A CELEBRATION featuring two of the music industry’s biggest talents is heading to a race course near to you tomorrow.

Wincanton Racecourse in Somerset is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a concert tomorrow featuring pop sensation Jess Glynne, preceded by an 80s DJ set from BBC Radio 2 favourite Sara Cox.

Hotly tipped up-and-comers Kiko Bun and Mullally have been announced to support Jess at the July 1 concert, having been handpicked by the triple platinum album selling artist herself.

You can expect hits all the way from this concert - Jess Glynne’s debut album raced to number one in the charts and is the highest selling debut album of the past year.

She also became the second British female solo artist after Cheryl to have five number-one singles in the UK. The likes of Hold My Hand and Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself will get the crowd singing along.

2016 was a further massive year for Jess, with a sold-out UK arena tour under her belt plus she was nominated for British Breakthrough Act, British Female Solo Artist and British Single for Hold My Hand at the Brit Awards.

Jess said: “It’s going to be great fun playing Wincanton Racecourse. I love outdoor shows and can’t wait to share some summer evenings with my fans.”

Sara will be spinning some of the best 80s hits to get you dancing prior to the main event.

Excitement has been building for the concert since its announcement – being the first music-only event at Wincanton Racecourse, it will see thousands of music fans descend for a fun-filled family day out, ending in a spectacular firework finale.

Sara has built an unparalleled radio career, having presented the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show for three years before graduating to BBC Radio 2, hosting the regular Sounds of the 80s show - delivering the very best hits from the era.

Having kept millions entertained on the airwaves with her love of music, she is also a recognisable TV personality having most recently presented The Great Pottery Throwdown.

Mullally’s music packs a soulful punch, his sing-along pop vocal arrangements painting vivid pictures in the minds of his listeners.

His first three releases (Overdose, Troubled Love and Wonderful) have amassed more than six million streams on Spotify alone and have been championed by tastemakers such as BBC Radio 1 MTV, SBTV and more.

A fixture on BBC 1Xtra and regular on the festival circuit, Kiko Bun has been heralded as the ‘sound of summer’ with his refreshing and contemporary sound based on the re-emergence of reggae, soul and golden era hip hop that continues to infiltrate mainstream music.

In addition to championing emerging talent in the form of Kiko Bun and Mullally, the racecourse is also proud to be supporting local suppliers, offering a selection of food to suit all budgets from local businesses. Mortimers, the local baker to the course, will be supplying freshly made sandwiches and finger food.

TIMINGS: Gates open at 3pm, Support Acts from 5.30pm, Jess Glynne live in concert from 9pm, firework display from 10.30pm.

See wincanton.thejockeyclub.co.uk/ for tickets.



FRI June 30

The Mighty Fine (Finns, Weymouth)

Drive By Jamming (Market House, Weymouth)

Kathy Boorman (Park, Weymouth)

Martin Maton (Weymouth Working Mens Club)

Shooter (Boat That Rocks, Portland Marina)

Identikit (Belvedere, Weymouth)

Innocent Bystanders (Gloucester, Weymouth)

Dr Robert (Black Dog, Weymouth)

Matt Black (Kimberlin Club, Portland)

Billy Solo (Wellington, Weymouth)

Andy Grant Trio (Brewhouse and Kitchen, Dorchester)

Jim and Friends (Royal Portland Arms)

Weymouth Disco Sounds Easy (Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show) 7pm

Buicks 56 (Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show, 7.45pm)

Dr Roberts (Black Dog, Weymouth)

Slipstream (Golden Lion, Weymouth)

Georgy Broad (Royal Exchange, Portland, 9pm)

Four Go Mad in Dorset (Wyke Smugglers, Weymouth)

Johnny Mac (Duke of Albany, Weymouth, 8.30pm)

Gut & Steel (Pilot Boat, Lyme Regis)


Skint Imperials (Upwey Cider festival) CHECK THIS

Big Gunz (Finns, Weymouth)

TBC (Market House, Weymouth)

Alice and the Hounds (Wyke Regis Working Mens Club, Weymouth)

Stacey Lou as Amy Winehouse (Gloucester, Weymouth)

Woodchuck (Weymouth Working Mens Club)

Johnny King as Elvis (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth)

The Dolmen (Park, Weymouth)

Strings and Reeds (Conservative Club, Weymouth)

James Baker (Rock, Weymouth)

Zoe Schwartz and the Blue Commotion (Royal Portland Arms)

Weymouth Ukuleleans, Dorset Wrecks, Replay, Blazin Strings, Dorset Phil, Under the Carousel, Jolly Boys, The (operation) Mad Hatters (Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show from 12pm)

BJ McCabe (Bridge Inn, Preston)

Average Wyke Band (Black Dog, Weymouth, 9pm)

The Silhouettes (Marnhull RBL)

Jess Upton and the Guilty Pleasures (The Boat That Rocks, Portland Marina)

Georgy Broad (Clifton Hotel, Portland, 2pm, hosting bike event)

Hardcore Troubadours (Wyke Smugglers)

Sun July 2

Singalong with Roger (Gloucester, Weymouth)

Tim Andrews (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth) 3pm.

Sheryl Lee (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth) 9pm.

Lo Numbers (Park, Weymouth)

Ricky Solo (Sailor’s Return, St Nicholas St, Weymouth) From 3pm.

Black Lake and return of the Native (Revolutions, Trinity Rd, Weymouth) 2pm.

The Gravy Chain (Britannia, Portland) 4-7pm.

Finn (Boot, Weymouth)

The Big Heavy (Bull’s Head, Fordington, Dorchester) 4pm.

Zoe Schwartz and the Blue Commotion (Kingston Lacy House) 2pm to 4pm

Dorset Phil, Weymouth Ukuleleans, Blazin Strings, John Stone Band, Toby de Krester, Milk and Two (Chickerell Steam and Vintage Show from 12pm)

Replay (Red Lion, Weymouth, 2pm)

Johnny Mac (Black Dog, Weymouth, 4pm to 7pm)

Rat Pack Show Da Broad & the Barber (Old Vic, Weymouth, 2pm)

Identikit (Wyke Smugglers, Weymouth)

Gut & Steel (Royal Standard, Upwey, Weymouth)


Tim Andrews (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth)

Acoustic session (Belvedere, Weymouth)


Ricky Solo (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth)

Acoustic Session (Rock, Weymouth)

Minor Fret (Boot, Weymouth)

Quay Stage 2 Acoustic Session (Pilgrim House, Weymouth, 8pm)


Tim Andrews (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth)

Wessex Folk Night (Sailors Return, Nicholas Street, Weymouth) Acoustic folk, here every Wednesday.

Open Mic Night (Royal Exchange, Portland)

Open Mic (Bull, Fordington, Dorchester)

Dave Bowen and Jazz Friends (The Three Compasses, Charminster, 8.30pm)


Leggomen (George, Weymouth)

Ricky Solo (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth)

Open Mic (George, Dorchester) With Elijah Wolf

Traditional Tune Session (Cove House Inn, ChiswelI, Portland)

Ukulele Sessions (Sailors Return, St Nicholas St, Weymouth) Strum on down from 8pm.

FRI July 7

TBC (Finns, Weymouth)

Keith Live (Weymouth Working Mens Club)

Sheryl Lee (Edinburgh House of Sounds, Weymouth)

Billy Solo (Wellington, Weymouth)

Mercy Lounge (Royal Portland Arms)

Open Mic Night hosted by Dave Griff (The Gloucester, Weymouth)

Gut & Steel (The Anchor, Lyme Regis)