Big names at the festival of live music unique to the airport of Teesside


Live music missing? Don’t worry, this summer you can enjoy a multitude of big names in the comfort of your own car. The international airport of Teesside has been chosen as one of 12 sites across the United Kingdom to host six weeks of live entertainment ” drive-in “, this summer.

Until now, the registered artists include DJ Sigala, Tony Hadley, Russell Watson, Gary Numan and the Lightning Seeds, famous for their tube Euro Lions Three Lions.

Other big names still to be announced.

The shows will be held on a stage specially constructed with the background of the main runway of the airport – but there will be no disruption of flights when the airport will reopen to passengers on Monday.

The event, organized by Live Nation, will give to those who miss a dose of concerts a chance to feel a sense of arena of their cars because the rules of social distancing of the coronavirus make the concerts and the festivals common impossible.

The program of events will also include theatre performances in the West End, comedians, films, scientific programs, interactive and familiar faces from kids ‘ tv.

Mayor Ben Houchen made the announcement at the airport of Teesside

There will be shows in the morning, afternoon, early evening and late evening

Events took place across the Uk between July and September, the drive-in the airport of Teesside is the only place of its type in the north-east.

The events will be limited to approximately 300 cars with a spacing adequate social between the two, and in the queues.

Bars and concessions will also be available. Cars up to seven people are allowed, and each vehicle will have its own dedicated space for people to stand or bring folding chairs if they wish to enjoy the show of their choice.

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The mayor of Tees Valley, Ben Houchen said: “I’ve always said that our airport was far more than theft, and here is the biggest proof to date! In these times unprecedented, it is easy to sit back and do nothing, but my team worked hard and thought outside of the box thinking to find new ways to support our airport.

“I know that the people of Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool love their concerts and their shows, look how quickly the tickets sold for the Big Weekend Radio 1 at Stewart Park last year, or to Take That and The Killers at the Riverside Stadium. I ‘ I’m sure the coming weeks of entertainment will be just as fun.

“An airport thriving is the key to my plan to revive our economy once we have gone through the pandemic, creating local jobs of good quality for the local population. With the development Southside currently, our agreement with Willis Asset Management for their new maintenance european base of the airport of Teesside working with some of the largest airlines in the world, and now, for something a little different, shows that we have much to expect. ”

“I am delighted that the airport of Teesside has been chosen to host these events. Everyone had so much to sacrifice in these last times and the people of Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool deserve a good night of entertainment. “

Peter Taylor, promoter Live Nation said: “This series of outdoor concerts has been created as a way to reinvent the experience of live music during a period of social distancing in enabling fans to enjoy concerts of the most secure way possible.

“Each event will comply with all official directives from government in order to protect the fans, the artists, teams, and staff. We look forward to announcing some of the biggest names in music in the Uk and get these fantastic artists in a city near you. ”

Tickets will go on sale on Monday. To book tickets, see the schedule and for more information on the restrictions of coronavirus and health and safety, visit


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