Please note: this is a rescheduled event, all original tickets remain valid.
Tickets will be available for collection at venue box office from the Premier Entrance 2 Ticket Collection Booth
Customers will need to provide card used for payment, photo ID plus order confirmation email from ueaticketbookings
Newmarket Nights featuring Rick Astley – evening of horse racing followed by concert
The Jockey Club Live are excited to announce that RICK ASTLEY will be headlining Newmarket Nights on Friday 31st July 2020.
His 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.
Sophie Able, General Manager of Newmarket Racecourses, said
'We're delighted to be welcoming Rick Astley to Newmarket Nights on Friday 31st July. He's a consummate performer and with his catalogue of hits we can't wait to see him perform next 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 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.
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 The Jockey Club's website.
Children must purchase a full price adult ticket. As Newmarket Nights are The Jockey Club Live's Friday evening racing plus music events with the artist taking to the stage at any time from 8pm, their recommendation is that Newmarket Nights are not suitable for children under 16.
Whilst TJCL recommend that these events are not suitable for children under 16, if you do wish to bring them as part of your party, at your discretion, they can attend as long as they possess a valid ticket to gain entry and there is a responsible adult of 18 and above to every two children under 16.
TJCL take every precaution to try and ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time at all of our events. If you do decide to bring a child under 16, TJCL suggest against taking them into the most densely crowded areas, which includes the large area in front of the stage.
It is your responsibility to check the suitability of an event for any children in your party regardless of official age restrictions, this includes considering the type of audience the event is likely to attract and whether such an audience is a suitable environment for children in your party. Refunds will not be issued if any aspect of an event, including the behaviour of other audience members, causes offence to you or any children on whose behalf you have purchased tickets.