SNOW Patrol and Little Mix are the new additions to Scarborough Open Air Theatre’s ever-expanding summer season for 2020.
Gary Lightbody’s Northern Irish indie rock band will play on July 4; “the world’s biggest girl band” are booked in for July 21, boosting a line-up already featuring Mixtape (Marc Almond, Heaven 17 and Living In A Box) on July 10 and McFly on August 14.
Tickets will go on sale for Snow Patrol on Friday (November 29) at 9am, preceded by Little Mix on Thursday at 9am, at scarboroughopenairtheatre.com.
This month, Snow Patrol have marked their 25th anniversary by releasing Reworked, 13 reimagined versions of their back-catalogue peaks, complemented by three new recordings, Time Won’t Go Slowly, Think Of Home and Made Of Something Different Now.
Next summer’s show is sure to feature the likes of Run, You’re All I Have, Signal Fire, Called Out In The Dark and Take Back the City and Chasing Cars, officially British radio’s most played song of the 21st century. Expect to hear songs too from 2018’s Wildness, their first studio album after a seven-year hiatus.
Peter Taylor, director of Scarborough Open Air Theatre concert promoters Cuffe and Taylor, says: “Snow Patrol are not only one of the biggest-selling UK bands of the last 20 years, but they are also one of the most critically acclaimed live acts. We are delighted to be bringing them to Scarborough for summer 2020.
“They are behind some of the best-loved indie rock anthems and these special songs are going to sound amazing at this unique venue. I have absolutely no doubts this is going to be an incredible night.”
Little Mix will head to Scarborough on July 21 as part of a 21-date Summer 2020 tour that will take in Hull College Craven Park Stadium, Hull, on July 12.
They played Scarborough OAT previously in July 2017 and this time will perform such hits as Woman Like Me, Touch, Shout Out To My Ex, Black Magic and Wings.
“Performing live is our favourite thing to do as a band, we love it,” say The X Factor alumni Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson. “Our last summer tour was one of our favourites ever, so we can’t wait for some more brilliant outdoor shows next year. We want everyone to come party with us in the sunshine.”
Record sales of 50 million have seen Little Mix notch up four number one singles, four platinum-selling albums and nine platinum-selling singles in Britain, surpassing a record previously held by the Spice Girls.
Their 2016 album Glory Days was the biggest seller by a female group this century in the UK, alongside being named the longest-reigning Top 40 album for a girl group ever.
This year, Little Mix have toured Europe, Australia, Japan and the United States and taken their LM5 Arena Tour to Britain, Ireland and Europe.
Tickets for both Snow Patrol and Little Mix also will be on sale in person from the Scarborough Open Air Theatre, in Burniston Road, and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau, Scarborough Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, and on 01723 818111 and 01723 383636. For Little Mix at Scarborough and Hull, visit livenation.co.uk.