BREAKING NEWS: James Arthur to play second Rasen Rocks date at Market Rasen Racecourse

James Arthur EMN-140324-091525001
James Arthur EMN-140324-091525001

James Arthur, the winner of The X Factor in 2012, will be the star of the show at the second half of ‘Rasen Rocks 2014’ at Market Rasen Racecourse this summer.

He will be in concert after the last horse race on Saturday August 30 – and he follows Wet Wet Wet who will be performing at the racing fixture exactly a fortnight before.

Tickets have just gone on sale and start at just £19 for adults and £8 for children. After the success of the artist’s recent sell-out European tour, they are set to be in great demand.

Lincolnshire’s only racecourse has been the scene of a number of smash-hit music events in recent years – with McFly, The Vamps and James Morrison playing to big audiences. With the bookings of Wet Wet Wet and James Arthur, the Lincolnshire venue moves up a league.

Pip Kirkby, General Manager, Market Rasen Racecourse, said: “It’s fantastic to be announcing the second part of ‘Rasen Rocks 2014’. James Arthur has been performing to sell-out audiences across Europe and our spectators will love him when he brings his wonderful singing talent to Lincolnshire. It will be an occasion not to be missed.

“Rasen Rocks has grown to become one of the most popular musical events in Lincolnshire over the last few years. After the booking of Wet Wet Wet for Saturday August 16, the James Arthur concert is yet another coup for Market Rasen and I’m sure tickets will be snapped up in big numbers by music fans.”

James Arthur, who celebrated his 26th birthday earlier this month, won the ninth series of The X Factor two years ago and his debut single ‘Impossible’ went straight to number one in the UK charts – the fastest-selling single of any winner of The X Factor. It has now sold 2.5 million copies.

His debut album ‘James Arthur’ was released last autumn, reached an impressive number two in the charts and the artist performed many of the songs from it on his recent hugely popular European tour.

Tickets for the racing fixtures with Wet Wet Wet and James Arthur in concert afterwards can be bought at the racecourse, online at or by telephone on 0844 579 3009.

‘Rasen Rocks’ fixtures are among the best attended of the year at the racecourse and early purchase is highly recommended.

The prices for Saturday August 30 are: County £29; Tattersalls £24; Family £19. Tickets for children aged five years and over will cost £8 each. Children’s tickets are limited in number (200 per enclosure), so early purchase is advisable - there is a maximum of four children’s tickets per paying adult.