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The 80′s v 90′s come to Lytham Proms in a Non-Stop PARTY!!!

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Chart stars of the 1980s and 1990s will go head to head at Lytham Proms Festival this summer in the ultimate pop battle.

Organisers of the three-day event have unveiled a stellar line-up of stars for the opening evening of the big Fylde coast party in August. And it is being billed as the 80s versus the 90s – with the stars of each decade going all out to woo the crowds on Lytham Green.

The 80s team is packed with talent and includes Hue & Cry, The Christians, Howard Jones, China Crisis and Captain Sensible.

Representing the 90s are pop legends Blue, Heather Small, Atomic Kitten and B*witched.

It all makes for a massive fun evening of musical nostalgia on Friday August 1 as the festival kicks off its fifth birthday. Organisers have already unveiled a host of international classical music and West End stars for the much-anticipated summer party on the coast. They have put together a stellar gathering for the Last Night of the Proms evening of the event on Sunday August 3, that includes Michael Ball and Lesley Garrett. And music legend Tom Jones, whose music spans the decades, is lined up to entertain the crowds on Saturday August 2.

Friday night’s line-up is crammed with acts that topped the charts throughout the 80s and 90s.

Fans of Big Brother will be looking forward to seeing Lee Ryan with his Blue bandmates fresh from his appearance on the Channel 5 reality show. Tickets go on sale this Friday (February 14th), and organisers are predicting another massive turnout from North West music lovers for the three days of entertainment that starts on Friday August 1. Peter Taylor, festival director at St Annes-based Cuffe & Taylor, is delighted by the Friday night line-up.

He said: “The opening night of the festival has a special place in music lovers’ hearts as an evening of nostalgia and as this is our fifth birthday we’ve taken it to the next level.

“Not only do we have some of the biggest stars of the 80s belting out their hits this year, we’ve got massive talent from the 90s taking to the stage as well to double the fun.

“It really is a battle of the decades, and we’re hoping people will come along and support the decade that they remember and love.

“But you don’t have to have been there at the time to love the music bands like Blue, Atomic Kitten and The Christians, not to mention solo artists like Heather Small, perform.

“Their works have become pop classics, loved by people of all ages, who will get a real buzz out of seeing top talent performing live.

“We’re really excited by the line-up of stars we’re bringing together for the whole three days. The 80s versus the 90s promises to get everyone into the party mood for what will be a weekend to remember.”

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.

Tickets are priced from £29.50 each including booking fees

Stars to Shine at Lytham Proms

Michael Ball Lytham Proms

The organisers of this year’s Lytham Proms Festival have today unveiled a host of international classical music and West End stars for the much-anticipated summer party on the coast.

They have put together a stellar gathering for the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ evening of the three-day event in August.

Special guests Michael Ball, Lesley Garrett, Rhydian Roberts and Kerry Ellis will take to the festival stage on Sunday, August 3 as the festival celebrates its fifth birthday in full voice.

The talented line-up joins the world-famous Hallé Orchestra, whose appearance at the Proms was announced yesterday.

Michael Ball is Britain’s leading stage star with acclaimed performances on the West End and Broadway.

The legendary star is also well-known for his TV performances and his best-selling albums and is one of the country’s top entertainers.

Lesley Garrett is Britain’s most popular soprano, regularly appearing in opera and in concert, on television and as a recording artist.

She was awarded the CBE for services to music in 2002 and continues to wow audiences. She is at home with both opera and crossover music.

Rhydian Roberts came to the nation’s attention as an X Factor contestant. He was runner up in the competition in 2007. The classically trained baritone’s eponymous debut album went double platinum.

Rhydian has carved out a successful career both as a recording artist and in musical theatre.

Kerry Ellis is an actress and singer who has been called ‘the first lady’ of West End musicals. She originated the role of Meat, in Queen’s We Will Rock You and was the first British Elphaba in the West End smash Wicked.

Her many other leading role credits include Nancy in Oliver! at the London Palladium, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Ellen in Miss Saigon and Fantine in Les Miserables.

Music legends of all genres are now signing up to the festival. International singing legend Tom Jones has already announced he’ll be bringing his musical magic to the weekend on the Saturday evening.

Tickets are now on sale and organisers are predicting another massive turnout from North West music lovers for the three days of entertainment that start on Friday, August 1.

Peter Taylor, festival director at Preston-based Cuffe & Taylor, is delighted by the strong line-up of the ‘Last Night of the Proms’.

He said: “What an ensemble of talent! To have Michael and Lesley on the same bill on the same evening is tremendous, not to mention the amazing talents of Rhydian and Kerry.

“Music lovers are in for a feast of entertainment with Britain’s best voices gathered on Lytham Green for a star-studded night to remember.

