Lytham Proms 2013
The Lytham Proms Festival Weekend is a lovely all ages festival with a relaxed vibe. The charming seaside town of Lytham St Anne’s near Blackpool transforms one weekend a year to accommodate this world class concert and festival event.
On Friday 2nd to Sunday 3rd August 2013 the Lytham Green Promenade which has a fabulous view of the seaside and a backdrop of riverside in the form of the Ribble Estuary, makes this one of the coolest festivals to attend in the midsummer season.
World Class Performances at the Lytham Festival
Kicking off on Friday with a themed music day called “The 80s Strike Back”, enjoy a host of former 80s giants including Jason Donovan, Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet fame, Heaven 17, Sonia, Altered Images, Odyssey, and Marc Almond of Soft Cell.
Saturday sees Russell Watson and orchestra with very special guests. Best selling classical music artist Watson has sold over seven million albums, with his latest “Anthems – Music to Inspire a Nation” involving a collection of songs that hail from around the UK and dig deep into cultural traditions and associations long held around the country.
The Lytham Proms Festival Weekend celebrates its fourth year in 2013, reaching a pinnacle on Sunday with a surprise guest performer who is usually … ahem … a little bit trendy and popular! Past performances include Olly Murs and Boyzone on the Sunday and to date the 2013 artist has not been announced.
Don’t let this delay your purchase of concert and festival tickets for the Lytham Festival Weekend 2013 though. The audience has grown every year since it began, indicating a real demand for a festival that suits an older, more discerning crowd shall we say!
The Lytham Proms 2013 is a family and disabled-friendly festival, offering parking for blue badge holders and special seating sections and arrangements which cater to this audience. It is primarily the kind of festival where you can bring a deck chair and a picnic blanket, loll leisurely, and enjoy the ambient sounds of the performances.
Easily accessible by trains from Blackpool South Train station, if you want to ensure you have lovely accommodation to go home to each night nearby, Blackpool Hotels around the South Pier side of town are your best option as Lytham St Annes is a very small town, but only minutes away by train from Blackpool.