After Elton ... New stars for Scarborough’s theatre

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SCARBOROUGH’S Open Air Theatre has attracted another big-name act following a triumphant performance by Elton John.

The venue will play host to N-Dubz – who have packed out arenas across the country on their recent tour.

The group’s female vocalist Tulisa Contostavlos, 22, has hit the headlines after being chosen as one of the new X-Factor judges.

The concert will be on Saturday July 30 and will feature a number of support acts.

Tony Viney, of promoters Entourage Global, said: “This is going to be massive for Scarborough – especially for the younger generation.

“N-Dubz played to 23,000 people recently at the O2 and have 1.2 million friends on Facebook. The show will be incredibly spectacular and dynamic.”

Following in the wake of Elton John’s performance, this will be something to attract those in their teens and early 20s.

Mr Viney said: “Other artists will be watching now to see if it works. If it sells out we will have a great summer ahead.”

The booking was welcomed by Janet Deacon, Welcome to Yorkshire’s area director (North Yorkshire East), who said: “The Elton John concert was a real success for Scarborough and it’s fantastic news to hear about N-Dubz.

“The acts are appealing to all ages and are worldwide artists. Once you get this kind of act the word spreads.”

Scarborough Council leader Tom Fox added: “The opportunity is there and we will hopefully capitalise on it by continuing to attract some iconic acts.

“Elton John was absolutely marvellous and I know that discussions are going on at the moment with a number of artists.

“It’s fantastic news that another band has been booked.”

Also at the Open Air Theatre will be Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, and Go West, on Sunday July 24.

Tickets for N-Dubz go on sale tomorrow from 9am at www.ticketline.co.uk priced at £30. This is for people in Scarborough to get tickets. They will then go on open sale from 9am on Thursday.