They always put on a good show at Chepstow Racecourse and this summer we reckon it’s about as big as it gets. James Arthur will be performing live after racing in June and we have a feeling tickets will go as fast as winner down the final straight.

Incredibly it’s almost 8 years since James won X Factor and what a win it was. After winning the ninth series his debut single, a cover of Shontelle’s “Impossible”, was released by Syco Music after the final, and debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart. Since then, it has gone on to sell over 2.5 million copies worldwide, making it the most successful winner’s single in the show’s history.

We love this acoustic version of the song…….

The follow-up single, “You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Loves You”, was another top five hit. He released his self-titled debut studio album in November 2013. The album debuted and peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart. He parted ways with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco in 2014. He was later re-signed to Syco in 2016. We’re sure James would be the first to agree that the comeback led to some of the best songs of his career.

After surpassing a staggering 1 billion streams, the song above “Say You Won’t Let Go” went on to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide. In addition, his album “Back From The Edge” went straight to No.1 and has now gone multi-platinum worldwide. As for the current album YOU, it’s another career defining collection of songs, including the current single “Quite Miss Home”

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So I think it’s fair to say we really can’t wait for him to take the stage at Chepstow for an extraordinary evening. The Chepstow gig will come off the back of a full on 6 months for James as his tour takes him through Madrid, Warsaw, Budapest, Paris, New York and finally here in South Wales. To check out the full tour dates, go here. JAMES

With stunning views across the Welsh countryside, the sun shining down (we hope!), and the horses thundering past you to the finish line, thoroughly enjoy your day at the races before you letting your hair down for a night of music. If you are looking for things to do in South Wales this summer, this event can’t be missed.

The gates will open at 3pm. Timings for the first race are TBC but it’s expected to be around 6pm with James Arthur on stage around 9.20pm. We’ll let you know the full timings as soon as we do.

As usual Chepstow have some fantastic hospitality options on offer for this event, including party packages and seats in their restaurant, The View.

James Arthur tickets are available for pre-sale via Ticketmaster right now, HERE. General sale is Friday 3rd January directly from Chepstow Racecourse. We recommend you get your ticket early to guarantee entry, as tickets will be selling fast for this unique event of music and racing.

JAMES ARTHUR gets to Chepstow Racecourse on Saturday 6th June. If you’d like more details, just go here. CHEPSTOW

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