant, it makes people aware of Lytham and the Hall. To have this year’s winners is great, it’s a coup.” And Simon Malings, manager of The Station pub in the town, added: “Lytham has the Proms with big names so to have another venue putting on acts that are in the spotlight is a great thing.”
Tickets start at £20, available online or over the phone, visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.seetickets.com, or contact Lowther Pavilion on (01253) 794221, or the Grand Theatre on (01253) 290190.