Fylde music promoters sign major gig deal

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Lancashire-based music promoters Cuffe and Taylor are to present all live concerts at North Yorkshire’s Scarborough Open Air Theatre over the next five years

The duo, organisers of the Lytham Festival and other major events, have signed an exclusive deal to programme all live music events at the unique venue from 2016 onwards.

Over the last five years Daniel Cuffe and Peter Taylor’s empire has grown significantly. The hugely successful Lytham Festival, Betley Concerts and Greenwich Music Time are among the company’s festivals and events.

It has seen them work with artists including Tom Jones, whom they brought to Scarborough earlier this year, Neil Diamond, Billy Ocean, McBusted, Faithless, Collabro and Katherine Jenkins.

They have also worked extensively with Rod Stewart and are presenting his eight-date outdoor stadium UK Hits Tour in 2016.

The announcement comes just two weeks after Preston-based Cuffe and Taylor revealed they would be presenting Simply Red at Scarborough OAT next August.

Cuffe and Taylor director Peter Taylor said working with Scarborough OAT and Scarborough Borough Council presents an exciting opportunity.

He said: “We are thrilled we’ve been able to sign this deal with Scarborough Borough Council as we see this as a very exciting partnership.

“As Europe’s largest open air theatre the OAT is a fantastic venue to work with and offers something different to both artistes and audiences.”