LIVE: JESS GLYNNE @ YORK RACECOURSE – JULY 28TH 2017 59

Having first come to public attention as the vocalist on Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be” back in 2014, the past few years have seen Jess Glynne’s career hit incredible heights and on Friday night, as part of a Music Showcase weekend, she brought THAT powerful voice and her band of musicians (and pretty nifty dancers to boot) to York Racecourse.

Taking a page from the Bruno Mars play-book, from the second they walked on stage, Jess and her energetic crew made sure that, even despite the fact it has been raining for six hours at that point, with beaming smiles on their faces, they excited and entertained their crowd enough to make them forget about being absolutely drenched.

While the hits including “Rather Be” and “Hold My Hand” were undoubtedly the fan favourites, “You Give Me Something” delivered a palpable burst of energy that reverberated around the entire racecourse. “My Love”, tonight performed in a slowed-down style didn’t quite fit in with proceedings, but, ever the professional, it didn’t take Jess – or the crowd – long to bounce back from the lull as “Ain’t Got Far To Go” kicked in and Jess split the thousands in attendance in half, giving each side some lyrics to sing back to her.

As the show began to draw to a close, Jess exited the stage to a growing chant of “We want more” and, ever eager to please, she soon appeared back before the masses to perform an encore consisting of “Take Me Home” (for this reviewer, THE standout performance of the night) and “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself.” With a slick and polished performance, Jess Glynne won over an army of new fans and also delighted those who have supported her from the beginning – if that’s not the sign of a true star, I for one honestly don’t know what is.

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RAG N BONE MAN CONFIRMED FOR 2018 BRIT AWARDS 15

We are so pleased to announce the 2017 winner of the BRITs Critics’ Choice and British Breakthrough awards Rag’n’Bone Man will be performing live at this year’s award ceremony on 21 February. He will join an already exceptional line-up which so far includes Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Sam Smith and Stormzy.

In the last year, Rag’n’Bone Man has broken the record for fastest-selling UK male debut of the decade with his 3x Platinum No. 1 album  ‘Human’ which has sold 2.5 million copies worldwide.

Rag’n’Bone Man said: “Jheez! 2017 has flown by super quick. Its pretty mental to think that I bagged two awards at The BRITs last year and now I’m heading back to perform. I’m looking forward to being a part of the celebration with everyone. It’s going to be a good one for sure!”

BRITs Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Sony Music UK & Ireland Jason Iley said: “Rory epitomises how dreams can come true. He has had the most amazing 12 months and I’m so delighted to see him back where it all started.”

The 38th BRIT Awards will be hosted by Jack Whitehall at The O2, London and broadcast live on ITV. We can’t wait for Rag’n’Bone Man to bring his talent to the stage.

The nominations for the 2018 BRIT Awards will be revealed at ‘The BRITs Are Coming’ on Saturday 13 January. The show broadcast live on ITV will be hosted by Emma Willis and includes live performances from Clean Bandit, J Hus, Jorja Smith, Liam Payne and Paloma Faith.

FOO FIGHTERS CONFIRMED FOR BRIT AWARDS 2018 26

We are so delighted to announce that four-time BRIT winners and one of the world’s most successful bands Foo Fighters will perform on The BRITs stage for the first time on 21 February.

The international superstars will deliver one of their legendary live performances alongside performances from Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Stormzy and Dua Lipa.

Foo Fighters have sold more than 25 million records and sold out countless world tours. The band’s acclaimed ninth studio album ‘Concrete and Gold’ was their fourth to hit No.1 in the UK charts on release in September, topping the charts in more than a dozen countries.

BRITs Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Sony Music UK & Ireland Jason Iley said: “Anyone who was lucky enough to witness one of their shows on the recent sold out UK tour, or their set at Glastonbury – which was undoubtedly one of the best performances the festival has ever seen and a night that will be talked about forever – will know why Foo Fighters are the biggest and most exciting rock band in the world. Quite remarkably they have never performed at The BRITs, so I am over the moon to confirm a massive BRITs exclusive to have them grace our stage.”

With four BRIT Awards under their belt winning International Album in 2008 and International Group in 2008, 2012 and 2015 we can’t wait for Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee to bring the incredible Foo Fighters energy to The BRITs stage.

The nominations for the 2018 BRIT Awards will be revealed at ‘The BRITs Are Coming’ on Saturday 13 January. The show broadcast live on ITV will be hosted by Emma Willis and include live performances from Clean Bandit, J Hus, Jorja Smith, Liam Payne and Paloma Faith.