SCARBOROUGH’S N-Dubz fans have just days to secure their tickets before sales go national for the band’s appearance at the Open Air Theatre.
Around 5,200 tickets were put on sale in Scarborough last Wednesday, with 750 seats sold in the first 20 minutes.
At the end of last week more than half the tickets had been snapped up by fans for the three-piece act, who have packed out arenas across the country on their recent tour.
In response to the demand organisers are making an extra 1,000 tickets available, though they say Scarborough fans will have to be quick to book their place before sales are released across the country.
Tickets initially were only on sale in Scarborough, either at the box office, at the Tourist Information in the Brunswick, or via ticketline.co.uk.
However promoters will be heading to York, Leeds and Hull this week as they open up sales nationally.
Tony Viney, of promoters Entourage Global, said: “I am delighted with how sales have gone. The most important thing is that so far it has been people from Scarborough who have got the tickets.
“We put this show on for the young people of Scarborough, and it is only right they should get the first chance to get tickets.
“However they only have a few days before tickets are due to go on sale nationally on Wednesday.”
Mr Viney said the support line up is also due to be released this week, with seven signed acts due to confirm their place at the Open Air Theatre.
He said: “If all seven acts confirm we hope to make this an Urban Festival. That is the hope anyway but it is still in the pipeline at the moment.
“The acts have all approached us after hearing about the venue and N-Dubz appearance, which is great for Scarborough and for the Open Air Theatre.”
N-Dubz recently performed to 23,000 people at the O2 and have 1.2 million friends on Facebook.
The group’s female vocalist Tulisa Contostavlos, 22, has hit the headlines after being chosen as one of the new X-Factor judges.
The N-Dubz concert will be on Saturday, July 30, and follows in the wake of Elton John’s performance which saw 8,500 people pack in to the North Bay theatre.
Also at the Open Air Theatre will be Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, and Go West, on Sunday July 24.