Leyland Festival 2019

Rain Didn’t Dampen the Leyland Festival Spirit

Despite some heavy rain showers on the day, people turned out in their thousands to enjoy all the fun and entertainment of this year’s Leyland Festival.

We were absolutely delighted to see thousands of visitors lining the streets of Leyland to see our traditional festival parade spread a carnival atmosphere right through the town.

The floats, bands and walking groups, organised by local businesses, charities and community groups, were inspired by our festival ‘musicals’ theme. Their bright decorations, costumes and choreography created a rainbow of colour, entertainment and energy that brought smiles to the faces of onlookers.

The vehicle parade was bigger and better this year, with an eclectic mix of old and new. Spectators were treated to an array of rare, unusual and eye-catching vehicles with everything from a Tuk Tuk to the latest Lamborghini and Ferrari supercars. Of course, this year, everyone was delighted to see the return of the iconic Popemobile leading the festival parade with the Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble on board.

Over on Worden Park visitors were treated to a huge selection of entertainment and activities for all the family. There were hundreds of organisations involved, all providing something different for families to enjoy.

Kevin Simm’s headline performance topped off an amazing line-up of local talent. This year there were three stages – the main stage, acoustic stage and afternoon tea stage. Each had a completely different vibe for people to enjoy.

The ever-popular Paws in the Park dog show was a highlight for many once again, as was the growing festival Car Show ‘Cars in the Park’. And visitors definitely didn’t go hungry or thirsty with a huge selection of food and drink retailers and producers throughout the park.

Tony Harrison, Leyland Festival Committee Chairman said: “We were thrilled to welcome so many people to this year’s Leyland Festival, especially given the unkind weather. But the rain didn’t dampen the festival spirit one bit!

“Everywhere you looked there were smiling faces and laughter, people making memories with their families and friends that they will cherish. All the many hours of planning and preparation are worth it when you see the joy Leyland Festival brings to so many people.

“There are so many people to thank, my fellow committee members, our sponsors, all the businesses, organisations and individuals who take part on the day, South Ribble Borough Council and, of course, our amazing volunteers.

“We are incredibly proud of what we achieve with Leyland Festival. It is a celebration of everything that is good in our local community and an opportunity for us to share that with visitors from near and far. We love how the festival brings the whole community together and captures and amplifies the fabulous community spirit of Leyland. Long may that continue!”

Leyland Festival Committee will be enjoying a few weeks of well-earned rest before attention turns to planning next year’s event. Watch this space!

Saturday 15th June 2019

Leyland Festival Tickets on sale

Hands Up If You Want Leyland Festival Tickets!

Leyland Festival tickets are now available to buy from a variety of shops and businesses in Leyland.

Priced at just £2.50 for adults, with children age 16 and under free, Leyland Festival continues to offer a fabulous day out for all the family, at an affordable price. Not only do tickets offer a discount compared to on-the-day prices, but there will also be a dedicated tickets-only gate, so you can beat the crowds too.

Plus, the first 1000 people to buy their festival tickets will be entered into a free prize draw to win a £20 voucher that can be redeemed at selected food outlets on the day. So you can have your lunch on us!

Not only are advanced tickets cheaper than paying on the day, they also give access to a ticket-only, fast-track entry gate.

Tickets are available from:

  • Paces and Laces – Children’s Shoe Shop (Towngate)
  • Leyland Market (off Hough Lane)
  • Peppermint Cottage, Leyland (Hough Lane)
  • The Market Ale House (Hough Lane)
  • La Corte (Golden Hill)
  • Hallmark Cards (Hough Lane)
  • Solicitor Direct Limited (Hough Lane)
  • The Flying Pig Pizza Company (various locations)
  • Bewitched Parties Fancy Dress (Chapel Brow)
  • The Filling Factory (Buckshaw Village)

Please note all tickets purchased in advance are non-refundable. Entry on the day is £3 for adults, cash payments only. Children 16 and under free. Terms & conditions apply.

Saturday 15th June 2019

Leyland Festival Tickets on sale

Hands Up If You Want Leyland Festival Tickets!

Leyland Festival tickets are now available to buy from a variety of shops and businesses in Leyland.

Priced at just £2.50 for adults, with children age 16 and under free, Leyland Festival continues to offer a fabulous day out for all the family, at an affordable price. Not only do tickets offer a discount compared to on-the-day prices, but there will also be a dedicated tickets-only gate, so you can beat the crowds too.

