The 2022 Lytham Festival seems set to run for TEN days, if a licence application submitted by the organisers Cuffe and Taylor, is successful. The extravaganza will then be presented from the end of June 2022 to Sunday 10th July 2022 – and so take in two weekends.
Peter Taylor, joint founder of Lytham Festival, has announced ‘Lytham Festival already attracts around 100,000 people each year as one of the UK’s leading live music events. We’ve had two years without a festival so by extending this to ten days for one year in 2022, not only will we be able to bring even more global icons to our wonderful town, but we will be bringing tens of thousands more customers to the hotels, bars, restaurants and shops of the Fylde coast.
‘Following the devastating effect of Covid-19 on the live events and hospitality industry we have worked very closely with our partners at Fylde Council and will continue to do so to ensure the Lytham Festival is of benefit to as many people and businesses as possible. This 10-night event is about reopening our industry and transforming Lytham Festival into a huge economic boost for the area. It’s a bold statement that we’re open and back in business.’
And this initiative appears to have already gained support from local leaders. Councillor Karen Buckley, Fylde Council leader, said: ‘The growth of Lytham Festival has helped put Lytham on the map ever since Fylde Council gave financial backing to the first Proms event in 2010. The event is a massive asset for the town and borough. We have greatly missed the Festival these past two years and so the double-billing will be the boost that is needed and, I hope, a celebration beyond the pandemic that we can all look forward to.’
The Chairperson of Fylde’s Leisure and Tourism Committee, Councillor Michael Sayward said, ‘Lytham Festival is a huge event in the music calendar and as a council, we are very fortunate to host it each year. The last two years have been arduous and stressful for all businesses and especially for those in the hospitality industry, so it is fantastic to see Cuffe and Taylor coming back to Lytham with what can only be described as the festival of all festivals. This ten-day event will be a boost to the local economy and will put Lytham back in the limelight where it belongs.’
Already rescheduled for Lytham Festival 2022 are these shows:
Wednesday 29th June 2022: Lewis Capaldi
Thursday 30th June 2022: Snow Patrol
Friday 1st July 2022: Duran Duran
Sunday 3rd July 2022: Lionel Richie