The Streets, the Kaiser Chiefs and Dizzee Rascal among a host of big names for the “drive-in” airport festival


More big names have been revealed for a new and unique music festival to be held at Teesside Airport. The Streets, Dizzee Rascal, the Kaiser Chiefs and a host of other artists have joined previously announced acts such as DJ Sigala, Tony Hadley, Russell Watson and Gary Numan.

The airport has been chosen as one of 12 sites across the united KINGDOM to host six weeks of “live” unique “drive-in” entertainment this summer.

Next to these acts, there will also be performances from Ash, Beverley Knight, Brainiac Live, Bjorn Again, Brand New Heavies, Camp Bestival Live, the usual Cream Ibiza, the Kiss, Jack Savoretti, the Lightning Seeds, Nathan Dawe, Reggae Roast vs Gentleman’s Dub Club, Russell Watson, Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, Skindred, The Snuts, and The Zutons.

And the organizers of Live Nation say that even the biggest names acts will be confirmed soon, with tickets on sale Monday, June 22 through the united kingdom.

In making the announcement Friday morning at the airport, Mr Houchen said: “This is an announcement you might not have expected at the airport, which will host a number of concerts during the summer.

“We will be running six days per week, for six weeks between July and September.

“A crowd of stars to fly, but we will also welcome comedians, movies, musicals in the West End as well. “

Ben Houchen has announced the concerts at the airport

Mr Houchen said the news confirmed Teesside’s growing status as a destination of entertainment, this event is the only one of its kind in the North-east, and follows last year’s Radio 1 Big Weekend, with The Killers are to play a rearranged date at the Riverside Stadium next year.

Tickets for Utilita Live From The Drive-In events will be available from 8am on Monday, June 22, at the united kingdom.

Concert enthusiasts will have a parking spot on the airport runway, near the stage – but the event will not stop normal operation of the airport, Mr Houchen said.

The shows are designed to comply with all official directives to ensure the public can enjoy a series of music concerts, theatre performances, comedy shows and family this summer in a safe and responsible manner.

The event will be capped at approximately 300 cars with enough social distance of the spacing between the two. The Bars and concessions will also be available.

Cars with 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 their chosen show.

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The conservative MP for Stockton South Matt Vickers said: “The out-of-the-box thinking on display here perfectly encapsulates the best of Teesside.

“Unique, proactive, and never be afraid to put on a good night!

“The last few months have been difficult, and I have seen so much, sacrifice so much. Now, as we begin to facilitate the locking restrictions and to gradually return to normal life, I want to see more of such events across our region as the two play an essential role in obtaining the economy of the car again, and give people a great need for entertainment. ”

Tickets for the shows will be available from the united kingdom.


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