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Scarborough Council Leader Questions Theatre

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Published by Jon Burke at 6:30am 15th May 2019.

There's more concern about the number of acts announced for this year's season at Scarborough's Open Air Theatre.

Promoters Cuffe and Taylor have announced 10 acts so far for this summer, compared to 16 last year,

The new leader of the borough council, Steve Siddons, has been expressing his disappointment.

Steve's been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio..

In a statement last month, Director of Cuffe and Taylor, Peter Taylor, said:

“We are continuing to source top-name artists for Scarborough OAT’s 2019 summer programme and spread the word we are open for business.

We planned to announce more headline acts by Easter but that has not been possible. However, talks are ongoing with a number of artists and we hope to be in a position to announce these very soon.

While we have a licence for 20 shows each year, this is the maximum number we can present, and the most important thing is that we get the right acts for this stunning and unique venue as we have done since we began programming events here in 2016.

When you consider the number of artists we are bringing to Scarborough, compared to just a few years ago, the difference is huge. For Summer 2019 we’ve already announced an exciting and varied programme and ultimately, it’s about quality over quantity."

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Diddy dave, on 15th May 2019 7:06am
dont know how cuff and taylor can call tribute bands quality ??
Amyd, on 15th May 2019 8:25am
I would love to see BLUE here and old skool 90’ and 00’ bands would love to see this
zara, on 15th May 2019 10:29am
i love the way they now say they have a licence for a maximum of 20 shows, surely that was why they applied for the extra ones so they could actually use them! Makes you also wonder why the council paid for the lake to be filled in for extra seating!!!
andyh, on 15th May 2019 9:13pm
Its a disgrace . In autumn last year cuffe and taylor said
Most acts were already booked for this year and would
Be announced in the new year. What has happened?
Where are the theatre fillers? Touring this summer, Rod Stewart,
The Eagles, what about ELO? And no act for armed forces dsy?

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