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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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Kaiser Chiefs announce open-air Carlisle Racecourse gig

BRIT Award-winning group The Kaiser Chiefs are returning to the city to play on a giant open-air stage at Carlisle Racecourse.

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Ricky Wilson at a Kaiser Chiefs gig in Carlisle last February

Tickets are now on sale for their July 5 performance, which will be followed in August by Scottish pop group Wet Wet Wet.

The band, famous for hits I Predict a Riot, Oh My God and Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, played a sold-out show at the Sands Centre last February.

They shot to fame in 2005 after the release of I Predict a Riot, a song inspired by a night out in their native Leeds.

Their performance will take place on a giant temporary trackside stage after a day of racing.

Carlisle Racecourse general manager Geraldine McKay said: “It’s going to be a fantastic summer here, with the Kaiser Chiefs in July and then Wet Wet Wet at Ultimate Ladies’ Night in August.

“This is in addition to all our other race fixtures throughout 2014, starting next Wednesday with our first meeting of the year and including the Carlisle Bell and Cumberland Plate Day on June 25.”

The five-piece Kaiser Chiefs are fronted by lead singer Ricky Wilson, who is currently a judge on the BBC’s The Voice show.

The band also count drummer Vijay Mistry, guitarist Andrew White, bassist Simon Rix and keyboard player Nick Baines among their number.

Their fifth album Education, Education, Education & War is due out in March.

Tickets for The Kaiser Chiefs cost £35 for the premier enclosure or £30 for general admission, while children aged five to 17 pay half price. To buy tickets visit www.carlisle-races.co.uk or call 0844 579 3002.

It has also been announced that Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra will play at the Sands Centre on July 11, along with former Spice Girl Mel C and Marc Almond, half of pop group Soft Cell.

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