`

James Arthur show rescheduled after lightning strikes cancel gig

The show has been rescheduled
The show has been rescheduled

A new date has been set after James Arthur's performance at Scarborough Open Air Theatre was cancelled as thunderstorms hit the coast.

The singer will return to the Open Air Theatre on Sunday August 12.

James’s headline show was cancelled on Thursday evening (July 26) due to adverse weather but venue promoters Cuffe and Taylor have announced the show will now take place.

All tickets sold for the original show are valid for the new date.

Cuffe and Taylor say they had no alternative but to cancel Thursday night’s show after a series of lightning strikes along the Yorkshire coast.

Director Peter Taylor said: “We have worked really hard to be able to reschedule the date and we are delighted to be able to announce James will return to Scarborough OAT on Sunday August 12.

“It was really disappointing to have to cancel on Thursday night, but we had no choice given the lightning strikes and potential danger to all at the arena. We do not take these decisions lightly, but the safety of audience members, staff and artists always comes first.

“We want to thank everyone who came on Thursday night and braved the most atrocious weather for their understanding. We hope to see you here on August 12.”

Anyone with tickets for the original show who is unable to attend the new date is advised to contact their point of purchase.