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Texas to play Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Chart topping rock band Texas will play a headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.

The Scottish band, which has sold more than 40 million albums in a brilliant career that has spanned four decades, will play Europe’s largest open air theatre on Saturday 11 August.

Emeli Sandé to play Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Brit Award winner and No.1 recording artist Emeli Sandé will play a not-to-be-missed show at Europe’s largest open-air theatre this summer.

Emeli – whose global hits include ‘Read All About It’, ‘Next To Me’, ‘My Kind of Love’ and ‘Clown’ – will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Thursday 5 July.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at OAT

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Get ready Yorkshire – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are heading to Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.

Fresh from the success of the No.1 album ‘Who Built the Moon?’ and sold out tour dates around the world, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will play Europe’s largest open air theatre on Friday 6 July.

Nile Rodgers and CHIC to star at Open Air Theatre

Monday, 12 February 2018

Legendary musician Nile Rodgers and his band CHIC will bring a night of dance, hip hop and rock to the Yorkshire coast this summer.

It is announced today that the disco legends will headline four UK seaside and stately home dates including a trip to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Sunday 24 June.

The full list of Nile Rodgers and CHIC dates are:

Captain Cook 250th anniversary celebrations

Friday, 9 February 2018

The 250th anniversary of the momentous first voyage of one of the world's greatest explorers will be celebrated in Whitby, during the weekend of 6 to 8 July, kick starting a series of nation-wide anniversary events. 

Tour de Yorkshire land art competition launched

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Welcome to Yorkshire is on the lookout for the county's best creations after launching its annual Tour de Yorkshire land art competition.

Last year's contest proved another huge success with massive, eye-catching pieces being displayed along the race route.

Businesses, landowners, farmers, schools and community groups are now being encouraged to get creative once again ahead of the fourth edition on 3 to 6 May.

Tour Makers recruitment drive underway

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Welcome to Yorkshire is on the lookout for a record number of Tour Makers for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire (May 3-6).

Tour Makers are passionate and reliable volunteers who are deployed along the race route to provide a warm welcome to the millions of fans who watch the action in person.

They also offer a point of contact for people wanting logistical information and ensure the event passes off as smoothly and safely as possible.

Industry accolade for tourism manager

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

A local authority senior manager has been recognised for excellent services to the Yorkshire Coast tourism industry at a special ceremony in Scarborough last weekend.

Janet Deacon, Tourism and Corporate Marketing Manager for Scarborough Borough Council and Area Director for regional tourism organisation, Welcome to Yorkshire, picked up the Tourism Award at the Scarborough Hospitality Association annual dinner dance at Scarborough Spa on Saturday 3 February.

Pete Tong with the Heritage Orchestra

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Legendary dance DJ Pete Tong with the Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley will bring a taste of Ibiza to the Yorkshire coast this summer. 

The critically acclaimed Ibiza Classics show, which is a smash hit with fans of both dance and orchestral music, will head to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Friday 20 July.

July date for Bastille at Open Air Theatre

Monday, 5 February 2018

Bastille are heading to the Yorkshire coast this summer for what promises to be a stunning  night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

The chart-topping and multi-award-winning band behind such anthems as 'Pompeii’, ‘Good Grief’, ‘Laura Palmer’ and ‘Things We Lost In The Fire’ will play Europe’s largest open-air theatre on Saturday 28 July.