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January 2018


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Music fans will get the chance to go One Step Beyond this summer as Madness announce an exclusive four-date tour of UK stately homes and a castle!

The British pop icons, who have been thrilling audiences for almost four decades, will headline four open air gigs bringing their House of Fun to:

July 6 – Englefield House, Reading

July 7 – Euston Park, Thetford

July 13 – Ragley Hall, Alcester

July 14 – Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Tickets for the tour go on general sale at 9am on Friday January 26 from

The last couple of years have been truly sensational for Madness as they followed up a phenomenal 2016 appearance on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage with the release of their 11th studio album – the critically acclaimed Can’t Touch Us Now.

Featuring the hit single Mr Apples, it instantly went Top 5.

The band’s tour is presented by promoters Cuffe and Taylor, whose director Peter Taylor said: “Madness are a Great British institution who remain one of the best live acts around.

“We worked with them at both Lytham Festival and Scarborough Open Air Theatre in 2017 and their show is a night of Madness-style mayhem with unbridled fun and songs that have become ingrained into the nation’s musical psyche over the last 30 years.

“We are now delighted to be presenting their four-date stately home tour and look forward to what will be a mad summer with these guys.

“All four venues are beautiful properties in the most amazing settings, so these will be incredible outdoor shows.”

A proud and original line-up often referring to themselves as a dysfunctional but happy family Suggs, Mike “Barzo” Barson, Chris “Chrissy Boy” Foreman, Lee “Kix” Thompson, Daniel “Woody” Woodgate and Mark “Bedders” Bedford have played to millions of fans over the last 40 years.

Formed in Camden in 1976, they have chalked up 15 UK Top 10 singles – including the timeless Our House, It Must Be Love, One Step Beyond, My Girl, Wings Of A Dove and Baggy Trousers – together with seven Top 10 albums.

Known for their cheeky humour and musical eclecticism, this “dysfunctional family” create a unique sound that comes into its own on stage and continues to endear them to fans new and old.

Tickets for Madness go on general sale at 9am on Friday January 26 from


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International superstar Lionel Richie will return to the UK in 2018 with a show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

This not-to-be-missed Yorkshire coast date on Tuesday June 19 is part of the music icon’s summer tour which will visit stunning open-air venues across the country.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday February 2 via

Performing hits from his extensive and much-loved repertoire spanning decades, all the way from the Commodores to the present day, Lionel’s shows are world renowned for their party atmosphere.

Fans will be able to enjoy timeless mega-hits and sing along to classics such as Lady, Truly, ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’, ‘Say You Say Me’, Hello and ‘All Night Long’.

Lionel says of his return: “I’ve been missing the UK and can’t wait to make my long-awaited return and to see parts of the country I’ve never made it out to before. The fans are always incredible and they make the atmosphere at every show electric, so I look forward to singing along with them soon.

These will be Lionel’s first UK shows since receiving glittering reviews for his ‘All The Hits’ tour which included three nights at London’s The O2. The dates followed a phenomenal Glastonbury 2016 performance which drew the biggest crowd of the weekend as more than 200,000 people flocked to the Pyramid Stage. Lionel’s incredible success continued as his album ‘The Definitive Collection’ topped the charts and provided his first UK Number 1 in 23 years.

Lionel went on to receive British GQ’s Icon Award adding to a celebrated career which includes the O2 Silver Clef Award, four GRAMMYs, a Golden Globe and even an Oscar as well as the prestigious Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award.

In 2016 Lionel launched his on-going Las Vegas headline residency show, ‘Lionel Richie—All the Hits’, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, where he takes his fans on a spectacular musical journey, performing a variety of his seminal hits. Having sold more than 100 million albums worldwide he recently joined the judging panel on ABC’s American Idol.

Lionel Richie joins a stellar 2018 line-up at Scarborough OAT – Europe’s largest open air theatre – that includes international pop icon Britney Spears, Il Divo, Gary Barlow, The Script, Steps and Alfie Boe.

Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday from and or in person from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).



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The Jockey Club Live and Carlisle Racecourse are proud to announce that PALOMA FAITH will be headlining an open-air concert at Carlisle Racecourse on Saturday, 7th July.

With her acclaimed Number 1 album ‘The Architect’ riding high in the charts and a BRIT nomination for Best British Female, Paloma Faith will be bringing hits old and new to the course for a stunning headline performance.

Paloma Faith returned to the charts in 2017 with ‘The Architect’, following the huge success of her 2014 album, ‘A Perfect Contradiction’, which spent 29 weeks in the Top 10 Albums Chart, 66 weeks in the Top 40, and 100 weeks in the Top 200.

