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Simply Red completes the Sandown Park line-up

Press Release 22nd November 2021

By The Jockey Club Live

Completing the 2022 summer line-up alongside previously announced Paloma Faith and Nile Rodgers & CHIC, The Jockey Club Live are delighted to welcome SIMPLY RED to Sandown Park Racecourse on Thursday 4th August.

Simply Red are one of the best-selling British bands of all time. Led by songwriter and bandleader Mick Hucknall, they have over a billion hits on YouTube and have sold over 60 million albums worldwide - with five going to the number one spot in the UK. Their 1991 classic ‘Stars’ was the best-selling album for two years running in Britain and Europe, plus they continued this monumental success across the pond with two US Billboard chart toppers in classic singles ‘Holding Back The Years’ and ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’. Their 2019 album ‘Blue Eyed Soul’ marked their 14th top 10 studio album in the UK.

Phil White, Regional Director, London Region, Jockey Club Racecourses said

“We are delighted to welcome Simply Red back to Sandown Park, having last played at the racecourse in 2009. It’s a long overdue return and we can’t wait to spend a warm summer’s evening with the band.”

Mick Hucknall, Simply Red said

“I’ve spent most of my life going out and singing for people, and it has felt strange not to have that for such a long time. It’s wonderfully inspiriting that people can go and see bands again now, and we can’t wait to get back on stage.”

2021 saw a season of incredible live shows at The Jockey Club racecourses, ranging from a sold-out show for Tom Jones at Haydock Park to an afternoon of joyful singalongs with McFly at Newmarket Racecourses. Despite the challenges of staging a season in 2021, the events marked the return to live music for thousands of fans. 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.

Looking forward to a full-strength line-up in 2022, Simply Red join a line-up consisting of current chart-toppers and household names, with more announcements to come… 


  • 10th June - Nile Rodgers & CHIC - Aintree Racecourse
  • 17th June – Paloma Faith – Newmarket Racecourses
  • 1st July – Paloma Faith – Haydock Park Racecourse
  • 15th July - The Script - Newmarket Racecourses
  • 20th July – Paloma Faith – Sandown Park Racecourse
  • 27th July - Nile Rodgers & CHIC - Sandown Park Racecourse
  • 4th August – Simply Red – Sandown Park Racecourse
  • 5th August – Olly Murs – Haydock Park Racecourse
  • 12th August - Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra - Newmarket Racecourses


Tickets for SIMPLY RED at Sandown Park Racecourse will be on sale at 10am on Friday 26th November via, with a presale available to customers at 10am on Wednesday 24th November. Tickets are priced at £50.40 for adults and £28 for children (inclusive of fees). There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.


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