Tesco to sell affordable concert tickets

29 May 2011

Tesco aims to help make gigs more affordable to its customers this summer by selling tickets for music concerts through its Tesco Entertainment website.

Tesco aims to help make gigs more affordable to its customers this summer by selling tickets for music concerts through its Tesco Entertainment website.

The new initiative will enable customers to buy cut-price tickets to see top artists and bands perform open-air concerts at racecourse venues across the UK.*

And that’s not all – the ticket prices also include an evening at the races, giving customers even more bang for their buck and a double helping of entertainment!

Concert artists include Alexandra Burke, Tom Jones, Beach Boys, Scouting for Girls, Blondie, Scissor Sisters, James Blunt, Olly Murs and many more.

Tickets prices start from just £12 and customers will earn double Clubcard points on all purchases. The benefit of buying through Tesco Entertainment is that there are no booking fees or credit card charges and delivery of tickets is free.

Even the most expensive tickets will be capped at just £33, making the gigs more affordable to Tesco customers.

Rob Salter, Tesco’s Entertainment Director said: “We know customers want to buy tickets for live music events but are often faced with unexpected and additional fees. We wanted an offer that was really simple - one ticket, one price, no hidden costs.”

Initially, all the tickets sold through tesco.com/entertainment will be for music concerts at UK racecourse venues held between 8 June and 23 August.* These are:

  • Rebecca Ferguson, Aiden Grimshaw and Paije Richardson from ITV’s ‘The X Factor’ – 8 June, Kempton Park and 24 July, Carlisle.
  • Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with special guest star Sandie Shaw – 17 June, Newmarket.
  • Tom Jones – 18 June, Haydock Park; 27 July, Sandown Park and 12 August Newmarket.
  • Texas – 24 June, Newmarket; 30 June, Epsom Downs and 2 July, Carlisle.
  • Aiden Grimshaw, Jamie Archer and Paije Richardson from ITV’s ‘The X Factor’ – 3 July, Market Rasen.
  • Beach Boys – 7 July, Epsom Downs.
  • Scouting for Girls – 14 July, Epsom Downs.
  • James Blunt – 15 July, Newmarket.
  • Scissor Sisters – 16 July, Haydock Park; 20 July, Sandown Park; and 22 July, Newmarket.
  • The Wanted – 21 July, Epsom Downs and 29 July, Newmarket.
  • Blondie – 28 July, Epsom Downs.
  • Alexandra Burke – 1 August, Carlisle.
  • Boyzone – 5 August, Newmarket.
  • Olly Murs – 12 August, Kempton Park.
  • Eliza Doolittle – 23 August, Warwick.

All tickets sold will be for the Grandstand and Paddock enclosures and include racing followed by an open-air concert.  Specific times for each event are available on the venue websites.

For more information or to book tickets, please visit www.tesco.com/entertainment

ENDS

Notes to editor:

* Open-air concerts will be held at The Jockey Club's racecourse venues across the UK
Tickets are subject to availability
Maximum of 10 tickets can be purchased per transaction
Tickets available for £12 at selected events.
Terms and conditions for ticket purchases can be found on www.tesco.com/entertainment
For gate opening and race times please check the racecourses’ websites or www.jockeyclubracecourses.com

For further information please call the press office on: 01992 644 645

Tesco Corporate & Legal Affairs, New Tesco House, Delamare Road, Cheshunt, Herts, EN8 9SL
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