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Sir TOM JONES completes line-up at YORK RACECOURSE this summer alongside PALAOMA FAITH and BOYZONE

YORK RACECOURSE
presents

TOM JONES

HEADLINING MUSIC SHOWCASE FRIDAY 
27TH JULY 2018



Sir Tom Jones, one of the biggest names in the music business, is set to return to York Racecourse to entertain the crowds on Music Showcase Friday evening, 27 July.

After more than fifty years of success, his live performances still enthral huge crowds, and his most recent albums. Long Lost Suitcase and Spirit in the Room received rave reviews.

Internationally loved for hits such as Delilah, Kiss & What's New Pussycat, he remains an artist with a true rhythm and blues soul.

Recognised by a new generation as a mentor of future talent through his role as a coach on hit TV show, The Voice, Tom returns to the Knavesmire, having sold out the venue in summer 2015.

The line-up for the three Music + Racing dates of 2018 is now complete; with Paloma Faithalready confirmed for Saturday 30 June and Boyzone recently confirmed for Saturday 28 July.

Looking back to look forward, the Welsh singing legend said; "The York races crowd were tremendous on my last visit, I've always loved outdoor shows and it's always lovely to be asked back, we're going to have some fun.”

To book tickets visit yorkracecourse.co.uk; admission to the main Grandstand and Paddock enclosure starts at just £25 per person for a group of six.* Racegoers aged 5-17 enjoy a special rate of just £10 (subject to limited availability). As well as free car parking, there are no booking fees.

On the racecourse itself, The British European Breeders Fund Lyric Stakes will be the Listed centerpiece of a six race evening card that will precede the concert.

James Brennan, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship said, “Everyone at the course has really special memories of the last gig Sir Tom did for us, it gives us something to look forward to."
 
The tickets for Sir Tom Jones are on sale now; with music and racing fans alike being able to take advantage of some attractive deals by visiting www.yorkracecourse.co.uk or calling 01904 620911.

These are integrated events and admission is not available on a "concert only" basis; indeed the gates will be closed at the time of the last race.

* With the group of six discount applied, advance booked admission to Grandstand and Paddock is £25 per person, the same size group in County Stand is £37.50 per person. An individual can advance book at £38 for County Stand and £27 for Grandstand and Paddock. The Picnic Enclosure is only available for sale on the day at £12 however does not offer the opportunity of getting close to the stage itself, though it is in sight.

*Racegoers aged 5-17 are admitted at a special rate of £10, subject to availability in County Stand and Grandstand and Paddock. Racegoers aged under 18 will continue to be admitted free of charge to the Picnic Enclosure. To help them enjoy their day and to be fair to everyone, an adult will need to accompany racegoers aged under 16, with a limit of two under sixteens for each adult.

This is an outdoor concert. To get closest to the stage, visitors will need to have either a County Stand or Grandstand & Paddock admission. The position of the stage for 2018 is as recent years, at the southern end of Bustardthorpe Lawn on the main grandstand side. It is at about the one furlong mark, some 20 metres from the track facing parallel to the direction of running. The elevation of Knavesmire Stand steppings offers a view over the stage and the angle permits viewing of races and stage from the County Stand Lawn. We will make good use of the giant screens for both racing and concert viewing.  Please note in order to get closest to the stage racegoers will need to book entry to County Stand or Grandstand & Paddock; thereafter there are no reserved positions. Please note the price of admission reflects the wider facilities provided for the duration of the raceday and does not reflect a reserved position nor preferential view of the stage.

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