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Take That to headline at Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough

Take That to headline at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium for the first time ever Credit: PA

Take That have announced they will be headlining at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough. It will be the first time the stadium has ever hosted a concert.

The chart-topping band will be supported by the legendary Rick Astley on June 1, 2019.

Middlesbrough Football Club are looking forward to welcoming Take That to the Riverside.

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.

“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.”

– Head Of Commercial, Middlesbrough F.C. Lee Fryett

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.

“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.”

– Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen