FANS queued overnight to make sure they got tickets for Sir Cliff Richard's 60th anniversary tour which visits the BIC in October. Online tickets sold out within five minutes.

But if you weren't lucky enough to bag yourself a seat for the BIC show, you can watch his performance on the big screen at cinemas across Dorset.

The only British pop artist to have number one hits in every decade from the 1950s to the end of the 20th century, Sir Cliff is a musical icon.

From rock tracks like Devil Woman to ballads like Miss You Nights - not to mention the UK’s best-loved Christmas songs - his music has been a constant for generations of people.

With a staggering 103 album releases, a record breaking 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK charts, voted Britain’s Ultimate Pop Star, 2018 sees Sir Cliff celebrate his 60th anniversary in the music business.

His live show will be broadcast directly to cinemas across the UK and Ireland, live from Manchester Bridgewater Hall on Friday, October, 12 at 8pm.

Encore screenings will run on Sunday, October 14 at 3pm in celebration of Sir Cliff’s 78th birthday.

Broadcast direct via satellite, cinema goers will be able to celebrate with Sir Cliff on this very special night, up close and personal.

Cliff said: “This 60th anniversary year is such a very special one for me, with an album release of exciting new tracks in the autumn and to be able to bring my show live to cinemas around the UK is an absolute thrill.

"I have the most wonderful fans and to be able to share this special evening live in Manchester with so many people is such a gift. I really will feel like I am with everyone that night, I can’t wait!”

Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour, distributed by CinemaLive, will be broadcast live at 8pm on Friday, October 12 with an encore screening at Sunday, October 14 at 3pm.

Tickets are on sale now. Odeon Bournemouth, Cineworld Poole, The Regent Centre and Tivoli Theatre.

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