Rock legends Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard have been announced as joint headliners for the closing show of next year's Lytham Festival.

Two of the world's leading rock outfits are the first headliners to be revealed as Lancashire’s biggest live music festival prepares to return for five nights from Wednesday. June 28 to Sunday, July 2.

The two bands will be heading to Lytham as part of The World Tour, one of only four UK dates to be announced.

“After finally getting back on the road and having a monumental summer tour in the US and Canada this year, we’re beyond thrilled to be bringing this massive stadium tour to major cities all over the world, and kicking off Europe in Sheffield where it all started for us 45 years ago. We’re looking to forward to seeing you out there, somewhere soon!” said Joe Elliott of Def Leppard.

"We had an incredible time playing The Stadium Tour in North America this summer and we truly can't wait to take the show around the globe with The WORLD Tour in 2023. Crüeheads in Latin America and Europe: Get ready! We're coming for you next and can't wait to finally see all of you out there again next year!" Mötley Crüe said in a joint statement.

Lytham Festival director Peter Taylor said: “What a closing night we have planned! For as long as I can remember our loyal Lytham customers have been asking for a rock night like no other so in 2023 we have arguably the two biggest rock icons in the world and they are going to be performing right here in Lytham.

“Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe represent the perfect combination of British and American rock legends so we can’t wait to welcome them to what will be the biggest rock night in the history of Lytham Festival.”

Tickets for Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe go on sale next Friday, October 28, at 10am from

Details of all other headliners and support artists will be announced at 8am next Friday8.

Peter Taylor added: “This is just the start of what is a magnificent line-up for Lytham Festival 2023 and we can’t wait to reveal all next week.”