The Jockey Club Live and Haydock Park Racecourse are pleased to gift North West music fans an early Christmas present with the announcement that JESS GLYNNE and RICK ASTLEY are the first acts for their summer season, headlining the open-air concerts on Friday 7th June and Saturday 20th July respectively. As an added festive bonus, there is a special offer on early bird tickets.
In her first few years in the music industry, Jess has carved out a unique slot all of her own. Where others were contemplating the aftermath of heartache, she was always about standing on your own two feet. At the start of 2018, she took a listen back to her just completed second album, Always in Between. Like her blockbuster debut, I Cry When I Laugh, Jess brokers the hinterlands between pop, soul, R&B and house music on it.
When you look at the statistics that have marked her sky-rocketing career so far, there is probably a look of mild disbelief on your face…. I Cry When I Laughis one of the defining British pop records of its era. At the time of writing it has been a chart staple for 138 weeks. It debuted at number one, spawning 12 million worldwide singles sales, 39 weeks on the UK top 10, 2.5 billion Spotify streams, a sold-out UK arena tour, Brit, MTV: EMA, Ivor Novello, MOBO, Q and Glamour award nominations.
If you think you know Lancashire’s Rick Astley, think again. The much-loved multi-million selling 80s icon returned to capture the heart of a nation with his #1 platinum selling album “50” in 2016 and this year returned with his stellar album “Beautiful Life” in the top 10. Back in 1987 his solo debut “Never Gonna Give You Up” was a global smash, Number 1 in 25 countries. Over the next 5 years Rick had 13 international hit singles. He became a viral sensation in the naughties and most recently he has been back in the studio creating new, touchingly intimate ballads, upbeat dance beats, hook-laden pop songs and soul stormers – packing in the cheeky lyrical references and the signature sing-along style that are instantly recognisable
Regional Director for Jockey Club Racecourses North West, Dickon White said:
“We are very excited to welcome back both Jess Glynne and Rick Astley to Haydock Park next Summer. Having wowed the crowds previously, we are delighted to see them here again.
“Combining both racing and world class music, the two evenings will certainly stand out in the 2019 calendar so I’d urge everyone to make the most of the ticket offers and book early.”
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 Jockey Club Live concerts at Haydock Park Racecourse have been a staple in the region’s social calendar and over the past few years hosting thousands of fans of live music, with performances from artists including Kylie, Olly Murs, The Jacksons and Culture Club.
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.
The Jockey Club 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 of a fantastic evening.
Tickets will be on sale at 8am on Friday 21st December via thejockeyclublive.co.uk, with a presale available to customers at 8am on Thursday 20th December. Tickets for both Jess Glynne and Rick Astley start at £35 with an early bird Christmas offer of £30 for adults until midnight on the 26th December.
Child tickets for both shows start from £17.50. All T&C’s are available on haydock.thejockeyclub.co.uk. There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.
In addition to Haydock Park, The Jockey Club Live will be hosting live concerts across Market Rasen, Newmarket, Sandown Park, Aintree and Carlisle racecourses next summer.
About The Jockey Club Live
The Jockey Club Live is an innovative event entertainment promoter specialising in combining live music and racing. Since it’s launch in 2014 The Jockey Club Live has promoted over 100 concerts with a combined attendance of over 900,000 and was revealed by Music Week as the UK’s 6th largest music promoter. The Jockey Club Live’s vision is to bring the biggest names in pop music to racing events across the country; giving consumers an exceptional experience of live music and racing.
Source : chuff media