july, 2024

07jul5:00 pmJamesWith Orca22 Orchestra and the Manchester Inspirational Voices Choir. Support from Johnny Marr

Event Details

And the closing night of Lytham Festival on Sunday July 07 will see a 2024 UK festival exclusive from indie legends James accompanied by the Orca22 Orchestra and the Manchester Inspirational Voices Choir.

Still every bit as popular, adventurous, melodically gifted and politically eviscerating as ever, this year James marked 40 years with Be Opened By The Wonderful, 20 tracks of some of their most loved and rare tracks, re-imagined with the 22-piece orchestra and eight-piece choir who will grace the stage with them at Lytham Festival with composer and conductor Joe Duddell.

James are one of Britain’s most enduring success stories, having released 16 studio albums, selling more than 25 million copies with their recent run of Top 5 albums proving to be a golden era for the band.

Supporting them in Lytham will be founding member and songwriting genius of The Smiths, superstar collaborator and sensational solo artist in his own right, Johnny Marr.

Quite rightly regarded as a bona fide British music icon, Johnny Marr’s live shows include songs from across his whole career, from classic Smiths and Electronic hits to his lauded and diverse solo work such as fan favourites Easy Money, Night and Day, Spirit, Spiral Cities and Power and Soul.

Joining too will be fellow Manchester indie outfit Inspiral Carpets, fan-favourites The Magic Numbers and Liverpudlian four-piece The Kairos.

A vital component of the infamous ‘Madchester’ movement, Inspiral Carpets formed in Oldham in 1980. Known for hit singles including This Is How It Feels, Saturn 5 and She Comes in the Fall, they remain much-loved across the UK. The Magic Numbers are known for their unique harmonies, melodic hooks, songwriting craftsmanship and timeless sound. Their Mercury Prize-nominated self-titled debut album was released in 2005 to outstanding critical acclaim and contained top ten hit singles such as Forever Lost, Love Me Like You and Love is a Game. They will be joined by up-and-coming rock band The Kairos.


johnny marr

The Magic Numbers

The Kairos

inspiral carpets


(Sunday) 5:00 pm


Lytham Festival Arena

Lytham Green FY8 5LD