Rag'n'Bone Man and Boy George to perform huge shows in Sussex this summer

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Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Boy George and Culture Club and Russell Watson will all entertain crowds at the South of England Showground in Ardingly in July.
Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Boy George and Culture Club and Russell Watson will all entertain crowds at the South of England Showground in Ardingly in July.

SOME of the biggest names in music are set to perform huge outdoor shows in the county this year.

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Boy George and Culture Club, and Russell Watson will all entertain crowds at the South of England Showground in Ardingly in July.

The shows were due to take place last year, however all events were cancelled due to ongoing coronavirus concerns.

The Argus: Rag 'n' Bone Man will perform at Ardingly this summer
The Argus: Rag 'n' Bone Man will perform at Ardingly this summer

Rag 'n' Bone Man will perform at Ardingly this summer

The first concert will take place on Friday, July 15, when Rag ‘n’ Bone Man will take to the stage in front of a home crowd.

The Uckfield-born singer, whose real name is Rory Graham, will be supported by popstar RAYE and singer-songwriter Max White.

Rory started out as an MC with a drum'n'bass crew at just 15 before going solo with a series of open mic nights in Brighton.

The Argus: Boy George and Culture Club will perform at Ardingly showground this summer
The Argus: Boy George and Culture Club will perform at Ardingly showground this summer

Boy George and Culture Club will perform at Ardingly showground this summer

He was still pursuing hip hop at this stage, but was persuaded by his father to try a blues open mic night when he was 19.

He has since released a series of successful singles, with his tracks spending a total of 68 weeks in the top 40 and 27 weeks in the top ten.

Boy George and Culture Club will headline the second day in the series of concerts on Saturday, July 16.

The Argus: Russell Watson will close the event in Sussex
The Argus: Russell Watson will close the event in Sussex

Russell Watson will close the event in Sussex

The show will also feature special guests, Bananarama, Lulu, Kim Wilde and DJ Fat Tony.

Russell Watson will close the event on Sunday, July 18 with his last night at the Proms event.

The concert series has been organised by Heritage Live, who put on shows at some of the country’s most beautiful, countryside venues.

A Heritage Live spokesman said: “Heritage Live has announced it will host a series of concerts in July at the South of England Showground - the beautiful 150-acre site at the heart of the most stunning countryside in Ardingly.

“The showground showcases the very best of England’s unique heritage and serves as a stunning backdrop for this event.”

As well as music, there will be a wide variety of bars and artisan food traders on site.

Tickets are available from Tickets for all shows are available now from Ticketmaster.co.uk / HeritageLive.Net All original tickets remain valid.

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