Oh Boy! Stage set for a cracker

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LYTHAM’S biggest-ever concert is attracting attention from far and wide - and there is certain to be a major surge in activity as soon as tickets go on sale tomorrow.

Promoters Cuffe and Taylor Management say there have been thousands of hits on the Lytham Proms website since the Express exclusively revealed last week that Irish superstars Boyzone are to play the early-antipated event on Sunday, August 7.

The show by the chart-topping quartet represents an unprecedented third night for the Proms, with the vast majority of the tickets for performances by Status Quo on the Friday and soprano Katherine Jenkins on the Saturday already snapped up.

“The reaction has been fantastic ever since it was announced that Boyzone are coming to Lytham,” said a spokesman for Cuffe and Taylor Management. “There have been over 1,000 hits on the Proms website and interest from all over the country and even further afield.”

The news that Boyzone - six-time chart-toppers, with 19 hits singles to their name - are coming to Lytham was greeted with delight by leading local community and business figures.

Fylde Mayor Coun Liz Oades said: “It’s marvellous news - Cuffe and Taylor Management have done a great job and all credit to them for pulling off such a major coup.”

Coun Susan Fazackerley, Fylde’s Council’s portfolio holder for leisure, added: “It’s very exciting - now there is something for everybody at Lytham Proms. We hope it will appeal to all sorts of people. This is a big scoop for the Fylde and I am very much looking forward to the whole weekend.”

Robert Silverwood, vice-chairman of the Lytham Enterprise group, said: “This is a great opportunity to spread the word about Lytham not just this year but for the future. We are very excited because local businesses will get a spin-off for days up to and during the event.”

Tickets for the Boyzone concert, priced at £37.50, go on sale tomorrow from 9am.

They are available from ‘Tickets, Please!’ on 0844 880 6614 (open 9am – 6pm daily), online at www.lythamproms.co.uk, See Tickets or Ticketmaster or in person from Lowther Pavilion. Tickets booked via ‘Tickets, Please!’ or www.lythamproms,co.uk before 6pm on Monday will not be charged a booking fee.