CARTMEL NEWS

 

ONE of the best-selling artists of the 21st century will take to the stage at Cartmel Racecourse as part of an international tour next year.

 

Award-winning singer-songwriter David Gray will perform at the unique Cumbrian course on Friday, June 26 following a full day of British horse racing.

 

The event will mark the 20th anniversary of his landmark album White Ladder – which spent three years in the top 100 chart and was the platform which propelled David to world-wide acclaim.

 

Ticket sales for the hotly anticipated concert are now on sale.

 

Geraldine McKay, Cartmel Racecourse manager, said she was thrilled to have secured one of the best singer-songwriters in a generation for concert day 2020.

 

“We are genuinely delighted to be able to announce David Gray for our June concert day.

 

“He has so many fantastic, timeless hits that everyone loves. 

 

“We know he’ll be perfect for the Cartmel stage. It’s going to be an unforgettable day.”

 

David will perform the entire White Ladder album on stage at Cartmel.

 

The iconic Number 1 hit Babylon will celebrate its 20th birthday in June along with the seminal tracks This year’s Love, Sail Away, Please Forgive Me and Say Hello, Wave Goodbye.

 

David said: “It’s the 20th anniversary of White Ladder, a unique record with its own remarkable history.

 

“Jammed full with big, open-hearted songs and flooded with a raw emotional energy.

 

“It’s an album that came from nowhere to steal the hearts of millions all over the world, completely transforming my own life in the process.

 

“Twenty years on it feels like White Ladder is just as alive for people now as it was back then.

 

“So to celebrate this milestone, I will be releasing a special anniversary version of the album and assembling all the original band members with all the original equipment, in order to take White Ladder out on the road and recreate the record in its entirety.”

 

To celebrate the announcement, a limited number of Early Bird tickets costing £39 each are now on sale. They include a day’s racing on course.

 

Under 14s go free.

 

Book online via the homepage or by calling 015395 36340.