Music icon Lionel Ritchie returns to Yorkshire next summer - tickets on sale now

Get ready to party All Night Long – music icon Lionel Richie is returning to the Yorkshire coast next summer.

Thursday, 12th November 2020, 2:23 pm

The global superstar will bring his sensational live show to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday June 12.

This will be the second time Lionel has headlined at the venue, following his sold-out show there in 2018. He was due to play the stunning Yorkshire coast venue again this summer only for the show to be rescheduled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lionel said: “I was really excited to be playing at Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer as I enjoyed a truly wonderful night there in 2018.

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    “I was very sad that, like so many things, the show had to be delayed but obviously, everyone’s health and safety comes first. I’m now looking forward to it even more and know we’ll all have such an incredible night of partying together."

    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 has sold more than 125 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.

    Scarborough Open Air Theatre programmer Peter Taylor said: “We are incredibly proud and excited that Lionel Richie - one of the most successful and celebrated music artists of all time - is returning to Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

    “His 2018 sold-out show here was just a brilliant night and this is going to be another amazing show by an undoubted global superstar. Roll on June 12 next year – we cannot wait!”

    Tickets are now on sale via

    Other gigs at the venue:

    June 19 – UB40 ft Ali Campbell and Astro; 20 – Ru Paul’s Drag Race: Werq The World; July 7 – Duran Duran; July 9 – Keane; 10 – Olly Murs; August 17 – Westlife; 20 – Nile Rodgers & CHIC.