Plus, the first 1000 people to buy their festival tickets will be entered into a free prize draw to win a £20 voucher that can be redeemed at selected food outlets on the day. So you can have your lunch on us!

Not only are advanced tickets cheaper than paying on the day, they also give access to a ticket-only, fast-track entry gate.

Tickets are available from:

  • Paces and Laces – Children’s Shoe Shop (Towngate)
  • Leyland Market (off Hough Lane)
  • Peppermint Cottage, Leyland (Hough Lane)
  • The Market Ale House (Hough Lane)
  • La Corte (Golden Hill)
  • Hallmark Cards (Hough Lane)
  • Solicitor Direct Limited (Hough Lane)
  • The Flying Pig Pizza Company (various locations)
  • Bewitched Parties Fancy Dress (Chapel Brow)
  • The Filling Factory (Buckshaw Village)

Please note all tickets purchased in advance are non-refundable. Entry on the day is £3 for adults, cash payments only. Children 16 and under free. Terms & conditions apply.

Saturday 15th June 2019

Leyland Festival Tickets on sale

Hands Up If You Want Leyland Festival Tickets!

Leyland Festival tickets are now available to buy from a variety of shops and businesses in Leyland.

Priced at just £2.50 for adults, with children age 16 and under free, Leyland Festival continues to offer a fabulous day out for all the family, at an affordable price. Not only do tickets offer a discount compared to on-the-day prices, but there will also be a dedicated tickets-only gate, so you can beat the crowds too.

Plus, the first 1000 people to buy their festival tickets will be entered into a free prize draw to win a £20 voucher that can be redeemed at selected food outlets on the day. So you can have your lunch on us!

Not only are advanced tickets cheaper than paying on the day, they also give access to a ticket-only, fast-track entry gate.

Tickets are available from:

  • Paces and Laces – Children’s Shoe Shop (Towngate)
  • Leyland Market (off Hough Lane)
  • Peppermint Cottage, Leyland (Hough Lane)
  • The Market Ale House (Hough Lane)
  • La Corte (Golden Hill)
  • Hallmark Cards (Hough Lane)
  • Solicitor Direct Limited (Hough Lane)
  • The Flying Pig Pizza Company (various locations)
  • Bewitched Parties Fancy Dress (Chapel Brow)
  • The Filling Factory (Buckshaw Village)

Please note all tickets purchased in advance are non-refundable. Entry on the day is £3 for adults, cash payments only. Children 16 and under free. Terms & conditions apply.

Leyland Festival Returns

with the Greatest Show in Lancashire!

Saturday 15th June 2019

Leyland Festival is planning to put on the ‘Greatest Show in Lancashire’ this summer with an action-packed day brimming with fun activities and entertainment for all the family.

The magic of musical theatre will transform Leyland’s town centre into the heart of Theatreland with the Leyland Festival theme of ‘Music from the Shows’ set to inspire a carnival spirit across the town. So, whether you love the Broadway classics or prefer something with a more modern twist, there will be something for everyone at this year’s Leyland festival. Take a closer look at What’s On at the festival.

Why not check out your Local Leyland Community News area to discover an exciting mixture of local events and also insider stories about how different groups are  preparing to take part in the 2019 Leyland Festival

Kevin Simm to Headline Leyland Festival

The Leyland Festival is back for 2019 with Kevin Simm headlining the festivals main stage this year, the former Liberty X band member and 2016 winner of The Voice is set to join the Scottish rock band Wet Wet Wet on their spring 2019 tour in April.

Kevin is due to make an appearance and perform some of his greatest hit records this year at The Leyland Festival, which held at Worden Park on Saturday 15th June 2019.

Kevin announced “I’m really looking forward to performing at Leyland Festival! It was always a day I really looked forward to growing up in Leyland. I have very fond memories of being on one of the floats with the Beavers and my Grandad driving the lorry. It was always a special day out, and I’m really excited to be part of it this year”

Kevin’s career rocketed when he was a contestant on Popstars TV show back in the early 2000’s, where he was a runner up on the show and went on to be part of the band Liberty X.  Shortly after forming the band they where signed by Richard Branson’s music label V2 Records and went on to have 7 top 10 singles in the music charts.

