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Tuesday 03 November 2020

Rag'n'Bone Man: Brit Award Winner Announced As First Headliner At Sussex-Based Heritage Live 2021

Heritage Live has announced it will host a series of concerts over the weekend of 16th-18th July 2021 at the South of England Event Centre - the first of which is to feature Uckfield born Rag'n'Bone Man.

Known for his distinctive baritone voice, the singer is one of the most successful British breakthrough artists of recent years.

Having won the 2017 BRIT's 'British Breakthrough Act' and receiving the BRIT's Critics' Choice Award in the same year, Rag'n'Bone Man cemented his success with the release of his triple-platinum No.1 album Human.

The South of England Event Centre is situated on a  150 acre site at the heart of the countryside in Ardingly, West Sussex – home to the annual South of England Show.

Giles Cooper, promoter of Heritage Live comments: 

"We are delighted to be bringing the best in music to this beautiful location as part of our 2021 Heritage Live concert series.  

"The South of England Showground has always played a particularly important role in highlighting the importance of England's farming heritage, so it is wonderful that we can also bring what will be a diverse array of music artists to this spectacular part of the country."


The South of England Agricultural Society was founded in 1967, but its early beginnings can be traced back through many hundreds of years of English farming heritage. 

A consolidation of agricultural societies from the 1830's, the Society now works across the six counties of Berkshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey and West Sussex. 

The Society is a registered charity that funds and supports agricultural education and countryside learning.  from showcasing the land and its industries to the public to inspiring school children to understand where their food comes from and helping with funding for students interested in a career in agriculture.

Charles Burgoyne, Chairman of the Society added:

"We are absolutely delighted that Heritage Live are bringing their concerts to the South of England Event Centre and including such a fantastic local artist as Rag'n'Bone Man."

Ticket Information: Rag'n'Bone Man - Plus Special Guests - Friday 16th July 2021 at South of England Event Centre, Selsfield Road, Ardingly, West Sussex -

by: Mike Cobley




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