The new album is currently on course to become her fourth double platinum album in a row – which would make her the first British woman in chart history to achieve this incredible feat!

Equally at home both onstage and in the studio, this show will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the summer season.  

Paloma Faith said: “I can’t wait to perform at Carlisle Racecourse this summer for the first time. I love summertime and I love outdoor shows so to be able to perform on a – hopefully – sunny evening at the course is something I’m very much looking forward to.”

Geraldine McKay, General Manager at Carlisle Racecourse, said: “We are all extremely excited to welcome Paloma Faith to the track in 2018; we all believe she is a fantastic performer and cannot wait to see her show…”

 The Jockey Club Live are leading promoters on the UK live scene, delivering spectacular line-ups of some of the hottest chart talent and legendary household names to some of the world’s most famous racecourses.

The events are renowned for combining a fun filled evening at the races with a spectacular evening concert in the informal and relaxed open-air setting of the hallowed turf. In previous years, Carlisle Racecourse has seen headline performances from artists including Madness, Will Young and Jess Glynne.

The Jockey Club racecourses have world-class customer facilities, featuring an array of award winning restaurants that cater for all tastes, be it Fine Dining through to delicious bistro food. The Jockey Club venues welcome over 2million people a year for some of the UKs biggest racing events so you can be sure a fantastic evening.

Tickets will be on sale at 8am on Friday 2nd February via, with a presale available to customers at 8am on Wednesday 31st January.

Tickets are priced starting at £35. There will be limited child tickets available at £15, with all all T&C’s available on There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.



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Pop icon Britney Spears today announces she will be bringing her “Britney: Piece of Me” show to the UK in August 2018.

A celebration of one of the most illustrious careers in music history, the show heads to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Friday August 17 before dates in London, Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Saturday January 27 via

For the first and only time, “Britney: Piece of Me” will visit Europe for a very limited engagement for fans that were not able to see the show in Las Vegas. This tour follows Britney’s record-breaking, four-year headlining residency, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, where Britney received rave reviews from both critics and fans alike since opening in December 2013.

“Britney: Piece of Me” – UK DATES

Friday 17 August                     Scarborough                Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Saturday 18 August                 Manchester                 Manchester Arena

Monday 20 August                  Dublin                          Dublin 3 Arena

Wednesday 22 August            Glasgow                      SSE Hydro

Friday 24 August                     London                        The O2

With more than 250 shows, the record-setting residency was sold out on a regular basis, selling almost one million tickets.

Dazzling fans with show-stopping performances for more than 15 years, multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Britney Spears is one of the most successful and celebrated entertainers in pop history, reaching icon status for some of the most seductive performances in history, blazing a trail for modern day female empowerment. A frontrunner in entertainment selling almost 100 million records sold worldwide.

Britney’s musical career boasts countless awards and accolades, including six Billboard Music Awards and Billboard’s Millennium Award, which recognizes outstanding career achievements and influence in the music industry as well as an American Music Award and the 2011 MTV Video Vanguard Award.

Britney has earned a total of six No.1-debuting albums on the Billboard 200 chart and eight Top 10 Albums in the UK. She has 24 top 40 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 – five of which went to No.1 – 22 Top 10 UK singles and five UK No.1s.  Britney has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards and won for Best Dance Recording in 2005.

Britney’s UK dates are presented by Cuffe and Taylor, the exclusive programmers of live music events at Scarborough OAT.

Director Peter Taylor said: “Britney Spears is quite simply one of the biggest music stars in the world. Her live shows are stunning events and her tours sell out across the globe. We are delighted to be bringing her ‘Piece Of Me’ show here to the UK. This is going to be something truly special.”

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Saturday January 27 via

and or in person from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).


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Singer-songwriter and star of ITV’s The Voice Lawrence Hill will support pop icon Kim Wilde when she heads out on her UK tour this spring.

Kim – who has sold more than 30 million records worldwide – releases her eagerly anticipated 14th studio album ‘Here Come The Aliens’ on Friday March 16.

She then embarks on her first full UK Tour in 35 years which kicks off at Ipswich’s Regent Theatre on Friday March 30.

Lawrence, who has toured Europe with Kim over the last two years, will be joining her on the road for all 19 UK dates which include shows in London, Glasgow, Sheffield and Birmingham.

Kim said: “I cannot wait for my ‘Here Come The Aliens Tour’ to begin. It’s going to be amazing and having Lawrence there with us is going to make this really special.

