British Reggae Legends UB40 @My Racecourse
UB40 - featuring original members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, backed by one of the best reggae bands in the world will be bringing their inimitable blend of reggae and pop greatest hits to Wrexham.
My Racecourse will welcome UB40 on Friday 26 May 2017 as part of the band’s summer Grandslam UK Tour.and they will be joined by special guests Level 42, also performing a host of their greatest hits, along with The Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson and introducing Raging Fyah.
Wrexham Football Club along with partners LHG Live and Orchard Entertainment have worked closely planning the event with the aim of delivering a top-class day of live music for the region.
Gavin Jones, on behalf of the Wrexham AFC board of directors, said “We are delighted to welcome UB40 and friends to My Racecourse this summer and look forward to see them enjoy the special North Wales atmosphere of our fan-owned stadium”
“As this is the first of many future live shows we have planned at the stadium, bringing a band of UB40’s caliber first is fantastic”
He added “This is the first show of the summer for us, so keep watching this space for more news soon!”
Ali Campbell of UB40 said, “We cannot wait to perform for all our fans in Wrexham next summer and pull out all the favourites that our fans love the most. The Grandslam Tour is going to be a brilliant experience for both us and the fans, and we are delighted to have Level 42, The Original Wailers and the amazing Raging Fyah performing as our special guests.”
Level 42 and Mark King are one of the most successful British bands of the 1980’s, and to date they have released 14 studio albums, seven live albums, the Sirens’ EP, and six compilation albums. They have also had 18 top 40 singles, including Lessons in Love, Something About You, Leaving Me Now, Running in the Family and Hot Water, and have sold in excess of 30 million albums worldwide.
Mark King of Level 42 said, “We are really excited for this Grandslam experience. To share the stage with such an iconic band as UB40 is an opportunity we could not refuse and we are looking forward to seeing everyone singing and dancing in Wrexham.”
The Original Wailers will be performing those well-loved Bob Marley and the Wailers definitive songs that have become iconic. Original Wailers members will take to the stage including guitarist Al Anderson.
Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE, CEO of LHG Live, promoters for the Grandslam UB40 UK Tour said, “Grandslam is a summer event series combining stunning outdoor venues with a concert format with a real festival vibe. We are thrilled to be working with UB40 next summer. We are also delighted Level 42 will be joining the tour as special guests. We're looking forward to a great summer together!"
Tickets go on General Sale on Friday 25 November at 10.00am. They will be available online from the below outlets, but also to personal callers from special outlets at My Racecourse.
Tickets are priced at: £35.00 + booking fee (General Admission) and £50.00 + booking fee (Platinum enclosure) For more information please visit: