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Headliners announced for Highest Point Festival in Lancaster

Anne-Marie will headline at Highest Point Festival in May 2023

A chart-topping pop star and an award-winning indie band have been announced as headliners of the 2023 Highest Point festival in Lancaster.

Anne-Marie and Bastille will be coming to Williamson Park to perform in May of next year.

They will headline on the main stage at the popular outdoor festival on Friday May 12 (Bastille) and Saturday May 13 (Anne-Marie).

Anne-Marie shot to fame in 2016 when she provided lead vocals on Clean Bandit's hit 'Rockabye', which spent nine weeks at the top of the charts and became the Christmas number one that year.

She has had seven Top 10 hit singles as a featured artist, including 'Ciao Adios' and 'Don't Play' alongside KSI and Digital Farm. 

Anne-Marie is also known as a coach on the ITV talent show The Voice UK.

Bastille are best known for their 2013 number two hit 'Pompeii' and have scored three number one UK albums.

Their debut album 'Bad Blood' went triple platinum in 2013 and they were nominated for four Brit awards in 2014, winning Best Breakthrough Act. They were nominated for further Brit Awards in 2017 and 2020, and also for a Grammy in 2015.

Last month, organisers of Highest Point announced that Hacienda Classical would be returning to Williamson Park as headliners of the opening night in 2023.

Hacienda Classical sees Tim Crooks from Manchester Camerata lead a collective of artists and musicians on stage in performing well-known favourites and new versions of club classics.

Related Story: Hacienda Classical confirmed as first Highest Point headliners - Beyond Radio

Full weekend tickets for Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the festival will officially go on sale from 6pm on Thursday December 8 via Skiddle's website, costing £145 per adult. 

Day tickets will also be available from £39.50 per adult for Thursday, and Friday and Saturday tickets each costing £69.50 per adult. Payment plans will also be available for both day and weekend tickets, including Paypal Pay In 3. 

The full line up for Highest Point 2023 will be announced in January 2023 and will see a huge variety of artists, from chart-topping artists and indie legends to underground house heads, D’n’B superstars and funk groovers set to take to the six stages in Williamson Park.

Plus, there will once again be regional street food and craft beer on site.

Highest Point, which began in 2018, has evolved into one of the biggest music and arts festivals in the UK and is now held over four days.

The 2022 festival drew 35,000 people to the park in Lancaster.

This year's event, held in May 2022, was headlined by Richard Ashcroft (photo below), Clean Bandit and Kaiser Chiefs. Photo by Nettlespie Photography.

The previous year's event saw performances by James, The Lightning Seeds, Rick Astley, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Rag 'n' Bone Man.

2019's line-up included Sister Sledge, Grandmaster Flash and The Zutons.

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