Epsom Downs Racecourse has today confirmed that the timeless band, UB40 will be performing live after racing on Thursday 30th July as the grand finale of the 2009 Epsom Live! fixtures.

Epsom Live! is a popular series of evening race meetings featuring a live outdoor concert after the last race at Epsom. These events will take place every Thursday evening throughout July and so far acts confirmed include, Status Quo, Bjorn Again, Scouting for Girls and UB40.

The legendary UB40 are returning to Epsom with fond memories after performing to a packed crowd at the Racecourse in 2006.

Formed in 1978, the Birmingham band found world-wide success providing the soundtrack to many peoples lives and loves with massive number one hits including, Red Red Wine, Can't Help Falling In Love and I Got You Babe.

Thirty years on, 54 UK hit singles later and with over 70 million albums sold; the band is still going strong.

Nick Blofeld, Managing Director of Epsom Downs Racecourse commented; “UB40 were extremely popular in 2006 when we last staged the Epsom Live evenings.

"The atmosphere was fantastic with young and old enjoying UB40 perform their classic hits as the sun set across The Downs after watching some thrilling racing around the unique Derby course.”

UB40’s recently released compilation album, ‘Love Songs’, brings together 20 of the band's best loved tracks. The mainstream popularity of the band is evident not just by sell-out shows all over the world but also by the new album reaching No. 3 in the UK Album Chart.

Epsom Live! fixtures in 2009: Thursday 2nd July – Status Quo

Thursday 9th July – Bjorn Again Thursday 16th July – To be announced

Thursday 23rd July – Scouting for Girls

Thursday 30th July – UB40.

Tickets start from £21 and are on sale now at www.epsomdowns.co.uk or by calling 0844 848 0197.