The Jockey Club Live and Sandown Park Racecourse have announced the first artist for their 2018 summer season - PLAN B, headlining on Wednesday, July 25.

The BRIT Award winner, cultural commentator, critically acclaimed director and actor, and musical maverick Ben Drew aka Plan B will be gracing the green for some of his first UK summer shows in 4 years.

His sophomore album, The Defamation Of Strickland Banks, achieved quadruple-platinum status, selling over 1.4 million copies in the UK alone, and hit the #1 album spot on release.

It saw him win both a BRIT and three Ivor Novello Awards. Following this, his 2012 directorial debut (and accompanying album) iLLManors saw him smashing boundaries with his creative style of overlapping stories and interweaving rap-narrative, boldly addressing socio-political issues with his often brutal cultural commentary, seeing Ben nominated for his fifth BRIT Award, nominated for his first Mercury Music prize, and once again hitting #1 in the UK album chart.

He will be releasing his eagerly anticipated fourth album ‘Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose’ on 14th April via Atlantic Records.

Plan B said: “I’m excited to announce I’m headlining Sandown Park Racecourse this summer. I’m really looking forward to playing songs from the new album.”

The events are renowned for combining a fun filled evening at the races with a spectacular evening concert in the informal and relaxed open-air setting of the hallowed turf.

The Jockey Club Live are leading promoters on the UK live scene, delivering spectacular line-ups of some of the hottest chart talent and legendary household names to some of the world’s most famous racecourses.

Jockey Club Live concerts at Sandown Park Racecourse are a staple in the regions social calendar and last year hosted thousands fans of live music, with performances from artists including Olly Murs and Tom Jones.

Tickets will be on sale at 8am on Friday, January 26 via Tickets are priced £35 adult with limited child tickets available at £20. All T&C’s are available on