Olly Murs & Jess Glynn announced for York Races weekend!

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York Races are delighted to announce Olly Murs and Jess Glynne will be performing at the races throughout July 2017!

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Delighted to be back performing at York Racecourse, Olly Murs, has been announced as the first headline act for the 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.

Olly Murs 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…’ 


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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.
 
Jess Glynne 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 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.

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