Everything you need to know about the Craig David and Rita Ora Northampton gig

Expect hits from Craig David including 7 Days, Walking Away, When the Bassline Drops, Nothing Like This, Heartline and I Know You.
Expect hits from Craig David including 7 Days, Walking Away, When the Bassline Drops, Nothing Like This, Heartline and I Know You.

Craig David and Rita Ora will be joined by special guests Samantha Harvey and Bobii Lewis at the County Ground this evening.

Gates open today at 4pm, followed by performances by Samantha Harvey at 5.30pm before Bobii Lewis, Craig David and Rita Ora take to the stage before the concert finishes at 10.15pm.

Rita's second album is due out later this year.

Rita's second album is due out later this year.

No food or drink will be permitted into the venue but there will be catering options on-site including Franks burgers, fish and chips Gallones ice cream and bars.

There will be toilets located on site but the ground does not have any ATMS, and smoking is not permitted on the pitch.

How do I get to the County Ground and where do I park?

ACCESSIBLE PARKING: Abington Park, Park Avenue South (NN3 3HN), which is approximately five minute walk from the County Ground - access is upon production of your blue badge.

GENERAL PARKING: You can park on the Racecourse (NN1 4LG), which is about a 15 minute walk from the County Ground - there is a £5 charge per car payable upon arrival.

BY TRAIN: Northampton Train Station is approximately 20-30 minute walk from the County Ground. Alternatively, there is a taxi rank outside the train station and it is a five minute journey.

BY BUS: Northampton's North Gate Bus Station is approximately a 7-10 minute journey away and buses to the ground are available every ten minutes. The best services are either 1 or 16 - both heading towards Weston Favell. The bus stop is located by The Abington Pub.

Craig David has sold 15 million albums worldwide, has had multi Brit Award and Grammy Nominations and is an Ivor Novello Award Winner. Winner of Best Male at the 2016 MOBO Awards, with 2.1 million single sales and 117 million single streams in the last year alone – his return to music is among the most talked about in decades.

His last two albums were both critically acclaimed and massive hits – with Following My Intuition at number 1 and The Time Is Now reaching number 2.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to bringing my show and band to Northampton.

“This will be one of only a handful of shows I am doing in the UK this summer so let’s make it big night.

“Having Rita Ora as my special guest makes this even more special as we worked together back in the day and I’ve always been a big fan of her and her music.”

Rita Ora has equalled the Official Chart record for the most top 10 singles by a British female artist.

For You was her 12th Top 10 single which smashed a record held for 30 years.

Joining the pair are singer songwriter Samantha Harvey and contemporary R&B soloist Bobii Lewis.

Since Samantha’s first cover in 2015, she has amassed an impressive 460 million views, more than 2.2 million likes on Facebook and more than 1.5 million YouTube subscribers.

In December 2016 she was named the Christmas ambassador for McDonald’s, fronting their online campaign with a highly successful partnership with You Tube following.

Her debut single, Forgive Forget was released independently and it peeked at number four on the iTunes chart in the UK and number three in Ireland ahead of Virgin EMI and Capitol Records signing her in the summer.

Tickets for the show on September 1 are on sale now and cost £44.24 for general admission.

Silvers Standing tickets cost £50.40 with Golden Circle tickets cost £67.20. All tickets are standing. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Admission for under 5s is free.

Tickets are available via www.ticketmaster.co.uk, www.lhgtickets.com and www.nccc.co.uk