Festival set for a Pepper tribute

The Mersey Beatles live on stage
The Mersey Beatles live on stage
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Lytham Festival will celebrate the music of The Beatles this summer with a special tribute to the Fab Four.

Fifty years after John, Paul, George and Ringo released their ground-breaking 1967 album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Mersey Beatles will perform a special anniversary show at Lytham Festival 2017.

The tribute band is bringing a two-hour live show to the Festival’s Pavilion Stage at Lowther Pavilion on Wednesday, August 2, with tickets on sale from tomorrow.

The two-part show will see the band – who are currently on a major tour of America – perform the Sgt Pepper album in its entirety as well as taking the audience on a journey through the Fab Four’s legendary back catalogue – from Beatlemania to Abbey Road

The Mersey Beatles – Steven Howard, David Howard, Mark Bloor and Brian Ambrose – was the resident Beatles tribute band at Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club for 10 years up to 2012 and has played more than 600 shows at the world-famous venue.

Julia Baird, John Lennon’s sister and close friend of the band, said: “The Mersey Beatles are the most authentic I’ve heard ... and I’ve heard them all.”

Lytham Festival director Peter Taylor said: “This is going to be a really special night at Lytham Festival. The Mersey Beatles are a sensational band who perfectly capture the spirit and sound of The Beatles brilliantly.

“We cannot think of a better way to celebrate arguably the most important album ever recorded than by having Liverpool’s favourite, most authentic tribute to The Beatles perform Sgt Pepper live in its entirety.

“The second half will be a total Beatles party packed with the hits we all know and love. We’d advise Beatles fans to get their tickets now because this is going to be a night to remember!”

Ticket details from www.lythamfestival.com or by calling 0844 8154874.