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Alfie Boe to Headline Scarborough Armed Forces day Concert

Alfie Boe to Headline Scarborough Armed Forces day Concert

Published by Matthew Pells at 8:00am 17th February 2020.

As Scarborough prepares to host the national Armed Forces Day event on June 27th it has been announced that Alfie Boe will headline a special concert at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Armed Forces Day.

An estimated 200,000 people – including leading politicians and members of the Royal Family – are expected to head to the resort for a series of events that will honour the dedication and sacrifice of the nation’s servicemen and women.

The concert will act as a climax to the days events with Alfie Boe headlining the performance which will also feature chart-topping mezzo-soprano Laura Wright.

Alfie said:

“It is an amazing honour, as well as a huge thrill, for me to be back at this wonderful venue to perform on Armed Forces Day.

I’ve played this venue many times and I’ve always received such a warm welcome from the good people of Yorkshire. The fact I will be performing as part of Scarborough’s hosting of Armed Forces Day’s National Event will make it even more special.  I cannot wait for June 27 – it will be an amazing evening.” 

Tickets for the event go on sale via scarboroughopenairtheatre.com at 9am on Friday February 21.

Alfie Boe

Alfie has performed on the world’s greatest stages and arenas as the star of such legendary stage productions as Les Misérables and La Bohème – together with his own sell-out concert tours.

He previously headlined Armed Forces Day concerts at the Open Air Theatre in 2015 and 2018, as well as performing there alongside his good friend and musical collaborator Michael Ball in 2017.

Last November, and for the first time since 2015, Alfie returned to the solo spotlight with the release of new album "As Time Goes By" – an album that celebrated the golden era of music from the 1930s and 40s.

Boasting Alfie's voice at its strongest, and performing alongside Grammy award winner Gordon Goodwin and his Big Phat Band, As Time Goes By journeyed through the defining songs of the era, from the full force of Sing Sing Sing, through to slower, smoother numbers The Way You Look Tonight and the legendary title track. 

Alfie will be singing songs from As Time Goes By, together with a host of other classics when he takes to the Scarborough OAT stage on June 27.

Laura Wright

Laura Wright’s Number One album 'The Last Rose' has made her one of the biggest selling classical artists of the last decade. She is proud to be the England Rugby team’s first ever official anthem singer and has performed at such prestigious events as the Rugby World Cup, NFL series, The Grand National, Royal Ascot and the FA Cup Final. 

The Armed Forces Day concert is presented by Scarborough OAT programmers Cuffe and Taylor.

Director Peter Taylor said:

“Alfie is massively popular and is someone we are asked to bring back every year, so we are delighted to be welcoming him back to Scarborough OAT this summer.

Saturday June 27 will be an extra special night as the nation’s focus will be on Scarborough. It is such an honour to host the Armed Forces Day National Event and so we really could not think of anyone better to headline this concert than Alfie who will be joined by the wonderful Laura Wright. 

It will undoubtedly be an incredibly moving and special concert and, we feel, the perfect climax to a day that celebrates the dedication and sacrifice of our Armed Forces.”

Stuart Clark, Scarborough OAT Venue Manager and Event Manager for the Armed Forces Day National Event added:

“Alfie Boe is a firm favourite at the OAT and we are delighted to welcome him back in 2020. His show will be a highlight of the prestigious Armed Forces Day National Event in Scarborough and a wonderful musical celebration dedicated to our Armed Forces.”

Tickets for Alfie Boe’s Armed Forces Day concert go on general sale at 9am on Friday, February 21 via www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com. 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)


IN DEPTH : Scarborough Armed Forces Day 2020 Guide



  • Tue Jun 9 – Lionel Richie 
  • Wed Jun 17 – Westlife
  • Sat Jun 20 – Supergrass
  • Sat June 27 – Alfie Boe  
  • Sat Jul 4 – Snow Patrol
  • Fri Jul 10 – Mixtape (starring Marc Almond, Heaven 17 and Living in a Box featuring Kenny Thomas)
  • Fri July 17 – Keane
  • Tue Jul 21 – Little Mix
  • Fri Aug 14 – McFly 
  • Sat Aug 15 – Louis Tomlinson

More artists to be announced


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