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From rock clas­sics, op­er­atic cov­ers to Ibiza dance an­thems – a mix of acts took to the stage across a three-night stint at the Open Air Theatre.

Welsh rock band Stereo­phon­ics thrilled the crowd at the North Bay venue last Thurs­day night as the theatre’s barn­storm­ing sum­mer sea­son con­tin­ues.

The band, who have notched up six num­ber one al­bums, were pre­ceded by sup­port acts At­lantic Ma­chine and the very im­pres­sive Circa Waves. Then, on a warm, balmy night, the Welsh­men launched into a lengthy set of clas­sic songs in­clud­ing Lo­cal Boy in the Pho­to­graph, I Wanna Get Lost With You, The Bar­tender and the Thief, Hand­bags and Gladrags, Just Look­ing, Maybe To­mor­row and Have a Nice Day.

A run­way off the main stage meant the band could get closer to the au­di­ence, with drum­mer Jamie Mor­ri­son hav­ing a sec­ond drum kit on the end of the run­way, used to full ef­fect with a stun­ning drum solo on Mr and Mrs Smith, the penul­ti­mate en­core.

And the clos­ing song was the epic, an­themic Dakota, round­ing off a great night for Scar­bor­ough.

Leg­endary DJ Pete Tong played a sen­sa­tional con­cert with The Her­itage Orches­tra – bring­ing Ibiza Clas­sics to Scar­bor­ough Open Air Theatre on Fri­day night.

Singer Becky Hill was a hit with the crowd, while the star DJ and his orches­tra wowed the au­di­ence with cov­ers of In­som­nia by Faith­less, Out of Space by Prodigy and The Chem­i­cal Brothers’ Gal­va­nize.

Fi­nally, clas­sic vo­cal band Il Divo stunned crowds with their op­er­atic cov­ers of Adele’s Hello, Rob­bie Wil­liams’s An­gels and clas­sics such as Frank Si­na­tra’s My Way.

Dancers told the story as their tenor and bari­tone voices im­pressed the au­di­ence.

Sup­port­ing the group, which are cel­e­brat­ing their 15thanniver­sary,wereBri­tain’s Got Tal­ent con­tes­tants Bring it North – made up of five young­stersin­cludin­gonesinger­from Bridling­ton, Toby McTurk.

They wowed the au­di­ence with songs from Dis­ney’s Moana and The Great­est Show­man and re­ceived a tremen­dous roar of ap­plause as they made their way across the theatre fol­low­ing their set.

Bring It North, Il Divo, Stereo­phon­ics and Pete Tong thrilled the crowds.

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