Singer, songwriter and bassist Joe Sumner will join his music icon father Sting as the special guest for his Lytham Festival date this summer.

The former frontman of rock outfit Fiction Plane, who has carved a 20-year career, will open the show on Friday June 30 as Sting brings his My Songs World Tour to the Fylde coast joining already announced guests US rock band Blondie, Yorkshire’s indie heroes Kaiser Chiefs and rapidly rising Australian sibling trio Germein.

Joe said: “It is always an honour to perform on my dad’s shows. I’m in a very fortunate position to be given this opportunity and I have had a great time touring with him over the years.

“I’m now really looking forward to getting to the UK for what will be a brilliant series of outdoor shows.”

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Sumner formed Fiction Plane more than 20 years ago releasing debut album Everything Will Never Be Ok in 2003. After three further albums and supporting The Police on their 2007 reunion tour the band parted ways in 2015.

Since then, Sumner has enjoyed a successful solo career and his first solo album, Sunshine In The Night, is due for release this autumn.

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