Pastures summer concert set to be biggest of the series yet

Popstar Jess Glynne to appear at Alnwick Pastures in August 2017.
Popstar Jess Glynne to appear at Alnwick Pastures in August 2017.

The summer concert at the Pastures opposite Alnwick Castle is on course to break all previous audience records.

Organisers of the Jess Glynne concert on Saturday, August 12, are delighted with ticket sales so far and say they are likely to top 10,000.

Only the first Jessie J gig in July 2012 sold more, but that had to be abandoned when The Voice star fell ill. She returned a month later and played to a smaller crowd.

Singer songwriter Jess Glynne is one of only two British female solo artists to have five consecutive UK number one singles.

Her chart-topping debut album, I Cry When I Laugh, released in 2014, turned double platinum in the UK and she is due to launch her second album before her latest tour, including Alnwick, kicks off.

She already has a sold-out UK arena tour under her belt last year and was nominated for British Breakthrough Act, British Female Solo Artist and British Single for the smash hit Hold My Hand at 2015’s prestigious Brit Awards.

Jess also reportedly turned down a place on the judging panel for this year’s ITV relaunch of The Voice.

The Pastures concert, which dates back to Jools Holland’s visit in 2006, is this year being jointly organised by Alnwick Castle.

It is keen to avoid a repeat of the disastrous Tom Jones concert two years ago, when malfunctioning generators called an abrupt halt to proceedings.

The Northumberland Gazette is back as media partner after a break for the Tom Jones gig. Watch out for news, including support acts and concert details.

Next week’s Gazette: Win VIP tickets to the Pastures gig.