Greatest Show in Lancashire

Greatest Show in Lancashire

The ‘Greatest Show in Lancashire’ is coming to Leyland

WE may be in the grips of wintry weather, but organisers of Leyland Festival 2019 are turning their thoughts to summer and their plans to put on the ‘Greatest Show in Lancashire’ with an action-packed day, brimming with fun activities and entertainment for all the family.

On Saturday June 15 the magic of musical theatre will transform Leyland’s town centre into the heart of Theatreland, with the Leyland Festival 2019 theme of ‘Music from the Shows’ set to inspire a carnival spirit across the town. Planning is already well under way to make this year’s festival bigger and better than ever before.

Leyland Festival Committee Chairman Tony Harrison said: “Our team of volunteers from local businesses and community groups are working hard to plan our best festival to date.

We’ve chosen the theme of ‘Music from the Shows’ and are planning to put on the ‘Greatest Show in Lancashire’ this summer with a Festival Parade that will celebrate community spirit, local talents, innovation and entertainment – all set to a backdrop of much-loved music from musical theatre.

“After the parade though the town centre, Worden Park will once again be the focal point for the festival playing host to live music with ‘music in the park’, a car show, fairground, a food and drink court, the ever-popular ‘Paws in the Park’ dog show, a sports and dance arena, trade stalls and much, much more. There really will be something for all the family.”

At 12 noon on Saturday June 15 the parade will convene at the McDonalds roundabout on Hough Lane and process through the town centre to Worden Park.

The Festival continues to offer great value for money and remains an affordable day out for all the family. Entry to the festival is £3 per person with 16s and under free. Advance tickets can be bought for just £2.50 and will be sold by a number of businesses across Leyland including: Paces & Laces, Peppermint Cottage, Poppies Flower Design, Leyland Market, The Market Ale House, Solicitors Direct and La Corte.

Tony Harrison added: “Leyland Festival is an event organised for the community, by the community, but we want the whole of Lancashire and beyond to come and see what Leyland has to offer. We think is will be the greatest show in Lancashire this summer – come and see for yourselves!”

If you are interested in taking part in this year’s festival head over to the festival website www.leylandfestival.co.uk or contact festival@southribble.gov.uk