POP icon Britney Spears is coming to Scarborough, it emerged today.

The Grammy-award winning star will perform at Scarborough Open Air Theatre as part of a five-date UK and Ireland tour, with other performances in London, Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow.

Her show, "Britney: Piece of Me" will take place at Scarborough on Friday, August 17.

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Tickets go on sale at 10am this Saturday, January 27, via www.ticketmaster.co.uk .

Tickets are also available from www.scarborougopenairtheatre.com, in person from the theatre's box office or by phoning 01723-818111 or from the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau on 01723-383636.

The tour follows her four-year residency in Las Vegas, which sold almost one million tickets.

UK tour director Peter Taylor said: “Britney Spears is quite simply one of the biggest music stars in the world. Her live shows are stunning events and her tours sell out across the globe. We are delighted to be bringing her ‘Piece Of Me’ show here to the UK. This is going to be something truly special.”