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UB40 To Play Racecourse Summer Gig

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Nov 24th, 2016.

Wrexham Football Club have announced ‘My Racecourse’ will welcome UB40 on Friday 26 May 2017 as part of the band’s summer Grandslam UK Tour.

In a release yesterday the club said: “UB40 – featuring original members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, backed by one of the best reggae bands in the world will be bringing their inimitable blend of reggae and pop greatest hits to Wrexham, and will be joined by special guests Level 42, also performing a host of their greatest hits, along with The Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson and introducing Raging Fyah.”

Wrexham Football Club say along with partners LHG Live and Orchard Entertainment they have ‘worked closely planning the event with the aim of delivering a top-class day of live music for the region’.

Gavin Jones, on behalf of the Wrexham AFC board of directors, said “We are delighted to welcome UB40 and friends to My Racecourse this summer and look forward to see them enjoy the special North Wales atmosphere of our fan-owned stadium”

“As this is the first of many future live shows we have planned at the stadium, bringing a band of UB40’s caliber first is fantastic.”

Ali Campbell of UB40 said, “We cannot wait to perform for all our fans in Wrexham next summer and pull out all the favourites that our fans love the most. The Grandslam Tour is going to be a brilliant experience for both us and the fans, and we are delighted to have Level 42, The Original Wailers and the amazing Raging Fyah performing as our special guests.”

Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE, CEO of LHG Live, promoters for the Grandslam UB40 UK Tour said, “Grandslam is a summer event series combining stunning outdoor venues with a concert format with a real festival vibe. We are thrilled to be working with UB40 next summer. We are also delighted Level 42 will be joining the tour as special guests. We’re looking forward to a great summer together!”

Tickets go on General Sale on tomorrow at 10.00am. They will be available online but also to personal callers from special outlets at My Racecourse.

Tickets are priced at: £35.00 + booking fee (General Admission) and £50.00 + booking fee for the ‘Platinum enclosure’.

(Pic: Stereophonics & Catfish and the Bottlemen last summer)

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