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Wet Wet Wet To Play at York Racecourse This Summer

York Racecourse

6:26am 23rd January 2014

Wet Wet Wet are to perform on Saturday 26 July at York Races, it was announced today.

The chart-topping band will be the headline act on the second day of the hugely popular Music Showcase Meeting, which combines top quality sport and music. 

Tickets for the afternoon's racing followed by an open-air concert by Wet Wet Wet went on sale today, starting from just £19 per person as part of a group, with accompanied children free of charge.

James Brennan, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship at York Racecourse, said: “Already established as the most popular raceday of its type, we are thrilled to announce that Wet Wet Wet will perform here this year.”

"When combined with some of the best thoroughbreds in the country, we believe we're on to a winner by attracting Wet Wet Wet in 2014. The band are renowned for being a fantastic live act, with a brilliant back catalogue of hits. I can't wait."

Wet Wet Wet will play on a giant trackside stage after the final race has finished. They are one of the UK’s most successful artists to date and have produced some of the country’s best loved pop songs, including hits such as ‘Sweet Little Mystery’, ‘Wishing I Was Lucky’ and ‘Goodnight Girl’.  The four-piece band have charted three number one singles and sold in excess of 15 million singles and albums to date, since their debut album, ‘Popped In Souled Out’, went to number one in 1987.

Wet Wet Wet’s biggest international hit was ‘Love Is All Around’, which featured on the soundtrack to the film ‘Four Weddings and A Funeral’ and topped the UK charts for a record breaking 15 weeks in 1994. In 2013 the band completed a hugely successful 12-date ‘Greatest Hits’ tour and released the album ‘Step By Step The Greatest Hits’, which features three new tracks as well as songs from Wet Wet Wet’s impressive back catalogue.

Just twenty four hours earlier sees the only evening of York’s year on Friday July 25th, again combining competitive racing with live music. The European Breeders' Fund Lyric Stakes is a Listed contest to reward talented fillies. The music performance for the Friday evening is still to be confirmed, so keep watching the racecourse website www.yorkracecourse,co.uk for details.

Fans who book quickly will be able to take advantage of the “price freeze” offer that sees raceday prices for 2014 held at their 2013 level until the end of January. Admission to the main Grandstand and Paddock enclosure starts at just £19 per person for a group of six.* Tickets for Wet Wet Wet at York Racecourse are now on sale online at www.yorkraceourse.co.uk or by telephone on 01904 620911.

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