Leyland Local News

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. There is a huge amount of interest in the event, especially since the announcement of the live music line-up with upcoming local performers and bands including Breaking Waves, Bines, Renee Maré and Connor Banks, plus well-known TV and chart star Kevin Simm as the Headline act.

Leyland Festival is a highlight of South Ribble’s events calendar. This year’s theme is ‘Musicals’ and organisers are planning to put on the ‘Greatest Show in Lancashire’ with entertainment and activities for all the family. As well as the amazing live music line up, there will also be the ever popular festival parade, the car show and ‘Paws in the Park’ dog show to keep all the family entertained.

Leyland Festival Committee Chairman Tony Harrison said: “Leyland Festival is a celebration of community spirit and each year the committee is overwhelmed by the generosity and enthusiasm of local people to help us make Festival day a huge success.

“We need volunteers to help us with a variety of different roles on the day. Some people and groups help us all day, others help for a few hours in the morning or afternoon and then enjoy the rest of festival day with their families. We appreciate every hour that people can spare us, whatever time they can give. In return for giving their time, we will provide all volunteers with free access into the festival and lunch will be provided. Any local community groups or charities wanting to help us with volunteering will also be able to promote their good causes to the local community.”

Leyland 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, The Flying Pig Pizza, Leyland Market, The Market Ale House, Solicitors Direct and La Corte.

If you are interested in volunteering at this year’s festival email festival@southribble.gov.uk

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Helen Stansfield
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Egg-cellent Easter Fun at Leyland Market

Win an Easter Hamper including VIP tickets for Leyland Festival

Leyland Market is hosting an egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt with a chance to win a luxury Easter Hamper including a large chocolate egg, a cuddly toy and VIP tickets for Leyland Festival.

Market stallholders have hidden special eggs around the market, each with a letter. Once you find all the eggs you need to solve the puzzle, which is the name of a famous musical.

Families are encouraged to come down to Leyland Market on Tuesday 16th April, Friday 19th April and Saturday 20th April to take part in the hunt for a chance to win the main prize. Everyone who enters will receive a little Easter treat too.

Leyland Market is choc-full of great stalls selling a range of quality produce, clothes, homewares, fancy goods and more. There is also the popular Market Café.

One of the prizes in the hamper is a pair of VIP tickets for Leyland Festival. This year’s festival is on Saturday 15th June. The ever-popular festival includes a vibrant parade through the town centre and then a range of family activities on Worden park including two live music stages, a car show, a fun dog show and lots of entertainment. Local Popstar Kevin Simm, who won The Voice in 2016 and is the new lead singer of Wet Wet Wet, will headline the main stage.

The full live music line up for Leyland Festival will be:

  • Kevin Simm
  • Renee Maré
  • Breaking Waves
  • Bines
  • Connor Banks
  • Charlotte Newman
  • Kev Jameson
  • Just Giorge
  • Catherine Sullivan
  • Phil Turner

Leyland 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. Tickets will go on sale in April.

Media enquiries to:

Helen Stansfield
Potential Unlocked
T: 07826 351883
E: helen@potentialunlocked.co.uk

Leyland Festival Needs You!

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

Can you spare a few hours on 15th June 2019 to make this year’s Leyland Festival the best yet? Leyland Festival Committee is looking for community groups and individuals to help on the day of the festival with important volunteer roles including marshalling and staffing the entry gates.

Leyland Festival is a highlight of South Ribble’s events calendar. This year’s theme is ‘Musicals’ and organisers are planning to put on the ‘Greatest Show in Lancashire’ with entertainment and activities for all the family. As well as all the usual favourites of the parade, the car show and ‘Paws in the Park’ dog show, this year’s event will include a new festival stage for live music in Worden Park, with special guests soon to be announced.

Leyland Festival Committee Chairman Tony Harrison said: “Leyland Festival is a celebration of community spirit and each year the committee is overwhelmed by the generosity and enthusiasm of local people to help us make Festival day a huge success.

“We need volunteers to help us with a variety of different roles on the day. Some people and groups help us all day, others help for a few hours in the morning or afternoon and then enjoy the rest of festival day with their families. We appreciate every hour that people can spare us, whatever time they can give.”

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Leyland Festival is being held on Saturday, June 15th 2019. The parade will convene at the McDonalds roundabout at the bottom of Hough Lane at 12 noon and process right through the town centre arriving at Worden Park at approximately 12.45. 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.

If you are interested in volunteering at this year’s festival email festival@southribble.gov.uk

Media enquiries to:

Helen Stansfield
Potential Unlocked
T: 07826 351883
E: helen@potentialunlocked.co.uk

Leyland Festival 2019 Date Announced

Save the date: the ‘Greatest Show in Lancashire’ is coming to Leyland on Saturday 15th June 2019

We may be in the grips of wintery weather right now, but the 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.

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 underway 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 through 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.”

Leyland Festival is being held on Saturday, June 15th 2019. The parade will convene at the McDonalds roundabout at the bottom of Hough Lane at 12 noon and process right through the town centre arriving at Worden Park at approximately 12.45. 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 it 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

Media enquiries to:

Helen Stansfield
Potential Unlocked
T: 07826 351883
E: helen@potentialunlocked.co.uk