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£20 ticket and local support for opening concert

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The opening live music concert at Welford Road this summer now features a special £20 ticket and local artists on the support bill for headliner James Morrison.

Leicester Tigers and co-promoters Squareleg Entertainment have released new blocks of seating in the Caterpillar Stand which will be priced at just £20 to celebrate the first live music event at the iconic rugby venue.

Local artists Jersey Budd and Hannah B will open the evening on Thursday, July 15 after being added as support to Brit Award winner Morrison.

Singer-songwriter Jersey Budd is building a strong following and some rave reviews nationally with a rock/blues sound likened to stadium fillers Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen, while Hannah B is a 19-year-old local singer making encouraging moves in the music business.

Both Jersey Budd and Hannah B are Leicester based and the Welford Road concert provides an outstanding opportunity to hear some rising local talent hoping to follow in the footsteps of James Morrison who grew up in Rugby and became a professional musician after being discovered in Derby.

The £20 tickets have been released in areas of the Caterpillar Stand for what promises to be a memorable evening. Central seating priced £35 is also available.

Leicester Tigers managing director David Clayton said: “The new £20 ticket price represents excellent value to watch four artists. The local support should provide a great opening to the event, with another support act to be confirmed and James Morrison headlining back in his home region in the East Midlands.’’

Just 24 hours later, Welford Road will host Will Young, the original Pop Idol winner who has gone on to sell eight million albums and pick up two Brit Awards.

Tickets for Will Young are £35 for seating in the Caterpillar Stand, or £60 for central seating if you book both events at the same time.

Tickets are on general sale now through See Tickets (hotline 0871 220 0260 or www.seetickets.com) and Ticketmaster (hotline 0844 847 1742 or www.ticketmaster.co.uk).

VIP hospitality places for both events are available direct from Leicester Tigers. Enjoy a top-class buffet in the Premiership Suite and enjoy the evening from the padded seating in the centre of the Caterpillar Stand. Price is £85 (+ VAT) per person. For VIP bookings, call the Tigers hotline on 0844 856 1880 (option 5).