Reggae rockers UB40 are set to race into town next summer after being announced as the first of Doncaster Racecourse’s outdoor summer shows.
The Birmingham chart stars will perform after racing on June 6 next year as part of the Town Moor course’s Derby Day meeting.
The band first broke onto the UK music scene in 1980 with a reggae-tinged brand of rock which has served them well with a chart career lasting nearly four decades.
Famously named after an unemployment benefit form, the band has sold over 70 million records worldwide and their biggest hits include Red Red Wine, Can’t Help Falling in Love and I Got You Babe.
With 18 albums and 62 singles under their belts, the band were one of the biggest acts in the world during the 1980s and 1990s, clocking up three number one singles and a host of sell-out stadium dates.
Formed by brothers Ali and Robin Campbell, the group’s Labour Of Love album is one of the biggest-selling albums of all-time in the UK.
They are the latest in a long-line of chart stars to perform at the racecourse which has hosted a string of live outdoor music spectaculars in recent years.
Legendary rockers Status Quo, indie favourites the Kaiser Chiefs and pop solo star James Blunt all performed huge shows at the venue this summer and others to have starred at the track over the past few years include ska legends Madness, pop queens The Saturdays and boy band favourites McFly.
Tickets for the concert, which will take place after racing on June 6, are available now at www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk or on 01302 304200.
Various hospitality packages and prices will be available for the event which takes place on the same date as the famous Epsom Derby with punters at Doncaster able to keep up with the action from the Surrey racetrack on big screens at Town Moor.