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News release - Issued by York racecourse


Music legends, Boyzone, are to play York Racecourse on Music Showcase Saturday, 28 July.

Celebrating twenty-five years together, Ronan, Keith, Mikey & Shane are the second of three music acts to be named for the 2018 season, with Paloma Faith already confirmed for Saturday 30 June and Friday evening 27 July, where the act is yet to be confirmed.

Six UK Number One singles, more than 13 million record sales and four Brit Awards serve only to tell part of the story of a band who burst onto the scene with their appearance on the Late Late Show back in 1993.

Expect to hear hits including, “No Matter What”, “Words”, “Picture of You” and “Father and Son”.
Looking forward to a return to York, where he recently starred in Panto, Shane Lynch said; ‘I can’t wait to be back in York, being back together promises to be great fun. We’ve always loved outdoor shows and can’t wait to make some more memories with our fans!’

To book visit; admission to the main Grandstand and Paddock enclosure, starts at just £25 per person for a group of six.* Racegoers aged 5-17 enjoy a special rate of just £10 (subject to limited availability). As well as free car parking, there are no booking fees.

On the racecourse itself, The Sky Bet York Stakes will be the £120,000 centerpiece of a seven race card that will precede the concert.

James Brennan, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship said, “Everyone at the course is really excited that Boyzone have chosen York to help mark their anniversary. Add in the spectacle of the racing itself and we hope it will prove a summer day to savour.”

The tickets for Boyzone are on sale now with music and racing fans alike being able to take advantage of some attractive deals by visiting or calling 01904 620911.


Editors’ Notes:

These are integrated events and admission is not available on a "concert only" basis; indeed the gates will be closed at the time of the last race.

* With the group of six discount applied, advance booked admission to Grandstand and Paddock is £25 per person, the same size group in County Stand is £37.50 per person. An individual can advance book at £38 for County Stand and £27 for Grandstand and Paddock. The Picnic Enclosure is only available for sale on the day at £12 however does not offer the opportunity of getting close to the stage itself, though it is in sight.

*Racegoers aged 5-17 are admitted at a special rate of £10, subject to availability in County Stand and Grandstand and Paddock. Racegoers aged under 18 will continue to be admitted free of charge to the Picnic Enclosure.
To help them enjoy their day and to be fair to everyone, an adult will need to accompany racegoers aged under 16, with a limit of two under sixteens for each adult.

This is an outdoor concert. To get closest to the stage, visitors will need to have either a County Stand or Grandstand & Paddock admission. The position of the stage for 2018 is as recent years, at the southern end of Bustardthorpe Lawn on the main grandstand side. It is at about the one furlong mark, some 20 metres from the track facing parallel to the direction of running. The elevation of Knavesmire Stand steppings offers a view over the stage and the angle permits viewing of races and stage from the County Stand Lawn. We will make good use of the giant screens for both racing and concert viewing. Please note in order to get closest to the stage racegoers will need to book entry to County Stand or Grandstand & Paddock; thereafter there are no reserved positions. Please note the price of admission reflects the wider facilities provided for the duration of the raceday and does not reflect a reserved position nor preferential view of the stage.

For further information please contact:

James Brennan - York Racecourse, head of marketing and sponsorship
DL: 01904 683940
Mobile: 07812 961140