UB40 to perform at Holkham Hall

LHG Live and Live Promotions are delighted to announce that Holkham Hall in north Norfolk will host UB40 on Sunday 27 August 2017 as part of the band’s summer Grandslam UK Tour. UB40 – featuring original members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue with a fantastic eight-piece band, will be bringing their inimitable blend of reggae and pop greatest hits to the forefront of the summer calendar at one of England’s grandest stately homes.

The UB40 Grandslam Tour will run from Friday 19 May throughout the summer in diverse venues all over the UK, finishing with the newly announced concert at Holkham Hall on Sunday 27 August. Each of these shows promises concertgoers a first-hand experience of an outdoor event, with the addition of a real festival vibe; the result of the unique Grandslam format of the tour.

Ali Campbell of UB40 said, “These are great new venues for us and we can’t wait to play this Grandslam Tour. See you there. Big Love!”

Support Artists for UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue at Holkham Hall, north Norfolk will be announced shortly.

UB40 have released hit after hit since they formed in 1979, achieving four UK Number Ones (Red, Red Wine, Baby Come Back ft Pato Banton, I Got You Babe, ft. Chrissie Hynde and I Can’t Help Falling In Love with You) not to mention 17 Top 10 tracks (including One In Ten, If It Happens Again, Breakfast in Bed, Kingston Town and Homely Girl) and a constant stream of singles over the decades, each of which continue to delight fans.

The release of their brand new Unplugged album in November 2016presented an inventive new spin on UB40’s early gems plus the huge hits with which they later wooed the world, underlining UB40 – featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey – as one of the most iconic Reggae bands to hail from the UK.

Since reuniting three years ago, Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue have developed into a formidable touring outfit. 2016 has seen them return to the States, play Australia and visit the vineyards of New Zealand for a Red Red Winery Tour. They also made an emotional return to UK in April 2016, when they performed songs from the first two Labour Of Love albums on an arena tour that included sell-out shows at London’s O2 Arena, the Brighton Centre and the Barclaycard Arena in their native Birmingham.

The Grandslam UK Tour presents an excellent opportunity to see UB40 – featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue – at their best as they bring their enthusiasm, passion and winning combination of chilled and upbeat tracks to the centre stage.

Colin Ward MD of Live Promotions, promoter said, “We have worked with Holkham Hall for several years on a number of very successful concerts and are delighted to be bringing one of the world’s greatest bands, UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue to Norfolk with LHG Live, in July. This will be a fantastic show and appeals to all ages.”

The Earl and Countess of Leicester commented, “Holkham Park is a popular setting for our open-air concerts. We are delighted to be holding our second concert here in 2017 welcoming UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue over the August bank holiday.”

Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE, CEO of LHG Live, promoters for the Grandslam UB40 UK Tour said, “Grandslam is a summer event series combining stunning outdoor venues with superb concerts. It is ideal for Holkham Hall who we are thrilled to be working with again. We are delighted to present UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue who are simply one of the best bands to see live. The beautiful outdoor spaces at Holkham Hall are perfectly placed to offer an incredible backdrop for this summer concert.”

Tickets for the UB40 concert – featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue – on Sunday 27 August at Holkham Hall, north Norfolk go on General Sale on Friday 21 April at 10am.

Tickets are available in person from Holkham Ticket Office from 21 April 2017 daily between 10.00am – 5.00pm | T. 01328 713 111. Tickets bought from Holkham direct are priced at £40.00 (General Admission) and £55.00 (Platinum Enclosure). Prices include booking fees.

The Platinum Enclosure includes an unrestricted view of the stage and access to a premier bar and catering concessions in addition to providing designated lavatories.

Tickets are also on sale through:


Tickets are standing only, but concert-goers are encouraged to bring along a blanket or canvas chair so they can relax and enjoy the exquisite setting of the parkland, whilst UB40 enthral on the stage. There will be ample concessions for food and drink.

Tickets for people with disabilities are available from Ticketmaster. Please call Ticketmaster’s Accessibility line on 0800 988 4440

Ticket holders are permitted to bring one blanket or canvas chair

Full details on the UB40 GRANDSLAM tour are available from www.UB40.org

Artist Links

Twitter – @WeAreUB40
Facebook – www.facebook.com/UB40
Website -www.UB40.org

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