EX-UB40 members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will play an open-air summer concert at Castle Howard, near York, on August 19.

Tickets go on sale this morning at lphconcerts.co.uk for the Birmingham reggae pioneers' return to the North Yorkshire great outdoors after their June 30 show as UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey at Scarborough Open Air Theatre last summer.

Campbell's re-branded band – his brothers Robin and Duncan run their own counter-version of UB40 with founder members Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan – will combine their greatest hits with numbers from new album A Real Labour Of Love, released last Friday.

The Jamaican-inspired Brummie band have chalked up 70 million record sales, 13 Top 20 albums and no fewer than 30 Top 40 placings, topped by three number ones, Red Red Wine, I Got You Babe, with Chrissie Hynde, and (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You.

Further hits in the UB40 repertoire include King, Food For Thought, One In Ten, If It Happens Again, Don't Break My Heart, Sing Our Own Song, Rat In Mi Kitchen, Breakfast In Bed and Kingston Town.

A Real Labour Of Love continues the UB40 template of revisiting Jamaican grooves, this time largely moving on from the 1960s to the 1980s to cover Gregory Isaacs, Ken Boothe and Dennis Brown, as well as a Motown soul interloper, Stevie Wonder’s A Place In The Sun.

They will be supported by two London acts, reggae stalwarts Aswad and Loose Ends, featuring founder singer and guitarist Carl McIntosh, in the second Castle Howard concert to be announced for 2018. Yorkshire soprano Lesley Garrett will top the bill at the Castle Howard Proms Spectacular on August 18, joined by tenor Geraint Dodd and the London Gala Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Bell.

Mark Harrison, creative producer for LPH Concerts, hosts of the UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey concert, said: "This is a fantastic addition to Yorkshire’s outdoor concert programme, and where better to enjoy the relaxed sounds of reggae than on the North Front of Castle Howard, where concert-goers can stretch out on rugs and blankets and unwind as the sun goes down.

"Their performance in Scarborough last year received superb reviews, so we’re delighted to welcome them back for their huge fan-base in Yorkshire."

Tickets cost £39.50 for adults and £20 for children.