Drones will be banned from flying over Lancs town this month – here is why


Drones banned from flying over Lytham Festival this month

Drones will be banned from flying over Lytham later this month but it is for an important reason.

Lytham Festival takes place at the end of June and police have issued a safety update to festival goers and those in the surrounding area.

Flight restriction, affecting drones, will be in place from Wednesday, June 28 at 4pm to Sunday, July 2 at 11.59pm.

This is part of the policing operation at the event.

Anyone who does not adhere to these restriction risks having their equipment confiscated.

A police spokesperson said: “Who's ready for Lytham Festiva?

“We want you to know that we'll be providing a high-visibility presence throughout the event.

“We'll be joined by specialist teams to ensure safety for everyone coming along.

“We also want you to know that flight restrictions affecting drones will be imposed above Lytham Festival between Wednesday, June 28 from 4pm, to Sunday, July 2 at 11.59, as part of the policing operation during the event.

“Our policing plans for Lytham Festival take land, sea and air into consideration and these airspace restrictions, just like other security measures such as road closures, are aimed at keeping people safe.

“Please adhere to these regulations, or your equipment may be seized and confiscated.

If you wish to fly a drone in the restricted areas, you must obtain permission from Lancashire Constabulary by contacting DroneExemptions@lancashire.police.uk.

“As always, for emergencies always dial 999. For non-emergencies, call 101 or report online. You can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website.”

Jamiroquai, George Ezra, Sting, Lionel Richie and Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe are the headliners for Lytham Festival 2023.

The line-up of international rock, pop and funk legends and multi-award-winning musicians is announced as the music festival prepares to return for what is set to be five unforgettable nights.

Along with the headliners, US rock band Blondie, indie heroes Kaiser Chiefs, award-winning hitmaker Gabrielle andBritish pop icon Kim Wilde will also join the bill as special guests and support artists with more still to be announced.”

Festival director Peter Taylor said: “What a line-up! We are always excited to reveal who will be coming to Lytham Festival and for 2023 we have one of our best line-ups to date.

“Each year we endeavour to work with artists who appeal to as wide an audience as possible. So when you’ve got Jamiroquai opening the festival, George Ezra the following night, and then Sting with special guest Blondie, I think it’s fair to say that represents a very varied week at Lytham.

“Add to that we are delighted we have the icon that is Lionel Richie finally coming to us and of course, we’ve already announced we have arguably the world’s most iconic and celebrated rock legends to close the festival – Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe.

“Lytham Festival is all about the audience and what we can bring to those music fans every year. 2023 represents a huge line up of both international stars and homegrown talent. It’s going to be a big year.”