Lytham Proms Festival Weekend, by Cuffe & Taylor, came to life in 2009. Originally just a ‘hobby’ and something nice to do for the community, local music lovers Daniel Cuffe & Peter Taylor organised a 1 night event to commemorate the Battle Of Britain’s 70th Anniversary. Securing the Manchester Camerata and soprano Lesley Garett, the concert was a massive success, with the ‘SOLD OUT’ signs being placed outside. It soon became clear that the residents of the Fylde Coast had a passion for the event, and the local opinion was that the event should be held annually, and provide something for everyone.
In 2011, Cuffe & Taylor Event Management staged the event over an initial 2 nights, and added a 3rd night to the line-up due to the huge demand for tickets. Status Quo opened the event, Katherine Jenkins performed to another sell-out crowd and the finale of Boyzone cemented the event as Lancashire’s largest outdoor musical festival.
Following a firm foundation in 2010 & 2011, the 2012 event was heralded as the biggest and best yet. A host of 80′s Stars took to the stage for what ITV Granada News reported as ‘the biggest party the Fylde Coast has ever seen’, followed by an advance sell out of the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ this time featuring Alfie Boe and his magnificent 32 piece orchestra, and special guest Laura Wright. The finale of the 2012 event was X-Factor finalist Olly Murs, proving yet again that Lytham Proms Festival Weekend is one of the most diverse and interesting music weekend’s in the North of England.
Since 2009 Lytham Proms has raised over £100,000 for local charities through fundraising, charity auctions and special events, with 2012 contributing to Rock FM’s ‘Cash for Kids’.
So what for 2013? Lytham Proms promises to keep delivering a diverse and interesting array of music to the Lancashire seaside town of Lytham St Annes.