Flying the flag for week of fun at town’s biggest ever festival

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What a glittering line-up of entertainment is in store in what will be the biggest Lytham Festival yet, starting today.

While Bryan Adams, Noel Gallagher, a host of 80s and 90s stars, plus leading West End names, including Jodie Prenger, will bring thousands of fans flocking to the main stage on The Green on successive evenings from Thursday there is an unprecedented bevy of delights at a wide variety of venues all over town.

The festival line up includes Noel Gallagher

The festival line up includes Noel Gallagher

For the first time ever, onWednesday the Festival will present the UK’s largest ever seaside outdoor cinema as audiences are invited to experience Star Wars: The Force Awakens on a massive 144sq m LED High Definition cinema screen.

In addition, live entertainment will also take place at Lowther Pavilion, the town’s Assembly Rooms, the Church Stage at St Cuthbert’s Church, Stage Too at the adjacent Victory Hall and the RNLI Lifeboat Museum, while back by popular demand is two nights of open-air cinema at Lytham Hall - Labyrinth tonight and The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Tuesday.

Lytham Festival director Peter Taylor said: “Presenting Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the UK’s largest ever seaside outdoor cinema is incredibly exciting for us as it is completely different to anything we have ever offered in the main Lytham Green Proms Arena but we are sure this will be a huge hit with both families and Star Wars fans from far and wide.

“To be announcing such high profile artists for all our other venues on the back of the internationally-renowned musicians and performers we had already revealed for the Proms Arena is pretty pleasing to say the least.

We are absolutely thrilled with the entire line-up for Lytham Festival

“I and all the Lytham Festival team are confident that Lytham Festival 2016 really does offer something for everybody.”

diary dates

The full Lytham Festival 2016 programme:

Monday

The festival line up includes  Bryan Adams

The festival line up includes Bryan Adams

Lowther Pavilion: Nina Conti

World Jazz Stage: Off The Rails Big Band

Lytham Hall Outdoor Cinema: Labyrinth

Church Stage: Ferris & Milnes

The festival line up includes Village People

The festival line up includes Village People

Stage Too: Lemar

RNLI Lifeboat Museum: The Shanty Crew present Echoes of the Sea

Tuesday

Lowther Pavilion: The Shires

World Jazz Stage: Soul Convicts

Lytham Hall Outdoor Cinema: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The festival line up includes Jodie Prenger

The festival line up includes Jodie Prenger

Stage Too: Jake Quickenden

RNLI Lifeboat Museum: The Shanty Crew present Echoes of the Sea

Wednesday

Lytham Green Main Arena: UK’s largest ever outdoor cinema screening of Star Wars – The Force Awakens

Lowther Pavilion: The Dolls and Space

World Jazz Stage: Jeramiah Ferrari

Stage Too: The Lottery Winners with support from The Hummingbirds

Thursday

Lytham Green Main Arena: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Lowther Pavilion: Matt Cardle

World Jazz Stage: Bugalu Foundation

Stage Too: MiC Lowry

Friday

Lytham Green Main Arena: Mix Tape featuring The Village People, Earth, Wind and Fire Experience, Bay City Rollers, Toploader, 911 and 5 Star

Lowther Pavilion: Lawson

World Jazz Stage: Fire Beneath the Sea

Church Stage: The Heart of England String Quarter perform from Viva Vivaldi to Viva La Vida

Stage Too: Nathan 
Grisdale

Saturday

Lytham Green Main Arena: Bryan Adams with support from Dunwells

Lowther Pavilion: Miles and Erica

World Jazz Stage: Drum Workshop (daytime)

World Jazz Stage: Drop the Floor (evening)

Church Stage: Heart of England Chamber Orchestra Perform Vivaldi’s Gloria and other Golden Classics

Stage Too: Room 94

Sunday

Lytham Green Main Arena: West End Proms featuring Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo, Collabro, Ruthie Henshall, Claire Sweeney, Jodie Prenger and Lucie Mae Sumner

Lowther Pavilion: Heaven 17

World Jazz Stage: Song Writing Workshop (daytime)

World Jazz Stage: Lupa Tom (evening)

More details: Visit www.lythamfestival.com