Dedicated to the Business of Contemporary Live Music

Attendance record broken for third consecutive year

9 July 2018

Scarborough Open Air Theatre’s annual concert series attendance record has been broken for the third year running, according to promoter Cuffe and Taylor.

More than 82,000 people have purchased tickets for concerts at the 7,500-seat venue this summer, which features performances by Britney Spears, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Il Divo and Gary Barlow.

The series commenced with a performance by Lionel Richie on 19 June.

Cuffe and Taylor, which have programmed the venue’s events since 2016, says it expects more than 100,000 tickets to be sold for shows this year.

“I am delighted to hear that ticket sales have already topped last year’s results, which just goes to show that our decision to carry out work to increase the venue’s capacity [by 1,000] was the right one to take,” saus Scarborough Borough Council leader CDerek Bastiman.

Other Stories

Tramlines director Sarah Nulty dies

9 July 2018
THE DIRECTOR of Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival, Sarah Nulty, has died aged 36, after a short illness. Nulty was instrumental in building the 30,000-capacity event from…
Read more

SEC’s Harwood takes top award

9 July 2018
THE NATIONAL Arenas Association’s (NAA) outstanding contribution award has been presented to Anne-Marie Harwood, market research manager at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow….
Read more