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Feb 08, 2017

UB40 to headline at Sounds of the Summer - Sunday 16 July

We’re delighted to announce that on Sunday 16 July 2017, we will be bringing you our new concert for this year – Sounds of the Summer – headlined by UK reggae royalty, UB40, plus some very special guests…

Enjoy a jam-packed evening filled with hit-after-hit of live music here in the glorious South Devon countryside.

See Duncan Campbell, Robin Campbell, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Earl Falconer and James Brown perform some of their greatest hits live on the night. Find out all you need to know about the band at their website – UB40 Official.

All Saints announced as VERY special guests plus FYC & China Crisis

We’re excited to confirm that the one and only All Saints are now confirmed as our very special guests for the evening.

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.

Joining UB40 and All Saints this July will be chart-topping band Fine Young Cannibals (FYC) whose hits include She Drives Me Crazy and Good Thing.

Opening the show on 16 July will be 80’s pop/rock duo, China Crisis whose chart success throughout the 1980s included five Top 40 singles and three Top 40 albums including Wishful Thinking and Red Sails.

Check out our FAQs here for more information.

Tickets on sale now – buy today!

Adult Admission: £30.25 inclusive of booking fee

Under 16s Admission: £12.75 inclusive of booking fee**

Gold Circle: 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.

Disabled and Wheelchair Viewing Ramp: Available only from the racecourse, disabled patrons pay for a ticket, carer’s tickets priced at £12.75 inclusive of booking fee.

Please note all tickets are inclusive of a £2.75 booking fee. ** Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult and may be asked for proof of age. Tickets will be sent out 2-4 weeks prior to the show.

How to buy your tickets

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.

For more information, please see the Sounds of the Summer FAQ page.


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