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Scottish indie rockers Neon Waltz will open the show when Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds make an eagerly-awaited return to Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer.

Neon Waltz have been named one of the finest new British bands of the year by the likes of Q, NME and Shortlist to name a few… and this is just the beginning.

Hailing from the most northerly point of the UK, the Caithness band honed their majestic sound in an abandoned cottage, where they recorded a set of demos that would form the basis of their debut album ‘Strange Hymns’ out now on Ignition Records.

And now they head to the Yorkshire coast to support Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds on Friday July 6.

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Neon Waltz’s captivating debut album ‘Strange Hymns’ which features songs ‘Dreamers’ and ‘Perfect Frame’ was released last summer.

Described as “a confident, chiming, mature-sounding debut”, ‘Strange Hymns’ was followed by a string of brilliant live shows as the band – Jordan Shearer (Vocals), Darren Coghill (Drums), Kevin Swanson (Guitar), Jamie Swanson (Guitar), Calvin Wilson (Bass) and Liam Whittles (Keyboards) – hit the UK big-time.

Fresh from the success of the No.1 album ‘Who Built the Moon?’ – and sold out tour dates around the world – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds return to Scarborough OAT after a sell-out show at the venue in 2016 as part of the ‘Chasing Yesterday Tour’.

‘Who Built the Moon?’ – featuring the singles ‘It’s A Beautiful World’ and ‘Holy Mountain’ – is the third album from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and was released in November.

Noel and his band are currently playing to sell-out crowds around the world as part of their massive ‘Stranded On The Earth World Tour 2018/19’.

The Scarborough OAT date is presented by Cuffe and Taylor. Director Peter Taylor said: “We are thrilled Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are heading back to Scarborough Open Air Theatre this summer after their brilliant gig here in 2016.

“And we are delighted to today announce Neon Waltz will be joining Noel here for what will be a show no-one will want to miss.

“They are a band that has made the music world sit up and take note and so we are very happy to be bringing them here to Scarborough OAT for what will be another great night.”

Tickets are on sale from or from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).


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Alfie Boe will be joined by the Military Wives Choirs when he headlines a special Armed Forces Day concert at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

The chart-topping and world-renowned tenor will play Europe’s largest open air theatre on Saturday June 30.

Alfie will be joined on stage by Military Wives Choirs – drawn from a network which has more than 70 choirs at military bases across the UK and overseas.

And as part of Scarborough’s special 10th annual Armed Forces Day celebrations, Open Air Theatre promoters Cuffe and Taylor will be offering 250 free tickets to Armed Forces personnel as well as raising funds on the day for the Help For Heroes charity.

Cuffe and Taylor Director Peter Taylor said: “Armed Forces Day in Scarborough is a massive celebration of the selfless bravery and heroism of our servicemen and women at home and abroad.

“As a gesture of thanks, we will be issuing service personnel and their families with free tickets for Alfie Boe’s concert. We will also have bucket collections for the Help For Heroes charity which does so much great work for members of the Armed Forces injured in the line of duty.

“We are delighted to be bringing Alfie back to this wonderful venue and again inviting the Military Wives Choirs to join him on stage. They are a wonderful and inspirational group of women and this promises to be a real night to remember.”

The Military Wives network was created following the hugely successful TV show inspired by choir master extraordinaire Gareth Malone and is now a crucial part of life for many women whose partners are often deployed around the globe.

Armed Forces Day will see an estimated 25,000 people head to Scarborough’s South Bay for an action-packed programme of thrilling aerial displays, interactive exhibits, marching bands and parades.

Tickets for Alfie Boe and The Military Wives Choirs at Scarborough Open Air Theatre are available from or, in person, from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (Tel: 01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (Tel: 01723 383636).


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Disco divas Sister Sledge will join pop chart-toppers Steps at their upcoming Scarborough Open Air Theatre date.

Sisters Debbie and Kim will bring a true party vibe as they open the show for Steps when the band play Europe’s largest open air arena on Friday June 29.


Fans of disco are in for a treat as the sisters will be belting out their massive hits including Frankie, We Are Family, Lost in Music and He’s The Greatest Dancer.


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Sister Sledge are undisputedly one of the most iconic female groups of all time. Over the years, the group has amassed a string of Gold and Platinum records, accumulating total sales of more than 15m worldwide. Garnering along the way additional Grammy Nominations for Record of the Year and Best R&B Duo or group, Sister Sledge has earned more than a hundred awards and commendations.

