TICKETS have gone on sale for this year’s Great Yorkshire Show.

Launching ticket sales at a Longhorn Cattle Farm in Drighlington, near Bradford, were show director Charles Mills, soprano Lizzie Jones and sculptor Emma Stothard, who brought a sneak preview of a giant installation which will be unveiled on the President’s Lawn.

The 161st show will be held from Tuesday, July 9 to Thursday, July 11.

Charles said: “We are delighted to be here today on the Blockley’s family farm – they are longstanding exhibitors at the show which will this year host the Longhorn Cattle Society’s National Competition for the first time.

“We very much look forward to hearing Lizzie Jones who was so popular with visitors last year, we are thrilled that she will perform every day in the main ring again this year.

“And Emma Stothard will be bringing a taste of Fodder to the President’s Lawn as our farm shop and café Fodder, celebrates its 10th birthday this year. Look out for the big reveal at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show.”

The Great Yorkshire Show will this year host three national cattle breed shows, including the Longhorn Cattle Society’s National Show, UK Beef Shorthorn Championships and National Charolais Show.

The grand cattle parade in the main ring takes place on Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm. The parade on Wednesday includes the final judging of The Blythewood Pairs and to win this award is an accolade for any breed society.

Away from the judging rings, there will be a large-scale installation unveiled on the President’s Lawn, created by Emma Stothard to celebrate Fodder’s 10th birthday.

Lizzie Jones, from Halifax, will also make a welcome to return to the show after making history last year when she became the first singer to perform in the Main Ring during the Great Yorkshire Show. She will be will be joined by a host of TV personalities for a celebrity special fashion show at 2.30pm on Tuesday, July 9.

There are four fashion shows a day on the Kuoni Catwalk throughout the Great Yorkshire Show, with the one-off celebrity special on the Tuesday.

In the judging rings, thousands of animals will compete from cattle to sheep, pigs to pigeons and the show finishes with one of the most prestigious showjumping classes in the country, the Cock O’the North competition.

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