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Hacienda Classical comes to Newcastle Racecourse

Delighted to announce that Hacienda Classical, the widely acclaimed live orchestral clubbing series featuring DJ Graeme Park and Manchester Camerata Orchestra comes to Newcastle Racecourse ‘Live After Racing’ on Saturday 29th June 2024.

With a live DJ soundtrack from Graeme Park allied to the full orchestra, additional musicians, vocalists and special guests in a fully live experience, Hacienda Classical brings arrangements of much loved, defining records within its wide repertoire of tracks.

Hacienda Classical sees musical director Tim Crooks lead the collective of artists and musicians on stage in performing well known favourites and new versions of club classics all mixed continuously into one non-stop set.

First performed in 2016, since the show first debuted, the collaboration has proved remarkably enduring.

Hacienda Classical has well outperformed any expectations since the outset and has seen tremendous reactions from audiences and critics many of who have awarded the show top marks. Even at the very first Bridgewater Hall show, The Times gave it the full five stars declaring that “the atmosphere was incredible.”

Similar rave reviews followed from the Royal Albert Hall as NME called it “probably the best rave since 1997″ whilst Mixmag termed the event. “a near two-hour blend of house music’s greatest players with an audience dancing and singing from the off.”

Hacienda Classical has continued to receive 5-star reviews from the like of The Independent – “It doesn’t get much better than this. A powerful, poignant performance.” – and its hometown paper, Manchester Evening News.

“The Hacienda made Manchester the centre of the clubbing universe in its 80’s and 90’s heyday and surely what this night proves is that much of that success was down to the people inside it”.

Hacienda Classical’s biggest single audience to date came as it opened Glastonbury Festival’s Pyramid Stage and other festival appearances including Isle Of Wight, Kendal Calling The Big Feastival, Kew The Music, Lytham Festival as well as individual concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall and its annual homecoming at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl with its seventh concert which took place in July 2023.

Hacienda Classical promises a superb night of entertainment performing the very best club classics from the legendary Manchester club that defined dance music culture in the UK and across the world.

Don’t miss your chance to see them perform live after racing on Saturday 29th June.

Pre-sale tickets (via O2) will be available from Friday 1st December at 10am / General on-sale tickets from Monday 4th December at 10am and Racecourse on-sale tickets available from Friday 15th December at 10am.

Madness to perform at Newcastle Racecourse as part of the Northumberland Plate Festival

Following the success of their No 1 album ‘C’Est La Vie’ this week, get your baggy trousers ready as we are thrilled to announce MADNESS are to perform at Newcastle Racecourse on Friday 28th June 2024!

Theatre of the Absurd presents: Madness – C’Est La Vie

“The lights go down on some dark theatre in London / For the cruellest comedy…”

Read the headlines and it’s hard not to conclude that the world has gone mad. Mad enough, in fact, to give North London’s finest twelve-legged quorum of Nutty Boys a run for their money. According to keyboard-wrangler Mike ‘Barso’ Barson, the title track to Madness’s lucky thirteenth full-length C’Est La Vie is “about these crazy times we’re living in, and how I just want to stay on my boat and not be a part of all this madness. But of course, I’m a member of a group called Madness. Perhaps we should have called ourselves ‘Sanity’…”

If this latest opus is any indication, when the going gets mad, the Mad only get sharper, wilder and more succinct. C’Est La Vie combines the widescreen ambition of masterpieces like The Liberty Of Norton Folgate and The Rise & Fall and the allkiller- no-filler tune factory instincts of classics like Absolutely, 7 and Can’t Touch Us Now. It’s a 14-song suite packed with lunatic hooks and neon choruses, eerie spaceska and sophisticated pop genius – a giddy gambol across a bouncy castle soundscape that finds time for moments of righteous anger, powerful empathy and the kind of plain-spoken wisdom that’s always operated beneath the group’s nutty veneer. Vintage Madness, in other words.

