Yorkshire’s very own Jane McDonald will light up Scarborough Open Air Theatre in 2022 when she headlines a special concert to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. She will be joined by a host of special guests for Yorkshire’s Platinum Jubilee Concert taking place at Britain’s biggest outdoor concert arena on Saturday June 4.

Wakefield-born Jane McDonald won a place in the nation’s hearts in the BBC docu-soap The Cruise back in 1998. She became a household name overnight and her eponymous debut album spent three weeks at Number 1 in the UK Albums Chart. Since then, Jane has toured extensively selling out live concerts including sell-out shows at the Royal Albert Hall and the London Palladium twice, as well as The MGM in Las Vegas.

In August Jane released her tenth studio album Let The Light In – her fifth to reach the UK Top 10 – and entertained huge audiences with her tour of the same name. Next week she is due to host her spectacular annual Christmas concert at Leeds First Direct Arena.

Jane has appeared on numerous high-profile television shows including Star For A Night and Loose Women along with three appearances at the Royal Variety Show. 

In 2015, Jane earned rave reviews when she played the role of Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats in an eight-week run at Blackpool’s Opera House. She returned to our TV screens fronting Channel 5’s BAFTA award winning Cruising with Jane McDonald, along with Jane & FriendsHolidaying With Jane McDonald and the upcoming new series Jane McDonald Explores Yorkshire.

Jane McDonald, photo Geoff Ford

Yorkshire’s Platinum Jubilee Concert is the latest addition to a stellar line-up for Scarborough OAT’s 2022 season with other headliners including Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi, Bryan Adams, Elbow, Tom Jones, The Script, Simply Red, Crowded House and Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with more still to be announced.


“This really is an exciting announcement,” said Jane, “and I’m absolutely thrilled to be headlining this very special concert celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. And where better to be holding such a brilliant event than in Yorkshire.

“Everyone knows I’m a proud Yorkshire lass, so it will be so thrilling to walk on to stage in Scarborough for these celebrations.”

“Jane McDonald is The Queen of Yorkshire so we are delighted she will be headlining Yorkshire’s Platinum Jubilee Concert,” added Scarborough OAT venue programmer Peter Taylor, of promoters Cuffe and Taylor.

“Jane sells out gigs, is a TV star and has wowed musical theatre audiences and critics. She is a huge talent and is the perfect star for this very special concert. 2022 is going to be a massive year for Scarborough Open Air Theatre and we are very excited to be adding a concert celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.”

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday December 17. For more information please visit

Scarborough Open Air Theatre 2022 dates:

Thursday 26 May, The Wombats

Sunday 29 May, Ru Paul’s Drag Race: Werq The World

Saturday 4 June, Yorkshire’s Platinum Jubilee Concert

Saturday 11 June, Crowded House

Saturday 25 June, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Friday 1 July, Bryan Adams

Sunday 3 July, Lionel Richie

Saturday 9 July, Elbow
Thursday 14 July, The Script

Saturday 16 July, Tears For Fears
Friday 22 July, Simply Red
Saturday 23 July, Westlife

Tuesday 26 July, Sir Tom Jones