Internationally renowned musical theatre star and pop icon Marti Pellow has been added to the bill at this year’s Lytham Festival.
No stranger to the event after performing at Lytham Festival’s Last Night of the Proms in 2015, Marti will join the line-up for this year’s West End Proms on Sunday August 6.
And he is joining West End and Broadway royalty as Miss Saigon star Lea Salonga, musical theatre group Collabro, Olivier Award winner Ruthie Henshall, Chicago star Claire Sweeney, 90s pop sensation turned musical theatre star Jon Lee, Blackpool musical theatre star Jodie Prenger, Lytham-born rising West End star Lucie Mae Sumner and English National Opera soprano Jo Appleby will all perform too.
The news follows the announcement earlier this week that 13-year-old Britain’s Got Talent finalist Beau Dermott will also form part of the line-up.
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Marti is delighted to be invited back and said: “It’s great to be back – I just love playing what is without question one of the best festivals in the UK.”
Lytham Festival director Peter Taylor added: “We are thrilled Marti is returning to Lytham Festival. He was a firm favourite when he performed here in 2015 so to be bringing him back two years later is fantastic.
“He is a wonderful addition to our West End Proms line up and we can’t wait. This night will mark a spectacular end to this year’s Lytham Festival and is sure to be a truly memorable evening.”
With a string of hits under his belt including Sweet Little Mystery, Wishing I Was Lucky and one of the longest running Number One singles in UK Chart history, Love Is All Around, Marti Pellow has gone on to become a leading musical theatre star, as well as releasing seven solo albums. His West End and Broadway credits include the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago, Blood Brothers and Che in Evita.
Lytham Festival’s West End Proms will see the stars of both stage and screen perform an array of hits with a full 60-piece orchestra. The evening will end with a traditional Last Night of the Proms finale – an event when families and live music lovers are encouraged to pack up their candelabras and picnic hampers for an evening of musical celebration.
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