ONE the biggest boy bands of the 90s are bringing their latest tour to the Chelmsford City Racecourse.

Irish favourites Boyzone are performing a handful of gigs in advance of their widely anticipated 25th anniversary tour in 2018, and the racecourse, in Great Leighs, has been chosen as one of the venues.

The band have sold more than 25million albums, had six number one singles and played hundreds of packed out gigs around the world.

The band played their last sell out show as a group in 2000 before moving on to solo singing careers and other ventures, including stints in popular soaps, theatre performances and reality TV slots.

They reformed in 2008 for their biggest tour ever but were struck by tragedy in 2009 with the untimely death of Stephen Gately.

Ronan, Mikey, Shane and Keith are now set to return for a series of outdoor summer shows across the UK.

Jill Turner, commercial manager at the racecourse, said: “We are thrilled to be able to stage this fantastic evening and can’t wait to see everyone enjoying the concert as well as the racing.

“Boyzone have a huge following and it is great to be able to offer people the chance to see them play live, especially on such a special night of racing as well and can’t wait for everyone to be dancing away to some of their classic hits.”

The racecourse show takes place on Saturday, September 2.

Tickets go on sale on Friday from 9am.

Prices range from £32.50, with hospitality packages being available.

An evening of racing is also included in the package.