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Billy Ocean to headline Lytham Festival

Billy Ocean
Image caption Billy Ocean will be joined on the stage by Jimmy Somerville, Chesney Hawkes, East 17, 5ive and Sinitta

Eighties R&B star Billy Ocean is to headline at this summer's extended Lytham Festival.

The sixth Fylde coast festival - previously known as Lytham Proms - will take place on 2-9 August.

Ocean will be joined on the Friday '80s v 90s' night by Jimmy Somerville, Chesney Hawkes, East 17, 5ive, Sinitta and the Vengaboys.

The Last Night of the Proms on the Sunday will be headlined by Marti Pellow and also star Elaine Paige.

The open-air music events on Lytham Green will be held on 6-9 August with other comedy, literature and music events at other venues across the town during the week.

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