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Simply Red to Headline Lytham Festival 2022

Elbow and Simply Red  to headline two of the extra five nights at Lancashire’s Lytham Festival 2022.

British music icons Elbow and Simply Red have been added to the bill to headline two of the extra five nights at Lancashire’s Lytham Festival 2022.

The announcement comes as festival organisers Cuffe and Taylor make final plans ahead of what will be the biggest ever Lytham festival taking place over 10 nights, instead of the usual five, between Tuesday June 28 and Sunday July 10.

Tickets to see Elbow and Simply Red will go on sale at 9am Friday December 3 from

Mick Hucknall’s sleek multi-million selling groove machine Simply Red will take to the stage for what is set to be a truly memorable evening for the pop-soul legends on Wednesday July 6.

Simply Red’s accolades and achievements are quite simply incredible. They have more than a billion hits on You Tube, have sold more than 60 million albums worldwide – with no fewer than five going to number one in the UK, their 1991 classic Stars was the best-selling album for two years running in Britain and Europe, and they have had two US Billboard chart toppers with classic singles Holding Back The Years and If You Don’t Know Me By Now.

Expect hit after hit as Hucknall and his bandmates rock Lytham Festival and to make the night even more special they will be joined by special guest Lisa Stansfield while Lytham Festival favourite and vocal powerhouse Marisha Wallace will open the show.

The following evening of Thursday July 7 will see Elbow headline. For more than three decades the lifelong friends that are the members of Elbow have created one of the most remarkable stories in British contemporary music. Formed in Bury in the 1990s when all the members were together at sixth form college, Elbow’s history now encompasses nine studio albums – with their most recent album Flying Dream 1 only just released – a long list of awards and a place in the roll call of great British bands. They will be supported by singer-songwriter Richard Hawley.

Together with these additional headliners, Lytham Festival is delighted to today confirm a number of support acts across the Festival dates.

Singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti will support Motown legend Diana Ross who kicks off the festival on Tuesday June 28, Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi will be joined by fellow Scottish singer Luke La Volpe on Wednesday 29 and indie rockers Snow Patrol will be supported by Irish rock band Kodaline with popular singer-songwriter and musician Jade Bird opening their show on Thursday 30. Friday July 1 sees British music icons Duran Duran joined by electronic duo Goldfrapp and flamboyant rock band Walt Disco, while international superstar Lionel Richie headlines on Saturday July 2 with support from US girl group TLC while Craig Charles will kick off the party with his Funk & Soul DJ set.

It has already been announced that US rockers The Strokes will be supported by Irish post punk band Fontaines DC on Friday July 8, while timeless favourites Tears For Fears will be joined by special guest Alison Moyet on Saturday July 9 while Australian pop star Natalie Imbruglia will open the show.

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Tues June 28 – Diana Ross, with support from Jack Savoretti

Weds June 29 – Lewis Capaldi, with support from Luke La Volpe

Thurs June 30 – Snow Patrol, with support from Kodaline and Jade Bird

Fri July 1 – Duran Duran, with support from Goldfrapp and Walt Disco

Sat July 2 – Lionel Richie, with support from TLC and Craig Charles Funk & Soul DJ set

Weds July 6 – Simply Red, with special guest Lisa Stansfield and support from Marisha Wallace

Thurs July 7 – Elbow, with support Richard Hawley

Fri July 8 – The Strokes, with support from Fontaines DC

Sat July 9 – Tears For Fears, with special guest Alison Moyet and support from Natalie Imbruglia

Sun July 10 – TBC