Sir Tom Jones to play Haydock Park

Sir Tom Jones performing on The Virgin Media Stage at the V Festival in Hylands Park, Chelmsford.
Sir Tom Jones performing on The Virgin Media Stage at the V Festival in Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

Sir Tom Jones is to play a blockbuster concert at Haydock Park, topping a summer line-up of music.

It is the second time in three years the singer has performed at the Newton venue.

In 2011 he played in front of 12,500 fans and concert organisers are again expecting a sell out for the August 9 show.

John Baker, regional director North West of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “Music nights at Haydock Park are renowned for being a fantastic day out. We’ll have a great day of racing followed by international superstar Tom Jones. We are thrilled to welcome him back to Haydock Park racecourse for another superb event.

“Tom is such a popular artist with legions of followers it’ll be great to see him grace the racecourse stage again. We’re expecting a rush for tickets for one of the ‘must be there’ music events of the summer, so all racing and music fans are urged to reserve their tickets as soon as they can.”

Sir Tom’s career began in the 1960s, hitting a peak in the 1970s when he was headliner at a number of Las Vegas show.

He returned to Britain’s TV screens this month as a judge in BBC1’s ‘The Voice’ Saturday night talent show.

Tickets for the Tom Jones concert are on sale online at www.haydock-park.co.uk, by telephone on 0844 579 3010 or at the racecourse sales office.

Prices start from £40 Tickets for children aged 5-17 are from £20.

Children’s tickets are limited and must be purchased in conjunction with adult tickets. Once the reduced price child ticket allocation has been reached, adult prices apply.

All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. There are no reserved seats. Parking is free.

Last week, bosses announced Wet Wet Wet would be performing at the racecourse later this year.