Early Bird Deadline Looms for Sounds of the Summer

Music lovers have just days left to save money on tickets for this year’s must-see concert at Newton Abbot Racecourse before the Early Bird booking offer closes on Sunday 30 April.

Taking place on Sunday 16 July, Sounds of the Summer will see some of the UK’s best-loved artists grace the stage.

Fans who purchase their tickets prior to Sunday 30 April can join the scores of music lovers who have already taken advantage of the Early Bird offer to save on their ticket price.

Earlier this year Newton Abbot Racecourse announced that its third summer concert would be headlined by UK reggae royalty, UB40.

Fans can see Duncan Campbell, Robin Campbell, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Earl Falconer and James Brown perform some of their greatest hits live including Red Red Wine, Rat in Mi Kitchen, One in Ten, Cherry Oh Baby, King and Food for Thought.

Joining UB40 on the night will be very-special guests, All Saints. The much-loved girl band shot to fame in the 1990s and notched up an impressive 12 million record sales, five number one singles, two multi-platinum albums and two Brit awards with hits like Never Ever, Pure Shores and Rocksteady. Also taking to the stage in July will be chart-topping eighties band Fine Young Cannibals, famous for hits such as She Drives Me Crazy and Good Thing. 

Opening the show will be New Wave English pop/rock band China Crisis, whose chart success throughout the 1980s included five Top 40 singles and three Top 40 albums including Wishful Thinking and Red Sails.

Speaking ahead of the concert, Patrick Masterson, Managing Director at Newton Abbot Racecourse said: “With the concert now less than three months away this is the last chance for music fans to save on their tickets before the Early Bird offer closes at the end of the month. “We’ve had a great response to the show and artist announcements so far. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic evening and we can’t wait to welcome UB40, All Saints, FYC and China Crisis plus all of their fans to Newton Abbot Racecourse.”

Duncan Campbell, lead singer of UB40, added: “The band has some great memories of both playing and holidaying in Devon and Cornwall so we’re really looking forward to coming back this summer and sharing our music with our fans, new and old. It’s going to be great fun!” Tickets are available at the Early Bird price of just £27.75 inclusive of booking fee for adults until Sunday 30 April.

After this date, tickets will be available at the full ticket price.

For more information and to buy tickets for this fantastic treat for music lovers, visit www.newtonabbotracing.com or call 01626 353235.

Ticket information: * Early Bird: Until 30 April*: Adult £27.75 inclusive of booking fee and Child under 16 £12.75 inclusive of booking fee (ID) ** * Full Ticket Price: From 1 May – 16 July: Adult £30.25 inclusive of booking fee and Child under 16 £12.75 inclusive of booking fee (ID) ** * Gold Circle tickets: Offering some of the best views of the Sounds of the Summer Festival from the Gold Circle area in front of the stage. Just 200 Gold Circle tickets are now on sale, available only from the racecourse, priced at £52.75 inclusive of booking fee.

To buy your tickets, visit: www.newtonabbotracing.com or www.ticketmaster.co.uk Alternatively tickets can be purchased from the racecourse office or by calling 01626 353235.

*Early Bird tickets will be sold until the dates above unless they sell out before. **All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and may be asked for ID. All tickets are inclusive of a £2.75 booking fee. Please note, Gold Circle, disabled and wheelchair viewing ramp tickets are only available directly from the racecourse.

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