Cuffe and Taylor, organiser of Lancashire’s Lytham Festival, have been given the green light to expand the event to a 10-day live music extravaganza in 2022.
Councillors at a meeting of Fylde Borough Council’s licensing hearing voted in favour of the extension. The festival will take place over two weekends between June 28 and July 10.
Peter Taylor, director of Cuffe and Taylor, said: “We are delighted with the support and decision of Fylde Borough’s councillors in approving our plans.
“The live music industry has been devastated by the global pandemic so to be able to bring 10 days of live music to wonderful Lytham in 2022 will not only be a huge boost to the industry we work in, it will provide massive economic benefits to the whole of the Fylde coast and beyond.
“A 10-day Lytham Festival for 2022 will attract around 200,000 live music fans and we can’t wait to bring global icons back to Lytham Green.”
The 10-day premises licence is for one year only and in 2023 Lytham Festival will revert to its usual five nights.
The granting of the license comes days after the new WonderHall Festival presented by Cuffe and Taylor at Lytham Hall. The six-day festival, which took place last week, was a huge success and resulted in £153,000 being donated to Lytham Hall from all ticket sales for the Sunday Picnic Proms concert headlined by Russell Watson.
WonderHall will return for one night only in 2022 with a Last Night of the Proms-style concert and from 2023 Lytham Festival will revert to five nights, while WonderHall will return as a five-night festival.
Cuffe and Taylor has already announced a series of headliners for next year’s shows from Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi, Diana Ross, Duran Duran and Snow Patrol. The headliners for the remaining five nights will be announced soon.