No place you’d rather be
Jess Glynne performing live in Wincanton - and you could be there on us!
No horses, no jockeys, no racing at Wincanton Racecourse on Saturday 1 July: one of the UK’s biggest female artists, Jess Glynne, will be filling the air with her incredible voice at a huge open air concert to celebrate the racecourse’s 150th anniversary. And we just happen to have our mitts on two free tickets to give away. Are you feeling lucky?
Since her breakthrough with Clean Bandit’s Grammy award-winning Rather Be, singer-songwriter Jess had five consecutive number one singles, a triple platinum number-one album I Cry When I Laugh (the highest selling debut album of last year) and Brits nominations a-plenty. Despite the fact that her exuberant Hold My Hand has been used as the soundtrack for not one but two ubiquitous ads and I’ve heard it zillions of times, I still love it. The girl’s BIG and she’s coming our way as part of Wincanton Racecourse’s 150th birthday celebrations. Did you know they’ve been racing horses here since 1867, when some Somerset hunting types organised the first ever National Hunt Steeplechase? Interesting equine fact: steeplechases get their name because originally horses raced from one church steeple to another. Could come up in a pub quiz, you never know.
DJ Sara Cox (Radio 2’s Sounds of the 80s and BBC 2’s The Great Pottery Throw Down) will be there too, spinning some ’80s hits to get you dancin’ earlier in the evening. Time to dig out that lilac spandex bodysuit and your pastel leg warmers?
Apparently Jess handpicked her two support artists: cool North Londoner Kiko Bun (that’s him with the hat), a regular on BBC 1 Xtra and the festival circuit, who serves up a mix of reggae, soul and hip hop and Norfolk’s edgy soul singer, Mullally, whose first three releases have garnered an impressive 6 million streams on Spotify.
You’ll be able to nosh and quaff locally produced food and drink while you’re there and enjoy a spectacular firework finale.
Tickets cost £35 adults; £20 children (5-17 years can buy a child ticket and 3-5 year olds go free but all ages must be accompanied by a paying adult; you’ll need a baby sitter if you’ve got any under 3s as they aren’t allowed in). You can also choose to watch the concert from the Owners and Trainers Lounge, from seats in the Grandstand (with a sit-down buffet in the Kingswell Restaurant) or from a private box with own bar for up to 15 people if you’re feeling a bit posh.
HOW TO WIN TWO FREE ADULT TICKETS (worth £70) TO SEE JESS GLYNNE!
It’s easy peasy. There are four ways – and the more ways you enter, the greater your chance of winning.
1. Sign up to the newsletter (this step is compulsory to enter). You’ll be asked to confirm your entry into the competition – please be aware you might find this confirmation request in your JUNK folder so please dig it out! Don’t worry, if you’re already signed up to the newsletter you won’t get two – and you can unsubscribe to the newsletter at any time after 1 July.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE – I’ll be pulling a name out at random on midday Tues 27 June!
Wincanton Racecourse, Wincanton, BA9 8BJ. Tel 01963 435840. wincanton.thejockeyclub.co.uk