Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
Graham Clark
Features Writer
11:40 AM 21st June 2020

Live Drive-in Concerts Announced For The Summer

If you are missing your live concerts as much as I am, all is not lost. A series of drive in concerts has just been announced - and they are coming to the north.

Utilita Live From The Drive-In will see some of the biggest names in UK music perform live on stage backed by a full concert production that audiences can experience from the comfort of their designated area, with each vehicle appropriately distanced from one another.

Utilita Live From The Drive-In will also offer carefully curated family events for kids of all ages from West End theatre extravaganzas to interactive science shows, fun live music and DJs and some very well-known TV stars and characters from children television – more to be announced and added to the schedule.

Utilita Live From The Drive-In confirmed live performances with more to be announced already include: Ash, Beverley Knight, Bjorn Again, Brainiac Live, Brand New Heavies, Camp Bestival Live, Cream Classical Ibiza, Dizzee Rascal, Embrace, Gary Numan, Jack Savoretti, Kaiser Chiefs, Lightning Seeds, Nathan Dawe, Reggae Roast Vs Gentleman's Dub Club, Russell Watson, Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, Sigala, Skindred, The Snuts, The Streets, The Zutons and Tony Hadley.

These are the sites opening from mid-July onwards in the north:

Bolton, University of Bolton Stadium
Leeds, Leeds East Airport
Lincoln, Lincolnshire Showground
Liverpool, Central Docks Liverpool Waters
Teesside, Teesside International Airport

Venues will open at the end of July until September 2020 and in line with government guidance. Performance timings will vary across the day. There will be morning, afternoon, early evening and late evening performances, depending on the artist and productions. Some performances will run twice on the same day. Gates will open ahead of the performances in line with the pre-event information that will be sent to you 3-7 days prior to the show, so please follow the guidance.

Tickets will only be available online from official outlets via:,

WARNING: tickets from any other source will be refused entry.

Performance schedules can be found now at: