Rita Ora is set to headline a brand new festival taking place in Middlesbrough’s Stewart Park this summer! The singer will take to the stage on Friday 24th August at the Endeavour Festival.
The Endeavour Festival is being brought to Middlesbrough by South East Live (SEL) – a five year old events management company, which specialises in large scale events such as live open air concerts, music festivals and food and drink events. Since its founding, SEL have hosted events that have included big name acts like Madness, Louisa Johnson and Chas and Dave. Louisa Johnson herself is also expected to perform at the Endeavour Festival.
The company have hinted that if the Endeavour Festival is successful, it could prove to be an annual event.
Mick Thompson, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Communities said: “We’re delighted by the news about about the Rita Ora concert in Stewart Park has now been made public and we hope this is an event people can get excited about”.
Speaking of Middlesbrough Council’s commitment of strengthening local communities, Mr Thompson said: “We [Middlesbrough Council] have big ambitions to bring city-scale events to Middlesbrough and are pleased that the organisers are thinking of this as somewhere they want to bring a concert with artists of the calibre of Rita Ora. We have already seen some big events on Centre Square and we want to do more to make this kind of occasion a regular occurrence in Middlesbrough.”
Stewart Park has been used as a live music venue in the past, including for Victoria Beckham’s performance in 2000 where 60,000 people attended the event to promote her then upcoming single Out of Your Mind with Dane Bowers. Other years saw Peter Andre and Rihanna perform.
Tickets for the festival will go on sale on Thursday 12th April and will be priced from £35. To buy tickets and for more information visit the Endeavour Festival website.