Pop punk supergroup McBusted are today confirmed as the Saturday main stage headliner for Lytham Festival, taking place 2nd – 9th August across Lytham. Additionally, Rae Morris, Rebecca Ferguson, Scouting For Girls and Tenors Of Rock are to headline an all-new stage, the Pavilion, set to host gigs every night in the festival's biggest year to date. Tickets starting at just £15 are now on sale from lythamfestival.com.
Saturday 8th August sees Lytham Festival welcome McBusted, a pop punk supergroup of stadium proportions. An amalgamation of Busted and McFly, the group have supported One Direction and consistently sold out areas in their own right since coming together in 2013. The swoon-inducing group featuring James Bourne, Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, former Strictly constant Harry Judd, and I'm A Celebrity… winners Dougie Poynter and Matt Wills, inspire more than just a scream or two with tracks such as 'Air Guitar'. Tickets for the McBusted event will go on sale 9am Tuesday 7th April.
To launch the event on Sunday 2nd August Lytham Festival is very proud to present a headline show from Rae Morris at the Pavilion. The young singer-songwriter was born in Lytham Festival's home country of Lancashire and has been championed by local BBC Introducing DJ, Sean McGinty. Morris' set for Lytham Festival marks a triumphant homecoming as she steadily becomes one of the most in-demand stars on the rise.
Ahead of her show Rae Morris comments: “My nana lives in Lytham so I spent a lot of time there as a child. It has a very dear place in my heart and the music events are always very special. I'm so happy to be involved.”
Tuesday 4th August is to feature another soulstress in the form of X Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson. The critically-acclaimed singer provides a touch of jazz for the festival as she performs tracks from her record Lady Sings The Blues, a tribute album to Billie Holiday released in the year that would have seen her 100th Birthday.
Also to crown the Pavilion stage during Lytham Festival are pop-rock trio Scouting For Girls on Wednesday 5th August. The triple-BRIT Award winning group known for hits such as the number one single 'This Ain't A Love Song' will offer the perfect 'feel good' vibe at the festival. Five powerful male vocalists otherwise known as Tenors Of Rock will take to the stage on Monday 3rd; expect a high-octane performance of classics with a unique twist such as 'Sweet Child O' Mine' and 'God Gave Rock And Roll To You'.
Lytham Festival Director Peter Taylor comments: “This latest announcement is very exciting for Lytham Festival, it's the result of a lot of hard work and planning that is being channelled into the event's development. Lytham Festival still has elements on the Proms as is evident in the A-list headliner we've added, McBusted. This night at Lytham Green will be soundtracked by hits people know and love and there will be a big party atmosphere.
"However, in Lytham Festival's new form we have more locations and a wider breadth of artists, the result is yet more opportunities to see even more great music. Plus it can only be a good thing that one of these amazing talents, Rae Morris, is one of Lancashire's very own. We're proud to be bringing her and the other stars to one of Lytham's landmark venues.”
Furthermore, the Pavilion stage will host after-party events for those wishing to carry on celebrating once the main stage, better know as The Proms Arena, comes to a close. Trance music pioneer Chicane will keep the dance floor filled on Thursday 6th August as the official after party for Faithless. Blackpool club night and 80s aficionados 'Adam And Eve' will take charge of proceedings on Friday 7th, the perfect follow on from Lytham Festival's '80s VS 90s' themed show earlier that evening.
Last but by no means least 2015 sees Lytham Festival introduce camping for the very first time. Festival goers wishing to pitch up their tents can do so at Lytham Farm for just £10 per person for Wednesday until Monday. Campsite access is free for those holding a full weekend ticket.
As previously announced, this year sees Lytham Proms become Lytham Festival. The event will span a whole week from 2nd until 9th August, including an eclectic mix of music, literary and comedy suitable for all ages and tastes hosted in venues around the local area.
Other artists appearing over on the Proms Arena this summer will see an '80s vs 90s' themed evening of nostalgia on Friday 7th August starring Billy Ocean, Vengaboyz, Sinitta, East 17, Chesney Hawkes, Jimmy Sommerville and 5ive. The much loved proms-style evening will once again close the event on Sunday 9th in an evening titled 'Songs From Stage And Screen'. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will expertly back performances from a number of very special performers including Elaine Paige, Marti Pellow, Jonathan Antoine and Laura Wright.