The Scarborough News

It’s Simply great news for first 2016 act at theatre


British soul and pop band Simply Red are heading to Scarboroug­h’s Open Air Theatre on August 10 next year.

This will be the first time the band has played at the venue and with less than 6,000 seats available at the outdoor event tickets are expected to be hugely popular. They are the first act to be announced for the theatre’s 2016 season.

Internatio­nally-acclaimed for hits including Stars, If You Don’t Know Me By Now and Fairground, the band are no strangers to the Yorkshire coast after filming the video for their smash hit Holding Back the Years near Whitby in 1985.

Cllr Andrew Backhouse, representi­ng Scarboroug­h Open Air Theatre, said: “We are delighted to be working with renowned promoters Cuffe and Taylor to bring Simply Red to the Open Air Theatre next summer.

“It’s a huge result for us and comes on the back of working with the same promoters for the Sir Tom Jones concert this year.

Scarboroug­h Open Air Theatre is the largest open air theatre in Europe. Cuffe and Taylor were responsibl­e for the sell-out Tom Jones concert at the venue last summer.

Director Peter Taylor said: “I am thrilled we are being given the opportunit­y to work with Scarboroug­h OAT again. This is a fantastic venue in a beautiful seaside town and I have no doubt the news that Simply Red will be there next summer will be greeted with a fantastic response.”

The Scarboroug­h concert is the first UK gig announced for Simply Red in 2016.

Tickets are available from Ticketmast­ on 0844 844 0444 or in person at Scarboroug­h Open Air Theatre Box Office from 9am tomorrow.

 ??  ?? Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall
Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall

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