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Feb 15, 2017

All Saints join UB40 for Sounds of the Summer - 16 July

Very special guests, nineties girl band All Saints, have added their name to a sensational line-up of artists performing at this year’s Sounds of the Summer festival at Newton Abbot Racecourse.

The multi-million record selling group along with eighties rock/pop band China Crisis are the latest acts announced for the annual music festival, which takes place on Sunday July 16th.

The news comes just days after it was revealed that reggae royalty UB40 will be appearing live on stage at the racecourse, which is fast becoming a hotspot for live music in the South West.

All Saints 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.

Newly reunited almost a decade after they split, the sassy quartet, comprising Shaznay Lewis, Melanie Blatt and Natalie and Nicole Appleton, recently released their fourth studio album Red Flag and embarked on their first headlining tour in 15 years.

This summer the Never Ever hitmakers will be supporting British pop band Take That on their 25th anniversary Wonderland Live tour before heading to the South West for the Sounds of the Summer spectacular.

Also performing live at the racecourse 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.

With one more very special guest soon to be announced, Patrick Masterson, Managing Director at Newton Abbot Racecourse, said: “Getting All Saints is a real coup for us, Sounds of the Summer is really shaping up to be a fantastic event for music lovers and we look forward to making some wonderful memories for the audience.

“Nothing could be better than listening to live music outdoors in the summer in a beautiful setting and our Sounds of Summer festival will achieve that and more.”

Shaznay Lewis from All Saints said: “We’ve got a really exciting and busy summer ahead of us. It’s been all-go since the band reunited and the response from our fans has been incredible.

“We cannot wait to head out on the road as special guests on Take That’s anniversary tour, then it’s onto the South West for the Sounds of the Summer festival and the chance for us to perform our latest songs as well as some of our greatest hits.

“We are really happy to be coming to the South West and the chance to perform live at the festival, which promises to be amazing.”

Tickets can still be purchased for Sounds of the Summer from the Newton Abbot Racecourse office, until 12 noon Friday 14 July. Please call 01626 353235. Tickets will be available on the gate on the day of the concert.

Alternatively, visit the racecourse office.