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Megastar Lionel Richie to perform at Somerset County Cricket Club

Somerset County Cricket Club is delighted to announce that Grammy Award-winning performer Lionel Richie will be performing a spectacular open air event at the Cooper Associates County Ground’s first major concert since 2014.

Famed for his iconic hits such as ‘All Night Long’, ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’, and ‘Hello’, Lionel will perform in the magnificent cricket ground in the historic town of Taunton on Sunday June 11, 2023.

Lionel Richie’s music is part of the fabric of popular culture with more than 125 million albums sold worldwide. Richie has won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy Awards, and most recently, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2022 Class.

This year, he received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by the American Library of Congress, and is the 12th recipient of the prestigious award. Richie’s further mega-hits such as ‘Endless Love’, ‘Lady’, ‘Truly’, ‘Penny Lover’, ‘Stuck on You’, ‘Say You, Say Me’, as well as his hits with The Commodores including ‘Three Times a Lady’, ‘Still’, and ‘Easy’, have seen him become one of music’s best-loved and most iconic stars.

2022 and 2023 Members of Somerset County Cricket Club can gain priority access to tickets. Members will be emailed a special link which will give them access to priority tickets at 12pm on Wednesday November 2. Non-Members can register their interest in tickets. Signing-up before Wednesday will give them priority access!

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Somerset County Cricket Club CEO, Gordon Hollins, said: “We are delighted to bring a performer of Lionel Richie’s profile to Taunton. It provides the Club with an opportunity to showcase not only what the Cooper Associates County Ground is capable of, but also what the South-West region has to offer.

“The event will bring people from all over the country to Taunton and will no doubt benefit businesses here with a welcome boost after three challenging years.”

Ollie Rosenblatt, of promoters Senbla, added: “In what has been a tumultuous time in the UK over the last few years, we are so excited to be bringing back the incomparable and brilliant Lionel Richie to the UK and present him at the wonderful Somerset County Cricket Club.

“This is without doubt going to be an amazing night full of fun, bringing a smile to many. Something I think we could all do with!”

Key dates
Monday, October 31 – 10am: Priority access registration opens
Wednesday, November 2 – 12 noon: SCCC members’ priority window opens
Wednesday, November 2 – 12 noon: priority access registration closes
Wednesday, November 2 – 6pm: on sale to priority access
Friday, November – 10am: tickets on general sale

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