Take That set for The Riverside

Middlesbrough Football Club’s Riverside Stadium will play host to chart-topping band Take That in June 2019.

The band, who’ve enjoyed 12 number ones over the past 30 years, will headline the Riverside’s first major music event on June 1 when they will be supported by popular singer Rick Astley, who enjoyed a string of hits in the late 1980s.

The club’s head of commercial Lee Fryett said: “Part of the club’s long-term vision is for the Riverside Stadium to be used as a venue to host world class events, and this is a real coup for us.

“We’re working closely with the Tees Valley Combined Authority and Middlesbrough Council to bring world class events to the Tees Valley region, and their support, along with that of promoters SJM, has been terrific.

“As a football club we believe passionately in this region and we want to promote Tees Valley on a world stage. We are looking forward to welcoming people from the Tees Valley and beyond and ensuring everyone has a fantastic experience of both the Riverside Stadium and the region.”

Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen said: “This will be one of the biggest concerts to take place next year – and it’s happening right here in Middlesbrough. Thousands will come to the town, spend money, buy local and help to put the Tees Valley on the map.

“Hats off to Middlesbrough FC for getting this over the line. It highlights our ambition to host big events and bring massive music acts and even more visitors to the region.

“A couple of years ago we wouldn’t have had the confidence to do this. Now we’re bidding for a Rugby League World Cup, bringing the Great North City Games to Stockton, and now Take That are coming to Boro.”

The club will not be selling tickets directly. More ticket information will be released in the next week via mfc.co.uk and social media and via ticketmaster.co.uk.

Hospitality packages will be available. For more information please contact 01642 929425.

For general enquiries about this event please call our concert helpline 01642 929426.