Thursday, January 7th, 2016
Following recent media reports alluding to who would be performing at the official opening of the new Ashton Gate Stadium in 2017, Andrew Billingham, CEO of Bristol Sport, has confirmed that "as an international sporting venue it is natural that we are talking to international artists as Ashton Gate looks to become a leading concert venue in the UK".
Billingham went on to add: "We've been in discussions with recording artist D-Jukes and Sophia May from USUK Promotions and other major music agents, to bring the biggest names in the music industry to the stadium and further promote the city of Bristol."
Recording artist D-Jukes said: "We've been working hard on this project and this could be great for Bristol. We have a strong team behind us and a great working relationship with Andrew Billingham and his team. Furthermore being in the music industry we have solid relationships with the artists themselves whom we are planning to bring to the stadium.
"Although there are big plans for 2017, the press was given information from people not involved in this project. We are sorry that this has happened but extremely excited for the true announcements to be made soon."
Which names from the music industry would you like to see perform at Ashton Gate? Leave a comment below.