Joe and Jake to open Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life event

Joe and Jake
Eurovision and Coast2Coast 
stars come to Rhyl! Joe and Jake to open Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life event

 Sunday 12th June Rhyl Outdoor Events Arena

The event, part of the annual nationwide fundraisers for Cancer Research UK, will see the boys entertain race participants and their supporters with a special rendition of their debut track ‘You’re Not Alone’ before sounding the canister horn to mark the start of the race.

Joe and Jake

Recently wowed audiences at the Eurovision final in Stockholm where they represented the UK to the delight of their fans, and are currently in the midst of performances all over the UK. Their appearance at the Rhyl Race for Life comes ahead of their performance at the Coast2Coast summer music festival in Rhyl on July 28th.

Before embarking on their Eurovision journey, the duo consisting of Joe Woolford and Jake Shakeshaft, both auditioned separately for the fourth series of the BBC’s The Voice UK in 2015 where they went on to be mentored by pop royalty Rita Ora and Two became one when they both merged their talents after their run on show, forging a strong friendship and joint vision of where they want their musical career as a duo to go. They are currently going from strength to strength as their fan base grows and their bubbly personalities and energetic performances are certain to prove popular with the Race for Life crowd, particularly with Joe being a local lad himself.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer faced by modern society. The Rhyl edition of Race for Life is being organised by Cancer Research UK and will take place from Rhyl Outdoor Events Arena and runs alongside the town’s promenade on Sunday 12th June from 11.00am. Joe and Jake will be appearing on the race podium at 10.45am to give some welcome words of encouragement and to perform their debut track ‘You’re Not Alone’ before sounding the starting canister horn at 11.00am.

Sian Davies of Denbighshire County Council said “Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is incredibly popular and always draws a huge crowd and we are delighted to be able to host such a worthy cause here in Rhyl. It’s great that local boy Joe and Jake are coming to start the Race as they are also such a key attraction for the Coast2Coast Festival in July along with UB40, Jason Donovan and Rhydian. They are certain to go down a treat.”

Joe and Jake will be appearing at the Coast2Coast summer music festival in Rhyl, which takes place from Wednesday 27th July until Saturday 30th July, featuring a diverse line-up of acts in a Big Top by the seaside – the first event of its kind – with tickets already selling fast! Wednesday 27th July will feature a Jongleurs comedy night with performances by Zoe Lyons, Steve Williams, Javier Jarquin and Smug Roberts, followed by Joe and Jake and Bjorn Again on Thursday 28th July. Friday 29th July will see Jason Donovan, Popvox Choir and Rhydian all take to the stage, with UB40 closing the festival on Saturday 30th July.

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