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Delighted to be back performing at York Racecourse, Olly Murs, has been announced as the first headline act for what will be three Music and Racing events in 2017.

Olly will star on Saturday 1 July, a brand new raceday in the Knavesmire Calendar, as he plays after the sporting action.

Since Olly shot to fame on ‘X Factor’ in 2009, he has crafted four multi-platinum albums, produced four number One singles, whilst clocking up total record sales exceeding 10 million.

His latest album, ’24 HRS’ sees him working with an array of producers and was recorded in both London and L.A. – Olly has never sounded so good.

Looking forward to his visit, Olly said ‘I’m really looking forward to playing York Racecourse next summer, it’ll be one of the first chances I’ll get to play tracks from 24 HRS in the sunshine so will be a special show to share with my fans. I love a day out at the races too so can’t wait to get in the crowd during the day to place a cheeky bet…’

To book visit www.yorkracecourse.co.uk<http://www.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 racing action will see seven thoroughbred contests with combined prize money of £150,000.

It promises to be a fun filled July for racing and music fans as there are four other racedays scheduled for this popular month; the traditional highlight of the 58th John Smith’s Cup Meeting (Friday 14 and Saturday 15 July) will be followed by the Music Showcase Weekend itself at the end of the month.

The music acts for the only Friday evening of York’s year, 28 July and for Music Showcase Saturday on 29 July remain a closely guarded secret; so keep checking the course’s website www.yorkracecourse.co.uk<http://www.yorkracecourse.co.uk> for further announcements.

James Brennan, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship said, “It is great news that Olly Murs, a performer who wowed the crowds on his last visit here in 2010 will be performing for us, it will herald a month for music and racing fans to remember.”

The first of the combined racing and music extravaganzas officially goes on sale at 9am on Monday 28 November and music and racing fans alike can take advantage of some attractive deals by visiting www.yorkracecourse<http://www.yorkracecourse/>.co.uk or calling 01904 620911.