Gareth Gates comes to shopping centre

Gareth Gates is performing at the Promenades Shopping Centre
Gareth Gates is performing at the Promenades Shopping Centre

SHOPPERS who fancy showing off their singing skills are in for a treat as Pop Idol star Gareth Gates gets set to lead a summer sing-a-long at the Promenades Shopping Centre.

The singing sensation, who has sold more than 3.5 million records, will be treating fans to two free performances in the centre on Saturday, August 20, at the town centre shopping location.

At 12.30pm shoppers will have the chance to see Gareth perform his hits from Pop Idol and his subsequent music career, including number-one smashes Unchained Melody and Spirit In The Sky.

During a break in the performance fans can have their photo taken with the star, bag an autograph and enjoy face-painting and balloon modellers; all while shopping at fantastic new stores Sports Direct, Store 21, Poundland and Brighthouse.

Then at 1.30pm Gareth will take back to the stage and invite the crowd to join a Great Bridlington Sing-a-Long when he will perform well-known hits from across the decades.

James White, The Promenades Shopping centre manager, said: “We are delighted to welcome such a household name as Gareth Gates to The Promenades Shopping Centre. Everyone knows Gareth’s songs and he will also be performing some much-loved classics from years gone by that the whole crowd can join in with.

“The Promenades Shopping is situated right at the heart of Bridlington and with events such as this and the Heart Trail map, we are aiming to spread a little love around the town and remind shoppers of what great facilities and attractions we have right here on their doorsteps.”

From August 6 residents and visitors to Bridlington will have the chance to pick up a ‘Heart Trail’ map directing them towards giant hearts hidden across the town - to help encourage them to re-familiarise themselves with some of the areas favourite attractions including North Beach, Harbour Wall and The Land Train.