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Jack's the lad for band's return to festival stage

The Tailormade, from left, Aaron Murphy, Matt Pickersgill and Jack Frimston
The Tailormade, from left, Aaron Murphy, Matt Pickersgill and Jack Frimston
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Another local act has been added to the bill at next week’s Lytham Festival celebrations.

Returning for a third year will be The Tailormade with their infectious brand of indie pop.

The trio, fronted by Jack Frimston from St Annes, will open the show for Friday night headliners George Ezra and Emeli Sandé, ahead of Blackpool-born support act Rae Morris.

The Tailormade are no stranger to Lytham Festival having performed for the first time there in 2016 and they supported both Olly Murs and Madness at last year’s event.

They are currently on tour with Madness supporting them on Cuffe and Taylor’s Summer House Sounds series of concerts taking place at stately homes and castle across the UK.

Jack met bandmates Matt Pickersgill and Aaron Murphy while studying at university.

They became Radio One stars when they busked in competition with a disguised James Arthur at London’s Waterloo Station with Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw labelling them the station’s ‘house-band’.

Speaking about opening for George Ezra, Jack said: “This is going to be a fantastic night.

“It’s already a sell-out show so we know there’s going to be an amazing crowd who all just want to have a really great time.

“We love Lytham Festival and it is an absolute honour to be asked to play again.

“Madness was unreal last year as it was such a huge night.

“We’re having a great time on tour with them, and now we have Lytham to look forward to as well.

“What a summer.”

Lytham Festival opens on Monday, with Collabro performing at Lowther Pavilion, followed by the Mersey Beatles there on Tuesday.

The main arena on Lytham Green opens on Wednesday with Steps and the Vengaboys. Thursday night is Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics, Saturday is headlined by Nile Rogers and Chic, with Bananarama and Soul II Soul, and Sunday’s proms concert is headlined by Il Divo with Martine McCutcheon.

More details on www.lythamfestival.com.