The group has performed on some of the most prestigious stages in six of the planet’s seven continents including Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Royal Albert Hall, Japan’s Nakano Sun Plaza, Glastonbury, Dubai’s Burg al Arab, the Zenith in Paris, and the State House in Accra, Ghana. They also performed a rousing set at the final White House Christmas Party of the Clinton administration.

Peter Taylor, director of OAT promoters Cuffe and Taylor, said: “This will be the ultimate party night at Scarborough OAT this summer. We’re already delighted to be bringing Steps to this venue so to now have Sister Sledge supporting is fantastic.

“Disco, divas, chart-topping hits and pop-fuelled fun – that sounds like the recipe for the perfect party night out and it’s exactly what Scarborough OAT will be delivering.”

In a hit-packed career, Steps have scored 14 top 5 singles, sold more than 20 million records and reached Number One with three albums and three singles.

And their dancefloor-filling, feelgood brand of pop – which gave us such monster hits as 5, 6, 7, 8, One For Sorrow, Stomp and Tragedy – is proving just as popular today as it’s ever been.

After announcing their return last year to celebrate their 20th anniversary, the band released ‘Tears On The Dancefloor’ – their first full album of original material since 2000.

Featuring such bombastic tracks as Scared of the Dark, Neon Blue, Dancing With A Broken Heart – together with the wondrous Story of a Heart written by Abba legends Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus – the album reached Number Two in the UK Charts and has been a hit with fans new and old.

Sister Sledge join a fantastic line-up at Scarborough OAT this summer which includes Britney Spears, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Emeli Sandé, Lionel Richie, Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra’s Ibiza Classics, James Arthur, Texas, Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Bastille, Il Divo, Gary Barlow, The Script, Stereophonics and Alfie Boe’s special Armed Force Day concert.

Tickets are on sale now from or from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).

World Cup 2018 – Poolfoot Farm Is The Place To Be!

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There will be nowhere bigger and better to watch England’s bid for World Cup glory than at Poolfoot Farm.

Thornton’s state-of-the-art community sports complex is showing every game from Russia 2018, and not only inside the stunning Crossbar & Grill sports bar and restaurant but also outdoors on a huge 11m2 screen.

A fabulous new viewing area and beer garden has been created especially for the tournament, which kicks off on Thursday June 14.

This means football fans can relax in the sunshine and watch the live action on what will be the biggest outdoor screen anywhere on the Fylde coast.

And alongside a brand-new menu, and a host of special food and drink offers, families will be able to make use of the children’s Play Park and Football Pitches ABSOLUTELY FREE on England match days.

Poolfoot Farm is the £9m training base of Sky Bet League One Fleetwood Town FC, and boasts unrivalled sports facilities that are used by the community seven days a week.

Steve Curwood, Fleetwood Town’s chief executive, said: “There will be nowhere better to watch the World Cup than at Poolfoot Farm. And with a 11m2 screen now installed there will be nowhere showing it as big outdoors either!

“We are very proud of Poolfoot and the amazing facilities on offer here. Hundreds of local people come here each week to play sport and relax in Crossbar & Grill and so we wanted to create a unique experience for the World Cup.

“We have a wonderful new beer garden area and the big screen will be positioned right in front of it, so families will be able to come here, relax in the sunshine and watch the action.

“We are also unveiling a brand-new menu in time for the first game on Thursday June 14 and will have a number of special food and drink offerings which will not only make this the best place to watch the match but also offer incredible value for money.

“Fleetwood Town prides itself on being a real community club and Poolfoot has become a hub for local people who play sport or simply want to relax in a very family friendly atmosphere.

“Hopefully we can cheer England on to glory together!”

As well as a sumptuous new menu, Crossbar & Grill staff have created a range of special offers linked to the countries playing that day.

Richard Shorrock, Fleetwood Town’s Food & Beverage Manager, said: “We already deliver a real quality food and drinks offering here at Poolfoot, but we wanted to do something unique for the World Cup.

“We will be offering a range of daily specials themed to the games that day, from German Bratwurst and beers to Mexican tacos and, of course, fish and chips, so we cannot wait for the tournament to start.

“There really will be nowhere quite like Poolfoot where football fans and families can relax, unwind and enjoy all the thrills of the World Cup.”

The World Cup kicks off at 4pm on Thursday June 14 when hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia.

