Pop princess heads to Worden Park

Pixie Lott hi res - Tramlines
Pixie Lott hi res - Tramlines

Hundreds of youngsters are expected to flock to Worden Park today for the arrival of a pop princess.

Chart-topper Pixie Lott has been invited to Leyland and is expected to give a short performance and interview in the town before jetting off.

The blonde star, famous for hits including ‘Cry Me Out’ and ‘Turn It Up’ is scheduled to appear as part of Rock FM’s Caravan of Love roadshow.

The news has sparked excitement from local business leaders, who say the visit could pave the way for bigger names to come to the town.

Tom Booth, chairman of the Leyland Business Group, said: “This is fantastic news.

“You always hear about cities like Preston having big events with big names but it’s not often you get it in Leyland.

“It’s brilliant to get things like this happening in the town. From a local point of view, the more people coming through the town the better and it certainly helps local businesses.

“This could definitely pave the way for bigger things to come.

“To see big-name bands and artists coming to the park for gigs in the future would be ideal.”

The chart-topping starlet, who has a new single called ‘All About Tonight’ out next month, will appear as part of the Preston-based station’s Hywel and Jamie show, being broadcast from the park on Wednesday from 3pm until 7pm.

The presenters are touring the county all week and broadcasting remotely from different destinations.

Town leaders have also welcomed the news, saying the arrival of the popstar is sure to get pulses facing.

Coun Margaret Smith, leader of South Ribble Borough Council, said: “It is lovely to hear of someone well-known nationally coming to Leyland to join in the festivities here.

“I hope she will find Leyland very welcoming and will return.

“It’s always nice to have big names around to put Leyland on the map.”

- Did join in the fun? Email your pictures to charlotte.wareing@lep.co.uk.