“He is a real talent and I am sure everyone who comes to the shows is going to fall in love with him and his music.”

Kim, who is promising a live show packed with her classic hits together with new tracks from ‘Here Come The Aliens’, stumbled across Hertfordshire-based guitarist and singer Lawrence while he was playing in a local pub and instantly became a fan.

Lawrence’s original, eclectic and infectious sound is full of energy and optimism. He made it through to the ’Battle’ rounds of The Voice 2017 with judge and Black Eyed Peas’ frontman labelling him “amazing”.

On joining Kim on the tour, Lawrence said: “I’ve loved playing with Kim across Europe where the fans have been fantastic. Playing to Kim’s fans at major venues across the UK is going to be something else. I can’t wait for the first gig.”

Produced by Ricky Wilde, ‘Here Come The Aliens’ was recorded at London’s legendary RAK studios – the very same studios where Kim began her career back in 1981 and recorded such seminal hits as Kids In America, Chequered Love and Cambodia.


MARCH 2018

30TH FRI           IPSWICH                      REGENT THEATRE

31ST SAT           SOUTHEND                  CLIFFS PAVILION


APRIL 2018

2ND MON         GLASGOW                   OLD FRUIT MARKET

4TH WED          BATH                           THE FORUM

5TH THU           TORQUAY                    PRINCESS THEATRE

6TH FRI             YEOVIL                        WESTLANDS


11TH WED        WREXHAM                  WILLIAM ASTON HALL

12TH THU         PRESTON                     THE GUILDHALL

13TH FRI           SHEFFIELD                   PLUG

15TH SUN         YORK                           BARBICAN

16TH MON       GATESHEAD                THE SAGE

19TH THU         HALIFAX                       THE VICTORIA THEATRE

20TH FRI           BUXTON                      OPERA HOUSE

21ST SAT           BIRMINGHAM             TOWN HALL

22ND SUN         SALISBURY                   CITY HALL

24TH TUE          HASTINGS                    THE WHITE ROCK THEATRE

26TH THU         LONDON                     KOKO

30TH MON       SALFORD                     THE LOWRY

To pre-order Kim’s ‘Here Come The Aliens’ go to

Tickets for all UK tour dates are available from

Tom Walker Joins The Script For Scarborough Open Air Theatre Gig

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One of the UK’s most talked about and highly respected breakthrough artists is set for what promises to be a not-to-be-missed night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

Although barely into his twenties, Tom Walker has 50 million streams to his name while his stunning new single ‘Leave a Light On’ has received major radio airplay.

And the singer-songwriter – recently named on the influential ‘BBC Sound of 2018’ longlist –  is heading to the Yorkshire coast on Thursday June 21st when he will support The Script.

The multi-award winning Irish rock band – who last year scored their fourth number one album – are playing a headline show at Europe’s largest open-air theatre for the first time. Tickets are on sale now via

Born in Glasgow and raised in Manchester, Tom released his debut track in 2016 and his reputation has grown ever since. He has played sold-out tours and support slots for artists including George Ezra, Gallant, Maverick Sabre and Jake Bugg and performed a mesmerising set at last year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Tom describes his music as “a mix between hip hop, a tiny bit of blues, a bit of pop with a splash of reggae” welded together by his heartfelt, down-to-earth storytelling on songs like ‘Just You’ and I and the Naughty Boy-produced single ‘Heartland’.

The Script’s concert at Scarborough OAT is presented by promoters Cuffe and Taylor. Director Peter Taylor said: “This was already going to be a sensational night with The Script headlining, but adding Tom Walker to the bill means this is going to be something very very special.

“Tom is quite simply one of the most talked about and relevant acts around and we are delighted to be bringing him to Scarborough Open Air Theatre. You will not want to miss this!”

 The Script head to Yorkshire fresh from the success of their fourth Number 1 UK album. Freedom Child. It topped the UK Official Albums Chart and lead single Rain picked up phenomenal radio airplay. To date, the video for Rain has been viewed more than 29 million times.

Since arriving on the scene in 2008, they have sold more than 29 million records and given us such global hits as We Cry, The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, For The First Time, Hall Of Fame (featuring and Superheroes.

The Script – lead singer Danny O’Donoghue, guitarist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power – are one of the biggest live acts and have sold more than 1.4 million tickets for shows around the world.

Tickets for The Script’s show at Scarborough OAT are on sale now available from (0844 844 0444) and or in person from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).

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