JB Gill to Take Centre Stage at Great Yorkshire Show
Popstar turned farmer JB Gill from the boy band JLS has been announced to appear on the new GYS stage at the Great Yorkshire Show.
JB will appear on Wednesday July 13 when he will appear twice on the stage which has been sponsored by Daniel Thwaites, as part of a chat show style section before meeting fans afterwards in a meet & greet zone.
JB rose to fame as a member of one of the UK’s biggest boy bands – JLS. They dominated the charts for five years, boasting 5 number 1 singles, over 10 million record sales worldwide and a multitude of awards.
Eight years ago, JB set up a farm in the Kent countryside, where he lives with his wife, Chloe and two children. Their smallholding successfully produces award winning KellyBronze turkeys and free-range Tamworth pork.
Now an established member of the farming community, JB regularly contributes to BBC’s ‘Countryfile’ and ‘Springwatch’. JB is also the newest addition to the presenting team on BBC Songs of Praise and has co-presented the Channel 5 programme’s Springtime on the Farm, Big Week at the Zoo, Autumn on the Farm and Summertime on the Farm.
JB said: “Yorkshire is like a home from home for me. I love coming to visit and explore this beautiful county and one of its absolute gems is the Great Yorkshire Show. There is something for absolutely everybody, the whole family can get involved and you’ll leave having only scratched the surface of what this great county has to offer and wanting to come back for more! It’s a must for the annual calendar, that’s for sure.”
Former ITV Calendar presenter Christine Talbot will host the GYS Stage, with interviews before an audience of 300. Further announcements will be made in the coming weeks about other farming celebrities who will be appearing. So far announced is:
Tuesday July 12: Adam Henson
Wednesday July 13: JB Gill
The Great Yorkshire Show has become a four-day event after a raft of changes were implemented at the 2021 show due to Covid 19 regulations.
Tickets are on sale now for the show which will run from Tuesday 12 July to Friday 15 July, 2022.
Tickets must be purchased in advance, there will be no ticket sales on the gates, and they will be day specific to manage numbers attending. The opening times are 8am to 6pm on all four days. To see what is happening on which day, go to: https://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/whats-on/
Tickets are on sale now at: https://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/ticket-information/
- The Great Yorkshire Show is England’s premier agricultural event, organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS), a registered charity supporting rural Yorkshire.
- YAS supports and promotes the farming industry through health care, business, education and scientific research.
- The Society is supported by its family of businesses including Fodder, Yorkshire Event Centre, Pavilions of Harrogate and the Harrogate Caravan Park as well as events Great Yorkshire Show and Springtime Live.
- Businesses and events held at the Great Yorkshire Showground in 2019 contributed £73.7 million to the economy.
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