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Children from Dunnington School to meet Union J at Grand Départy Concert

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12:56pm 26th June 2014

Every child in the class will also receive a free ticket for the concert after winning a competition organised to mark Bike Week 2014, which took place last week. The aim of the competition was to persuade as many children as possible to cycle to school during Bike Week. Some days during Bike Week, as many as 31 children (from a possible total of 33) in the winning class cycled to school.

Councillor Sonja Crisp, cabinet member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said:

“I’m delighted for the children in Year 5 at Dunnington School, who made a conscious and determined effort to cycle to school as often as possible during Bike Week."

“I hope they thoroughly enjoy what promises to be a wonderful evening’s entertainment and have fun meeting Union J back stage.”

The line-up for the family-friendly concert also includes Russell Watson, Rough Copy, Kian Egan, York-based singer songwriter Alistair Griffin, Ollie Marland, The Loveable Rogues, Altered Images, Brother Beyond, The Blow Monkeys, The Overtones, York duo Disco Mister and York party band HUGE.

Tickets are on sale, priced at just £50 for a family ticket (for four people) or £20 each, from: www.ticketline.co.uk; www.experiencetherace.com and Visit York on Museum Street, York.

The Grand Départy Concert is just one element of an action-packed weekend of celebrations planned for 4, 5 and 6 July. A host of other events and attractions will be taking place at locations across the city, including street theatre and live music. Those who want to be at the heart of the action throughout the course of the weekend should head to City of York Council’s Spectator Hubs at Huntington Stadium, the Designer Outlet and Rowntree Park, where there will be family entertainment, big screens, refreshments, merchandise and much more. For more information about the Spectator Hubs, visit: www.experiencetherace.com

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