High Flying Birds frontman Noel Gallagher has sent Lytham Festival ticket sales soaring.
More than half of the tickets for the band’s Festival gig on Thursday, August 4 – some 6,000 – sold out in the first hour of going on sale last Friday
High Flying Birds will be followed by a ‘mix tape’ night on Friday, featuring the likes of The Village People, Earth, Wind and Fire and the Bay City Rollers.
Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams is the star act on the Saturday night in the main arena.
The Festival ends with a West End Proms night featuring Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo, Collabro, Ruthie Henshall, Claire Sweeney, Jodie Prenger and Lucie Mae Sumner on Sunday, August 7.
Meanwhile, 1980s heart-throb Paul Young will be laying his hat in Lytham in a special warm-up concert for this year’s Lytham Festival.
Young, famous for such hits as Wherever I Lay My Hat, Love of the Common People and Everytime You Go Away will play a special one-off concert at Lowther Pavilion on Monday, May 30.
His concert in Lytham is being presented by Lytham Festival organisers and promoters Cuffe and Taylor as a taster of the fantastic acts appearing at the festival’s Mix Tape night on Friday, August 5.
Cuffe and Taylor director Peter Taylor said: “We are delighted that Lytham Festival is presenting Paul Young for one night only.
“His name and voice is synonymous with the sound of the 80s and I am sure there are many of his fans who would absolutely love to see him in the intimate setting of Lowther Pavilion.
“This presents us with the perfect taster of what is going to be an incredible night at Lytham Festival when an eclectic mix of artists from the 70s through to the 90s take to the stage in the main Festival Arena on Lytham Green for our Mix Tape night.”
Tickets to see Paul Young at Lowther Pavilion are priced from £20 and are available from www.lythamfestival.com or by calling 0844 888 0200, while tickets for the four Festival main stage concerts in August are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.ticketline.co.uk.