Pop Idol winner Will Young to perform at Doncaster Racecourse

Will Young.
Will Young.

Doncaster Racecourse is set to play host to Evergreen popstar Will Young following an afternoon of racing this summer.

The former Pop Idol winner will be the first act to perform as part of this year’s Music Live series on Saturday, May 14, following a packed seven race card at the Town Moor venue.

The Leave Right Now singer who was crowned Pop Idol champion in 2002, went on to top the charts with his debut album From Now On, selling more than 180,000 copies in the first week. One year on from his Pop Idol triumph, he was nominated for three Brit awards, best pop act, best British breakthrough act and best single for Evergreen.

The singer will also perform a raft of songs from his current album, 85% Proof, which is his fourth to reach number one.

Last year the racecourse played host to a string of top bands – including ska band Madness, reggae rockers UB40 and New Romantic super-group Spandau Ballet - who entertained thousands of music lovers with their iconic hits. Now Will Young will kick off the 2016 Music Live shows, with Simply Red and Level 42 also due to perform at the racecourse later this year.

Kieron Gallagher, executive director at Doncaster Racecourse, said: “Will Young captured the hearts of the nation when he was crowned Pop Idol champion in 2002 and has continued to entertain the British public since with hits including All Time Love.

“He will kick start what is set to be a great summer of racing and music to be enjoyed by friends, family and colleagues alike.

“We have a fantastic line up of musical entertainment to compliment the top sporting action over the summer months, with Simply Red and Level 42 set to entertain the crowds. We have other exciting acts lined up to perform at the racecourse this year and we will make an announcement on them in due course.”

Tickets go on sale today (January 18, 2016) and range from £40-£65 per person (£40 for the Grandstand, £50 County Enclosure and £65 Premier Enclosure) but people who buy in advance can enjoy a £5 discount on these prices. Advance ticket purchasers will also receive £5 in vouchers that will entitle them to discounts on selected drinks.

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