Lytham Festival 2021 full line up revealed: Queen of Motown Diana Ross will open the show
Queen of Motown and legendary singer Diana Ross will open Lytham Festival in 2021.
The global superstar and former member of the best-selling girls group of all time the Supremes, will be heading to the Fylde town for Lancashire’s biggest music festival when it returns on Wednesday June 30, next year.
Ross, 76, is a huge coup for Cuffe and Taylor, founders of Lytham Festival, who had promised to come back with a bang, following a hugely successful 10th anniversary and the disappointment of cancelling their 2020 outing.
Joining Ross on the all star billing is British music icons, 80s new wave band Duran Duran, fronted by Simon Le Bon.
The new romantics have long been touted on the highly requested list by loyal Lytham Festival followers.
Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi and Snow Patrol who had all confirmed for 2020, complete the programme.
They will headline the main proms arena on Lytham Green from Wednesday June 30 to Sunday July 4.
In a new move Lytham bosses have also revealed their support acts which include disco star Gloria Gaynor, Irish rock band Kodaline, RnB band TLC, singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti, Jade Bird and blues/rock and roll artist Luke La Volpe.
Five-day passes giving festival-goers access to all nights are on sale now and individual tickets to each night will go on sale at 8am Friday October 30.
Festival director Peter Taylor said: “We are so incredibly excited to be announcing our full line-up for Lytham Festival 2021.
“Lionel Richie and Diana Ross are two of the world’s most iconic artists, there is no bigger British artist right now than Lewis Capaldi, and in Snow Patrol we have one of the most influential bands of the last 20 years.
“Duran Duran are global superstars. It is no secret that a massive amount of Lytham Festival fans have been asking for them to perform on our lovely Green for more than 10 years, so we can’t wait to welcome them and the whole of this incredible line-up to wonderful Leafy Lytham.”
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