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Lauryn Hill confirmed as the first headliner for Blackpool’s Livewire Festival

The festival will return this year during August Bank Holiday Weekend.

Lauryn Hill
Credit: Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill has been confirmed as the first headliner for Blackpool’s Livewire 2019 festival.

The rapper and singer will perform on Saturday 24th August 2019 at Blackpool’s Tower Headland Arena. Hill is best-known as one third of The Fugees and for her huge-selling solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

She has had hits with songs such as Killing Me Softly, Ready or Not and No Woman No Cry with The Fugees and Doo Wop (That Thing), Ex-Factor and Everything is Everything as a solo artist.

Hill will be joined by other acts, who will be announced in the coming weeks.

Livewire’s 2018 festival was cancelled due to the ill-health of key personnel. A spokesperson for Blackpool Council said, “we are delighted to see the return of Livewire. It promises to deliver a feast of live entertainment to the Tower Festival Headland and adds yet another dimension to a brilliant programme of events lined up for Blackpool this summer.”

Anyone that purchased tickets to last year’s festival can email info@livewirefestival.co.uk with their booking reference, name and address to receive a code that will remove all booking fees for this year’s festival.

In 2017, Livewire’s inaugural year, the festival featured performances from Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Jacksons.

Livewire Festival takes place from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August 2019. Tickets for Lauryn Hill go sale Friday 5th April at 10am from https://ticketmaster-uk.tm7559.net/dExmj.

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