England’s three group games are versus Tunisia (Monday June 18th at 7pm); Panama (Sunday June 24 at 1pm) and Belgium (Thursday June 28 at 7pm).

For more information call Crossbar & Grill on 01253 208441 or visit the website

Ben Curtis Returns To Winning Ways With Classy Carlisle Double

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Carlisle’s reigning champion flat jockey Ben Curtis was doubly delighted on his return to the course with two wins from three rides.

Curtis has been the course’s top jockey twice in the last three seasons and wasted no time in getting back to winning ways.

He rode Little Kim to victory in the Carleton Fillies Novices Stakes before landing his double on board fellow Karl Burke-saddled Kelly’s Dino in The Racing UK Handicap Stakes.

Curtis will be looking to add to his winning record with his one ride in Friday’s meeting – Carlisle’s annual Feel Good Friday. The bumper eight-race card is followed by live music from top tribute act The Mersey Beatles.

After completing his double, Curtis, who has an incredible strike rate at Carlisle of one winner every four rides at the Durdar course, said: “It’s great to be back and great to get a couple of winners.

“They were good quality horses and it’s great for Karl and the team. My record was good here already but that certainly improves it!

“I’m looking forward to being back on Friday and here’s hoping (for another winner).”

Curtis was not the only jockey to land double joy on what was a glorious night bathed in Cumbrian sunshine.

Daniel Tudhope, who currently lies second in the flat jockeys’ championship, rode 9/2 shot Nate The Great (pictured above left) to a two-length victory for Archie Watson before leading French Resistance home in The Watch Racing UK In HD Handicap Stakes for Jed O’Keefe

Tudhope will also be well fancied when he takes charge of Angels in Friday’s biggest prize race, the Fillies Handicap over five furlongs. Tim Easterby’s three-year-old bay has won on her last two outings at Pontefract and Ripon over a slightly longer distance.

Challengers will include William Haggas’ Perfect Thought, racing for the first time since winning in November and Andrew Balding’s Foxtrot Lady, who led home last time out at Chester.

Elsewhere on the card, the Handicap for four-year-olds over 1m 6f will offer a chance to the duo of trainer Michael Dods and jockey Paul Mulrennan with Davy’s Dilemma. The gelding was good enough to be placed on his return at Doncaster last month after being a winner at Hamilton Park on his 2017 finale.

In the same race PJ McDonald, a triple winner last time out at Carlisle, partners Mark Johnston’s Dominating.

McDonald will then be one of four trying to land the 1m 3f Handicap for three-year-olds. His chance is Johnston’s Lucky Deal with Richard Fahey’s Sempre Presto a strong candidate.

Gates opening on Feelgood Friday at 11.30am. First race is at 1.30pm and the last at 5pm followed by live music from The Mersey Beatles. Adult tickets are £15 (in advance) or £18 (on the day). Under 18s free entry when accompanied by an adult.


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Two of Britain’s most unique and influential singer-songwriters will join indie greats James at their headline gig at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

Badly Drawn Boy and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly will open the show on what is set to be a not-to-be-missed night at Europe’s largest open-air theatre on Saturday August 18.

Multi-instrumentalist Badly Drawn Boy has been a creative force for two decades. It was June 2000 when the Mercury Prize-winning album ‘The Hour of the Bewilderbeast’ announced the arrival of the formidable musical talent of artist Damon Gough.

Since then it’s been a curious, wonderful, inimitable, unpredictable career which has delivered such wonders as ‘Once Around the Block’, ‘You Were Right’, ‘Silent Sigh’, ‘Something to Talk About’ and ‘Nothing’s Gonna Change Your Mind’ into the nation’s consciousness and to audiences around the world.

His critically acclaimed soundtrack to the movie ‘About A Boy’ remains a masterpiece.

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly – the musical moniker of singer/guitarist Sam Duckworth – is well and truly back in 2018.

Raised equally on electronic, political folksingers, and post-hardcore, Duckworth began Get Cape in his hometown of Southend, Essex, in 2004, and Top 40 singles The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager (Part One), War of the Worlds, I Spy, Find the Time quickly followed.

After releasing material under his own name in recent years, Duckworth reactivated Get Cape earlier this year and released the album ‘Young Adult’ which included the tracks ‘Adults/Always’, ‘Just A Phase’, ‘DNA’ and ‘VHS Forever’.

