Tom Jones to make Fylde return for debut at brand new festival Wonderhall at Lytham Hall in August
Sir Tom Jones is making a return to Lytham for the debut of the town’s newest music festival Wonderhall at the historic Lytham Hall, this summer.
The Welsh icon, 80, is just one in a series of big stars to announce his appearance at the six-day event.
Also featuring in the line up is pop-favourite and fellow The Voice coach and mentor Anne-Marie, English reggae and pop band UB40, featuring Ali Campbell and Astro, new wave artist Marc Almond and Jools Holland with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.
Russell Watson had already been confirmed by music promoters Cuffe and Taylor for the Last Night of the Proms concert on Sunday August 29.
The inaugural music festival will open on Wednesday August 25 when chart-topping singer songwriter Anne-Marie makes her debut in the Fylde and finishes with a musical spectacular on Bank Holiday Monday with Jools Holland, Gilson Lavis and special guest Eddi Reader,with guest vocalists Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall, Marisha Wallace and Lytham St Annes Shanty Crew.
Other supporting acts across the six-day Wonderhall, which will be take place in the grounds of the Grade I listed hall, include HRVY, SKAFACE, The Brand New Heavies and The Real Thing. There are more than 30 acts on the bill.
WonderHall director Peter Taylor said: “The line-up for WonderHall has been designed to ensure we appeal to as wide an audience as possible.
“We have a fantastic mix of artists across the six days from the world-famous legend that is Tom Jones to supporting the Lancashire music scene by having some local artists on the bill too.
“We absolutely cannot wait for the opening night of WonderHall to see people gathering to enjoy live music once again.”
All money from ticket sales for the Last Night of the Proms event headlined by Russell Watson will be donated towards the continued restoration of Lytham Hall.
Tickets, from £25, go on sale at 5pm Thursday April 29 from www.wonderhall.co.ukWonderHall Full Line-Up:
Weds ,August 25: Anne-Marie, HRVY, Gracey, Samantha Harvey
Thurs, August 26: UB40 feat Ali Campbell & Astro, Radio Riddler, SKAFACE
Fri, August 27: Tom Jones, The Brand New Heavies, AJ Brown
Sat, August 28: Marc Almond, Heaven 17, The Fizz, The Real Thing, Sonia, Hugh Cornwell, Steve Norman & The Sleevz, The Coustics, Touch The Pearl, DJ Fubar
Sun, August 29: Last Night of the Proms – Russell Watson, Emily Haigh, Mark Kingswood, The Heart of England Philharmonic Orchestra, Lytham Community Choir
Mon, August 30: Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Featuring Gilson Lavis with special guest Eddi Reader.