Spa to host ’90s pop stars night

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SOME of the biggest names from ’90s pop music are set to perform at a special event at The Spa this summer.

‘I Love the 90s’ will attempt to recreate the magic of the 80s Rewind show which sold out Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre last year.

It will feature three acts boasting 24 top 10 hits between them - S Club, Five and Scooch - in the venue’s newly-refurbished Grand Hall.

Headliners S Club enjoyed a string of hit singles including Bring it all Back, Reach and Don’t Stop Movin’. Three members of the original line-up - Paul, Bradley and Jo - have reunited and will star at the event on Saturday July 9. 

Five enjoyed worldwide success with songs such as Everybody Get up and Keep on Movin’ and were awarded best pop act at the 2000 Brit Awards. Original members Scott and Abz are now back together and will perform the band’s greatest hits.

Completing the bill are Scooch, who scored three UK top 20 singles before representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 and will perform the show ‘Scooch do Glee’, featuring their own songs as well as songs inspired by the hit US TV show.

Jo Ager, the Spa’s sales manager, said: “The 90s is now the new 80s and we are delighted to be bringing a fantastic mix of 90’s acts to the venue enabling people to reminisce about such a great decade of pop music.”

Also at the Spa on August 29 and 30 will be the internationally-acclaimed production of ‘Shanghai’ by Cirque Du Ciel.

The two-hour extravaganza promises to combine acrobatics, modern dance, original music, martial arts and many other Chinese elements, featuring traditional Chinese stunts such as the aerial silks and the famous Monkey Poles, with a captivating storyline.

Tickets for both shows are available from the Spa Box Office.

The Spa Grand Hall re-opened its doors on Saturday following a huge £6.5 million refurbishment.

The year-long project has seen a major redevelopment of the Grade II listed Victorian concert hall, reception areas and offices. Communication systems, air conditioning and technical equipment have also been upgraded.

The official re-launch featured a performance by the world-famous Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra.

Members of the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners also used the venue earlier this week for their annual conference.

The excavation of the Grand Hall’s new basement turned up some new evidence of the site’s rich heritage. Contractors found material from the previous buildings which shows the site has been in constant change since the discovery of the Spa waters.

Scarborough’s spa water was first discovered in 1620 and the first Spa building was built by 1700. It was replaced by the larger Georgian saloon in 1739. The building was later rebranded as the Spa Complex in 1827 after it was sold to the Cliff Bridge Company who built a footbridge linking the Spa and the town.