EXCLUSIVE: James Blunt set to play at Doncaster Racecourse

James Blunt

Singing sensation James Blunt is set to perform at Doncaster Racecourse this summer.

The popular venue confirmed platinum selling singer, James Blunt will take to the stage at the Town Moor track live after racing on Saturday, August 16.

The star, whose uncle worked for The Jockey Club, rose to fame in 2005 with the release of his platinum selling, debut studio album Back to Bedlam before achieving worldwide fame with the singles You’re Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover and has since gone on to sell 17 million albums and 20 million singles worldwide.

Blunt, who has earned a string of Brit Awards and endless international awards, is now back on the music scene with his fourth studio album, Moon Landing, and will be performing alongside his band in the third and final planned music event taking place at the racecourse this summer.

Mark Spincer, managing director at Doncaster Racecourse said: “We are thrilled to announce that the incredibly talented singer and songwriter, James Blunt, will be adding to our line-up as the second big name music act to take to the stage at the Town Moor over the summer months.

“It’s fantastic to see that he is back on the music scene and that he has chosen Doncaster Racecourse as a venue to perform. We’re expecting a large crowd on the day hoping to reminisce and sing along to some of his well-known hits as well as hear his new material.”

Last year Doncaster Racecourse attracted some 40,000 people to its summer concerts which saw The Saturdays, Lawson, Ronan Keating and Scouting for Girls take to the stage over three events.

The Town Moor track recently announced that legendary rockers Status Quo will perform live after racing on Saturday May 17 and a soon to be announced third act, will take to the stage on Saturday, June 28.

All tickets and hospitality for the event include racing followed by James Blunt live after racing.

For more information about racing and events at Doncaster Racecourse, visit www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk or to buy tickets, call 01302 304 200.

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