Leyland Festival 2019

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

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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





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



War of the Worlds



South Pacific

The Magic Show



Singin in the Rain

Sound of Music

Me and My Girl

The Music Man

My Fair Lady

Peter Pan

Jersey Boys

The Little Mermaid


Shrek the Musical


The Wizard of Oz

Funny Girl

The Addams Family

The Little Shop of Horrors

Moulin Rouge


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Billy Elliot the musical

Sister Act the Musical

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Saturday Night Fever

Funny Girl

The King and I


Guys and Dolls

Annie Get Your Gun


Starlight Express

Frozen the Broadway Musical




All That Jazz

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