After twelve albums helmed by renowned producers (including Stephen Street, Dennis Bovell, Owen Morris, Liam Watson and, of course, Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, the duo who helped shape their career-defining hits), C’Est La Vie is the first Madness opus to be produced by the Nutty Boys themselves, with Matt Glasbey (Ed Sheeran, Rag & Bone Man, alt-J) co-producing. The story begins in Cricklewood[1] where, in 2019, the group took residence in a stark industrial space to write and rehearse new material, soundproofing the gaff with Glasbey and setting it up as a recording studio. “We needed a place we could call home, where all our equipment was,” says guitarist Chris ‘Chrissy-Boy’ Foreman. “We’re scattered across the country now, but this was a place where we could all meet up and get new songs together.”

For Lee, C’Est La Vie was “our best recording session since One Step Beyond – everyone’s there, properly in the zone.” Barso agrees. “It was just us, in our space, playing together,” he explains. “And Madness is whatever happens when I sit at the piano, Lee picks up his saxophone, Chrissy-Boy plays the guitar, Woody and Bedders lay down the rhythm section and Suggs begins to sing. It’s a subtle thing – about the personalities of the band-members, who you are and all the things you’ve gone through and all the music you’ve ever loved. That’s what makes it what it is.” And for the four sides of C’Est La Vie’s theatrical adventure, what a wonderful, profound and uplifting sound they make.

Executive Director of Newcastle Racecourse, Paul Elliot, commented, “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Madness to Newcastle Racecourse on Friday 28th June, where they’ll be performing as part of the three-day historic Northumberland Plate Festival. They are one of the country’s most popular artists. We’re sure that they will blow our customers away with a live performance. We are anticipating a sell-out crowd, so would encourage our customers to book sooner, rather than later.”

Madness promise a superb night of entertainment performing all the hits including: Baggy Trousers, One Step Beyond, My Girl, Our House and It Must Be Love along with some new tracks. Don’t miss your chance to see them perform live after racing on Friday 28th June.

This exciting performance is perfect for families and friends to celebrate a day of racing and then dance the night away to spectacular live music. Secure your ticket early to avoid disappointment.

Pre-sale tickets (via O2) will be available from Wednesday 29th November at 10.00am / General on-sale tickets from Friday 1st December at 10.00am and Racecourse on-sale tickets available from Friday 15th December at 10.00am.

Clean Bandit to perform at Doncaster Racecourse

We are thrilled to announce CLEAN BANDIT are to perform at Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday 1st July 2023!

Clean Bandit have consistently pushed the boundaries of modern pop with their diverse blend of electronic, dancehall, classical, R&B and pop.

Their breakthrough success came in 2014 with the single ‘Rather Be’, feat. Jess Glynne, a Grammy award-winning worldwide hit that has now surpassed 10 million global sales.

In 2016, they released their 10 million-selling single ‘Rockabye’ feat. Sean Paul and Anne Marie. Shooting to #1 in over 40 countries and having spent nine weeks at the top of the charts in the UK, the track became the longest-running UK #1 in 22 years surpassing Wet Wet Wet’s ‘Love Is All Around’.

They recently received two Brit Award nominations for their 2018 smash ‘Solo’ feat. Demi Lovato, which became their fourth UK number 1. The band have now notched up 9 UK top five singles, more than Bruno Mars or Adele.

Clean Bandit promise a superb night of entertainment performing all the hits. Don’t miss your chance to see them perform live after racing on Saturday 1st July.

Tickets will be available to purchase via pre-sale (O2 Priority) from Wednesday 15th February at 10.00am.
General tickets on sale from Friday 17th February at 10.00am.

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Tom Grennan to perform Live After Racing at Newcastle Racecourse

We are delighted to announce singer-songwriter TOM GRENNAN is to perform at Newcastle Racecourse on Saturday 1st July 2023!

Tom Grennan is stepping into an exhilarating new creative chapter with planet-sized ambitions. Looking ahead to his forthcoming new studio album, ‘What Ifs & Maybes’, and his first headline UK arena tour, beginning in March 2023.

