Rounding up a bumper month of announcements, The Jockey Club Live and Newmarket Racecourses are proud to reveal that The Corrs and Will Young will be joining the line-up of their Newmarket Nights season. With The Corrs set to be the first act of the summer, opening proceedings on 17th June, the date will also mark the beginning of celebrations for Newmarket Racecourses in their landmark 350th year as The Home of Horseracing.
Since releasing their album ‘Forgiven, Not Forgotten’ in 1996, The Corrs have gone on to sell over 30 million albums worldwide. Known for hits including ‘Runaway’ and ‘Breathless’, the band took a 10-year break to spend time with their families while Sharon and Andrea also pursued solo careers. They returned last year to a rapturous welcome, with their album ‘White Light’ going straight into the UK charts at #11 and saw the band catapulted back into the touring circuit with a sold-out arena tour.
The Corrs said:
‘We love open-air summer shows, so are really looking forward to playing Newmarket Nights on 17th June after the races. We had a fantastic time touring our new album ‘White Light’ at the start of the year so can’t wait to get back on the road to perform all our hits for a few familiar faces and more this summer.’
Will Young’s debut single ‘Evergreen/Anything Is Possible’ is included in the bestselling singles of all time in the UK, having sold over 1.7million copies alone. His 6th studio album ‘85% Proof’ arrived at the top of the charts in 2015 (making is his fourth No.1 album), and represents his most accomplished work to date, cementing Will’s status as both a national icon and artistic powerhouse.
Will Young said:
‘I’m really looking forward to playing outside under the sunny eastern skies at Newmarket Nights on 24th June, I always have so much fun at the races!’
This year’s award winning 2015 season, which saw Newmarket Nights win the Group Leisure award for ‘Best Event For Groups’ in 2014/15, welcomed acts including Kylie, Spandau Ballet, Tom Jones and Kaiser Chiefs to the Adnams July Course, collectively playing to over 100,000 fans. The season launched with a sell out crowd of 22,000 achieved in a record breaking 40 minutes for the showgirl herself, Kylie.
The Jockey Club Live are leading promoters on the UK live scene. From delivering a spectacular line up of some of the hottest chart talent and legendary household names in 2015, this year is set to continue the incredible success. Alongside The Corrs and Will Young, Little Mix and Tears for Fears have been announced for the 2016 season with more announcements imminent. 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 some of the world’s most famous racecourses.
Amy Starkey, Regional Director East of Jockey Club Racecourses, said:
‘We are so excited to be announcing a further two artists for 2016 Newmarket Nights for what is going to be a very special year for both Newmarket Racecourses and the town. Celebrating 350 years of making history in Newmarket, it is fantastic to have another two internationally acclaimed acts including the return of Will Young to the Adnams July Course as well as welcoming the Corrs for the first time. We look forward to another great summer of top quality Flat racing and music at Newmarket Racecourses.’
The 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 a fantastic evening.
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In addition to Newmarket, The Jockey Club Live will be hosting live concerts across Haydock Park, Aintree, Market Rasen, Epsom Downs, Carlisle, and Sandown Park racecourses this summer.