Kevin then went on to WOW the audience and judges in 2016, as he was a contestant on The Voice. Kevin was a winner on the show and then released his UK debut single “All You Good Friends”.

Recently the 1980s band Wet Wet Wet have announced that Kevin is set to join them on their nationwide tour in 2019.

Leyland Festival organisers are proud to have Kevin perform at the event especially as he was born and grew up in Leyland, it makes it extra special and brings talent and pride to the festival and local area.

Discover more exciting acts on stage in Festival Music

Kevin Simm Headline Act 2019 Leyland Festival
See Kevin Simm Headline at Leyland Festival 2019

Leyland Festival Needs You!

Festival Committee calling on local groups and individuals to help make this year’s festival a huge success.

Do you want to make a difference in your local community? Do you want to raise the profile of your community group or charity? Do you want some hands-on event work experience to put on your CV or University Application? Or do you just fancy spending a few hours giving something back and having a great time while you do it? Whatever your reason, Leyland Festival Committee is looking for people just like you to help make this year’s event the best yet.

This year’s Leyland Festival takes place on 15th June 2019. The Festival Committee is looking for more volunteers to join the team to help with important volunteer roles including marshalling and staffing the entry gates

Get Involved …

Leyland Festival Event Photography

We will have an official photographer with us on festival day to capture all the highlights from this year’s events. But we know there will be lots of other amazing photos taken by you on the day – and we want to see them!

Please share your photos with us via our social media pages or by emailing festival@southribble.gov.uk We may use photos sent to us for future printed and/or online publicity for Leyland Festival.

Please note that the Leyland Festival organisers will be taking photos and/or film footage at the event that will be used in the following ways:

  • The event’s printed publicity
  • The event’s online publicity (including social media)

Images will be stored securely and will not be kept longer than needed for the purposes listed above.

Be assured that we take individuals’ right to privacy seriously and will delete any images that contain any individual or their child, if requested to do so. Should you wish for an image to be deleted, please send your request to festival@southribble.gov.uk giving a description of the photo(s) and where you have seen it.

Discover Local Leyland

Your Community and Festival News Area

Why not check out your Local Leyland, Community News area to discover an exciting mixture of local events and also insider stories about how different groups are preparing to take part in the 2019 Leyland Festival. We are happy to showcase local events and community celebrations on your Community Spotlight

amazing dancers from Mavis Berry & Helen Allen School Of Dance at the Leyland Festival
The Magic of the Musicals Leyland Festival 2019
The Magic of the Musicals Leyland Festival 2019
The Magic of the Musicals Leyland Festival 2019

Wicked

Cats

Chicago

Grease

Les Misérables

The Lion King

Mama Mia!

Aladdin the Broadway Musical

West Side Story

School of Rock

The Phantom of the Opera

Matilda the Musical

Mary Poppins

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

A Chorus Line

Beauty and the Beast

Miss Saigon

42nd Street

Fiddler on the Roof

Hello Dolly

Hairspray

Cabaret

War of the Worlds

Annie

Oklahoma!

South Pacific

The Magic Show

Evita

Dreamgirls

Singin in the Rain

Sound of Music

Me and My Girl

The Music Man

My Fair Lady

Peter Pan

Jersey Boys

The Little Mermaid

Cinderella

Shrek the Musical

Oliver!

The Wizard of Oz

Funny Girl

The Addams Family

The Little Shop of Horrors

Moulin Rouge

Pinocchio

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Billy Elliot the musical

Sister Act the Musical

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Saturday Night Fever

Funny Girl

The King and I

Amadeus

Guys and Dolls

Annie Get Your Gun

Footloose

Starlight Express

Frozen the Broadway Musical

Anastasia

Naruto

Camelot

All That Jazz

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Sponsors of Leyland Festival 2019
Leyland Festival organisers and their representatives will be taking photos and/or film footage at the event. These images will be used by the Leyland Festival organisers in the following ways:
  • The events printed publicity
  • The events online publicity (including social media)
Images will be stored securely and will not be kept for longer than they are needed for the purposes listed above.
Please be assured that we take individuals right to privacy seriously and will delete any images that contain any individual or their child if requested to do so by that individual.
Should you wish for an image to be deleted please send all requests to festival@southribble.gov.uk
Photography at Leyland Festival 2019