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UB40 racing to Uttoxeter

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: February 10, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

UB40 will be performing at Uttoxeter Racecourse this spring.

UB40 will be performing at Uttoxeter Racecourse this spring.

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A HIT raggae band will be performing at a racecourse in Staffordshire this spring.

Reggae stars UB40 have announced they will play Uttoxeter Racecourse as part of their biggest UK tour for more than three years.

Starting at the O2 ABC in Glasgow on March 31, the band will play shows across the UK before the tour reaches Uttoxeter on May 17.

Uttoxeter Racecourse's Executive Director David MacDonald said: "UB40 must be the most famous band to play Uttoxeter and it is really exciting, not only for the racecourse but for the whole community.

"The concert will bring fans into the area from all over the UK and Europe. UB40 are incredible performers and just amazing live, so I think this will be a really special night."

UB40 are one of the world's best-selling acts with over 70 million record sales to their name, and hits such as 'Red Red Wine', 'One in Ten', 'Kingston Town' and 'Can't Help Falling in Love' are among some of the 20th Century's best-known hit singles, the latter a number one single in both the UK and USA, and the title track of the Hollywood classic Basic Instinct.

Throughout their 30-year career they have been twice nominated for the Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards, and they continue to tour to sell-out arenas and festivals globally.

The concert at Uttoxeter will take place after racing on May 17 and tickets are already on sale either online or from the racecourse office.

Anyone buying either a Grandstand and Paddock or Premier ticket will get to enjoy a full race meeting followed by the concert.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.uttoxeter-racecourse.co.uk or by calling 01889 562561. Keep up-to-date with news via twitter @UttoxeterRaces and on Facebook 'Uttoxeter Racecourse'.

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