MUSIC fans were left disappointed after the headline act of Lytham Festival's 80sv90s night were forced to pull out.

80's band The Human League, were forced to pull out of the gig last minute after a band member took ill backstage.

A festival organiser was greeted with boo's as she broke the news to the waiting crowd.

The news was a blow to the thousands of people who had turned up to see them on Friday.

But as a last minute step-in DJ and TV presenter Pat Sharpe took over the decks to provide some last minute nostalgia with hits from the era.

However, many left people decided not to stay and left the festival early.

The rest of the show however, which included performances from A1, Betty Boo, Technotronic, Dodgy, Johnny Hates Jazz, Living in a Box featuring Kenny Thomas and an extra long set from Vienna-singing star Midge Ure, pleased the crowds.

With many festival-goers adorning neon tutus and crimped hair - Midge Ure was forced to break it to the crowd 'No-one actually dressed like that in the 80's!'.

Following the remainder of the festival, which included performances from Madness on Saturday and the stunning West End Proms show on Sunday, organisers Cuffe and Taylor announced it would be back in 2018 a week early.

It will take place from July 23 to 29 to avoid clashing with the Ricoh Women’s British Golf Open held at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club.

Festival director Peter Taylor said: “Lytham Festival 2017 has been tremendous.

"I am delighted with the success of the event and it never fails to please me just how our audiences react to such an eclectic and varied line up over the course of the festival."