Lytham Festival 2021 officially cancelled, bosses promise a 'triumphant return' in 2022 and thank fans for keeping 'spirit of Lytham Festival alive'

Bosses behind Lancashire's biggest music event Lytham Festival have announced it will not go ahead due to ongoing restrictions with the Covid pandemic.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 10:32 am

Lytham Festival founders Peter Taylor and Daniel Cuffe have said they had 'explored every possibility' in trying to host the five-night music showcase which this year included headliners Lionel Richie, Duran Duran and Diana Ross.

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"Lytham Festival 2021 is not able to go ahead and is postponed to 2022.

"We are very pleased to say we have rescheduled Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, Duran Duran and Lionel Richie to the new dates in 2022.

"Diana Ross will also return in 2022 and new dates will be announced alongside her new European Tour dates in the coming weeks:

"We strived to make the event happen in 2021 and even explored the possibility of moving the festival later in the year.

"Unfortunately, with the timescales for reopening being very close to the start of our festival and continued restrictions on international travel for our artists, this is not going to be possible.

Lytham Festival 2022

"We are now in the process of making some big plans for Lytham Festival’s triumphant return next year. Please stick with us… we promise it will be worth it.

"We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the NHS for their extraordinary efforts in rolling out the vaccine, as well as thanking all of you for your patience and for keeping the spirit of Lytham Festival alive until we can return to The Green," Dan and Peter said.

The decision came down to the wire they added. Tickets for 2021 will automatically be transferred to 2022 and the new dates for the concert(s) confirmed.

What's on: https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/whats-on/arts-and-entertainment/divorced-beheaded-live-international-smash-hit-musical-six-comes-to-blackpools-historic-opera-house-3178195"We hope you don’t have to, but if you need to cancel you will be able to receive a refund. Look out for an email from your ticket agent and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 14 days.

Lionel Richie headlining Lytham in 2022

"Lytham Festival 2022 will have been many years in the making, so we promise a special one, and keep your eyes peeled for a special announcement this Sunday at 7pm.

"Remaining tickets for Lytham Festival 2022 will go on sale at 9am on Thursday 1st April, so if you haven’t already got a ticket, we hope to see you there."

New dates:

Wednesday 29th June 2022: Lewis Capaldi

Thursday 30th June 2022: Snow Patrol

Friday 1st July 2022: Duran Duran

Saturday 2nd July 2022: TBC

Sunday 3rd July 2022: Lionel Richie

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