The Jockey Club Live are excited to announce that RICK ASTLEY and JACK SAVORETTI will be headlining Newmarket Nights on Friday 31st July and Friday 7th August respectively.
Rick Astley’s era-defining classic ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ topped charts the world over and catapulted the 80’s icon on a journey that would encompass 8 consecutive UK Top 10 hits and 40 million sales. After stepping aside to focus on his family, he shot back to #1 almost 30 years later with his Platinum-selling album ‘50’. Last month, he released his career-spanning compilation ‘The Best of Me’, which also included an independently recorded set of reimagined interpretations of his songs, old and new.
2019 saw Rick complete a gargantuan 38-date stadium tour as special guest to Take That, during which he played to over 500,000 people. Showing his mass appreciation across genres, he also graced the main stage of the legendary Reading Festival this summer, performing ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ with one of the worlds biggest rock bands, Foo Fighters.
Selling over 100,000 tickets to his own UK headline shows since releasing ‘50’, his forthcoming tour dates include gigs in Australia and Japan as well as his first ever show in New Zealand, before arriving at Newmarket Racecourses on Friday 31st July 2020.
Rick Astley said
‘Really looking forward to playing Newmarket. It is a great vibe with a lovely audience. We will have a lot of fun!’
Jack Savoretti will be making his Newmarket Nights debut on Friday 7th August. 2019 has been a whirlwind for the English-Italian singer-songwriter; months of rapturously received shows across the world; a triumphant, sold-out Wembley Arena homecoming; collaborations with artists as diverse as Kylie, Mika and Sigma; and an album that, since its March release, has sold in old-fashioned numbers – ‘Singing to Strangers’ has shifted over 120,000 copies, making it emphatically one of the break-out albums of the year.
‘Singing to Strangers’, his sixth studio album, marked a breakthrough for Savoretti – his first UK number one album. Born in London and raised in Europe by parents with multinational roots, he is continuously inspired by an array of influences, with French, Spanish and Italian music from the Fifties and Sixties playing an important role in the development of his sound.
Sophie Able, General Manager of Newmarket Racecourses, said
‘We’re delighted to be welcoming both Rick Astley and Jack Savoretti to Newmarket Nights next summer. Rick is a consummate performer and with his catalogue of hits we can’t wait to see him perform. Jack has had an amazing 2019 with his album ‘Singing To Strangers’ hitting the number one spot and we’re sure he’ll put on an unmissable show when he makes his July Course debut.’
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 region’s social calendar and each year host tens of thousands of fans of live music. Past headliners have included Kylie, George Ezra and Little Mix.
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 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, from fine dining through to delicious bistro food. The Jockey Club’s racecourses welcome over 2million people a year for some of the UK’s biggest racing events so you can be sure a fantastic evening.
Tickets will be on sale at 8am on Friday 6th December via thejockeyclublive.co.uk, with a presale available to customers at 8am on Wednesday 4th December. Tickets are priced starting at £30.24 for Rick Astley, and £29.12 for Jack Savoretti (inclusive of transaction fees). All T&C’s are available on newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk. There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.
Tickets for The Script (Newmarket Nights, Friday 19th June) and McFly (Summer Saturday Live, Saturday 29th August) are onsale now via thejockeyclublive.co.uk.
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 120 concerts with a combined attendance of over 1 million 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 (2018 turnover: £214.6 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.