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First Newmarket Nights act for summer 2023 announced

Press Release 31st October 2022

By The Jockey Club Live

BRIT award-winning, multi-platinum selling, billion-streamed BASTILLE will be making their Newmarket Nights debut on Friday 30th June 2023.  

The very special show will be part of a series celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the band’s chart-conquering, twice No.1 debut album, ‘Bad Blood’, giving fans the opportunity to hear the album played live in its entirety alongside other fan favourites.

Hailed as a trailblazing album, ‘Bad Blood’ featured the international hit, ‘Pompeii’  and became the biggest-selling digital album of 2013. Bastille became that year’s biggest-selling global breakthrough act, with over 1 billion Spotify streams earning them the British Breakthrough Act award at the 2014 Brits, along with two Grammy nominations. Since then, ‘Bad Blood’ has gone on to achieve triple platinum status with over 1 million copies sold in the UK alone.

Having released their third number 1 studio album ‘Give Me The Future’ earlier this year, and with a reputation as one of the world’s most captivating live bands, Bastille spent the summer playing huge sets at festivals across the UK and beyond, including two sub-headliner spots at Reading & Leeds drawing one of the biggest crowds of the weekend. They also stopped off for a surprise appearance at Glastonbury, with the festival organisers having to cordon off the surrounding area at the 1,000-capacity William’s Green tent as festivalgoers descended in the masses to try and catch a glimpse of their secret performance.

With over 11 million records sold, 6 U.K. Top 40 singles (including ‘Pompeii’, ‘Of The Night’ and 2018’s collaboration with Marshmello ‘Happier’), and over 1.5 billion video views, Bastille continue to be one of the world’s most streamed bands.

Sophie Able, General Manager of Newmarket Racecourses, said

“Having Bastille as our first announced artist of 2023 is such a delight – they’ve been on our ‘wish list’ for quite some time and can’t wait to see the mammoth performance they’ll bring to the July course on 30th June 2023.’ 

Newmarket Nights returned in full force in 2022, with showstopping headline performances from household names including The Script, Anne-Marie and Paloma Faith. The season was concluded with a sold-out set from Pete Tong & the Symphony Orchestra, which saw over 16,000 fans descend onto the green for a glorious summers evening. The Jockey Club Live events continue to be renowned for combining an electric evening at the races with a spectacular evening concert in an informal and relaxed open-air setting.

Tickets for BASTILLE at Newmarket Racecourses will be on sale at 10am on Friday 4th November via, with a presale available to customers at 10am on Wednesday 2nd November.

Sign up to The Jockey Club Live’s mailing list to secure the best price by buying in advance during the presale window. Tickets are priced starting from £29 for presale, and from £32 general sale. There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.

The Jockey Club Live will be hosting live concerts after racing at racecourses across the country including Sandown Park, Newmarket, Aintree and Haydock Park in summer 2023. Keep an eye out for future announcements…


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