It's 'Hello' again from Lionel Richie as he returns to Scarborough's Open Air Theatre in summer 2021

Music icon Lionel Richie is returning to the Yorkshire coast, as Scarborough Open Air Theatre announces another act for 2021.
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The global superstar will bring his sensational live show to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday June 12.

Tickets go on sale via at 8am on Friday October 30.

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This will be the second time Lionel has headlined Scarborough Open Air Theatre; his sold-out show opened the venue's 2018 season.

Lionel Richie's sold-out show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre in 2018.Lionel Richie's sold-out show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre in 2018.
Lionel Richie's sold-out show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre in 2018.

He was due to play the Yorkshire coast venue again this summer only for the show to be rescheduled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lionel said: “I was really excited to be playing at Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer as I enjoyed a truly wonderful night there in 2018.

“I was very sad that, like so many things, the show had to be delayed but obviously, everyone’s health and safety comes first. I’m now looking forward to it even more and know we’ll all have such an incredible night of partying together."

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Performing hits from his extensive and much-loved repertoire, all the way from his days with The Commodores to the present day, Lionel’s shows are world renowned for their party atmosphere.

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Lionel Richie

Fans will be able to enjoy timeless mega-hits and sing along to classics such as Three Times A Lady, Truly, Dancing on the Ceiling, Say You Say Me, Hello and All Night Long.

Lionel has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide and is also the proud recipient of an Oscar®, a Golden Globe® and four Grammy Awards®. He recently received the Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award.

In recent years, he headlined massive festivals including Glastonbury – drawing the festival’s biggest crowd ever with more than 200,000 attendees.

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Last year, he took fans on a spectacular musical journey with new album – Live from Las Vegas – which hit top spot on the Billboard Artist 100 chart.

Scarborough Open Air Theatre programmer Peter Taylor said: “We are incredibly proud and excited that Lionel Richie - one of the most successful and celebrated music artists of all time - is returning to Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

“His 2018 sold-out show here was just a brilliant night and this is going to be another amazing show by an undoubted global superstar. Roll on June 12 next year – we cannot wait!”

The venue's 2021 line-up so far is:

June 12 Lionel Richie

June 19 UB40 ft Ali Campbell and Astro

June 20 Ru Paul’s Drag Race: Werq The World

July 9 Keane

July 10 Olly Murs

August 17 Westlife

August 20 Nile Rodgers & CHIC