Marc Almond, Heaven 17 and who else are off to Scarborough next summer?

Marc Almond: playing Mixtape night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre

MARC Almond, Heaven 17 and Living In A Box will lead the Mixtape line-up of Eighties and Nineties acts at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on July 10 next summer.

Tickets will go on sale tomorrow (November 22) at 9am for the second SOAT show to be confirmed for 2020 after McFly were booked in for August 14.
Peter Taylor, directorof venue programmers Cuffe and Taylor, says: “We are delighted to announce Mixtape, the much-requested return of an ‘80s and ‘90s night to Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory of Heaven 17

“Previous shows have always been a big party night and, since the last ‘80s and ‘90s night here in 2017, we’ve been repeatedly asked for another one. We’ve listened, and Mixtape is here for summer 2020.
“Marc Almond, Heaven 17 and Living In A Box are not only three great artists with a string of major hits between them, but they all have such a strong local connection. We feel sure this will be another great night on the stunning Yorkshire coast.”
Lancashire-born Marc Almond first made his mark as frontman of chart-topping Leeds synthpop duo Soft Cell before branching out into a diverse solo career.
He was awarded an OBE for services to music and the arts, an Ivor Novello Inspiration Award, an Icon Award by Attitude Magazine and a Mojo Magazine Inspiration Award, as well as receiving an Honorary Fellowship from Leeds College of Music. 

Living In A Bx…now featuring Kenny Thomas

Sheffield electronic stalwarts Heaven 17 will celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2020. Born out of the schism in the original Human League, they still feature Glenn Gregory and Martyn Ware, makers of such hits as Temptation and Come Live With Me and the albums Penthouse And Pavement and The Luxury Gap.

Fellow Sheffield band Living In A Box have joined forces with double BRIT nominee Kenny Thomas, the Nineties’ soul singer, who has taken over the lead vocals.

Tickets will be on sale at, in person from the SOAT box office, in Burniston Road, or the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau, in Scarborough Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, or on 01723 818111 and 01723 383636.

Charles Hutchinson