Tickets on sale as UB40 host huge summer gig at Temple Newsam Leeds in July

Reggae legends UB40 will host a huge summer gig at Temple Newsam in Leeds in July - and tickets are on sale now

Monday, 8th March 2021, 4:35 pm
UB40 will play a huge gig at Temple Newsam in Leeds in July

Coming hot on the heels of the end of lockdown restrictions - all being well, at the end of June - the gig will see UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro pack out Temple Newsam with a blend of reggae and pop hits, supported by The Dualers.

The gig will be held on July 30, 2021 at Temple Newsam.

Tickets go on general sale on 16th March 2021 via www.easyticketing.co.uk.

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ames Penny, from M&B who is promoting the show said, “We are so excited to be bringing UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro to Temple Newsam.

"After the year we’ve all had what could be better than a day of reggae under the sun.

"UB40 will take you on a musical journey with hit after hit. So get ready to come and dance, laugh and enjoy a full day of good vibes. Let’s celebrate finally getting our freedom back, this will be an epic party in Leeds!”

-> Slam Dunk announces huge festival with Don Broco and Sum 41 for September in LeedsUB40 are one of the UK’s most treasured British music institutions, achieving three UK Number Ones – Red, Red Wine, I Got You Babe (ft. Chrissie Hynde) and I Can’t Help Falling In Love with You – not to mention 17 Top 10 singles.

The band sold 70 million records as they took their smooth reggae and pop blend to all corners of the globe bringing hits such as ‘Cherry Oh Baby’, ‘Kingston Town’ and ‘Come Back Darling’.

During lockdown, UB40 also hit the headlines when Ali and Astro reassembled the touring band remotely to record a lockdown single - a poignant cover of the late Bill Withers' Lean On Me, in aid of NHS Charities Together. The release was accompanied by a socially distanced home video that featured guests Suggs, Jools Holland, Sir Cliff Richard, Shaun and Bez of the Happy Mondays, Big Narstie, Phil Daniels, Scarlett Moffat and a cast of key workers.

UB40 are supported on the show by The Dualers. The Dualers are heralded as Britain’s finest Ska & Reggae band. The Dualers are a 9-piece Jamaican Rhythm & Blues band from South East London. They first hit the headlines when the single 'Kiss on the Lips' entered in to the UK top 30.

A spokesman added: "The carnival vibe continues away from the excitement of the main stage. Temple Newsam will be transformed into a revellers’ paradise, with an array of street food stalls and cocktail bars. You won’t want to be anywhere else!"