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  • Charlotte O'Sullivan
  • 27-11-2017 10:42:02

Alfie Boe has been announced as the latest guest to headline the Scarborough OAT for Summer 2018. Returning to host the special Armed Forces Day, Boe is no stranger to the area. This summer he performed at the venue with his good friend Michael Ball despite a torrential downpour and in 2015 he headlined a concert as part of the resort’s Armed Forces Day. He is delighted to return for the annual day which celebrates and pays tribute to members of the Armed Forces.


He will be performing on Sunday 30th June 2018.

Alfie Boe's statement:

“I love playing at Scarborough OAT, the audiences are always so warm and really up for a good night. The fact this is Armed Forces Day will make the occasion extra special.

This summer’s show there with Michael was played in some horrendous weather conditions. The rain really was something else that night, but the audience was simply fantastic. Neither Michael or myself will ever forget that night.

I now can’t wait to bring my own show back to Scarborough – hopefully this time in the bright Yorkshire sunshine! I will be performing some new material alongside plenty of the songs the fans know and love.”

 The concert is presented by promoters Cuffe and Taylor. Director Peter Taylor said:

“Alfie is a worldwide star who loves playing Scarborough OAT. This is once again going to be a really special evening.

We have worked with Alfie many times and every concert is magical. His voice is unmistakable, and he is rightly regarded as the nation’s most beloved tenor.”

 Armed Forces Day is firmly established as one of the biggest annual events on the Yorkshire coast. Thousands of people are once again expected to flock to the resort for a programme of displays interactive exhibits, marching bands and parades by service veterans.

Cllr Andrew Jenkinson, Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism, Leisure and Culture, said:

“It's fabulous news that Alfie Boe will be returning to Scarborough again next year. He's definitely an Open Air Theatre favourite and it couldn't be more fitting to have him perform as part of our annual Armed Forces Day celebrations."

 Alfie Boe joins pop superstars Steps and Gary Barlow as headliners at Scarborough OAT for summer 2018 with many more artists and dates to be announced.

Scarborough Open Air Theatre 2018

  • 22 June – Gary Barlow
  • 29 June – Steps
  • 30 June – Alfie Boe

Tickets for Alfie Boe’s Armed Forces Day concert at Scarborough OAT go on sale at 9am Friday December 1st. They are available from

*Information supplied by Yorkshire Coast Radio