Yorkshire Times
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Graham Clark
Features Writer
10:11 PM 26th March 2021

Lytham Festival Is Postponed Until Next Year

Ticket holders for Lytham Festival are used to disappointment after last year’s festival was cancelled due to the pandemic. Now it has been announced that this year's festival due to start at the end of June has been postponed until 2022.

The good news is that a number of headline acts are set to return for 2022.

This includes Lewis Capaldi on Wednesday June 22, Snow Patrol on June 30, Duran Duran on July 1 and Lionel Richie on July 3.

Tickets will automatically be transferred to 2022, but people also have the option to cancel and get a full refund.

A spokesperson for Lytham Festival said:
"Lytham Festival 2021 is not able to go ahead and is postponed to 2022. We are very pleased to say we have rescheduled Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, Duran Duran and Lionel Richie to the new dates in 2022 below. Diana Ross will also return in 2022 and new dates will be announced alongside her new European Tour dates in the coming weeks.

"We strived to make the event happen in 2021 and even explored the possibility of moving the festival later in the year.

"Unfortunately with the timescales for reopening being very close to the start of our festival and continued restrictions on international travel for our artists, this is not going to be possible. We are now in the process of making some big plans for Lytham Festival's triumphant return next year. Please stick with us... we promise it will be worth it.

"We'd like to take this opportunity to thank the NHS for the extraordinary efforts in rolling out the vaccine, as well as thanking all of you for your patience and for keeping the spirit of Lytham Festival alive until we can return to The Green.

"Your ticket agent will contact you shortly and your tickets will automatically be transferred to 2022 and the new dates for the concert(s) confirmed. We hope you don't have to, but is you need to cancel you will be able to receive a refund. Look out for an email from your ticket agent and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 14 days."

Organisers say that the 2022 return of Lytham Festival will be a "special one", having been many years in the making.

Another announcement is due on Sunday (March 28) at 7pm, with another key update on the event.