Speaking about the new album, Tom says: “I’ve called my new album What Ifs & Maybes. It’s about going with your gut, not your head, because you never know what’s going to happen. I’m not afraid to jump into the unknown – because it’s exciting! It’s about rolling the dice and living your best life with nothing to lose. I’m in a new creative space, and I know I’m finally the artist I want to be. I’m so buzzing for these shows, my biggest gigs to date. I can’t wait to get out and play these new songs to everyone. Let’s go!”

2022 has been a defining year for Tom Grennan. The chart-topping BRIT and Ivor Novello-nominated star has already seen four UK Top 10 singles. Two of his platinum-selling anthems ‘Little Bit Of Love’ and ‘By Your Side’ scored in the Top Three most played songs of the year – both taken from Tom’s breakthrough UK #1 album ‘Evering Road’. Where August saw Grennan take another Top Ten smash in the UK singles chart, writing and collaborating with KSI for ‘Not Over Yet’, the blockbuster breakout British artist has now stepped up to festival headliner status. Performing to a 30,000-capacity crowd at Godiva Festival earlier this month, it capped off a summer live season of global proportions. From a sold-out headline tour of North America and two of Australia, Isle Of Wight Festival mainstage, a homecoming headline show to 15,000 fans at Bedford Park, the Radio 1 Big Weekend, Margate’s Dreamland, TRNSMT, Kendall Calling, Boardmasters and more. Not to mention fulfilling boyhood dreams joining the England squad for Soccer Aid 2022, where Tom was awarded Player of the Match for his sensational performance.

Get ready for the ride as Tom continues to scale stratospheric new heights.

Tom Grennan promises a superb night of entertainment performing all the hits. Don’t miss your chance to see him perform live after racing on Saturday 1st July.

Tickets will be available to purchase via pre-sale (O2 Priority) from Wednesday 1st February at 10.00am.

General tickets will be on sale from Friday 3rd February at 10.00am.

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Scouting For Girls to perform at Uttoxeter Racecourse

We are thrilled to announce that English pop rock band SCOUTING FOR GIRLS play Uttoxeter Racecourse on Saturday 20th May 2023!

Throughout Scouting For Girls’ immensely successful career they’ve sold over two million albums, two million singles, had four Brit Award nominations, an Ivor Novello nomination, had four top ten singles, sold-out Wembley Arena, The Royal Albert Hall and most recently sold-out two nights at The London Palladium and had a series of hit singles all of which were inescapable radio smashes. Scouting For Girls continue to prove they are unstoppable.

The group are the hardest working band in the UK, playing 70 festivals in 2022, and selling out venues across the country in December on their sold-out headline tour.

Roy commented; “Touring is our very favourite aspect of being in this band. We can’t wait to give people the most fun night out of 2023”.

During the lockdowns, Roy had time to extend the bands repertoire, reimagining of some of the biggest songs from the 80s. ‘Easy Cover’, their latest album release, is a joyous celebration of that golden era of music with Scouting For Girls revisiting their favourite childhood musical moments, from Tears For Fears, The Waterboys, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins and much more.

Scouting For Girls promise a superb night of entertainment performing all the hits. Don’t miss your chance to see them perform live after racing on Saturday 20th May. Secure your ticket early to avoid disappointment.

Executive Director of Uttoxeter Racecourse, Brian Barrass, commented, “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Scouting For Girls to Uttoxeter on Saturday 20th May. They are the band of the moment and one of the country’s most popular artists. We’re sure that they’ll blow our customers away with a live performance. We are anticipating a sell-out crowd, so would encourage our customers to book sooner, rather than later.”

Tickets will be available to purchase via pre-sale (O2 Priority) from Wednesday 18th January 2023 at 9.00am.

General sale tickets will be on sale from Friday 20 January 2023.