James – who have sold more than 25 million records worldwide – have released 14 studio albums over the past 30 years which have gained both critical and commercial acclaim.

And the band behind such indie anthems as ‘Sit Down’, ‘Born of Frustration’,She’s A Star’ and ‘Come Home’ make a welcome return to Scarborough OAT after their sensational headline show in 2015.

James have just announced they will be releasing their new album ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ on August 3. The album is produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew (whose previous work includes alt-J and Wolf Alice) and rising star Beni Giles.

‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ follows the release of their recent ‘Better Than That’ EP, the  band’s first new music since their hugely successful 2016 album ‘Girl at the End of the World͛’, which debuted at number two in the UK  album charts, second only to Adele – their highest debut entry in almost 20 years.

James join a fantastic line-up at Scarborough OAT this summer which includes Britney Spears, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Emeli Sandé, Lionel Richie, Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra’s Ibiza Classics, James Arthur, Texas, Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Bastille, Il Divo, Gary Barlow, The Script, Steps and Alfie Boe’s special Armed Force Day concert.

Tickets for James’s gig are on sale from or from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).

ONWARD TOGETHER – Fleetwood Town Launches New Onward Card

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Fleetwood Town is proud to launch the new Onward Card, giving fans much more than just access to all the club’s Sky Bet League One home matches.

The Onward Card, which celebrates the town’s motto, goes on sale from Friday June 1, gives supporters the chance to make a unique long-term commitment to the club, gaining access to all 23 home games each season as well as exclusive invite-only events throughout the year.

The new card is a direct replacement for traditional season tickets and existing season ticket holders have until 5pm on Monday June 18 to secure their seats and purchase their new Onward Card. After this date, their seat will be available to purchase on general sale.

And to make watching the Cod Army affordable for all, Fleetwood Town supporters will purchase it via direct debit from as little as £6 per month for Under 16s, £12 per month for Seniors and Under 25s and just £17 per month for an Adult – as cheap as just £170 a year!

The first year will be paid over a 10-month period, transitioning to ongoing monthly payments from July 2019.

Fleetwood Town Chairman Andy Pilley said: “The Onward Card is something which we consider to be quite revolutionary. We take pride in being a forward thinking club and we have listened to our customers on this and the vision is one being Highbury being full and to make football more affordable for the local community.

“It is a scheme which is similar to a season ticket but different in many ways. It makes watching the Cod Army more affordable and allows our supporters to spread the cost of the price over a ten month period. We believe this makes it much more affordable for those in the community to come and watch Fleetwood Town.

“It brings the average cost down to £4 per week and we’d like to think that’s a price which will allow everyone to come and join us at Highbury Stadium, to get behind the team and the town as a whole.

“We feel the payment plan will make it much easier and more affordable for everyone in the town and surrounding areas to come together to watch what we aim to be an exciting, winning team.”

As well as access to all 23 Sky Bet League One home matches at the Highbury Stadium, additional benefits for Onward Card holders includes:

Exclusive access to ‘Meet the Head Coach’ evenings at Highbury Stadium

Invitation to supporter events with players at Poolfoot and Highbury

Discounts at various Fleetwood Town FC outlets such as Crossbar and Grill, Poolfoot Farm

Regular, exciting offers from selected club partners throughout the year including:

Discounted admission to Blackpool’s Merlin attractions including The Blackpool Tower Circus, The Blackpool Tower Eye, The Blackpool Tower Dungeon, Madame Tussauds and SEALIFE Blackpool

Discounted admission to Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Discounts and offers at a range of live music events by Cuffe and Taylor – promoters of Lytham Festival and major UK tours and events

For more details about the Onward Card go to The Onward Card goes on sale at 9am Friday June 1 and is available by calling 01253 775080, by visiting the Club Shop at Highbury Stadium, or online at

North West Festival Announces 2018 Charity Partners

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Charities across the North West will benefit from Lancashire’s biggest music festival this summer.

Lytham Festival will attract around 100,000 people for it’s annual musical extravaganza from Wednesday July 18 to Sunday July 22.

And five charities from across the region have been selected to be represented at each of the festival’s headline concerts in the Main Proms Arena on Lytham Green when volunteers will be collecting donations.

The chosen charities are North West Air Ambulance, Brian House Children’s Hospice, Fylde Coast Women’s Aid, Blackpool Carers and Blue Skies Hospitals fund.

