A triple-bill concert of spectacular music is returning to York this summer.
As outdoor concert Sounds in the Grounds returns to the Clocktower Enclosure at York Racecourse on Saturday 1 July.
The music triple-bill will be headlined by the acclaimed international show The Magic of Motown – and joined by York favourites Hyde Family Jam plus support act The Reciprocals for an evening of pure summer fun.
Tribute act The Magic of Motown is currently in its 18th year of touring the UK, and has been seen by over a million people.
The brand new show for 2023 features seven vocalists and a seven-piece band performing all the hits – from artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and many more.
Producer James Cundall says “We are thrilled to be bringing the biggest Motown party of the year to the Clocktower Enclosure of York Racecourse with Sounds in the Grounds.
“The Motown classics are the songs that everybody knows and loves, across the generations. With the exuberant and highly entertaining Hyde Family Jam, and the heart-warming duo The Reciprocals, we have the perfect show for a night of summer fun.”
Folk band the Hyde Family Jam will be playing up a storm with their fast, loud, and infectiously enthusiastic renditions of an eclectic mix of songs.
Support comes from York-based musical acoustic duo The Reciprocals. Alex and Patrick have been playing together all around the country since they first met in lockdown and began making music on Zoom.
This year, audiences have the option of enjoying the concerts either in their own designated picnic patch or in an unreserved picnic area. The picnic patch concept enables visitors to pre-book their own space.
“We introduced the picnic patch concept during the Covid restrictions and received very positive feedback from audiences who liked knowing where they would be sitting and being able to turn up when it suited them,” said James.
“So we have retained that system but also added the open area to give our audiences a choice.”
Concert-goers are asked to bring their own chairs, and are welcome to bring their own food and drink. There will also be a bar and pizzas available to purchase at the Clocktower Enclosure.
Gates will open from 4:30pm. Tickets start from £32.50.
To find out more and to purchase your tickets, visit the Sounds in the Grounds website.