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The Jockey Club Live and Sandown Park Racecourse are proud to announce the first artist for their 2018 summer season – PLAN B, headlining on Wednesday 25th July. The BRIT Award winner, cultural commentator, critically acclaimed director and actor, and musical maverick Ben Drew aka Plan B will be gracing the green for some of his first UK summer shows in 4 years.

His sophomore album, The Defamation Of Strickland Banks, achieved quadruple-platinum status, selling over 1.4 million copies in the UK alone, and hit the #1 album spot on release. It saw him win both a BRIT and three Ivor Novello Awards. Following this, his 2012 directorial debut (and accompanying album) iLLManors saw him smashing boundaries with his creative style of overlapping stories and interweaving rap-narrative, boldly addressing socio-political issues with his often brutal cultural commentary, seeing Ben nominated for his fifth BRIT Award, nominated for his first Mercury Music prize, and once again hitting #1 in the UK album chart.  He will be releasing his eagerly anticipated fourth album ‘Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose’ on 14thApril via Atlantic Records.

Plan B said;
‘Excited to announce I’m headlining Sandown Park Racecourse this summer. Looking forward to playing songs from the new album’ 

Phil White, Regional Director for Jockey Club Racecourses London said:
“We are delighted to announce Plan B as our first confirmed artist performing at Sandown Park this summer. Racegoers will be able to enjoy an evening of racing followed by live music from the leading British star. His albums have been hugely popular, with multiple hits and he is sure to get the Sandown Park crowd in full swing on the 25th of July.”

The Jockey Club Liveare leading promoters on the UK live scene, delivering spectacular line-ups of some of the hottest chart talent and legendary household names to some of the world’s most famous racecourses. Jockey Club Live concerts at Sandown Park Racecourse are a staple in the regions social calendar and last year hosted thousands fans of live music, with performances from artists including Olly Murs and Tom Jones.

The events are renowned for combining a fun filled evening at the races with a spectacular evening concert in the informal and relaxed open-air setting of the hallowed turf.

The Jockey Club racecourses have world-class customer facilities, featuring an array of award winning restaurants that cater for all tastes, be it Fine Dining through to delicious bistro food. The Jockey Club venues welcome over 2million people a year for some of the UKs biggest racing events so you can be sure a fantastic evening.

Tickets will be on sale at 8am on Friday 26thJanuary via, with a presale available to customers at 8am on Wednesday 24thJanuary. Tickets are priced £35 adult with limited child tickets available at £20. All T&C’s are available on There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.

In addition to Sandown Park, The Jockey Club Livewill be hosting live concerts across Market Rasen, Newmarket, Aintree, Haydock Park and Carlisle racecourses next summer.