LEGENDARY alternative rock band the Happy Mondays will be among the headline acts in this summer’s season at Scarborough, tourism officials announced today.
The Manchester band, first popular in the 1980s, has been touring since the announcement a year ago that it would reform with its original line-up of Shaun Ryder, Gary Whelan, Mark Day, Paul Ryder, Paul Davis, Rowetta Satchell and Mark Berry (Bez), known for his ‘manic on stage antics.
Tickets for the event at Scarborough’s open air theatre on June 22 will go on sale next week.
David Chance, Scarborough council’s cabinet member for tourism, said: “Happy Mondays is another major coup for the open air theatre. With millions of fans around the world, amassed over the last thirty years, the band will bring yet another dimension to this year’s varied line up.”
Janet Deacon of the tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire said: “The varied artists being signed will ensure that the theatre is able to attract different audiences throughout the summer, subsequently boosting local trade and cementing Scarborough’s position as a first class destination for live music.”