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Tinchy Stryder to open outdoor arena

Chart topping rapper Tinchy Stryder is to open a brand new outdoor arena based at Flamingo Land.

Tinchy Stryder will open a new arena at Flamingo Land
Tinchy Stryder will open a new arena at Flamingo Land

He will perform at the Party in the Park event on 22 August to formally open the new Riverside One Arena.

Riverside One is the latest development at Flamingo Land costing £4 million to build and provides outside dining space, an all-weather stage and a back-lit waterfall feature.

No expense has been spared on Riverside One or the array of talent that we have secured for the event, including children's entertainment, singing acts and our acrobatic team. We want to make sure that no-one misses out on what will be an unbelievable event.

– Flamingo Land spokesperson

Weather Forecast for the Leeds Festival

by JON MITCHELL
Last year at Leeds Festival
Damp underfoot! Credit: MIKE NEWTON

The Leeds Festival is looming so that means rain right? Right! (but hopefully not too much).

Thursday will see a drop of rain in the form of light showers, but they won't amount to very much.

Thursday night is expected to be chilly, especially for camping.

Friday will see sunshine and mainly dry weather but a few showers are possible late afternoon/evening. Another chilly night will follow.

On Saturday expect a sunny morning but a few heavy, possibly thundery showers late afternoon/evening.

Saturday night will be really chilly due to clearing skies but that means a nice day on Sunday with long sunny spells.

Then it all goes pear shaped as rain edges in Sunday night to give a wet and windy day Monday.

Have a great time and stay up to date with the latest forecast here.

JON MITCHELL

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Leeds Festival booker: Arctic Monkeys can own the main stage

The man responsible for booking bands at Leeds Festival says the time is right for Arctic Monkeys to headline after a five year absence.

Final preparations are underway for the festival which begins on Friday.

Jon Mac also told Daniel Lynch about the importance of having local bands playing across the three day event at Bramham Park:

First trailer for Cilla biopic starring Sheridan Smith revealed

The first footage from a new ITV drama looking at the rise to fame of Cilla Black has been released.

It stars Sheridan Smith, the Epworth born actress who made her name in shows like Benidorm.

The move to more serious roles has been a smooth transition for her and she says she has studied Cilla Black in great detail to make the portrayal as accurate as possible.

Click below to watch the preview:

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