Proms crowds set to smash records

Crowds enjoying last year's Lytham Proms and (below) this year's star Alfie Boe.
Crowds enjoying last year's Lytham Proms and (below) this year's star Alfie Boe.
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A RECORD-breaking crowd is set to enjoy music on the Green this summer after festival ticket sales smashed expectations.

Tickets for the three-night Lytham Proms event are flying out of the door after promoters Cuffe and Taylor announced a stellar line-up featuring the best of the 1980’s, opera and pop.

Alfie Boe

Alfie Boe

More than 6,000 tickets have so far been sold for each of the three nights of the August festival – already outselling last year’s totals.

Here and Now – The Best of the 1980’s will kick the weekend off, before Fleetwood opera sensation Alfie Boe takes to the stage on the Saturday night and Brit award nominee Olly Murs rounds off the weekend on Sunday.

Peter Taylor, from the St Annes-based organisers, said: “Ticket sales are going really well for the Proms – it’s going to be our best year yet and we are really pleased.

“We have sold more than 6,000 tickets on every night and last year we did around 5,000 a night.

“It’s been a surprise but it’s a very nice surprise. People have started to put the date in their diary and I think we have got the line-up just right this year and the ticket sales reflect that.”

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And while Mr Taylor said sales for the three nights were “neck and neck”, it is Friday’s 80’s night – featuring the likes of Bananarama, Rick Astley and Toyah – that has captured the imagination most.

He added: “I’m really surprised how popular the 80’s night is, people are going mad for it.

“The 80’s night is our best seller out of the three nights.”

The Proms run from Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 5 on Lytham Green.

Last year – the first time the event had been held over three nights – rockers Status Quo, opera star Katherine Jenkins and boyband Boyzone took to the stage.

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