Town ready for urban invasion

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MUSIC fans from all over the region are set to descend on Scarborough this weekend as the town prepares to welcome urban sensations N-Dubz.

Thousands of tickets have been sold for the band’s show at the Open Air Theatre on Saturday.

The full line-up has now been announced for the event, which will provide a festival of urban music.

Rising star Clement Marfo, who has shared the bill with such established acts as Plan B and Florence and the Machines and has been dubbed the new Professor Green, is one of the support acts and will be joined by artists including Bigz, Kayne, Duchess, Rascals and Encore.

More than half the 6,500 tickets were snapped up within a few days. The few remaining tickets are available to purchase online or through the various outlets.

N-Dubz are one of the hottest acts in British music, particularly with the younger generation, and packed out arenas across the country on their recent tour.

They have had eight top 40 hits on the UK Singles Chart, the most successful being “I Need You”, which charted at number five.

Their debut album Uncle B was released in late-2008 and debuted at number 11 on the UK Albums Chart, going on to sell more than 300,000 copies.

The trio have since recorded a further two albums which have both been certified platinum.

A spokesman for the event’s promoters Entourage Global said: “This is a monumental signing. The town has never had anything as big as this for the younger generation.

“This is the full arena show - they are bringing all of their dancers as well as their full live band. It is really going to be something special.”

The group’s 22-year-old female vocalist Tulisa Contostavlos is set to become a household name after being chosen as one of the judges on the upcoming series of the X Factor.

The band also features tabloid favourite Dino “Dappy” Contostavlos and Richard “Fazer” Rawson, both 24.

The N-Dubz concert is the second show to take place at the Open Air Theatre this year and comes in the wake of Elton John’s performance at the beginning of June which saw 8,500 people pack in to the North Bay theatre.