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Lytham Festival 2023: Who is on and when

Posted on - 14th June, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fylde News, Music, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Party time at Lytham Festival

Thousands of Prestonians are set for their annual pilgrimage to Lytham in a fortnight’s time when Lytham Festival starts.

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Running for five nights the festival sees headline performances from Jamiroquai, George Ezra, Sting, Lionel Richey, Motley Crue and Def Leppard.

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Here’s a run-through of who is on and when at Lytham Festival between Wednesday 28 June and Sunday 2 July.

Wednesday 28 June – Jamiroquai

Stone Foundation, a soul band who have worked with the likes of Paul Weller, open the festival.

Fun Lovin’ Criminals then take to the stage to bring their fusion of hip-hop, rock, blues and Latin-soul to Lytham.

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Jake Shears is the main support act, you’ll know him best as the lead singer of the Scissor Sisters.

Jay Kay

Then Jay Kay and Jamiroquai do their thing, having sold 27million albums and won Grammy’s and Ivor Novello awards then it’s set to be Lytham’s biggest ever funk night.

Thursday 29 June – George Ezra

Cat Burns gets Thursday going, she’s built her fanbase from busking on TikTok during lockdown to performing her hit single Go at the BRIT Awards.

English indie rockers The Big Moon and Limerick three-piece Kingfishr complete the support acts.

Before George Ezra returns to Lytham, after appearing in 2018 as a co-headliner with Emelie Sande and performing tracks from his number one album Gold Rush Kid.

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Friday 30 June – Sting

Joe Sumner, Sting’s son, gets things going for Friday evening and opens up for his Dad with Australian sibling trio Germein.

Kaiser Chiefs then get Friday night started with Blondie then following on led by Debbie Harry.

Sting Pic: Martin Kierszenbaum

Sting’s set is expected to then be a walk through his hits catalogue – as he brings his extensive collection of award-winning albums and singles to Lytham.

Saturday 1 July – Lionel Richie

Blues, soul and rock artist Kelvin Davy White gets Saturday going before two hitmaking icons in Gabrielle and Kim Wilde then take to the stage.

Lionel Richie Pic: Alan Silfen

Lionel Richie then makes his long-awaited headline set at Lytham, with all the hits expected to be wheeled out all the way from the Commodores classics to his present day. Lytham will be partying all night long with Lionel.

Sunday 2 July – Motley Crue and Def Leppard

A rocking end to the festival as Sheffield indie-rockers VIVAS get the crowd going before the arrival of two absolute rock legends.

Motley Crue and Def Leppard perform in one of only four UK dates of their upcoming world tour.

Organised by Cuffe and Taylor, with Live Nation, the festival is back to its five-night run after a 10-night special in 2022 to celebrate returning post-pandemic.

Peter Taylor of Cuffe and Taylor said: “Lytham Festival is all about the audience and what we can bring to those music fans every year. 2023 represents a huge line up of both international stars and homegrown talent. It’s going to be a big year.”

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Tickets are still available for Lytham Festival via the festival website.

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