McBusted to headline Lytham Festival

Pop punk supergroup McBusted are today confirmed as the Saturday main stage headliner for Lytham Festival, taking place 2nd – 9th August across Lytham. Additionally, Rae Morris, Rebecca Ferguson, Scouting For Girls and Tenors Of Rock are to headline an all-new stage, the Pavilion, set to host gigs every night in the festival’s biggest year to date.

Saturday 8th August sees Lytham Festival welcome McBusted, a pop punk supergroup of stadium proportions. An amalgamation of Busted and McFly, the group have supported One Direction and consistently sold out areas in their own right since coming together in 2013. The swoon-inducing group featuring James Bourne, Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, former Strictly constant Harry Judd, and ‘I’m A Celebrity…’ winners Dougie Poynter and Matt Wills, inspire more than just a scream or two with tracks such as ‘Air Guitar’. Tickets for the McBusted event will go on sale 9am Tuesday 7th April. 

Ahead of her show Rae Morris comments:

My nana lives in Lytham so I spent a lot of time there as a child. It has a very dear place in my heart and the music events are always very special. I'm so happy to be involved.

Tuesday 4th August is to feature another soulstress in the form of X Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson. The critically-acclaimed singer provides a touch of jazz for the festival as she performs tracks from her record ‘Lady Sings The Blues, a tribute album to Billie Holiday released in the year that would have seen her 100th Birthday.
Also to crown the Pavilion stage during Lytham Festival are pop-rock trio Scouting For Girls on Wednesday 5th August. The triple-BRIT Award winning group known for hits such as the number one single ‘This Aint A Love Song’ will offer the perfect ‘feel good’ vibe at the festival. Five powerful male vocalists otherwise known as Tenors Of Rock will take to the stage on Monday 3rd; expect a high-octane performance of classics with a unique twist such as ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine and ‘God Gave Rock And Roll To You.
Lytham Festival Director Peter Taylor comments:

“This latest announcement is very exciting for Lytham Festival, it’s the result of a lot of hard work and planning that is being channelled into the event’s development. Lytham Festival still has elements on the Proms as is evident in the A-list headliner we’ve added, McBusted. This night at Lytham Green will be soundtracked by hits people know and love and there will be a big party atmosphere. 
However, in Lytham Festival’s new form we have more locations and a wider breadth of artists, the result is yet more opportunities to see even more great music. Plus it can only be a good thing that one of these amazing talents, Rae Morris, is one of Lancashire’s very own. We’re proud to be bringing her and the other stars to one of Lytham’s landmark venues.”  

Furthermore, the Pavilion stage will host after-party events for those wishing to carry on celebrating once the main stage, better know as The Proms Arena, comes to a close. Trance music pioneer Chicane will keep the dance floor filled on Thursday 6th August as the official after party for Faithless. Blackpool club night and 80s aficionados ‘Adam and Eve’ will take charge of proceedings on Friday 7th, the perfect follow on from Lytham Festival’s ‘80s VS 90s’ themed show earlier that evening.

Last but by no means least 2015 sees Lytham Festival introduce camping for the very first time. Festival goers wishing to pitch up their tents can do so at Lytham Farm for just £10 per person for Wednesday until Monday. Campsite access is free for those holding a full weekend ticket. 
As previously announced, this year sees Lytham Proms become Lytham Festival. The event will span a whole week from 2nd until 9th August, including an eclectic mix of music, literary and comedy suitable for all ages and tastes hosted in venues around the local area.
Other artists appearing over on the Proms Arena this summer will see an ‘80s vs 90s themed evening of nostalgia on Friday 7th August starring Billy Ocean, Vengaboyz, Sinitta, East 17, Chesney Hawkes, Jimmy Sommerville and 5ive. The much loved proms-style evening will once again close the event on Sunday 9th in an evening titled ‘Songs from Stage and ScreenThe Royal Philharmonic Orchestrawill expertly back performances from a number of very special performers including Elaine PaigeMarti Pellow, Jonathan Antoine and Laura Wright

Midlake & Bruno Major added to British Summer Time Hyde Park lineup

Since releasing their critically acclaimed album ‘Antiphone’ last November, Midlake have supported The Flaming Lips, Pearl Jam, and headlined their own US & European tours. Currently on a sold out UK tour, culminating at Shepherds Bush Empire this evening (26thFeb), they take to the Barclaycard Unwind Theatre this July for what will be one of the highlights of the day. 
Despite being a relative newcomer, Bruno Major has already supported London Grammar, Sam Smith, Nick Mulvey, played with The Rolling Stones at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park last year. Having recently released a live EP of his work, he’s currently recording his debut album, which he’ll be showcasing on the Village Hall stage in Hyde Park this July. 

British Summer Time announce McBusted & Neil Young

The 2014 summer season in London's Hyde Park will see the return of the 10 day concert series British Summer Time this July.  This years headliners include McBusted, Backstreet Boys, Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

Joining headliner Neil Young and Crazy Horse and special guests The National are; Half Moon Run, Lucy Rose, Ethan Johns, Tom Odell, Caitlin Rose, Phosphorescent, Flyte and a special guest to be announced AS SECOND STAGE HEADLINER soon.  

The Vamps, Lawson, FIVE, Neon Jungle are joining the UK’s #1 pop supergroup, McBusted and US pop sensations Backstreet Boys.

Also set to perform are The Webb Sisters, Jack Savoretti, To Kill A King and Hero Fisher.

Considered one of the greatest songwriters ever, Neil Young – who will headline the event on Saturday 12th July – has been one of the most influential artists of the rock age, both as a solo artist and part of the legendary Buffalo Springfield and not to mention Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.  Twice inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his music ranges from the beautiful acoustic country of 'Heart of Gold' to the marauding rock of 'Down By The River.'  This Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park gig will be doubly anticipated as Young and his band Crazy Horse had to cancel some of their UK dates this year due to an injury to guitarist Frank Poncho Sampedro.

Always remaining relevant, Young recently published his acclaimed autobiography ‘Waging Heavy Peace’ and continues to be heavily involved in environmental issues – championing electric cars, alternative fuels as well as farmers’ rights with his annual Farm Aid concert.

He releases new album, ‘Live At The Cellar Door’ on December 11th, a collection of intimate gigs he played at Washington D.C.’s Cellar Door Club in 1970, just after he released the classic album ‘After The Goldrush.’ In January, Young plays two shows at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall.

McBusted caused hysteria selling out tickets in a heartbeat for their 2014 dates at The O2 Arena.  McBusted is the coming together of two of the UK's biggest acts – Busted and McFly, who throughout their career have combined their winning, infectious pop and rock songs with their irresistible personalities and humour. Between them, they have an arsenal of hits to unleash, including Busted's 'Year 3000' and 'What I Go To School For' combined with McFly's 'Shine A `Light' and 'All About You'.  McBusted’s gig at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park in 2014 will be the 10th anniversary of Busted's last ever gig in Hyde Park and the perfect setting for a pop super summit!

The Backstreet Boys are one of the biggest selling boyband in the history of pop, rising to power in the mid 1990s and selling a staggering 130 million records around the world. They have enjoyed a career renaissance after reforming in 2012 and releasing a new album this year, whilst they will be touring the UK in March and April 2014.  With the back up of mega hits like 'I Want It that Way', 'Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)' and  'Everybody' (Backstreet's Back), your summer of pop is in truly safe hands.