York Racecourse 25th to 27th June 2021
Sounds in the Grounds brings a line-up of best-loved and internationally renowned bands to the iconic setting of York Racecourse in the newly renovated Clocktower Enclosure.
The concerts will be staged on the grassed infield area parallel to the final furlong of the track, beneath the 99 year-old listed Clocktower, with the spectacular back-drop of the Grandstands and unrivalled 360° views of the green and leafy expanse of the historic Knavesmire.
Audiences can enjoy great live music from their designated ‘picnic patch’ (for 2, 4 or 6 people), which will be socially distanced from others but close enough to share the fun.
In fully-staged productions with LED screens beside the stage, the Sounds in the Grounds programme features:
BEYOND THE BARRICADE Friday 25th June 2021
Enjoy the best-loved songs from the world’s greatest West End and Broadway musicals in a glittering concert. Starring past principal performers from Les Misérables in the West End and on tour, the blockbusting two-hour show features hit songs from The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Evita, Miss Saigon, Chicago, Hamilton, Jesus Christ Superstar, Come From Away and many others, with a spectacular finale from Les Misérables.
Now in its 21st year, the critically acclaimed BEYOND THE BARRICADE has been delighting audiences around the world, from the Royal Albert Hall to Australia.
ABBA MANIA Saturday 26th June 2021
From London’s West End to Las Vegas, ABBA MANIA is the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute and has performed in over 30 countries around the world, delighting more than three million people over the last two decades.
In an exhilarating two-hour recreation of ABBA’s last ever concert, ABBA MANIA brings to life the flamboyance of the 70s and all the uplifting, dance-inducing, and sometimes heart-breaking songs from the Swedish ‘Supergroup’, fully live with fantastic costumes, staging, lighting and effects. ABBA MANIA is the perfect excuse to party, so dig out those platforms, dust down those flares and enjoy all your favourite hits!
A COUNTRY NIGHT IN NASHVILLE Sunday 27th June 2021
The show all country music fans have been waiting for! Recreating the energy and atmosphere of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, A Country Night In Nashville takes you on a journey through the history of country music. With hits from its biggest stars both past and present, from Johnny Cash to Kenny Rogers, Dolly to the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson to Shania Twain, this incredible celebration of country music is a night not to be missed.
THE NEW YORK BRASS BAND Friday 25th to Sunday 27th June 2021
Hailing from the ancient streets of York, The New York Brass Band is a powerhouse 7-piece ensemble at the forefront of a funky brass revolution.
With a repertoire that ranges from Marvin Gaye to George Michael, from Cee-Lo Green to Stevie Wonder, with some funky, gritty northern originals thrown in for good measure, nothing kicks a party into gear like the sound of a smokin’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz Band!
They pull in the crowds at Glastonbury and were a hit at last summer’s Sounds in the Grounds too!
Returning by popular demand, The New York Brass Band is not to be missed!