Ronan Keating to headline Ladies Day at Newcastle Racecourse

We are thrilled to announce that Irish singer RONAN KEATING is to perform at Newcastle Racecourse on Saturday 29th July 2023!

When Ronan Keating answered a newspaper advert to audition for a brand new Irish boyband in 1993, he would have been hard pressed to believe that nearly 30 years later he would still be going strong. Singer, songwriter, broadcaster, TV presenter, actor, charity campaigner, loving husband and dedicated father… Ronan has never felt more inspired by life and his multifaceted career.

Ronan’s music career of course, started with Boyzone back in the early nineties. 2008 saw their first reunion after nearly a decade apart, for what was a spectacular comeback. After a sell-out 29-date tour, a Top 5 comeback single and a Number 1 Greatest Hits album, Boyzone re-affirmed their place in the pop charts and cemented this with another huge arena tour of the UK & Ireland.

The boys were enjoying touring, being back together as a band and looking forward to recording their 4th studio album but on 10th October 2009 things changed forever with Stephen’s tragic and untimely death. For a while it seemed that maybe Boyzone could be no more but then Ronan, Keith, Shane and Mikey decided that Stephen would want them to carry on and indeed the album and subsequent tour they dedicated to their ‘Brother’. Released in March 2010 the ‘Brother’ album went straight to Number 1 in the UK and in Ireland and garnered the hit singles ‘Gave It All Away’ and ‘Love Is A Hurricane’. After much discussion and debate the remaining members of Boyzone toured the Brother album to sell out arenas in March 2011. In 2013 came a new record company and the ‘BZ20’ album and tour, with the anthemic hit single ‘Love will Save The Day’. In 2014 the Boyz were back with album ‘From Dublin to Detroit’, in which they revisited the great Motown catalogue, their first ever single in 1994 was the Spinners classic “Working My Way Back to You’ which was a hit on the Motown label in 1979. 2018 was the bands 25th anniversary and to mark the event the band released 7th, and final, studio album the Top 6 hit ‘Thank You & Goodnight’. The Boyzone story was then brought to a fitting end with the triumphant ‘Final Five’ sell-out shows at the iconic London Palladium in October 2019.

But from the end of Boyzone to the start; Ronan Keating was born in Dublin in 1977 the youngest of 5 children, he was only 17 when he won a place in a band being put together by Louis Walsh.

Ronan’s first taste of musical success came in November 1994 when he hit the top three for the very first time with Boyzone’s first hit ‘Love Me For A Reason’. Since then he’s not looked back. In those initial five years as part of one the biggest pop bands ever, he enjoyed success with an incredible 16 top five singles, six of which hit the number one spot. In August of 1999 he had his first ever solo number one with ‘When You Say Nothing At All’ from the hit movie ‘Notting Hill’.

In August of 2000 Ronan released his debut, self-titled, album. It shot straight to number one in the UK Album Charts. It contained the two number one singles ‘When You Say Nothing At All’ (August 1999) and ‘Life Is A Rollercoaster’ (July 2000). It went on to sell a very impressive 4.4 million copies around the world and firmly established Ronan as an artist in his own right.

Solo album number two, ‘Destination’ (which includes the number one single ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’), was released on the 20th of May 2002 and went straight to number one. To coincide with the release of ‘Destination’ Ronan kicked off a yearlong world tour starting with a sell-out Arena tour in the UK. Between May 2002 and May 2003 Ronan toured the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, the Gulf, India and South East Asia.

In May 2003 the ‘Destination’ world tour came to an end and Ronan began writing and recording for his third studio album ‘Turn It On’ (released September 2003). In the same year Ronan was awarded with a prestigious BMI European song-writing award for his song ‘The Long Goodbye’, which enjoyed success in the US as a number one single in the Billboard country chart where it was covered by US country duo Brookes and Dunn.

