Jess Glynne at Alnwick Castle

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There’s surely no place she would ‘Rather Be’ than the North East as, hot on the heels of her amazing Newcastle Arena performance, Music Plus Sport and Alnwick Castle are delighted to welcome JESS GLYNNE to the historic venue on 12th August.

First coming into the public consciousness as the vocalist on Clean Bandit’s Grammy Award winning and #1 hit ‘Rather Be’; pop sensation Jess Glynne has since become one of the biggest UK breakthrough acts of recent years. Her number-one charting debut album, ‘I Cry When I Laugh‘, has turned double platinum in the UK, making it the highest selling debut album of the past year. Jess is also one of only two British female solo artists to have five consecutive UK number one singles. 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 this year’s prestigious Brit Awards.

Jess Glynne said:
‘It’s going to be great fun playing at Alnwick Castle on 12th August. I love outdoor shows and can’t wait to return to the North East to share a summers evening with my fans!’

Aware of the difficulties faced in 2015, Alnwick Castle has found a soul mate in Music Plus Sport with which to form a new partnership for 2017 and beyond. An innovative music promoter, Music Plus Sport operate a number of live music brands including the hugely successful The Jockey Club Live venture, Donington Live and summer concerts at Rugby and Cricket ground across the UK.

Alnwick Castle said:
‘We are delighted to be teaming up with Music Plus Sport to bring such a prestigious artist as Jess Glynne to perform at Alnwick against the iconic backdrop of Alnwick Castle. This will be our biggest concert to date, and as joint organisers, we will be working proactively with Music Plus Sport to deliver a high quality and affordable evening suitable for all the family.’

Anthony Norris, Music Plus Sport Event Director said:
‘It is great to be in partnership with Alnwick Castle, one of the most historic venues in the country. We’re able to bring our experience to bear on this event in August to ensure families and music fans in the North East have an amazing concert in a fantastic setting. We are fully aware of what has gone before us and are fully confident that we will deliver an amazing show and one that is memorable for all the right reasons.’

Alnwick Castle has been home to the Percy family for over 700 years, and is the second largest inhabited castle in England. Concert attendees can enjoy an evenings entertainment against the stunning back drop of the Castle, with sweeping views of the Capability Brown landscape and the River Aln. The Castle has been used as a filming location for a number of TV and Film productions, most famously featuring as Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter films. Alnwick Castle is open to the public as a visitor attraction between March and October each year.

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