Lytham Festival UK’s Biggest Rock Night In History

Mötley Crüe at Lytham Festival 2023. (Picture courtesy of Cuffe & Taylor/Live Nation UK)

Lytham Festival, taking place on the Fylde coast in England, celebrated what promoters Cuffe & Taylor described as “the biggest rock night in the history of Lancashire’s largest music festival,” July 3-7.

Some 100,000 people gathered on Lytham Green across all five days, which were headlined by Jamiroquai, George Ezra, Sting, Lionel Richie, and rock legends Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe, who closed out this year’s edition in front of a capacity-crowd of 22,500.

Sting had also attracted those kinds of numbers, according Peter Taylor, who co-founded the festival in 2009.

Lytham Festival 2023 Sting
Sting performing in front of a capacity crowd at Lytham Festival 2023. (Picture courtesy of Cuffe & Taylor / Live Nation UK)

Special guests and support artists included Blondie, Kaiser Chiefs, Gabrielle, Scissor Sisters’ frontman Jake Shears, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Cat Burns, and Kim Wilde.

Taylor said, “What an incredible five days we have had. Twenty artists have graced our stage and we are thrilled with the success of this year’s festival, it has been phenomenal.

“We increased our capacity to 22,500 for both Sting and Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe making both nights our biggest ever and we are delighted with how successful they were. The positive feedback from both customers and artists has been humbling and when you are welcoming global icons to your hometown that is very special indeed.”

Tickets for Lytham Festival 2024, scheduled for July 3-7, are already on sale. The lineup will be announced later this year, and Taylor added, “We have some very special names already lined up for next year so our five-day passes are great value for those people wanting to secure their place, regardless of who’s on the line up. The five-day passes have gone on sale and we can’t wait to do it all over again.”

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