2004 began for Ronan with ‘She Believes In Me’ charting at number two in the single charts and ‘Last thing On My Mind’ (a duet with US star Leann Rimes), hitting the top five. However, 2004 wasn’t just about music, in June that year Ronan made a visit that was to change his life – he visited Ghana on his first trip as a Fair-Trade ambassador for Christian Aid. Ronan spent a week visiting farmers and families across central Ghana to see first-hand how unfair trade laws are destroying livelihoods.

In August 2004 Polydor Records announced that they would release ‘Ronan Keating – 10 Years Of Hits’ to celebrate Ronan’s first decade in the music industry. The album went straight to number one and to date has sold nearly 2.5 million copies worldwide. This hits album saw Ronan get together with Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) to record a version of ‘Father and Son’, which charted at number two on Christmas Day 2004 (losing out on the number one spot to Band Aid 20). The track has always been important to Ronan who had originally enjoyed success with it in 1995 when Boyzone released it as a single and it was the song, he sang at his Boyzone audition too.

In June 2006 came ‘Bring You Home’ which spawned the hit singles ‘All Over Again’ and ‘Iris’.

March 2009 had seen Ronan take a short break from his busy schedule with the reunited Boyzone, for the release of his special album to celebrate Mother’s Day, ‘Songs For My Mother’. A project especially close to Ronan’s heart, the album was a collection of songs that Ronan remembered his mother listening to when he was growing up; Mother’s Day being an especially poignant day for Ronan since the death of his mother Marie, in 1998. The album was a huge success both critically and commercially, giving Ronan his eighth Number 1 album in the UK, topping the charts for two consecutive weeks. The album also reached the top spot in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Ronan followed this up later that year with his 7th studio album, the critically acclaimed, ‘Winter Songs’. Released in November 2009, it again saw him teaming up with Steve Lipson to record 11 songs that evoke Christmas and Winter for Ronan.

In December 2010 Ronan received a call at home .. ‘Hello this is Burt’, that call was the start of what was to become his 8th studio album ‘When Ronan Met Burt’, which reached No 3 in the UK album chart. Recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in early 2011 with a full 40 piece orchestra, with only 90 minutes to record each song, using Frank Sinatra’s old microphone and with Burt Bacharach himself producing. Ronan and Burt had together worked through Burt’s amazing catalogue of songs and finally decided on 10 beautiful tracks that Ronan was able to make his own.

February 2016 saw Ronan with a new label, Decca, and with a new album, his 10th studio album ‘Time Of My Life’ which saw Ronan taking on more writing than ever before. Inspired by his time on stage in ‘Once’, where playing the guitar daily re-kindled his love of song writing, Ronan worked closely with musician Dan Healy (whom he met during the Once run) and others to write most of the songs on the album.

Outside of music Ronan has always kept himself busy with other projects. Acting has started to feature more and more for Ronan, he debuted in Australian film ‘Goddess’, where he had his first lead role and then went on to prove his acting chops in a critically acclaimed run in the West End in ‘Once’ and 2017 saw Ronan in ‘Another Mothers Son’ a gripping true story set in the second world war in which Ronan was performing alongside Jenny Seagrove, John Hannah and Amanda Abbington.

2015 saw Ronan tie the knot with partner Storm in a beautiful ceremony overlooking the sea in Scotland with his children, friends and family in attendance and Ed Sheeran performing for their first dance. Then in 2017 they added to the family with the arrival of their son, Cooper.

In September 2017 Ronan joined Magic Radio to re-launch the Magic Breakfast show alongside co-host Harriet Scott. The show broadcasts across the UK to over 1.5 million people and as Ronan enters his fifth year his love for radio has never been stronger.

During the challenging lockdowns, 2020 saw the release of the studio album, ‘Twenty Twenty’, with Ronan celebrating his 20th year as a solo artist. Whilst his 9th UK Top 10 solo album would usually be the highlight of any year, that accolade was wonderfully overshadowed by the arrival of Ronan’s fifth child Coco Knox Keating.

