High Flying Birds frontman Noel Gallagher has sent Lytham Festival tickets soaring at their fastest rate ever.
Festival organisers Cuffe and Taylor said they were overwhelmed with the reaction once ticket lines opened yesterday morning – with more than half of the tickets – some 6,000 – selling out in the first hour alone.
Noel Gallagher – founder of Oasis with brother Liam – was this week namedas the first main event on the Lytham Festival stage for 2016.
His new band High Flying Birds will take to the stageon the Thursday night, August 4.
Cuffe and Taylor Director Peter Taylor said: “The response from people wanting to see Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Lytham Festival has been absolutely tremendous.
“When we announced the concert last weekend we were overwhelmed with the fantastic reaction.”
And the hype turned into ticket sales when they were released on Friday morning, with phone lines jammed.
Fans reported being unable to get through until later in the day.
Peter added: “As tickets have gone on sale that support has clearly shown itself and I am delighted to report that more than half the tickets sold within the first hour of going on sale.
“There are still tickets available but they won’t be there for long and I would urge anyone who hasn’t got theirs yet to get them as soon as possible to avoid being disappointed as this is, without a doubt, going to be a great night to remember on Lytham Green.”
High Flying Birds will be followed by a ‘mix tape’ night on Friday, featuring the likes of The Village People, Earth, Wind and Fire and the Bay City Rollers.
Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams is the star act on the Saturday night in the main arena.
The Festival ends with a West End Proms night featuring Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo, Collabro, Ruthie Henshall, Claire Sweeney, Jodie Prenger and Lucie Mae Sumner on Sunday, August 7.
Further acts will be appearing at other Lytham venues throughout the week.
Tickets for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds go on general sale at 9am on Friday and are available from.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.ticketline.co.uk, priced from £45.