Lytham Festival senior event manager Joe Robinson said: “We are delighted to be welcoming five fantastic charities to be part of Lytham Festival 2018.

“We openly welcome applications from charities to partner with the event and it is always very difficult to decide who those partners will be as they are all deserving.

“Brian House and Blackpool Carers have previously been charity partners, so we are very pleased to welcome them back along with charities we haven’t worked with previously.

“All these charities do a fantastic job and are there for everyone at all times when needed so we would encourage our festival-goers to donate to them where possible.”

An army of charity volunteers will be evident throughout the Main Proms Arena on Lytham Green for each headline event in the hope of encouraging festival-goers to donate.

Fylde Coast Women’s Aid will be the charity partner for Steps on Wednesday July 18, Blackpool Carers for Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics on Thursday 19, North West Air Ambulance for George Ezra and Emeli Sandé on Friday 20, Blue Skies for Nile Rodgers & CHIC on Saturday 21 and Brian House for Last Night of the Proms with Il Divo on Sunday 22.

Tina Hibbard, Service Manager for Fylde Coast Women’s Aid, said: “This year Fylde Coast Women’s Aid is celebrating 25 years of supporting victims of domestic abuse across the Fylde Coast.

“Being chosen as the charity partner for the opening night of Lytham Festival is a fabulous way to start our celebrations.  Thank you to Cuffe and Taylor for giving local charities this opportunity. We can’t wait to be a part of the festival!”

Head of Business Development and Funding at Blackpool Carers, Terry Hodkinson, said: “Blackpool Carers is proud to have been chosen again as a partner for Lytham Festival. We look forward to the opportunity to put carers centre stage and highlight their inspirational and affirming stories.”

Lynne Whittaker, Regional Fundraiser for the North West Air Ambulance Charity, said: “We are incredibly delighted to be have been chosen as the charity partner for the Friday night at the amazing Lytham Festival.

“As a charity which is reliant on donations, opportunities like this are vital for us to continue our lifesaving work in the North West.”

Kila Redfearn, Head of Fundraising for Blue Skies Hospitals fund, said: “We are absolutely chuffed to bits to have been chosen as the charity partner for Lytham Festival 2018 on the Saturday night. This will not only raise the profile of the charity, we will be able to raise precious funds, that will enhance patient care in Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre hospitals.

“Cuffe and Taylor have worked so hard over the years to produce such an amazing festival and we are honoured to be a small part of this event, thank you.”

Michelle Lonican, Community and Corporate Team Leader for Brian House, said: “We are absolutely delighted that, once again, Brian House has been chosen as a beneficiary of the hugely popular Lytham Festival.

“The event is well recognised for bringing great music and large crowds to the heart of Lytham, and we are looking forward to joining in and raising vital funds for the Fylde coast’s children’s hospice.”

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Top trainer looks to repeat Carlisle success in new season

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Racing’s speed kings are heading back to Carlisle – and one leading trainer is already eyeing a repeat of his most famous triumph at the course.

Flat racing returns to Cumbria on Monday May 21 with the first fixture of 2018. It will be followed by a season packed with top quality racing, historic meetings and live music events.

Trainer Richard Fahey is certainly relishing a new season at Carlisle and a repeat of his 2017 success.

Fahey triumphed in the coveted Carlisle Bell for the first time in his illustrious career and finished as the course’s top trainer with a stunning final day treble.

Those victories helped his Musley Bank stables to 200 winners in the year, the second time they’ve managed the feat. Now he’s hoping that Cumbria will once again prove a happy hunting ground.

Fahey said: “We Like Carlisle. We’ve sent plenty of horses over the years and this season will be no different.

“You don’t get many hard luck stories at Carlisle. It’s a fair track. By that I mean you can win from the outside, there’s plenty of room to get around.”

That’s exactly what Fahey’s Carnageo did under Paul Hanagan when coming from behind to take the historic Bell in June and justify his 13-2 joint favourite starting price.

Fahey, based at Malton, North Yorkshire, said: “He came from a long way back that day. He got a good gallop on.”

That success at Carlisle’s showcase Flat meeting in June was followed with three winners as the season drew to a close in September.

Fahey trailed Keith Dalgleish going into the Durdar circuit’s final meeting. But wins for Powerful Society, Ocean Voyage and Billy Bond – at 20-1 in the very last race – meant Fahey finished with 10 winners and the track’s top spot for 2017.