After a year that deprived everyone from seeing nearest & dearest and others from returning to their homeland, Ronan inspired by the reality of the situation recorded ‘Songs From Home’, an album of songs from his Irish heritage. He tenderly takes on the U2 anthem ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’, duets beautifully with his wife Storm on ‘The Blower’s Daughter’ and reminds us of Paul Brady’s political folk song ‘The Island’ on a record that truly captures the spirit of the Emerald Isle.

As the shadow of the pandemic followed us into 2021, Ronan called on his extensive TV presenting talents as he joined the BBC’s prime time
entertainment show ‘The One Show’, as co-host and also took a familiar seat in a revolving red leather chair as he joined the judging panel on ITV’s ‘The Voice Kids’.

Charity work has always featured largely in his schedule. Ronan has run the London Marathon twice and climbed Kilimanjaro in aid of Comic Relief. In September 2011 Ronan and a team took part in The Swim, they swam 56 miles across the Irish Sea in relay in an amazing 35 hours and 18 minutes, raising money for Cancer Research UK. Following the death of his mother in 1998, Ronan and his family set up the Marie Keating Foundation which now, in partnership with Cancer Research UK, raises huge amounts of money every year towards cancer education and research, in his mother’s memory. The charity funds mobile units that travel across Ireland and the UK promoting awareness of cancer and health issues, the units have received over 500,000 visitors. Fundraising for the charity has seen Ronan walk across Ireland twice and every year he hosts his Emeralds and Ivy Ball. Since it’s inception the Ball and Ronan have raised over a staggering £11 million pounds in the UK and 2019 saw the evening gala raise over one million pounds for the charity, making the Ball the biggest one-night fundraiser in all of Cancer Research UK’s calendar.

2023 will see Ronan continue waking up the nation for breakfast each weekday morning and joining them on the TV sofa in the evening’s but he’ll also be back on the road doing what he loves best… singing live!

Executive Director of Newcastle Racecourse, Paul Elliot, commented, “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Ronan Keating to Newcastle on Saturday 29th July. He is a global icon and one of the country’s most popular artists. We’re sure that he’ll blow our customers away with a live performance that matches his worldwide reputation. We are anticipating a sell-out crowd, so would encourage our customers to book sooner, rather than later.”

Ronan Keating promises a superb night of entertainment performing all the hits. Don’t miss your chance to see him perform live after racing on Saturday 29th July. Secure your ticket early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets will be available to purchase via pre-sale (O2 Priority) from Wednesday 18th January 2023 at 9.00am.

General tickets will be on sale from Friday 20 January 2023.

Rosie Ramsey’s Ladies Day featuring Massaoke

Get ready to sing your heart out… On Saturday 23rd July, ROSIE RAMSEY feat. MASSAOKE will be leading a huge singalong spectacle for the Gainford Group Ladies Day at Newcastle Racecourse.

A presenter, actor, author and podcasting powerhouse behind the wildly successful ‘Shagged Married Annoyed’ (which has attracted over 100 million downloads since it launched in 2019), ROSIE RAMSEY has become something of a social media sensation and broadcasting institution in recent years.

Well known in the North East as the voice of the drive-time show on Capital Radio and with a reputation for saying it like it is, Ramsey isn’t someone to shy away from using her vocals… But, for the very first time this Summer, she will be using it to encourage the biggest singalong of her career.

Teaming up with MASSAOKE – one of the UK’s most popular karaoke live-band experiences – Ramsey and friends will be front-and-centre at Newcastle Racecourse leading the Ladies Day crowd to embrace their inner divas and sing it loud to the heavens.

Renowned for their high-energy stage shows, extraordinary outfits and occasional celebrity guests (which have previously included stars the likes of Erasure’s Andy Bell, pub landlord Al Murray, and even newsreader Jon Snow), MASSAOKE have a reputation for being the UK’s ultimate party starters. Teaming up with Rosie Ramsey for the first time ever, this special one-off event promises to be the North-East’s biggest, loudest and wildest singalong this Summer.

