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News Release – Issued by York Racecourse

Good Vibrations for York Races this July

The Beach Boys are to perform on Friday evening 25 July at York Races, it was announced today.

The Beach Boys have often been called "America's Band" and have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide; they will take to the stage after racing on the opening day of the hugely popular Music Showcase Weekend, which combines top quality sport and music.

Tickets for the evening’s racing followed by an open-air concert by The Beach Boys went on sale today, starting from just £20 per person as part of a group, with accompanied children free of charge.

James Brennan, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship at York Racecourse, said: “The Beach Boys have provided the soundtrack to the summer with hits like California Girls, Help Me Rhonda and I Get Around; so there is a real treat in store for racing and music fans alike..”

"When combined with some of the best thoroughbreds in the country, we believe we're on to a winner by attracting them. They have performed live to 750,000 people at the Washington Monument and have sold over 100 million records, so it should be something special”

The group, still fronted by co-founder Mike Love, will play on a giant trackside stage after the final race has finished. With over eighty chart records to choose from, the set list could also include; Good Vibrations, Little Deuce Coupe, Sloop John B, Surfin’ USA, Fun Fun Fun, God Only Knows and Wouldn’t It Be Nice.

Successful all male bands are a theme this year at York as Saturday 26 July sees Wet Wet Wet, one of the UK’s most popular artists perform after racing.
Tickets for both the Beach Boys and Wet Wet Wet at York Racecourse are now on sale at or by telephone on 01904 620911.


For more information please contact:

James Brennan York Racecourse

DDI: 01904 683940 Mobile: 07812 961140


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.

For this event the lineup is: The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten, have toured as the Beach Boys regularly since 1998 when Carl Wilson passed away. For sake of clarity, this show does not include Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks

Prices for general admission tickets and badges, for County Stand starts from £33.50 per person, when a group of six discount is applied, , with the equivalent Grandstand and Paddock Groups at £20 per person. An individual can advance book at £34 for County Stand and £21 for Grandstand and Paddock.

This is an outdoor concert. The position of the stage for 2014 is as 2013, 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 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.