This time, the stable’s early season has been blighted by the poor weather meaning Fahey hasn’t seen as much as he would like of some of his charges. Decisions on likely runners for the opening fixture on Monday May 21 have yet to be made.

He added: “We’re behind where we want to be but it looks like we’re in for some dry weather now, so we’ve got some catching up to do.”

Fahey wants to notch a third season of 200-plus winners and ultimately to beat the £4m in prize money secured last year.

He’s also looking for a new name to lead the charge after the retirement of his star thoroughbred, Ribchester.

Sands of Mali could be that horse. Already a winner at Chantilly in April he looks set for a tilt at the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.

Fahey will join a host of leading trainers at Carlisle’s season debut on May 21.

Dalgleish, pipped for the course’s leading trainer crown in 2017, is a big supporter of the course and landed the 2016 Carlisle Bell with Edgar Balthazar.

And the course’s General Manager Molly Dingwall cannot wait to welcome the jockeys, trainers, horses and punters to the course.

Molly said: “The course is looking great and we have a packed season ahead.

“Carlisle Bell and Cumberland Plate day always throws up some intriguing match-ups and, of course, on the day we will crown the latest winner of a race which has been run since the days of Elizabeth I.

“Both trainers and jockeys love coming to Carlisle and the real test it gives them. We’ve seen some great horses here down the years we are looking forward to see what this season brings.

“Alongside the top racing we also have some amazing social events coming up, so it’s fair to say we cannot wait to welcome everyone here from May 21.”

Into The Ark To Support Tom Jones On Summer House Sounds Tour

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Stars of TV’s The Voice and one of the UK’s hottest young acts Into The Ark will support their hero and mentor Tom Jones as he tours the UK for new concert series Summer House Sounds.

Music legend Sir Tom is touring some of the UK’s most historic and beautiful stately homes and castles this summer.

And it is announced today that Into The Ark will be the support act for Tom’s six Summer House Sounds dates:

Friday July 6 – Euston Hall, Suffolk

Sunday July 8 – Englefield Estate, Berkshire

Thursday July 12 – Ragley Hall, Warwickshire

Friday July 13 – Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Wednesday July 18 – Stansted Park, Hampshire

Sunday July 22 – Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire

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Into The Ark are the sensational buskers-turned-singing stars Tom Jones coached all the way to the final of The Voice last year.

Immediately following the show it was announced that Taylor Jones and Dane Lloyd, who hail from Blackwood in South Wales, would join Tom on his 2017 summer dates.

And now Tom has further cemented his support for Into the Ark by inviting Taylor and Dane to join him on his 2018 summer tour.

Speaking about Summer House Sounds, Taylor and Dane said: “It is absolutely fantastic to be given this amazing opportunity once again. Last year was an absolute whirlwind going straight from The Voice to preparing to tour with the legend that is Sir Tom Jones.

“Since then we have been out on the road virtually non-stop as we build up support for our music and to now get the chance to support Tom on the Summer House Sounds tour is brilliant. We are very flattered.”

Tom Jones’ Summer House Sounds concerts will be a celebration of a career that spans six decades and will see Tom play live against some of the UK’s most beautiful backdrops.

With a career that has seen him sell in excess of 100 million records, Tom Jones has won countless accolades including a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music and a Silver Clef Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 2006, the global star has amassed 36 top 40 UK hits.

Fans attending the concerts are assured of a fantastic night as Tom and his band present a stunning set-list that traverses all eras and genres of popular music.

Summer House Sounds is organised by promoters Cuffe and Taylor who have worked with Tom Jones extensively.

Director Peter Taylor said: “Tom never fails to wow audiences with his amazing voice and talent. We have presented concerts with him on many occasions over the past four years and we are delighted to be working with him once again.

“His support for new music is fantastic too. We presented a show with Into The Ark supporting Tom last summer. They went down an absolute storm so it is great they are joining Tom for all of his Summer House Sounds concerts.”

“This is going to be an amazing series of concerts in some of the most magnificent and beautiful locations.”

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As well as music legend Tom Jones, Summer House Sounds will see performances from super cool disco king Nile Rodgers and his band CHIC, the world’s most successful classical crossover group Il Divo, dance DJ Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra present Ibiza Classics, and British pop icons Madness all go one step beyond as they visit stately homes across the country for 19 dates throughout July.

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