Pastures summer concert details revealed

  • Pop megastar to appear in Alnwick concert
  • First release advanced ticket sales through the Gazette
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One of the UK’s most enduring superstars, whose hits span six decades, is to perform in Alnwick this summer.

Sir Tom Jones, who has been exposed to a whole new audience via his role as a long-standing coach on the hit BBC show The Voice, will be on stage in the Pastures beneath Alnwick Castle on Saturday, August 8. With more than 100million record sales, including 36 singles which made the Top 40, the proud Welshman and his band will entertain crowds with a repertoire from a career that spans more than half-a-century of popular music.

Crowds at the Pastures concert in 2014.

Crowds at the Pastures concert in 2014.

He is perhaps best known for his 1960s hits such as It’s Not Unusual, What’s New Pussycat, Delilah and more modern cuts like Sex Bomb.

The singing sensation is being brought to north Northumberland by event-management company Loose Cannon Events.

Director Neil Winterbottom said: “We are very excited that Sir Tom Jones will be playing at Alnwick Castle as it is the perfect setting for what promises to be an unforgettable and entertaining evening on August 8.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring such a world-class star to one of the North East’s iconic settings and Alnwick Castle will provide a perfect backdrop for a sensational concert.

Tom Jones will perform in Alnwick this summer

Tom Jones will perform in Alnwick this summer

“Sir Tom has a global fan base and attracts supporters of all ages and the concert will be the highlight of the summer in the North East, attracting fans of all music tastes.”

Tickets for the summer show go on sale from 9am on Monday morning.

But Loose Cannon Events is holding 1,000 tickets for readers of the Northumberland Gazette, which will be sold at a reduced rate from noon today.

This means our readers will have four days to snap up their tickets before anyone else for £38.50, plus booking fee.

To take advantage of this offer, you need to go to the follow this link and enter the password – northumberlandgazette. The code will expire at 10pm on Sunday.

Sir Tom is not the first coach from The Voice to appear on the stage in the Pastures.

In 2012, Jessie J, who is no longer on the BBC1 show, performed in Alnwick, despite having to reschedule the event due to illness.

Two years ago saw a break from what was becoming an annual tradition for a summer concert at the Castle before it was back with a bang last year as ‘80s rock band Simple Minds headlined, supported by Toploader.

The rest of the tickets go on sale on Monday and are available from www.skiddle.com and www.ticketmaster.com.

Prices are £38.50 for the first release, £45 or £95 for a VIP ticket, which includes private bar and toilets and an exclusive viewing area. Tickets are subject to a booking fee. Under fives are free.

Updates will be posted on Loose Cannon Events’ website.