A BAND has found out dreams do come true after winning a spot to perform at Glastonbury Festival later this month.

Leigh indie group Lottery Winners, who formed around 10 years ago, will be playing on the festival's The Rabbit Hole stage on Saturday, June 29.

The four-piece band were signed up by Warner Brothers in 2016 after striking a deal with legendary music executive Seymour Stein, who was famous for taking Madonna and the Ramones on board.

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The band with music executive Seymour Smith

Lead singer Thom Rylance said: "It's always been a lifelong dream to play at Glastonbury.

"We have wanted to play there every year since we have been going so we are excited about it.

"It has taken a while but it has been important to get about to all the gigs we've been doing."

The band are in the middle of their festival season, and after taking to the stage at Live at Leeds in May, they are set to play at Camden Rocks, Kendall Calling and jet off to Switzerland this summer.

Their music is influenced by 90s bands such as Blur and Oasis.

Thom met guitarist Rob Lally at Bedford High School and they joined forces with bass player Katie Lloyd and drummer Joe Singleton, who went to Lowton CE High School after meeting in the former Collier's Rest pub on Firs Lane.

It was there that they played their first gig in a packed out event.

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The Lottery Winners in action

They have gone on to play alongside Madness, Sleeper, Catfish And The Bottlemen as well as Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott from The Beautiful South.

The group have fulfilled musical ambitions of recording music at Rockfield Studios in Wales, where Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was produced, and Abbey Road Studios in London.

Lottery Winners' hard work off the stage has put them in the position where they are set to release their first major album and hope to launch it in Leigh later this year.

The Centurions fans are also always keen to to perform in the town and have previously appeared at players awards and kit reveal events at Leigh Sports Village.