TK Maxx presents Lytham Festival 2024

Wednesday 3rd July  to Sunday 7th July 2024

Lytham Festival has grown from a one-night-only community Proms-style concert to a spectacular five-day live music event which now attracts around 100,000 people each summer.

Staged on the banks of Lancashire’s stunning Ribble Estuary, the festival was the brainchild of friends Daniel Cuffe and Peter Taylor.

What started out as two local lads having an idea for a one-night event for Leafy Lytham is now a huge event on the national music calendar, with fans travelling from all four corners of the UK as well as from overseas to witness and take part in this festival.

In 2010 just 4,500 local people came to what was then Lytham Proms to watch soprano Lesley Garrett perform.

A year later Lytham Proms grew into a three-day event with headliners Status Quo and Boyzone as well as a traditional proms concert headlined by Katherine Jenkins.

As the Proms gained increasing popularity, in 2015 it became a four-day event and was rebranded Lytham Festival.

And since 2015 Lytham Festival has been a five-day event.

Headliners have varied massively over the years ranging from the likes of Billy Ocean, Tom Jones, Faithless and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to Bryan Adams, Hacienda Classical, Nile Rodgers and CHIC and Madness.

Alongside those headliners have been spectacular picnic Proms-style concerts attracting classical and musical theatre royalty including Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo, Michael Ball, Sheridan Smith, Alfie Boe, Collabro and Jodie Prenger.

2019 marked the 10th anniversary with headline shows from Rod Stewart, Kylie Minogue and Stereophonics.

2022 saw ten nights of live music light up Lytham Green. This tranquil beauty spot is normally reserved for dog walkers, kite flyers and family picnics but each summer it is transformed into a buzzing live music hub as artists from across the globe perform to crowds of up to 20,000 people each night.

2023 saw the likes of Lionel Richie, Sting, Blondie, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, George Ezra and more entertain the crowds on Lytham Green in five packed out nights.

2024 sees the TK Maxx presents Lytham Festival with the return of Madness, Shania Twain, Rag ‘N Bone Man, The Courteeners, Hozier, James and many, many more with great support acts including Rick Astley, Johnny Marr, the Lightning Seeds to name but a few.

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Hozier – Wednesday 3rd July

The opening night of Lytham Festival on Wednesday July 03 will see internationally acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Hozier captivate audiences with a mesmerising headliner performance. His distinctive ethereal blend of folk, blues, and rock has earned him a special place in the hearts of music fans worldwide. Hozier’s breakthrough hit, Take Me to Church, became a global sensation, dominating airwaves and earning him widespread recognition. In addition to chart-topping songs like Someone New and Nina Cried Power, Hozier’s extraordinary talents have garnered him a multitude of accolades, including a Grammy Song of the Year nomination and the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year.

Hozier will be supported by Brittany Howard, Alabama Shakes frontwoman-turned-solo star. With nine Grammy Award nominations under her belt, fans can anticipate a night of sound that transcends genres, finding inspiration in rock, soul, funk, and R&B. Enigmatic Los Angeles-based indie folk band Lord Huron will also join the line-up with their cinematic song storytelling and lush harmonies.


Shania Twain – Thursday 4th July

Shania Twain is a five-time GRAMMY Award-winning legend and one of music and fashion’s most renowned trailblazers.

She remains the top-selling female country pop artist of all time with her hits including Any Man of Mine, That Don’t Impress Me Much, You’re Still the One and Man! I Feel Like A Woman!. Shania was the first artist in history to release three consecutive diamond-certified albums. Most recently, Shania released her sixth full-length album Queen of Me to glowing reviews.  Last spring Shania kicked off her sold-out global Queen of Me tour and she will return to Las Vegas this May for her third residency entitled Come On Over!.

Supporting Shania Twain will be Rag’n’Bone Man – aka Rory Graham. Graham rose to prominence in 2016 with the release of the worldwide smash hit Human which showcased a stunning blend of traditional blues, hip-hop and, of course, an incredible and era-defining voice.


Shania Twain
The Courteeners

The Courteeners – Friday 5th July

Courteeners will head to Lytham Festival in 2024 for their one and only North of England show of the summer.

One of the most successful UK bands of the last 15 years, Courteeners – made up of Liam Fray, Michael Campbell and Daniel Moores – will bring their unmissable show to Lytham Green on Friday 5th July.

Formed in 2006 and lauded by Q Magazine as one of “the world’s biggest underground acts”, all of Courteeners albums have gone Top 10. Earlier this year, their 2008 debut album St. Jude reached Number 1 for the very first time with its 15th anniversary edition and became the album with the longest time between release and charting at Number 1 in UK chart history. The band also played their third sell out 50,000 capacity headline show at Heaton Park in June to celebrate the anniversary of the album.

They will be joined with support from English pop-rock outfit The Kooks and indie pop riser Nieve Ella.


Madness – Saturday 6th July

Saturday July 06 will see the return of one of Lytham Festival’s most popular artists – Madness.

Pop’s Nutty Boys headlined Lytham back in 2017. In a career spanning five decades they have chalked up 15 UK Top 10 singles – including the timeless Our House, It Must Be Love, One Step Beyond, My Girl, Wings Of A Dove and Baggy Trousers – together with ten Top 10 albums. This month they released Theatre of the Absurd Presents C’est la Vie, their critically acclaimed lucky thirteenth full-length album.

They will be supported by another returning artist – pop icon Rick Astley. It’s 11 years since he performed on Lytham Green and almost 40 years since he first shot to fame, but Rick Astley is now arguably a more prominent force in popular culture than he ever was. Continuing to win the adoration of fans old and new, recent years have seen him perform with Foo Fighters, Take That and Blossoms. Rick recently released his ninth studio album Are We There Yet? and since returning to the Number One spot in 2016 with album 50, he has enjoyed the strongest run of album chart positions of his entire career.

Joining Madness and Rick Astley will be Liverpudlian hitmakers Lightning Seeds. It is 35 years since they first hit the charts and the Lytham audience can expect to singalong to a string of hits including Life of Riley, Lucky You and football anthem Three Lions.



James – Sunday 7th July

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 him 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.


Tourist Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

More information about the logistics of the event is on the link below and covers such areas as accessibility, information for local residents, safety, security, timings, dogs, camping, trading, car parking and much more. This links to the Lytham festival organisers website and they will add on additional information to their site as and when required. There’s also a contact box to get in touch directly with the organisers if your question on the event logistics is not answered in the information provided.


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