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Your sixth Newmarket Nights headliner announced

Press Release 26th February 2024

By The Jockey Club Live

DEACON BLUE will be gracing the Newmarket Nights stage on Friday 16th August, as they bring their acclaimed ‘All The Old 45s - The Very Best of Deacon Blue’ tour to the July course.

One of Scotland’s most illustrious musical exports, DEACON BLUE have sold a staggering 7 million sales worldwide. Their impressive chart record spans twelve top 40 singles and eight top 20 albums, which includes 1989’s ‘When The World Knows Your Name’ and 1994’s ‘Our Town’, both of which hit the #1 spot. Celebrating 35 years, the band unveiled their greatest hits anthology collection ‘All The Old 45s - The Very Best of Deacon Blue’ last year. Expect to hear many of their timeless hits including ‘Real Gone Kid’, ‘Fergus Sings the Blues’ and ‘Dignity’ when they rock the racecourse.

Sophie Able, General Manager of Newmarket Racecourses, said
“Deacon Blue is renowned for their incredible live shows and we can’t wait to welcome them to Newmarket Nights on Friday 16th August. Our line-up this Summer ranges from eighties icons to the most coveted current chart stars, so there’s really a night for everyone!”

Deacon Blue said
“Since we released our greatest hits, we’ve had an amazing time touring arenas across the UK and can’t wait to bring our live show to Newmarket Nights. Summer shows are always very special for us – see you there!”

Newmarket Nights continues to be the premier entertainment destination for the East. Renowned for combining an electric evening at the races with a spectacular evening concert in an informal and relaxed open-air setting, the award-winning series is set to return for 2024.

The concerts continue to bring some of the nation’s biggest music talents to the green, with recent headliners including Bastille, Anne-Marie, Olly Murs, Pete Tong and The Script. In addition to world-class live music, the events provide a selection of culinary delights for all, ranging from street food to Newmarket’s array of exceptional restaurants.

Tickets for DEACON BLUE at Newmarket Racecourses will be on sale at 9am on Friday 1st March via, with a presale available to customers at 9am on Wednesday 28th February.

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 £30.24 for presale, and from £35.84 general sale. There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.

Tickets for PETE TONG’S IBIZA CLASSICS (Friday 21st June), JLS (Friday 28th June), BUSTED (Friday 19th July), JAMES ARTHUR (2nd August) and BECKY HILL (Friday 9th August) are on sale now.


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