Everything you need to know as live entertainment returns to the UK.
The full list of headliners for the Main Proms Arena at Lytham Festival has been revealed.
Pop superstars Steps, DJ Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley, singer-songwriters George Ezra and Emeli Sande, Nile Rodgers and his band Chic, and classical crossover sensation Il Divo will perform across the event, from Wednesday 18 July to Sunday 22 July 2018.
Here’s how the line-up looks:
Steps – Wednesday 18 July 2018
Steps will kick off proceedings on the first night of the standalone shows, joined by special guests Whigfield, Vengaboys and DJ Pat Sharp.
Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics with the Heritage Orchestra – Thursday 19 July 2018
Pete Tong brings his Ibiza Classics with the Heritage Orchestra to Lytham Festival on Thursday 19 July, joined by Basement Jaxx.
George Ezra and Emeli Sande – Friday 20 July 2018
The singer-songwriting powerhouses take to the Main Proms Arena on Friday night, joined by Rae Morris in support.
Nile Rodgers & Chic – Saturday 21 July 2018
Off the back of their iconic New Year’s Eve performance for the BBC, Nile Rodgers & Chic will headline the Saturday evening, with Bananarama and Soul II Soul in support.
Il Divo – Sunday 22 July 2018
Classical crossover success story Il Divo will be joined by the Heart of England Philharmonic Orchestra, and special guest Martine McCutheon.
“The line-up for Lytham Festival 2018 presents an incredible array of artists who will entertain many thousands of people,” says festival director Pete Taylor. “Once again we have programmed a festival which will appeal to a wide range of people. Lytham is not about catering to just one type of music taste. Our aim is always to make our festival attractive to as many people as possible – whatever their music taste. The line-up for 2018 does that and we look forward to a fantastic week of live music.”
Tickets for Lytham Festival will be available from 10:00 on Monday 5 February 2018 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.