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Jess Glynne - An open air concert at Wincanton Racecourse

Press Release 12th January 2017 Wincanton

JESS GLYNNE - AN OPEN AIR CONCERT AT WINCANTON RACECOURSE

1ST JULY 2017

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Make sure you’re ‘Right Here’ on 1st July as The Jockey Club Live and Wincanton Racecourse are delighted to welcome JESS GLYNNE, one of the UK’s hottest chart stars, to the racing heart of the community.

First coming into the public consciousness as the vocalist on Clean Bandit’s Grammy Award winning and #1 hit ‘Rather Be’; pop sensation Jess Glynne has since become one of the biggest UK breakthrough acts of recent years. Her number-one charting debut album, ‘I Cry When I Laugh‘, has turned double platinum in the UK, making it the highest selling debut album of the past year. Jess is also one of only two British female solo artists to have five consecutive UK number one singles. 2016 was a further massive year for Jess, with a sold-out UK arena tour under her belt plus she was nominated for British Breakthrough Act, British Female Solo Artist and British Single for ‘Hold My Hand’ at this year’s prestigious Brit Awards.

Jess Glynne said:

‘It’s going to be great fun playing Wincanton Racecourse on 1st July. I love outdoor shows and can’t wait to share some summer evenings with my fans, its just a shame I wont get to see any racing whilst im there.’

This open-air concert at Wincanton Racecourse offers a value for money experience unlike any other this summer with a show-stopping headlining performance by one of the UK’s biggest artists.glory.

Huw Williams, General Manager, Wincanton Racecourses, said:

‘To attract and secure such a major artist is absolutely fantastic and we are very proud to be working with Jess Glynne for 2017. Given the great catalogue of music and her amazing live performances to date, I am sure this will be perfect show to welcome the area to The Jockey Club Live events.’

The Jockey Club Live are leading promoters on the UK live scene, delivering spectacular line-ups of some of the hottest chart talent and legendary household names to some of the world’s most famous racecourses. The events are renowned for combining a fun filled evening at the races with a spectacular evening concert in the informal and relaxed open-air setting of the hallowed turf. Having welcomed over 200,000 fans of live music to their events in 2016, this year is set to continue the incredible success.

The racecourses have world-class customer facilities, featuring an array of award winning restaurants that cater for all tastes, be it Fine Dining through to delicious bistro food. The Jockey Club venues welcome over 2million people a year for some of the UKs biggest racing 

events so you can be sure a fantastic evening.

Tickets will be on sale at 9am on Friday, 2nd December via http://www.thejockeyclublive.co.uk, with a presale available to customers at 9am on Thursday, 1st December. Tickets are priced starting at £35 adult /£20 child (under 18). Please note child tickets are limited. All T&C’s are available on http:// http://wincanton.thejockeyclub.co.uk. There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.

In addition to Wincanton, The Jockey Club Live will be hosting live concerts across Aintree, Sandown Park, Carlisle, Haydock Park, Newmarket, Epsom Downs and Market Rasen racecourses this summer.

For all media information, including previews, interviews, reviews etc for
The Jockey Club Live, contact Warren or Jenny at Chuff Media – tel. 020 8281 0989 name@chuffmedia.com

About Wincanton Racecourse

Wincanton Racecourse is situated in the heart of Somerset – home to rural jump racing. Wincanton stages 18 meetings each season.  Please find more details at wincanton.thejockeyclub.co.uk and through Twitter (@WincantonRaces) and Facebook facebook.com/WincantonRaces 

Wincanton Racecourse is part of The Jockey Club, which has been at the heart of British racing for more than 260 years. Today the largest commercial group in the sport, The Jockey Club runs the largest racecourse group in the UK by turnover (2015: £174.2m), attendances (2015: 1.95m), total prize money (2015: £43.9m), contribution to prize money (2015: £19.9m) and quality racing (Group and Graded races); more than 3,000 acres of world-class training grounds in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom Downs; The National Stud breeding enterprise and education provider; and the charity for racing's people in need, Racing Welfare. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny The Jockey Club makes it puts back into British racing. More information is available at www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

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