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Lionel Richie, Westlife and Madness to headline York’s first ever festival

Lionel Richie, Westlife and Madness are the headliners and the festival will be staged at York Sports Club between June 19th to 21st.

Global icon Lionel Richie, pop superstars Westlife and British music legends Madness will headline the first ever York Festival.

The three-day music festival will be held at York Sports Club between Friday June 19th and Sunday June 21st 2020.

Three-day passes – giving festival-goers access to all nights – are on sale now from www.york-festival.com

Tickets for each night go on sale at 9am Thursday November 28

Opening night headliners Madness, who have chalked up no fewer than 15 UK Top 10 singles and seven Top 10 albums, will be joined by indie chart-toppers Lightning Seeds, Craig Charles with his famous Funk and Soul Club DJ set together with Leeds indie rockers Apollo Junction and York’s very own Violet Contours.

Westlife headline on the Saturday night as part of their UK-wide Stadiums in the Summer Tour. The UK’s top selling album group of the 21st century will perform classic hits such as Swear It Again, Flying Without Wings and You Raise Me Up together with new songs from their forthcoming album Spectrum.

Joining Westlife on the night will be superstar pop group All Saints, Brit singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis Bextor, indie rock band Scouting for Girls and Take That’s Howard Donald, who will be spinning the discs for a very special DJ set.

Sunday night headliner is none other than international superstar Lionel Richie. The four-time Grammy Award-winner will perform a hit-packed concert that covers his extensive and much-loved repertoire – from his hit-making days with the Commodores right up to the present day.

York Festival is presented by promoters Cuffe and Taylor who famously brought Britney Spears’ headline show to Scarborough Open Air Theatre in 2018 and staged Rod Stewart’s massive 2019 sell-out gig at York Racecourse.

Welcoming the York Festival line-up, Sean Bullick, managing director of Make It York, said: “York Festival will be a brilliant addition to the city’s already busy calendar of summer events for both residents and visitors to enjoy. Welcoming such music legends and chart-topping artists, as well
as showcasing local talent, is another step forward for York’s cultural offer and we are delighted to help spread the word to audiences.”

Three-day day Passes for York Festival are on sale now priced from £129 and are available from www.york-festival.com

Individual tickets priced from £39.50 will go on sale at 9am Thursday November 28.

A range of exclusive VIP offers are also available.

For more information go to www.york-festival.com

  • Friday June 19th – Madness, Lightning Seeds, Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club (DJ set), Apollo Junction and Violet Contours
  • Saturday June 20th – Westlife, All Saints, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Scouting for Girls and Howard Donald (DJ set)
  • Sunday June 21st – Lionel Richie (support artists to be confirmed)