Now firmly established as the highlight of the social calendar in the North East, Ladies Day is the perfect setting to enjoy a day out with your friends and family. The most glamorous race day of the flat season combines an exciting day of fashion, fillies, live music and of course a glass of fizz. This is the one day of the season when the fashion is as important as the racing, stylish outfits and beautiful headwear will be in abundance. Thousands of racegoers will put their best shoes forward to impress the judges of the popular Style Awards, which is open to all, with the winning outfit taking home a huge £500 cash prize. Even if you’re not looking to enter the Style Awards, many racegoers on Ladies Day enjoying dressing up and adding a beautiful hat, fascinator or even an on-trend headband to make the
occasion a little bit more special.

A ‘Live After Racing’ show, Rosie Ramsey feat Massaoke will also feature a full day of races at the prestigious racing arena.

Madness announce huge outdoor show at Wolverhampton Racecourse

Classic pop royalty Madness are very pleased to announce a major outdoor show at Wolverhampton Racecourse on Saturday 3rd September 2022.

Riding into 2022 fresh from their overwhelmingly popular ‘The Ladykillers Tour’, the original kings of Camden will be bringing their “House of Fun” to the prestigious racing ground or what promises to be a riotously entertaining headline set to remember.

Promising a day stacked with some of the finest pop and ska-tinged sounds to have emerged from London Town in the last four decades, gates will open at 3pm and the show will commence after a day of racing on the iconic track.

Promising an evening stacked with some of the finest sounds around, the show comes as one in a string of enormous summer shows happening at racecourses across the country this year.

Tickets will be available to O2 customers for pre-sale from 9am on Wednesday 13th April.

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Madness are perhaps one of the most prominent and best-loved bands of the last 40 years. Formed in Camden Town, London in 1976, their journey since has taken them from ska-band upstarts to globally acclaimed superstars. Finding initial success in the late 1970s and early ‘80s as frontrunners of the 2 Tone Ska revival, the band would soon go on to find universal fame through a string of 15 UK Top 10 charting singles, with their crowning glory the seminal UK No.1 “House Of Fun”.

With a trademark “nutty” sound and lyrics that capture the very essence of British life, cuts like “Baggy Trousers”, “One Step Beyond”, “Embarrassment”, “My Girl”, “Driving In My Car”, and “Our House” and countless others have transcended the generations and immortalised Madness as icons of popular culture.

A testament to their enduring popularity, Suggs and co. were invited to perform on top of Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations AND the London Olympics in 2012 to a global audience, while also setting the record for the biggest-ever viewing for the BBC’s live New Year’s Eve broadcast in 2018.

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their landmark debut album ‘One Step Beyond’ last year, Madness remain one of the most exhilarating and entertaining prospects on record and the stage.

With a huge headline show at Wolverhampton Racecourse now on the agenda for September, expect the finest music and plenty of madcap mayhem when the original “Nutty Boys” go one step beyond to make this an evening for the ages.

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Live After Racing presents

Live @ Wolverhampton Racecourse
Saturday 3rd September 2022

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Tickets will be available to O2 customers for pre-sale on Wednesday 13th April @ 9am and general sale on Friday 15th April @ 9am

Tickets are priced at:
Adult – £40 STBF
Child – £25 STBF

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Ronan Keating to perform two huge open-air shows this summer

Beloved Boyzone founding member and giant of the airwaves RONAN KEATING will be coming to Windsor and Surrey for two huge open-air shows this summer.

Headlining the prestigious grounds of the Windsor Racecourse on Saturday 27th August 2022 and Lingfield Park Resort on Saturday 10th September 2022, these special ‘Live After Racing’ fixtures will offer fans a full day at the races, capped-off by a headline set by Ronan and a full band as he whirls through nearly three decades of pop hits.

Tickets are available for presale next Wednesday (16th March) @ 9AM for O2 customers, with general sale available the following Friday.

