Award-winning artist Craig David will perform live at Lingfield Park Resort on Saturday 16 September 2017, hot on the heels of his sensational comeback year which included a huge number 1 album, smash hit singles, a hit set at Glastonbury and a Mobo Award win!
The multimillion seller singer/songwriter will play after racing on a large outdoor stage in front of the Grandstand in a special one-night gig September 16 2017 – the first time a major act has performed at the racecourse for many years.
Craig David said, "I'm really looking forward to playing at Lingfield, there's always something special about playing outside in the English summer!"
Andrew Perkins, Executive Director of Lingfield Park Resort said he believed the international hit singer would appeal to Lingfield Park's eclectic audience. "The beauty of Craig David is that he has two fan-bases – those who followed him during the launch and stellar growth of his career back in the late 90's, and the much younger crowd who are surprised to hear his latest hits are not his first!"
"This exactly sums up our customers at Lingfield Park – different generations who like to come here for some great racing, followed by a mix of entertainment. We fully expect this to be a sell-out gig and we are thrilled to be working with the Liz Hobbs Group to deliver it."
Craig David first exploded onto the music scene at the end of 1999 with the Artful Dodger collaboration Rewind. From Ivor Novello awards to sales of over 15 million records, 2 No.1's, 16 Top 10 hits, huge success in America and sold out shows across the world, Craig is one of the UK music scene's most successful male solo artists. His album, Born to Do It, became the fastest-selling debut by a British male solo artist – and he was still only 19-years-old!
Craig stormed back in style in 2016 thanks to hits like When The Bassline Drops, Ain't Givin' Up and Nothing Like This and number 1 album Following My Intuition. As well as recording the official Children In Need single, All We Needed, he has performed at the Mobos and the prestigious BBC Music Awards.
Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE, CEO of LHG Live said; "Craig is one of those artists you dream of working with. His success to date, not to mention his current chart-topping hits, has been fantastic and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Lingfield Park Resort on delivering a brilliant evening of entertainment. Craig will no doubt prove a huge draw and we cannot wait to see him perform.'
Tickets for the whole day on Saturday September 16th, 2017, which will include seven thrilling races on the turf track, followed by the concert will go on sale Friday 13 January 09am priced from £38. Tickets can be purchased from:
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