International singing legend Tom Jones will perform at next year’s Lytham Proms Weekend, it was announced today.
The Welsh-born superstar will appear on Saturday, August 2, as the Fylde coast’s biggest summer party celebrates its fifth birthday.
Tom, who will be appearing once again as a mentor on the hit BBC1 programme ‘The Voice’ in the New Year, is the first headline act to be revealed for the hottest show of summer 2014.
Tickets for his show go on sale on Monday (December 23), with promoters Cuffe & Taylor predicting massive demand for the three days of entertainment that will start on Friday, August 1.
And festival director Peter Taylor is promising a real party to remember to mark the 5th anniversary weekend.
Tom, who has sold over 100 million records worldwide, continues to attract huge audiences across the globe.
He said: “I am absolutely delighted to be performing at Lytham Proms, it promises to be a really special occasion and it’s great to be returning to the Fylde coast.
“It’s been a long time coming and we’re all going to have a fantastic night!”
Peter Taylor said: “What a way to mark our fifth anniversary, with an international music legend.
“It’s a great coup for the festival weekend and we’ll be announcing more great acts in the New Year.
“We are very excited, not only by Tom’s appearance on the festival stage, but by the whole 2014 package we are putting together. Watch this space!”
Tickets for Tom’s show will go on sale at 10am on Monday, 23rd December, at 10am. They will be available online at www.ticketline.co.uk or by calling 0844 888 9991. Also a limited allocation of tickets will be available for customers in person at Lowther Pavilion Box Office, Lytham.
Tickets for 2014 Lytham Proms are FREE from booking fees. Tickets are £37.50 per person, if booked before the 31st December, and £42.50 thereafter.
From 26th July tickets will then be £50 per person, so customers are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Children are half price and under 5’s are admitted for free. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
VIP tickets that include a fantastic three-course meal, as well as a private bar and viewing deck will also go on sale at £149.00 per person.
Organisers of the Lytham Proms Weekend earlier this month launched their great ‘Early Bird’ offer in time for Christmas.
And fans who’ve already snapped up their ‘Early Bird’ bargain will be doubly delighted by today’s announcement.
The 2014 Proms Weekend, which will run from August 1-3, again promises to be the highlight of the summer season and another massive sell out.
Tom Jones’s appearance continues the tradition of top name music stars appearing on Lytham Green. Olly Murs, Boyzone, Status Quo, Alfie Boe and, last year, Rita Ora, have all performed at the Fylde Coast spectacular, which is Lancashire’s largest live music event and attracts tens of thousands of spectators every year.
It has been announced that the 2014 event will follow a slightly different format, with the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert – which has previously featured singing stars, such as Katherine Jenkins and Russell Watson – now moving to the Sunday evening.
Explaining the change, Peter Taylor said: “To mark our fifth anniversary, we felt it more fitting to have a spectacular firework display on the final evening to make it an extra special finale.
“We’re expecting very strong demand on Monday. So our ‘Early Bird’ tickets represent fantastic value for money and would make a perfect Christmas present. This year we are also introducing children’s tickets, as we want this to be an event that the whole family can enjoy together.”
Last year crowds flocked to opening night ‘The 80’s Strikes Back’, with headliners Tony Hadley, Jason Donovan and Marc Almond. That was followed by Saturday night’s spectacular ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert, headlined by singing star Russell Watson. Heading up the final Sunday night was Brit Award nominee and number one-selling artist Rita Ora, with special guests Conor Maynard and Stooshe.