Alison Moyet, 61, came to the rescue at Lytham Festival after Tears for Fears pulled out

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Alison Moyet came to the rescue at Lytham Festival on Saturday as she was moved to the headline spot after Tears for Fears pulled out at the last minute.

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The English pop rock band – formed by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith – apologized to fans for canceling their performance after Curt injured one of his ribs.

However, the festival party continued in full spirit with the Yazoo singer, 61, putting on a stellar performance performance on stage delighting fans with a slew of hits.

Saviour: Alison Moyet came to the rescue at Lytham Festival on Saturday as she was moved to the headline spot after Tears for Fears pulled out at the last minute

Saviour: Alison Moyet came to the rescue at Lytham Festival on Saturday as she was moved to the headline spot after Tears for Fears pulled out at the last minute

Saviour: Alison Moyet came to the rescue at Lytham Festival on Saturday as she was moved to the headline spot after Tears for Fears pulled out at the last minute

The hitmaker, real name Geneviève Ballard oozed confidence as she graced the stage.

The Brit Award winner, who went on to top the UK album charts with her first solo album in 1984, cut a stylish figure in a pair of denim jeans with a turned up hem.

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She teamed the look with a navy jumper and checkered scarf and wore a pair of sandals as she belted out some of her best known hits.

Showing off her youthful visage, the Grammy Award nominee wore her hair in loose silky curls with a make-up look radiating natural glamour.

Hitmaker: However, the festival party continued in full spirit with the Yazoo singer, 61, putting on a stellar performance on stage delighting fans with a slew of hits.

Hitmaker: However, the festival party continued in full spirit with the Yazoo singer, 61, putting on a stellar performance on stage delighting fans with a slew of hits.

Hitmaker: However, the festival party continued in full spirit with the Yazoo singer, 61, putting on a stellar performance on stage delighting fans with a slew of hits.

A statement from Lytham Festival said: ‘Unfortunately tonight’s headliner’s Tears for FearsA are unable to perform, but our brilliant special guest Alison Moyet and support artist Natalie Imbruglia along with DJ Rossie are ready to take to the stage, and we will enjoy a summer party on The Green this evening.

All ticket holders will receive a full refund for tonight’s show.

Please look out for an email from your point of purchase over the coming days.

‘Anyone wishing to join this evening’s party should head to the Lytham Festival Box Office for their chance to grab one of the remaining tickets for FREE.’

Radiant: She teamed the look with a navy jumper and checkered scarf and wore a pair of sandals as she belted out some of her best known hits.

Radiant: She teamed the look with a navy jumper and checkered scarf and wore a pair of sandals as she belted out some of her best known hits.

Radiant: She teamed the look with a navy jumper and checkered scarf and wore a pair of sandals as she belted out some of her best known hits.

Lytham Festival has attracted thousands of fans to the town over the past fortnight with headlines Lewis Capaldi and Elbow gracing the stage.

Sunday is the final night with the headline set to close out the 10-day festival from Paul Weller.

Alison’s appearance comes after she was made an MBE by Anne, Princess Royal at Windsor Castle in March.

The entertainer cut a stylish figure as she posed for pictures while holding her red lapel pin.

She wore a black and white dress with a floral pattern, with the garment cinched in at the waist.

Decorated: Alison cut a stylish figure in a black and white floral print dress as she was made an MBE by Anne, Princess Royal at Windsor Castle in March

Decorated: Alison cut a stylish figure in a black and white floral print dress as she was made an MBE by Anne, Princess Royal at Windsor Castle in March

Decorated: Alison cut a stylish figure in a black and white floral print dress as she was made an MBE by Anne, Princess Royal at Windsor Castle in March

The star wore a pair of high-heeled black boots and went for a classic look with her make-up to show off her natural beauty.

Alison was seen smiling as she was presented with her order of chivalry at the royal residence.

She enjoyed a short conversation with Princess Anne who pinned the award to Alison’s dress.

Order of excellence: Alison was seen smiling as she was presented with her order of chivalry at the royal residence

Order of excellence: Alison was seen smiling as she was presented with her order of chivalry at the royal residence

Order of excellence: Alison was seen smiling as she was presented with her order of chivalry at the royal residence

It was announced that Alison would receive an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors last year.

She has now joined the Members of the Order of the British Empire and is recognized for her services to music.

After the news was announced last June, Alison said: ‘I have been gifted an MBE on the occasion of the Queen’s Birthday.

In good company: She enjoyed a short conversation with Princess Anne who pinned the award to Alison's dress

In good company: She enjoyed a short conversation with Princess Anne who pinned the award to Alison's dress

In good company: She enjoyed a short conversation with Princess Anne who pinned the award to Alison’s dress

Good news: It was announced that Alison would receive an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honors last year

Good news: It was announced that Alison would receive an MBE in the Queen¿s Birthday Honors last year

Good news: It was announced that Alison would receive an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors last year

‘A remarkable, happy-making 60th birthday surprise for me. Basildon’s Alf with extra initials. I didn’t see that coming.

‘Recognition for a lifetime in music is always unpredictable and humbling.

‘This doesn’t come with a goody bag or gym membership, so I don’t feel too bad a thief.

Good work: She has now joined the Members of the Order of the British Empire and is recognized for her services to music

Good work: She has now joined the Members of the Order of the British Empire and is recognized for her services to music

Good work: She has now joined the Members of the Order of the British Empire and is recognized for her services to music

Speaking out: After the news was announced last June, she Alison said: 'I have been gifted an MBE on the occasion of the Queen¿s Birthday'

Speaking out: After the news was announced last June, she Alison said: 'I have been gifted an MBE on the occasion of the Queen¿s Birthday'

Speaking out: After the news was announced last June, she Alison said: ‘I have been gifted an MBE on the occasion of the Queen’s Birthday’

Grateful: She continued: 'A remarkable, happy-making 60th birthday surprise for me.  Basildon¿s Alf with extra initials.  I didn't see that coming'

Grateful: She continued: 'A remarkable, happy-making 60th birthday surprise for me.  Basildon¿s Alf with extra initials.  I didn't see that coming'

Grateful: She continued: ‘A remarkable, happy-making 60th birthday surprise for me. Basildon’s Alf with extra initials. I didn’t see that coming’

Looking back: Alison, who became one of the UK¿s most successful singers of the 1980s, was one half of pop act Yazoo

Looking back: Alison, who became one of the UK¿s most successful singers of the 1980s, was one half of pop act Yazoo

Looking back: Alison, who became one of the UK’s most successful singers of the 1980s, was one half of pop act Yazoo

‘Instead, I think of my grandparents who toiled so that I might cry. It makes me proud to be able to attach their history to this. Thank you.’

Alison, who became one of the UK’s most successful singers of the 1980s, was one half of pop act Yazoo with former Depeche Mode musician Vince Clarke before finding success as a solo artist.

She has won three Brit awards and was nominated for a Grammy over the course of four decades and has worked with the likes of Nile Rodgers, Dusty Springfield and a-Ha among others.

Other music industry figures awarded this year include Rick Wakeman, Lulu and Skin from Skunk Anansie.

Professional: She has won three BRIT awards and was nominated for a Grammy over the course of four decades and has worked with the likes of Nile Rodgers and Dusty Springfield

Professional: She has won three BRIT awards and was nominated for a Grammy over the course of four decades and has worked with the likes of Nile Rodgers and Dusty Springfield

Professional: She has won three BRIT awards and was nominated for a Grammy over the course of four decades and has worked with the likes of Nile Rodgers and Dusty Springfield

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