Will Young to Play Open Air Gig in Scarborough

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Chart-topper Will Young is to headline what promises to be a night to remember at Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre.

Chart-topper Will Young is to headline what promises to be a night to remember at Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre.

The singer-songwriter – best known for hits including Love Revolution, Leave Right Now, Jealousy and Light My Fire – will perform at Europe’s largest open air theatre on Thursday June 30.

Will’s addition to Scarborough OAT’s 2016 programme is further evidence that it will be an unforgettable summer of live music on the Yorkshire coast.

British soul superstars Simply Red, former The Beautiful South stars Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, rock legends Status Quo, West End king Alfie Boe and ‘Legends of Pop’ Tony Hadley, Jason Donovan and Rick Astley have already been confirmed for dates between June and August.

Tickets for Will Young’s not-to-be-missed June 30 show go on sale at 9am Monday December 14.

Peter Taylor, Director of concert promoters Cuffe and Taylor, who are curating Scarborough OAT’s 2016 programme, said: “Will is a hugely talented singer-songwriter who has not only produced a stunning and creative body of work over the last decade, but has built a deserved reputation as one of Britain’s must-see live performers.

“He is adored by his legions of fans and his appearance at Scarborough OAT is likely to be one of the highlights of the summer. It is sure to be a night to remember for everyone.”

Will first came to prominence when he won Pop Idol in 2002. He has gone on to sell more than eight million albums worldwide, has enjoyed four number one singles and four number one albums, and has won numerous awards and accolades including two BRIT Awards.

His 2015 album 85% Proof hit number one in UK and had critics purring at his striking vocal performances packed with emotion and “slivers of fragility”.

Cllr Andrew Backhouse, Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet Member for Leisure, Tourism and Culture, added: “It’s been a week of fantastic announcements for Scarborough Open Air Theatre and now we’re able to add pop superstar, Will Young, to the mix. The venue continues to play its part in boosting the local economy every summer and showing what a great place the Yorkshire coast is for live entertainment.

“Tickets for any of the shows would make great Christmas presents for friends and family, so don’t delay, get your pick of the seats when they go on sale next week.”

Tickets for the fully seated concert are priced from £29.50 and are available online at www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com or in person from the Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office from 9am Monday December 14. Tickets are also available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk