Paul Merton among the stars lined up for the 2014 Lichfield Festival

Paul Merton

Paul Merton

Comedian Paul Merton will be one of the highlights of this year’s Lichfield Festival.

The Have I Got News For You star will bring his Impro Chums to the Garrick on July 5 as part of the annual arts event.

Other big names include Charlie Higson, Peter Snow, Miles Jupp, Lord Ashdown and Rod Liddle.

Music will be offered from the likes of the BBC Philarmonic Orchestra, Lau, Courtney Pine and Penguin Cafe.

Festival Director Fiona Stuart said: “For ten glorious days in July our festival will bring togetherartists from around the world for a cultural feast of entertainment and fun.”

This year’s Lichfield Festival will run between July 3 and 14 and tickets will go on sale from April 22

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