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Pop sensation Jess Glynne to perform at Wincanton Racecourse's 150th anniversary celebration

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In honour of Wincanton Racecourse’s  150th year, pop sensation Jess Glynne will be performing an open air concert on 1st July.

The starlet burst onto the scene as the vocalist on Clean Bandit’s Grammy Award winning and #1 hit 'Rather Be', and his since become one of the biggest UK breakthrough acts recent years.

Her debut album, I Cry When I Laugh, reached #1 on the charts and went triple platinum in the UK, making it the highest selling debut album of the past year.

Glynne further made history as she is one of only two British female solo artists to have five consecutive UK number one singles. Her UK arena tour in 2016 was completely sold out and she was nominated for British Breakthrough Act, British Female Solo Artist and British Single for 'Hold My Hand' at the Brit Awards.

“It’s going to be great fun playing at Wincanton Racecourse,” Glynne said.

“I love outdoor shows and can’t wait to share some summer evenings with my fans.”

Last year, Glynne headlined a concert at Sandown Park for another event presented by The Jockey Club Live, leading promoters on the UK live scene.

“To attract and secure such a major artist is absolutely fantastic and we are very proud to be working with Jess Glynne for 2017,” says Huw Williams, the general manager of Wincanton Racecourse.

“Given the great catalogue of music and her amazing live performances to date, I am sure this will be the perfect show.”

Wincanton Racecourse is located in the heart of Somerset – the home to rural jump racing. Although there will be no races at this celebration event, the venue hosts 18 meetings each season.

Jess will be supported by Kiko Bun, Mullally and Sara Cox, and  the day will also include a food & drink village celebrating the local area. The day will end with a firework display.

Kiko Bun

The Jockey Club is the largest commercial racecourse group in the UK and has been a major player in British racing for more than 260 years. In addition to Wincanton, The Jockey Club Live’s summer concert series will feature events at Aintree, Sandown Park, Carlisle, Haydock Park, Newmarket, Epsom Downs and Market Rasen racecourses.

Tickets are on sale at http://www.thejockeyclublive.co.uk with prices starting at £35 for adults and £20 for those under 18.

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