SUCCESSFUL sales at a Selby music venue have 'put it firmly on the map' - and led to further signings.
More than 1,700 tickets were sold for performances at Selby Town Hall within a week of the new season's line-up being released, with many shows selling out immediately.
Sold-out shows include comedians Rob Beckett, Shappi Khorsandi and Jenny Eclair, 80s pop band T'Pau, Radio 2 broadcaster Mark Radcliffe and his folk group Galleon Blast, and singer Paul Young, with his new Tex-Mex band Los Pacaminos.
Chris Jones, arts officer at Selby Town Hall, said: "This has been the fastest selling season in the Town Hall’s history. Four shows reached capacity within the first 24 hours, and another four had followed suit by the end of week one.
"It’s fantastic to see that our season launch day has become something of an event in itself, and these consistently strong, and ever improving, early sales now give me the confidence to be able to book a few more high profile names – the likes of T’Pau, Rob Beckett, Jenny Eclair, Tom Robinson and Paul Young, for whom Selby Town Hall is about as intimate as it gets. Having sold out all bar two live shows in the autumn, and now with such strong early sales in 2016, I feel like the Town Hall really has firmly been put on the map."
The programme will also see a series of folk, blues and Americana musicians descend on the town, with BBC Folk Singer of the Year Nancy Kerr appearing on February 13.
Chris said he was also "absolutely thrilled" that Tom Robinson would perform at the Town Hall as part of his latest acoustic tour, and he looked forward to welcoming Canadian comedian Tony Law to the town.
Justin Moorhouse, who appeared in Phoenix Nights, and Radio 4 regular Tim FitzHigham will also appear at the Town Hall - the latter appearing following his annual turn as Pittancer of Selby.
Full details about upcoming shows and ticket information can be found at the Town Hall, by phoning 01757 708449 or at selbytownhall.co.uk