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Elton John is to headline the inaugural Tower Festival Headland in Blackpool. The event, which takes place on June 16, will see the creation of a fully-seated outdoor arena, and will be produced by Marshall Arts.

Natalie Wyatt, managing director, Marketing Blackpool said: “Marketing Blackpool is delighted to be able to welcome Elton John to the resort, having worked closely with his promoters for what promises to be the most spectacular launch event for the Tower Festival Headland.

“This concert will mark the opening of the venue as a premier space for events and festivals and is testament to the fantastic improvements which have taken place in the resort to date. The fact that we are working with the worlds leading promoters to attract international artists of such a high calibre to perform here is quite simply wonderful.”