KAISER CHIEFS and BANANARAMA AT NEWMARKET NIGHTS AT NEWMARKET RACECOURSES

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FRIDAY 28TH JUNE 2019
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FRIDAY 9THAUGUST 2019
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The Jockey Club Live and Newmarket Racecourses are proud to reveal a double announcement of KAISER CHIEFS and BANANARAMA headlining Newmarket Nights, on the respective dates of 28th June and 9th August.

Newmarket favourites KAISER CHIEFS will return to the course for the first time since 2016. A festival staple, the Brit Award-winning, multimillion-selling band shot to recognition in 2005 with their breakout track ‘I Predict A Riot’, followed by hits including ‘Oh My God’, ‘Everyday I Love You Less and Less’ and 2007’s number one smash ‘Ruby’. Having achieved six top ten albums in the UK charts, they’ll be looking to continue the success with new album ‘#KC7’, which is set to be released later this year.

For the past three decades, Bananarama’s Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward have been one of pop’s most influential and revered groups. Their achievements speak for themselves; an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful female band worldwide with the most charting singles, multiple sell-out tours and 32 Top 40 UK hits. They have released ten albums and sold 30 million records, including hits such as ‘Venus’ and ‘Cruel Summer’. 2019 will see the band release their 11th studio album, ‘In Stereo’, their first studio album in ten years.

Amy Starkey, Regional Director East of Jockey Club Racecourses, said;
“We are delighted to be welcoming the Kaiser Chiefs back to the Newmarket Nights stage. They always put on such a wonderful performance and I’m sure, given the requests we often receive to invite them back to the racecourse, that their fans will be thrilled to head to the July Course this summer and rock out with them again.

“We are also very excited to welcome Bananarama to Newmarket Nights for the first time. One of the most successful all-female groups of all time and still going strong after almost 40 years, we are sure the group will deliver a performance to remember for their fans this summer.”

The Jockey Club Live are leading promoters on the UK live scene, delivering spectacular line-ups of some of the hottest chart talent and legendary household names to some of the world’s most famous racecourses. Summer Saturday Live and Newmarket Nights are a staple in the regions social calendar and last year hosted tens of thousands of fans of live music.

The events are renowned for combining a fun filled evening at the races with a spectacular evening concert in the informal and relaxed open-air setting of the hallowed turf. Newmarket Nights recently won the ‘Best Event for Groups’ at the prestigious 2018 Group Leisure & Travel Awards.

The Jockey Club racecourses have world-class customer facilities, featuring an array of award-winning restaurants that cater for all tastes, be it Fine Dining through to delicious bistro food. The Jockey Club venues welcome over 2million people a year for some of the UKs biggest racing events so you can be sure of a fantastic evening.

Tickets will be on sale at 8am on Wednesday 6th March via thejockeyclublive.co.uk, with a pre-sale available to customers at 8am on Tuesday 5th March. Tickets are priced starting at £27 for Bananarama, and £29 for Kaiser Chiefs. All T&C’s are available on newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk. There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.

With the additions of Kaiser Chiefs and Bananarama, the line-up for Newmarket’s summer season is now almost complete.

JUNE
8th– Nile Rodgers & CHIC – Summer Saturday Live
21st– Madness – Newmarket Nights
28th– Kaiser Chiefs – Newmarket Nights

JULY
19th– Thriller Live – Newmarket Nights
26th– Rudimental (DJ Set) – Newmarket Nights

AUGUST
2nd– Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra performing Ibiza Classics – Newmarket Nights
9th– Bananarama – Newmarket Nights

In addition to Newmarket, The Jockey Club Live will be hosting live concerts across Sandown Park, Market Rasen, Aintree, Haydock Park and Carlisle racecourses next summer.

About The Jockey Club Live
The Jockey Club Live is an innovative event entertainment promoter specialising in combining live music and racing. Since it’s launch in 2014 the Jockey Club Live has promoted over 100 concerts with a combined attendance of over 900,000 and was revealed by Music Week as the UK’s 6th largest music promoter. The Jockey Club Live’s vision is to bring the biggest names in pop music to racing events across the country; giving consumers an exceptional experience of live music and racing.

About Newmarket Racecourses

Newmarket’s two magical racecourses, the Rowley Mile and the July Course, together form the greatest venue in the East of England. Hosting exhilarating world class Flat racing, pulsating music nights, great value family days, award-winning restaurants and exceptional conferences, in 2016 Newmarket Racecourses proudly celebrated 350 years of extraordinary royal patronage.

Newmarket Racecourses are part of The Jockey Club which stages thrilling sporting occasions including the Randox Health Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival and The Investec Derby. Millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences on offer through racing, music, food and entertainment. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny made goes back into British Racing to help the sport thrive. The Jockey Club was founded in 1750 and today is the largest commercial group in Britain’s second-biggest spectator sport (2017 turnover: £201.1 million), operating 15 racecourses nationwide, The National Stud, Jockey Club Estates, Jockey Club Catering, Jockey Club Live and the charity, Racing Welfare. For more information visit www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

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