Lancashire’s spectacular Symphony at the Tower event is to become a three-day musical extravaganza for 2016.
The event at Hoghton Tower has taken place over two days since music promoters Cuffe and Taylor joined forces with Lostock Hall-based St Catherine’s Hospice in 2013 to programme Symphony.
Since then its popularity has grown and so it has been decided to expand Symphony into a three-day event for its 21st birthday in 2016.
Last summer more than 10,000 people watched rockers Status Quo on the Friday night followed by a picnic proms-style concert with Lucy Kay and Blake on the Saturday.
Next year will see acts perform on the Friday and Saturday with the Sunday being billed as the Symphony Spectacular. The event takes place Friday 1 July – Sunday 3.
Lorraine Charlesworth, Director of Income Generation at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended Symphony at the Tower 2015 – it was a fabulous finale to our dedicated month of 30th anniversary celebration events which took place that summer.
“It was fantastic to see so many supporters enjoying a weekend of live music in the beautiful Lancashire outdoors, all while raising vital funds to support the specialised care St Catherine’s provides to local people.
“We are delighted to announce the addition of a third night in 2016 when Symphony at the Tower, one of our longest-running and most special events, celebrates its milestone 21st birthday. We are looking forward to seeing Symphony fans old and new at what promises to be another extra special weekend, all in the name of a wonderful cause.”
The initial line-up for Symphony at the Tower will be announced on Monday November 23 with tickets going on sale from 9am Friday November 27.
Cuffe and Taylor director Peter Taylor said: “We are thrilled Symphony at the Tower is going to be a three-day event in 2016. It makes complete sense to add an extra date as the past three years working with St Catherine’s Hospice have gone really well.
“Symphony has grown its audience each year while raising magnificent amounts of money for the hospice. We want to ensure its continued success and to reach as wide an audience as possible and therefore a three-day event gives us the opportunity to do that.
“By adding an extra date we can programme an additional concert giving as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy top quality live music in a fantastic setting while also raising funds for this vital service.”
St Catherine’s Hospice first started Symphony at the Tower back in 1995 as a one day live music event. Cuffe and Taylor came on board in 2013 extending it to a two-day event.
In 2015 the event celebrated its 20th anniversary while the hospice celebrated its 30th birthday.
For more information about Symphony at the Tower and to register for updates go to www.cuffeandtaylor.com
Tickets will be on sale from Friday November 23 and will be available from www.symphonyatthetower.co.uk