Sam Fender to open 2022 season at Scarborough Open Air Theatre: how to get tickets

Scarborough Open Air Theatre has announced a top star to launch the summer 2022 line-up.

By Steve Bambridge
Monday, 7th March 2022, 8:00 am

Sam Fender has added a date on the Yorkshire coast to his biggest ever UK tour.

The double BRIT Award winner – whose new album Seventeen Going Under followed his 2019 era-defining debut Hypersonic Missiles straight to the top of the UK charts – will play a headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Friday May 27.

Tickets for the 8,000-capacity show go on sale at 9am on Friday March 11 via

Sam Fender will open the OAT's summer season on May 27.

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    And fans are advised to be quick. Tickets for all of Sam’s 2022 UK arena dates – including two homecoming shows in Newcastle and two nights at Wembley Arena – sold out as soon as they went on sale.

    It has been an incredible 12 months for North Shields’ latest, greatest son – hailed as one of the most cherished and original songwriters of his generation.

    Last year saw the release of Sam’s second UK Number One Album, the bruisingly open, honest and intensely personal Seventeen Going Under.

    Tickets go on sale on Friday.

    Last month, he received the 2022 Brit Award for Best British Alternative/Rock Act, to add to his 2019 Critics' Choice Award.

    He is now ready to bring his high-octane live show to massive stages around the UK.

    His Scarborough OAT headline date – the Yorkshire coast arena’s opening show of 2022 – will begin an incredible summer for Sam which includes headline festival slots at Tramlines, Truck and Victorious, and another massive outdoor show at London’s Finsbury Park.

    Reviews for Seventeen Going Under

    “Stunning” **** – Rolling Stone UK

    “One of the year’s best” **** – NME

    “Fender has become one of Britain’s most compelling songwriters. It’s thrilling to witness” – The Sunday Times

    “It feels good to have a popular artist whose songs not only fill your heart and twitch your hips, but also say things worth hearing” ***** – The I

    “A once in a generation artist delivers a stunning second album” 10/10 – Gigwise

    “urgent, incisive and brave” ***** – The Guardian

    “this is very special indeed” ***** – DORK

    “an album shot through with the adrenalin of youth” **** – The Telegraph

    “An album of the year contender” **** – Daily Star

    “A towering piece of work… one of this generation’s truly great songwriters” – The Line of Best Fit

    **** – The Independent

    **** – The Times


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    June 4 Yorkshire’s Platinum Jubilee Concert with Jane McDonald and guests

    June 11 Crowded House

    June 25 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

    June 30 Michael Ball and Alfie Boe

    July 1 Bryan Adams

    July 9 Elbow

    July 14 The Script

    July 16 Tears For Fears

    July 22 Simply Red

    July 23 Westlife

    July 26 Tom Jones

    August 2 Christina Aguilera

    August 11 Lewis Capaldi