Music icon Paul Weller has headlined the 2024 summer season of a North Yorkshire venue, playing a nostalgia-filled show.

The Modfather took to the stage at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Sunday (July 7) in what was the third sold-out show – following on from Rick Astley and Lightning Seeds on Friday, and Fatboy Slim and Meg Ward on Saturday – and saw the musician play a two-hour set, showcasing some of his newest releases as well as his classic hits from a nearly 50-year career.


Fans of the legendary singer-songwriter enjoyed an unforgettable night where high-energy rock sat alongside stunning acoustic sounds – including That’s Entertainment, Shout To The Top, Peacock Suit, and an extended encore featuring Changing Man, Wild Wood, You Do Something To Me and A Town Called Malice.

Opening Sunday’s show were long-time friends and collaborators with Weller, special guests Stone Foundation – whose recent 25th-anniversary anthology featured a number of songs with Weller on lead vocals.


The summer season of shows continues on Thursday with JLS and Lemar, and on Friday with Madness and The Hoosiers.

Weller's influence on British music began as frontman of The Jam and later continued with The Style Council, before embarking on a successful solo career.


His 2022 compilation, Will of the People, followed his 17th solo album An Orchestrated Songbook, which was recorded with award-winning arranger Jules Buckley and the BBC Orchestra.