Get set for a big night out at the Open Air Theatre

Scarborough Open Air Theatre plays host to the Olympic flame journey.A view from the crowd.Picture Richard Ponter 122503aa
Scarborough Open Air Theatre plays host to the Olympic flame journey.A view from the crowd.Picture Richard Ponter 122503aa
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Organisers are promising a big night of talent with the latest event arranged at Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre.

Tickets the Big Night Out – featuring stars from The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice – are due to go on sale from Saturday.

The line-up of stars includes Amelia Lily and The Risk from The X Factor 2011; Loveable Rogues, The Mend and Scarborough-born Dalek impersonator Martyn Crofts from this year’s Britain’s Got Talent Contest; and Jaz Ellington and Max Milner from The Voice UK 2012.

It will take place on Saturday 18 August will also feature one of the most recognisable voiceover artists in the UK – Peter Dickson who is the voice of The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.

Janet Deacon, the area director for Welcome to Yorkshire which is supporting the Open Air Theatre, said: “It’s fantastic to see some of the most recognisable television talent contestants in the country brought together for this one-off show – we think this calibre of contemporary, modern acts will appeal to a huge variety of people, including families who just a few months ago may have sat together to watch these acts on TV.”

David Archer, the strategic director for Scarborough Council, added: “We have been working extremely hard to put on quality acts at the Open Air Theatre this summer which will appeal to a wide audience.

“It was amazing to have an icon like Dionne Warwick perform in the theatre; John Barrowman was a great success; there’ll be a full house for Olly Murs on 15 July; Russell Watson on 4 August is going to be an incredible show; and we’re closing the season on 25 August with JLS who are possibly the biggest boyband in the world right now.

“It’s great we have been able to add even more talented acts to this summer’s line-up from some of the most watched television shows in the last 12 months and who, if past experience is anything to go by, could very well follow in the footsteps of Olly Murs and JLS.”

• Big Night Out tickets go on sale at 9am this Saturday (30 June) at a special early bird reduced rate of £20 for tickets bought in July, rising to the full price of £24 in August, with 2,500 tickets for the best seats available locally though the Escape to the Sands offices in Scarborough’s North Bay where a minimal £1 booking fee is being charged; and through where a normal booking fee applies.

Under-14s who want to buy tickets from the Escape to the Sands offices, must be accompanied by an adult.