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Line-up announced for the first ever York Festival

Lionel Richie, Westlife and Madness will headline the inaugural festival next June.

York is set to host the first ever York Festival next summer with Lionel Richie, Westlife and Madness announced as headliners.

The festival will be held over three days from 19 to 21 June at York Sports Club.

Madness, who have amassed no less than 15 UK Top 10 singles and seven Top 10 albums, will headline the opening night with support from Lightning Seeds, Craig Charles and his famous Funk and Soul Club, Apollo Junction and York’s own Violet Contours.

On the Saturday night, Westlife will take to the stage at York Festival to showcase their forthcoming album, Spectrum, as well as the hits Swear It Again, Flying Without Wings and You Raise Me Up. The Irish four-piece are stopping in York as part of their massive Stadiums in the Summer Tour.

They will be joined by All Saints, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Scouting For Girls with Howard Donald of Take That providing a very special DJ set.

Wrapping up York Festival on Sunday will be global superstar and four-time Grammy Award winner Lionel Richie delivering hit after hit from his entire career, from his days with the Commodores up to his newest releases.

Tickets are on sale from 09:00 on Thursday 28 November 2019 through



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