Lytham Proms 2014
December 20, 2012 at 10:51 pm
The Lytham Proms Festival Weekend celebrates its fifth year this August. It is worth making the trip to the lovely town of Lytham St Anne’s near Blackpool to enjoy this seaside festival. This event began as a local council music event, and was taken over by some interested locals, and is now one of the most sophisticated events on Blackpool’s musical calendar. On Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd August 2014 the green fills with day trippers, campers, picnic rugs, tables and a wide array of folks dressed in festival attire. The incredible atmosphere of Lytham Proms is enhanced by the presence of VIP tents, where you have a butler service and all-day champagne. With a dual aspect of an incredible sea view and the Ribble Estuary river views, this festival will keep you cool, while you bop away under the hot August sunshine. Tom Jones Headlines 2014 at the Lytham Festival The big news this year is the Saturday night change-around. Previously, the operatic and classical music ensembles played Saturday afternoon and evening to an eager throng of fans. This year, they’ve swapped the classical concert to Sunday, and have decided to play out the proms with resplendent fireworks displays and a rousing song to finish the evening off. That being said, the headline act for Saturday night is international music legend Tom Jones, who will get the crowd dancing and singing along with his many famous hit tunes. Tom Jones has sold over 100 million albums world-wide and is said to be very excited about returning to the Fylde coast and playing at the Lytham Proms Festival. Sure to be a smash if the VIP ticket sales for Saturday night are any indication, Tom Jones on Saturday is the hottest ticket in town. VIP places are already sold out as I write this in May, for over £149 a head! A Leisurely Summer Festival Experience A normal three day ticket will set you back about £50, slightly more if you are camping. Go on, bring a champagne picnic with you! Friday night has the 80’s themed day again, which proves very popular with a certain demographic! Enjoy ABC who are headlining, and get your synthesiser out to enjoy Howard Jones and those handsome boys from Blue. Be sure to buy your tickets early for the Lytham Festival Weekend 2014, and put yourself on their email list for 2015, as the tickets are cheaper if you buy them around Christmas. Festival director Peter Taylor is bringing this event forward from strength to strength, and it has the feel of a new festival, and all of the enthusiasm and fun that goes with music and festival events. The Lytham Proms 2014 has food, fun, entertainment and a family friendly atmosphere. There are special considerations for disabled people in place, and plenty of star quality music to enjoy. The closest Blackpool Hotels are near the South Pier, and accommodation here is your best option, if you are day tripping. Lytham St Anne’s is a very small town, but only a short hop by train from Blackpool South Train station.