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The festival will take place at the Lowther Pavilion and Main Arena venues between 2nd and 6th August 2017 and promises a varied entertainment feast for all cultural palates. This now includes former Wet Wet Wet lead singer and solo star, Marti Pellow.

Pellow performed previously at the festival in 2015 and commented ‘It’s great to be back – I just love playing what is without question one of the best festivals in the UK.’ As part of the last night West End Proms event on 6th August, fans can look forward to renditions of hits including Sweet Little Mystery, Wishing I Was Lucky and one of the longest running Number One singles in UK Chart history, Love Is All Around.

A 60 piece orchestra will support, together with a host of stage and screen stars. These will include: Broadway royalty, Miss Saigon star Lea Salonga; musical theatre group Collabro; Olivier Award winner Ruthie Henshall; Chicago star Claire Sweeney; 90s pop sensation Jon Lee; Blackpool musical theatre star Jodie Prenger; Lytham-born rising West End star Lucie Mae Sumner; and English National Opera soprano Jo Appleby. Thirteen year old Britain’s Got Talent finalist Beau Dermott will also perform. The evening will conclude with a good old last night of the proms finale.

The festival line up at the main venues is:

PROMS ARENA

Weds August 2 – Olly Murs
Thurs August 3 – Hacienda Classical
Fri August 4 – 80s V 90s
Sat Aug 5 – Madness
Sun Aug 6 – West End Proms

LOWTHER PAVILION

Tues Aug 1 – Woofers Comedy Club presents Tom Binns
Weds Aug 2 – The Mersey Beatles 50th Anniversary Tribute to Sgt Pepper
Fri Aug 4 – Welcome to the Dancefloor Aftershow Party
Sat Aug 5 – The Blitz Club Aftershow Party

More details and tickets are available from www.lythamfestival.com

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