Symphony at the Tower: Will Young to headline first night of the St Catherine’s Hospice concerts

Posted on - 30th November, 2015 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, Music, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Will Young will perform at Hoghton Tower

Will Young will perform at Hoghton Tower

Symphony at the Tower has confirmed its first headliner with Will Young to open the charity concerts.


The singer-songwriter is to perform on Friday 1 July 2016 at Hoghton Tower.

St Catherine’s Hospice has also announced the concerts are to run for a third night, instead of the usual Friday and Saturday.

Lorraine Charlesworth, director of income generation at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We are very excited to announce Will Young as our first Symphony at the Tower 2016 headliner, another high calibre artist who we are confident will take the event from strength to strength.

“With a diverse back catalogue and impressive new album, Will Young is the perfect opener to our amazing weekend, and is sure to have the crowds singing and dancing along outside in the beautiful Lancashire countryside.

“After a fantastic Symphony at the Tower this year as St Catherine’s celebrated its 30th anniversary, we are looking forward to marking the Symphony’s own special milestone in 2016. We hope Symphony goers past and present will be inspired to join us in toasting 21 years of our flagship fundraising event. It promises to be a great night, all in aid of a wonderful cause.”

Sunday night’s show is to be a traditional classical music event with live orchestra, picnics, family fun and fireworks display.

Lancashire-based music promoters Cuffe and Taylor, who also organise the Lytham proms, book the acts for the Symphony concerts which saw Status Quo headline this summer.

Status Quo headlining at Symphony at the Tower

Status Quo headlining at Symphony at the Tower

Director Peter Taylor said: “We’re thrilled to have secured Will Young for the Friday night at Symphony. Will has a fantastic following and is an incredibly talented singer-songwriter who is sure to please the crowds enormously.

“We are also delighted that we are going back to, and celebrating, Symphony’s roots with the Symphony Spectacular on the Sunday. This is a day when the whole family can get together and have fun while enjoying the most amazing live classical music.

“Symphony is such a wonderful event for us to be involved in as it gives us an opportunity to help raise funds for such a vital service while also ensuring families across Lancashire and beyond enjoy a fantastic weekend of entertainment from talented artistes and musicians.”

Tickets for the Friday night are £32.50 and £20 for the Sunday night. They go on sale from Friday 4 December from 9am at the hospice website or by calling 01772 629 171.

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