BUSTED and James Arthur have been announced as the summer headliners at York Racecourse.

Noughties boy band Busted will headline Summer Music Saturday at York Racecourse on June 29.

Then on July 27, Music Showcase Saturday will be headlined by former X Factor winner James Arthur.

James Brennan, head of marketing and sponsorship at the racecourse, said: “Busted are a band we’ve been keen to have at York Racecourse for some time as we know the crowds will know and love the music and the party atmosphere they’ll provide after some great racing at Summer Music Saturday.

"With James Arthur, everyone at the course is really excited that a Northern boy made good is set to play York. Add in the spectacle of the racing itself and we hope it will prove a summer day to savour.”

On the racecourse itself, the sunbets.co.uk Stakes will be the £50,000 centerpiece of a seven-race card that will precede the concert for Busted on June 29, with The Sky Bet York Stakes as the £120,000 centerpiece preceding James Arthur on July 27.

A further headliner is due to be announced for June 26.

The tickets for both artists and racing can be bought from www.yorkracecourse.co.uk or calling 01904 620911.