Back to the 80s for Prom night

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Prom festival organisers Cuffe and Taylor have revealed a stellar 80s line up for the first night of next year’s Lytham Proms.

Iconic 80s performers Tony Hadley, Jimmy Somerville, Marc Almond, Sonia, Heaven 17, Altered Images and Odyssey will grace the stage on August 2, following the sell-out success of last year’s 80s event.

Following the record-breaking 2012 three-night Proms, which saw tickets for 80s stars, Alfie Boe and Olly Murs completely sell out, the organisers seem to be sticking close to their successful format.

They have already announced star Russell Watson will perform classical duties on the middle night of the run.

Business leaders have welcomed the return of the night which saw huge crowds descend on the town.

Cuffe and Taylor director Peter Taylor said: “We’re working with REWIND this year, and they are responsible for the two largest 80s festivals in Scotland and Henley.

“It made the perfect choice to bring the show to Lytham.

“This time we’ve chosen a real 80s line-up that will certainly appeal to the die-hard fans.”

Mr Taylor said the party atmosphere and rave reviews of the 2012 80s night made the decision to revisit it an easy one.

He said: “The 2012 80s night was just fantastic, and despite us struggling to serve everyone at our bars, we promise we’ve learnt our lesson for 2013.”

The event will be bigger than ever before, according to the organisers.

Peter added: “We’ve more lights, more bars and we really will throw the best party ever.”

Coun David Eaves, leader of Fylde Council, said it is great the event is returning.

He added: “We are very pleased to have this great line up in the town.

“The 80s line up was very well received and next year’s performance will feature some superb talent.

“Lytham was extremely busy during the day and night during last year’s event in the summer and it’s wonderful it will return.”

Robert Silverwood, of Lytham Business Partnership said: “The town benefited a lot from the proms this year and the year before that.

“The whole of Lytham will look forward to it.”

Tickets go on sale from tomorrow at 9am.

For more visit www.lythamproms.co.uk