“If you add the fact that Tom Jones is also appearing during the weekend, the vocal talent on show is fantastic and will make this year’s festival one to remember.”

More big name performers are set to be announced shortly as the festival programme continues to grow. And it promises to be the strongest line-up yet.

All tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 14th Feb.

Tickets for the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert will be available online from www.ticketline.co.uk or www.lythamproms.co.uk or by calling 0844 888 9991. Prices start from:

• £29.50 before 31 March
• £32.50 from 1 April to 30 June
• £35.00 after these dates

And to celebrate the 5th anniversary, all children aged under 16 will be able to get tickets free, when purchased with at least one adult ticket, to enable the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ sound to reach a new, younger audience.

Hallé to perform at Lytham Proms 2014

Hallé at Lytham Proms

The internationally-renowned Hallé Orchestra is bringing all its musical magic to this year’s much-anticipated Lytham Proms Festival, it was announced today.

The ensemble of top symphonic talent will perform a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert for crowds on the Sunday evening of August 3, as the Fylde Coast’s biggest summer party celebrates its fifth birthday in style.

And to celebrate the 5th anniversary, all children aged under 16 will be able to get tickets free, when purchased with at least one adult ticket, to enable the Hallé’s sound to reach a new, younger audience.

Now in its 156th season, the Hallé ranks among the UK’s top classical orchestras, with a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in this country and around the world.

And, with its roots firmly in the North West, it’s a great opportunity for classical music lovers to see this internationally-renowned orchestra in a magnificent summer setting on Lytham Green.

Music legends of all genres are now signing up to the festival. International singing legend Tom Jones has already announced he’ll be performing on the Saturday evening.

Tickets for the Hallé Orchestra concert go on sale this Friday (February 14) at 9am and organisers are predicting another massive turnout from North West music lovers for the three days of entertainment that starts on Friday, August 1.

Peter Taylor, festival director at Preston-based Cuffe & Taylor, is delighted by the appearance of the much-acclaimed Hallé Orchestra.

Peter said: “It’s fantastic that we’ve got the Hallé appearing on our ‘Last Night of the Proms’ evening.

“Anyone who has seen them perform will be aware of what a very special evening we have in store.

“The ‘Last Night of the Proms’ at the festival is a very special occasion and has built up its own fan base of classical music lovers over the years.

“It has also attracted major international talent to the Lancashire coast and this year is no exception. We’re anticipating a large turnout and the truly memorable atmosphere that is now firmly associated with this feast of classical music and performance.”

Sir Mark Elder CBE, Music Director of the Hallé Orchestra, said: “We are very pleased to be performing at the 5th anniversary of Lytham Proms and bringing the famous Hallé sound to an even wider audience. We are looking forward to performing and providing an exceptional evening of classical music for everyone.”

More big name performers are set to be announced shortly, as the festival programme continues to grow. And the 5th anniversary promises to be its strongest line-up yet.

Tickets for the Hallé’s ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert will be available online from www.ticketline.co.uk or www.lythamproms.co.uk or by calling 0844 888 9991. Prices start from:
• £29.50 before 31 March
• £32.50 from 1 April to 30 June
• £35.00 after these dates

Tom Jones announced for Lytham Proms 2014

Tom Jones Comes to Lytham Proms

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.

EARLY BIRDS GET TO THE PROMS AS 2014 TICKETS GO ON SALE

Lytham Proms Locals enjoying their picnic

Tickets for the hottest show of summer 2014 go on sale this Friday, as organisers of the Lytham Proms Weekend launch their great ‘Early Birds’ offer in time for Christmas.

The tickets for the big weekend of music next August offer great savings – and will make a fantastic Christmas present.

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.
The line-up has yet to be announced – but every year the Festival sees a host of top name music stars appearing on Lytham Green. The Early Bird offers guarantee you a place at the party.

Olly Murs, Boyzone, Status Quo, Alfie Bow 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 now moving to the Sunday evening.

Explaining the change in format, Peter Taylor, festival director at St Annes-based Cuffe & Taylor, said: “2014 marks our 5th Anniversary as organisers of the Lytham Proms Festival Weekend. To mark this special occasion we felt it more fitting to have the firework display on the final evening, and to make it extra special. Our Early Bird tickets are fantastic value for money and make a perfect Christmas present.

“This year we are also introducing childrens tickets as we want this to be an event that the whole family can enjoy together.”

“Lytham Proms has become one of the hottest highlights of the summer and we’re excited about the line-up we’re working to deliver for 2014.

“Once again it promises to be a very special occasion for the North West, with massive demand for tickets. The Early Bird packages mean you can avoid that rush.”

