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James Arthur to perform at York Racecourse

Born in Middlesbrough, James Arthur, the successful solo artist and X Factor winner is set to play the major racecourse just fifty miles from his home town, when he headlines York on Music Showcase Saturday, 27 July.
 
With a string of hits, including the Number Ones “Impossible” and “Say you won’t let go”, Arthur has recently featured on “The Greatest Showman: Reimagined”; and has picked up more than his share of music awards and nominations.
 
To book 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 Sky Bet York Stakes will be the £120,000 centerpiece of a seven race card that will precede the concert.
 
It promises to be a fun filled summer for racing and music fans as both Saturday 29 June and Friday evening 26 July will also see the combination of great racing and live music, details of the music acts for these dates will be announced once they are confirmed. So keep checking the course’s website www.yorkracecourse.co.uk for further announcements.
 
James Brennan, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship said, “Everyone at the course is really excited that a northern boy made good is set to play York.  Add in the spectacle of the racing itself and we hope it will prove a summer day to savour.”
 
 
Editors’ Notes:

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 £38.50 per person. An individual can advance book at £39 for County Stand and £29 for Grandstand and Paddock. The Picnic Enclosure is only available for sale on the day at £15 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. 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 2019 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.

2021 Season at a glance

  • Dante Festival | Wed 12 - Fri 14 May
  • First Saturday | Sat 22 May
  • June Meeting | Fri 11 - Sat 12 June
  • Summer Saturday | Sat 26 June
  • John Smith's Cup Meeting | Fri 9 - Sat 10 July
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