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Lionel Ritchie Announced for Scarborough

Lionel Ritchie Announced for Scarborough

Published by Jon Burke at 9:00am 16th December 2019.

Music icon Lionel Richie is returning to the Yorkshire coast next summer for a headline show at the UK’s largest open air arena.

The global superstar is today delighted to reveal he will bring his stunning live show to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Tuesday June 9.

Tickets go on sale via  at 9am on Wednesday December 18th. 

This will be the second time Lionel has headlined Scarborough Open Air Theatre, after his sold-out show at the venue in 2018.

Lionel said:

“It was a truly wonderful night on the Yorkshire coast in 2018 and I cannot wait to return to this beautiful part of the UK again. It’s going to be another night to remember – so bring you’re dancing shoes!”

Performing hits from his extensive and much-loved repertoire, all the way from his days with 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 Three Times A Lady, Truly, Dancing on the Ceiling, Say You Say Me, Hello and All Night Long.

Lionel Richie has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and is also the proud recipient of an Oscar®, a Golden Globe® and four Grammy Awards®. He recently received the Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award. 

His Scarborough Open Air Theatre show is presented by Cuffe and Taylor.

Director, Peter Taylor, said:

“Lionel Richie is an undoubted global superstar and we are delighted to be able to bring him back here to Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

His 2018 sold-out Scarborough OAT show was the stuff of legend. It was a brilliant night in the presence of one of the most successful and celebrated music artists of all time. 

This is going to be another amazing night and I would advise fans not to hang around in getting their tickets.”

Tickets for Lionel Richie at Scarborough Open Air Theatre go on general sale at 9am on Wednesday, December 18th via 
They can also be purchased, in person, from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636). 

We told you at 8am about Westlife coming to the venue on Wednesday June 17th.

We'll be making another announcement at 12pm.


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