Tickets going on sale on Friday are:
EARLY BIRD Weekend General Admission – £99 including booking fees
EARLY BIRD Weekend General Admission (Child – under 14 years) – £49 including booking fees (must be booked with an Adult Ticket)
EARLY BIRD Weekend General Admission (Child under 5 years) – Free entry (must be booked with an Adult Ticket)

They can be purchased HERE

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 international 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.

RITA’S QUICK OF THE BLOCKS FOR LYTHAM PROMS FESTIVAL FUN

Lytham Proms in Lego!

The excitement is building for this weekend’s big Lytham Proms Festival… with pop superstar Rita Ora quick off the blocks for her Sunday night appearance.

The blonde music icon is already on stage and wowing her fans – in a fantastic Lego version of the musical extravaganza – created by top photographer Roger Moore.
He’s produced the festival scene using the popular children’s pastime – right down to the famous windmill on the green.

And the official photographer to the proms has also perched a Lego version of himself in prime position to snap all the action from the event this weekend – including BRIT award-nominee Rita.
Roger’s mini Lytham Proms also includes Lego versions of festival director Peter Taylor and production director Daniel Cuffe, of leading promoters Cuffe & Taylor; as well as many of the backstage staff making Lancashire’s largest live music event a reality.

Roger, who runs Wrea Green-based photography firm Rouge Creative, was joined in his model task by his wife, Katharine, and five-year-old daughter, Sophia.
The Lego Lytham Proms is the latest in a line of recent depictions of big events recreated using its building bricks – including David Beckham’s retirement and the presentation of the new Royal prince to the nation by his proud parents.

Roger, who is frequently seen photographing at events in Lytham and around Lancashire, said: “I got the idea from the fantastic recreation of Prince George’s homecoming by Legoland. I thought it would be great to create a Lego version of Lytham Proms.

“It grew from there really. We’ve created the festival stage, the backstage area, along with music-lovers enjoying the event and even the staff making sure the green is left clean and tidy over the weekend.”
The mini-scene depicts a festival-goer placing a can in a recycling bin in support of the ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign, being run by Keep Britain Tidy, who are an official partner of this year’s event.

The construction of Lego Lytham Proms took Roger and his family almost 100 hours (pls confirm) to create.

Roger added: “The final figure I put together was me and I’ve made sure that I’ve got a great view in order to get the best shots of the fantastic array of artistes performing this weekend, including of course Rita!”

Peter Taylor was delighted to see the micro-model. He said: “The Lego festival created by Roger and his family is amazing, it’s certainly got everyone involved in the run-up to the event talking and looking to see if they’ve got a counterpart on the model.

“We’re now starting to build up the atmosphere for the actual event and make sure that it’s a model festival that will live long in everyone’s memory!”
Lytham Proms Festival Weekend runs from this Friday, August 2, to Sunday, August 4, at Lytham Green, near Blackpool, with three nights of music programmed to attract a wide range of concert-goers.

The line-up for one of the musical highlights of the summer in the North West, includes opening night ‘The 80’s Strikes Back’, with headliners Tony Hadley, Jason Donovan and Marc Almond.

This will be followed by Saturday night’s ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert, featuring Russell Watson and guests Jonathan & Charlotte, famous runners up from Britain’s Got Talent.

Heading up the final night is number one-selling artist Rita Ora, with guests Conor Maynard and Stooshe.

Cuffe & Taylor’s is also working with Keep Britain Tidy to create one of the UK’s greenest live music events.

This year’s Proms will promote Keep Britain Tidy’s national ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign, aimed at encouraging everyone to take pride in their towns and cities.

And the Lego version of the event comes complete with staff working to keep the festival green and clean.

Tickets for Lytham Proms Festival Weekend can be booked online at www.lythamproms.co.uk or by calling 0844 888 9991. A selection of VIP packages are also available. For further information please visit www.lythamproms.co.uk or www.facebook/lythamproms

Local Recycling Company Supporting Lytham Proms To Reduce Waste to Landfill by 80%

Lytham Proms 2011 Hightlights

JWS Lancashire announced today that they are working in partnership with Lancashire’s largest live music festival, Lytham Proms Festival Weekend.

Working alongside Keep Britain Tidy, supporting the ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign, JWS Lancashire will be providing recycling containers and waste management solutions to the festival site in August 2013. Lytham Proms Festival Weekend, is now a well-established date in the festival calendar running from 2–4 August 2013, with three nights of music to appeal to several generations.

Headlining the Friday with a spectacular 80’s night ‘The 80’s Strikes Back’ are artists Tony Hadley, Jason Donovan and Marc Almond with a whole host of other 80’s stars On Saturday the audience will be treated to a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert, featuring Russell Watson and Britain’s Got Talent runners up Jonathan & Charlotte. This musical extravaganza will continue into Sunday with chart topping artist Rita Ora, with guests Conor Maynard and Stooshe.

