Highest Point Festival has today announced it will be adding a fourth night to its open-air music festival this September, with 1,000 free tickets to be given to NHS staff. 

The Sunday night line-up has already been confirmed, with Rick Astley to headline, with special guest Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and supported by The Cuban Brothers. Tickets will be available from this Thursday (5th August) at 10am.

Two of the acts for the extra night at the festival have become even more well known due to their activity over the pandemic, and so organisers have pledged to give 1,000 free tickets to NHS staff as a thank you for their hard work over the last eighteen months. 

While Rick used his time to publicly support the NHS and organise free concerts while also amassing almost 2 million YouTube followers with his series of Lockdown Covers, Sophie Ellis-Bextor kept the nation dancing with her Kitchen Discos, performed at home with her five sons and all recorded by her husband.

The free tickets for NHS workers will be available ahead of the general release, and those wishing to apply can do so from tonight (Monday 2nd August), with the ballot open for 48 hours ahead of general release tickets. The link to register is here https://bit.ly/3rM3kBt

On the night, Rick Astley fans will be treated to hits like the chart-topping Never Gonna Give You Up, Whenever You Need Somebody, and Together Forever; while Sophie Ellis-Bextor will perform global bestsellers including Groovejet, Murder on the Dancefloor plus hits from her new album,  ‘Songs From The Kitchen Disco’. 

The two acts will also be joined by legendary outfit The Cuban Brothers, who continuously sell out shows across the globe with their theatrical performances. The flamboyantly attired, phony Latino quartet blend flavours of hip hop, disco, soul and funk with remarkable B-boy action, outrageous comedy and bouts of sporadic nudity.

The three acts will close a huge weekend of live music at Lancashire’s biggest open-air music festival, which is set to welcome 35,000 ticket-holders for four days of fun-filled musical performances from some of the music industry’s biggest names this September.

This year’s festival will follow on from 2019’s hugely successful instalment, which welcomed 15,000 music fans to witness the likes of The Zutons, Feeder, Grandmaster Flash and Sister Sledge, Highest Point 2021 will see some of the UK’s biggest, chart topping and most sought-after artists heading up the bill

Tickets to the Sunday night are on sale from 10am on Thursday 5th August and can be purchased from £25 per person via Skiddle here

There are still a few general release tickets available for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the festival via Skiddle, although full weekend tickets have now sold out. 

Festival organisers will be following any government guidance at the time of the festival. Full safety policies inline with any guidance will be available to view on the website closer to the festival date. 


Highest Point Festival
Highest Point Festival

Following a hugely successful 2019 weekender, Highest Point has confirmed its return to Williamson Park in Lancaster on 2nd - 4th September 2021. Rag ‘N’ Bone Man and Rudimental, each set to make their Lancashire debut. Highest Point have added an extra night to their weekend with James, Lightning Seeds & Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly playing at Williamson Park on Thursday 2nd September. Festival favourites James will take to the stage to play classics from their back catalogue, plus brand new music including their new single ‘Beautiful Beaches’ from their latest studio album All The Colours Of You.



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