Paloma Faith announced as first act for York’s Music and Racing events

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With her acclaimed Number 1 album ‘The Architect’ riding high in the charts and a BRIT nomination for Best British Female, Paloma Faith, has been announced as the first headline act for the Summer Music Saturday at York Racecourse on the 30th June as part of what will be three Music and Racing events in 2018.

Paloma Faith returned to the charts in 2017 with ‘The Architect’, following the huge success of her 2014 album, ‘A Perfect Contradiction’, which spent 29 weeks in the Top 10 Albums Chart, 66 weeks in the Top 40, and 100 weeks in the Top 200. The new album is currently on course to become her fourth double platinum album in a row – which would make her the first British woman in chart history to achieve this incredible feat!

Equally at home both onstage and in the studio, this show will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the summer season.

Ahead of her visit, Paloma 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 The Architect in the sunshine. I love a day out at the races too so can’t wait for it”

It promises to be a fun filled summer for racing and music fans as both Friday evening 27 July and Saturday 28 July and 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 Paloma has chosen York to tour her new album. Add in the spectacle of the racing itself and we hope it will prove a summer day to savour.”

The tickets for Paloma Faith officially go on sale at 9am on Monday 29 January with music and racing fans alike being able to take advantage of some attractive deals by visiting www.yorkracecourse.co.uk or calling 01904 620911.

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 racing action backed by Sunbets will see seven thoroughbred contests with combined prize money of £150,000.

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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 £37.50 per person. An individual can advance book at £38 for County Stand and £27 for Grandstand and Paddock. The Picnic Enclosure is only available for sale on the day at £12 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 2018 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.

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