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Music sensation, Jess Glynne, is to play York Racecourse on Music Showcase Evening, Friday 28 July.

The only evening meeting of the season will see six fantastic races followed by a live concert from the artist who first shot into the public consciousness as the vocalist on Clean Bandit’s Grammy Award winning and #1 hit ‘Rather Be’;

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.
Looking forward to her visit, Jess said; ‘It’s going to be great fun playing York Racecourse on 28th July. I love outdoor shows and can’t wait to share the summer evening with my fans!’

To book visit yorkracecourse.co.uk; admission to the main Grandstand and Paddock enclosure, starts at just £24 per person for a group of six.* Accompanied under 18s are admitted free of charge and as well as free car parking, there are no booking fees.

On the racecourse itself, The European Breeders’ Fund Lyric Fillies Stakes will be the centerpiece of a six race card on this Friday evening, with a first racetime of 6pm.

It promises to be a fun filled July for racing and music fans as there are four other racedays scheduled for this popular month; which gets under way with a brand new date for the York Calendar, Saturday 1 July, when Olly Murs will be the headline act. A fortnight later the traditional highlight of the 58th John Smith’s Cup Meeting (Friday 14 and Saturday 15 July) will entertain the crowds.

Just thirteen hours after Jess Glynne leaves the Knavesmire stage, the gates will open for for Music Showcase Saturday. The act for the last of York’s now three music and racing events on 29 July remains a closely guarded secret; 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 Jess Glynne will be performing here; the 2017 music line up already looks fantastic. Add in the spectacle of the racing itself and we hope these will prove summer days to savour.”

The tickets for Jess Glynne officially go on sale at 9am on Wednesday 30 November and music and racing fans alike can take advantage of some attractive deals by visiting www.yorkracecourse.co.uk or calling 01904 620911.