Since his time in one of the most successful boy bands in history, Ronan Keating has crafted an epic solo career with 30 consecutive Top 10 singles, 10 studio albums and over 20 million records sold, and counting… In addition, his talents have expanded to the biggest international judging seats on the X Factor and The Voice in Australia, time in a highly acclaimed West End show and of course, his integral roles in Britain’s much-loved Magic FM breakfast show and The One Show.

Actively recording new music, in 2021 Ronan circled back to his roots with most recent album: ‘Songs From Home’. Celebrating traditional poetry and folklore alongside contemporary pieces, ‘Songs From Home’ forms the ultimate soundtrack to Ronan’s personal story. Twelve homeland songs that he was born to sing, the album masterfully weaves between unheard tales of his youth to artists embedded in Ronan, and Ireland’s substantial musical heritage. Drawing from the wealth of Ireland’s talent, ‘Songs From Home’ proves to be an intimate album filled with sublime reworkings as well as an original single from the star.

Hitting the road once again in 2022, Ronan will bring much-loved classics and new favourites to Windsor Racecourse and Lingfield Park Resort for special shows set to take place on 27th August and 10th September 2022. With such an impressive career behind him, and showing no signs of slowing down, these events are sure to be one of new thrills and nostalgia, as the artist takes to the stage to do what he does best; delight audiences, and put on an unforgettable show.

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Ticket price:
Adult – £40 +STBF
Child – £25 +STBF
Age Restriction – Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult

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Boyzlife to perform headline set at Ladies Day at Worcester Racecourse

This Summer, BOYZLIFE will be performing a headline set at this year’s Ladies Day at Worcester Racecourse.

Featuring founding members of two of the nation’s biggest bands, BRIAN MCFADDEN (WESTLIFE) and KEITH  DUFFY (BOYZONE) will come together for a euphoric evening of back-to-back hits.

Taking place on 4th June 2022, this special ‘Live After Racing’ fixture will include a full day at the races, before an unforgettable performance by BOYZLIFE.

Merging the pop catalogues of two bands who took the world by storm in the late nighties and noughties, BOYZLIFE will be promising a set packed with nothing but hits, as-picked from a collective 18 No.1 singles, 9 No.1 albums and combined record sales of over 60 million units between them.

Tickets are available for presale next Wednesday (2nd March) @ 9AM for O2 customers, with general sale available the following Friday.

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Boyzlife is a supergroup composed of Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden, who previously appeared as members of ’90s and ’00s boybands Boyzone and Westlife, respectively.

With Boyzone, Keith Duffy has enjoyed six UK number one singles and 16 out of 17 of their first single releases making the top 5. With five number one albums also to their credit, Boyzone achieved worldwide sales of over 25 million.

First taking the show out on the road in February-March 2020, Boyzlife’s nationwide tour became the most successful theatre tour of 2020, with multiple SOLD-OUT shows and selling over 35,000 tickets. With a string of successful shows since, the performance is now bigger than ever before, with the duo backed by a full live band sizing up a series of huge fixtures throughout this year.

When they arrive at Worcester Racecourse, expect to hear all the classics including: ‘World Of Our Own’, ‘Mandy’, ‘Queen of My Heart’, ‘Picture Of You’, ‘Words’, ‘No Matter What’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘Flying Without Wings’, ‘You Raise Me Up’, ‘Going Gets Tough’, ‘Swear It Again’, ‘Father and Son’, ‘Love Me For A Reason’, ‘My Love’ and many, many more. After the races, comes the dancefloor, where BOYZLIFE will bring the party.

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Tickets go on presale for O2 customers on Wednesday 2nd March @ 9am
General sale tickets on-sale – Friday 4th March @ 9am

Tickets are priced at:
£32.00 – Advance STBF – County Enclosure
£22.00 – Advance STBF – Centre Course
£25.00 – Advance STBF – Child Ticket (Under 18’s, above 5’s) – County Enclosure
£15.00 – Advance STBF – Child Ticket (Under 18’s, above 5’s) – Centre Course
£5.00 – Parking

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