The festival attracts 30,000 visitors and Lytham Proms organisers have put environmental responsibility high on their list of priorities, creating a Green Charter which sets out a manifesto of recycling and energy saving aims.

JWS Lancashire will be assisting to deliver the Green Charter’s aim to reduce waste to landfill by 80%, by providing recycling and waste containers and supporting the festival staff & Green team on site, in addition to providing an ‘Environmental Champion Award’. Throughout the festival JWS Lancashire staff will be onsite to promote the good work of the green team and report on their successes.

JWS Lancashire’s Managing Director Gordon MacDougall said “We are very proud to be supporting Lytham Proms on this prestigious event in Lancashire. The Lytham Proms Green Charter sets an excellent example to the Festival industry and recognises the importance of us individually and collectively taking responsibility for recycling and reducing waste to landfill”

Festival Director, Daniel Cuffe, from Cuffe & Taylor said “We are pleased to be working with JWS after extensive discussions in order to meet our recycling targets. We met many dead ends with companies that were unable to tailor their services to our unique needs. I am however pleased to say that JWS were able to offer us a bespoke partnership and working arrangement that has allowed us to be able to recycle all of our recyclable waste. In addition they are working with us to ensure that our environmental impact is minimal. It’s really exciting to think that we will be able to actually measure how much waste we are recycling and quantify our impact on the environment. This is only the start of the effort to make the event sustainable.

A day with RNLI Lytham St Annes

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Daniel Cuffe, Festival Director of Lytham Proms spent a day with the RNLI crews in Lytham St Annes over the weekend to see where the money from Lytham Proms will be going. He also presented a cheque for £1000 for the proceeds of Fylde’s Got Talent that will see the winner, local girl Hannah Joy, take to the stage at the Lytham Proms Festival Weekend.

A full gallery of photos from the day can be found on our Facebook Page here.

Book an exclusive Champagne pod to enjoy Lytham Proms in luxury

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Champagne Bar Private Booth for 10 people plus 2 bottles of champagne

In the luxury Champagne Bar, new for 2013, we have created an extra special VIP Experience:

The booths accommodate up to 10 people and include the following:

- Private reserved booth seating 10 people on 5 special sofa chairs on the Champagne Bar Terrace, directly facing the stage and raised above the crowd

- Waiter service throughout the night from the Champagne Bar, plus a selection of other drinks served waiter service to your booth

- Exclusive VIP entrance and free car parking tickets for your group (VIP entrance opens 30 minutes prior to the gates opening)

- Use of the VIP toilets in the main VIP marquee

The price to upgrade is £500 for the booth for each night which can accommodate up to 10 people. This does not include entrance into the event and all members of your party must have a General Admission ticket. You will be sent 10 tickets that allow entrance at the VIP gates, however this must be used in conjunction with a general admission ticket.

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viagogo partners with Lytham Proms

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viagogo, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, has become the official ticket marketplace and international sales partner of Lytham Proms Festival Weekend.


Through this partnership, viagogo will provide a platform for fans from all over the world to buy tickets to this festival through nearly 50 local language websites. Fans can safely resell any tickets they cannot use, right up to the last minute. All tickets will be protected by viagogo’s guarantee, meaning buyers will get a valid ticket in time for the event. To further minimise fraud, sellers are not paid until after buyers have successfully attended the event.


Cuffe & Taylor spokesperson Peter Taylor said: “Firstly, we must recognise that fans will buy and sell tickets outside of the primary ticket agents, but are often not protected. viagogo offers security, allowing fans to purchase tickets in a safe way, and thus helps to eliminate the bad experience of street sellers. Furthermore, we sell Lytham Proms tickets some nine months ahead of the festival and inevitably customer plans change; our partnership with viagogo allows those customers to resell their tickets, offering others a chance to purchase them at a fair market value. Finally, viagogo has an excellent international customer base who we hope to attract here to the Lancashire seaside.”


viagogo spokesperson Steve Roest added: “We’re thrilled to be working with the organisers of Lytham Proms. Our mission is to provide festival goers from all over the world with a safe and easy-to-use ticketing service which protects them from fraud and offer greater access to tickets.”
Lytham Proms join a growing number of entertainment properties across Europe that have chosen to work with viagogo, including Benicassim Festival, Sonisphere, Bilbao BBK Live, XO Belgium, the Boyzone BZ20 Anniversary Tour, the Isle of Wight Festival, and Madonna’s recent European tours.

Take a look here for the latest prices and availability with viagogo