Racecourses make fabulous venues for pop concerts – with or without racing first!

Much-loved music acts often tour round the racecourses each summer, and you can enjoy tribute bands, mass karaoke and some alternative musical nights out as well.

Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment as these events often sell out in advance. (Also check out the Ladies Days listings as a few of those include live music as well!)

APRIL

6th April

CHEPSTOW – Grand National Party Raceday with Britpop DJ Set & nOasis

As well as seven great races on the card, you can watch the Aintree Grand National live on the big screen. There will be entertainment from a BritPop DJ throughout the day and after racing, enjoy a live performance from the nOasis tribute band.

 

Saturday 13th April

WOLVERHAMPTON – ‘70s Night

For those in the Restaurant or Hospitality areas, the after-racing entertainment is from Disco Inferno, a high energy show dedicated to all the hits from the ‘70s. Get your Saturday Night Fever on and sing-a-long to the best hits of the disco era.

 

Saturday 27th April

WOLVERHAMPTON – ‘80s Night

For those in the Restaurant or Hospitality areas, the after-racing entertainment is from A Kick Up The ‘80s, a show dedicated to all the hits of this fabulous era.

 

MAY

Friday 10th May

RIPON – 5iver Friday with Five

How much fun can you have for a fiver? Plenty if you go racing at Ripon on ‘Fiver Friday’, as not only will you see some great racing but there’ll also be live music from ‘90s/’00s pop icons Five after racing.

 

Friday 17th May

AINTREE – Aintree Music Night Presents Madness

Join Madness when they headline Aintree for an incredible show. Combining the genres of ska, reggae, Motown, rock’n’roll, and classic pop, Madness have become one of the music industry’s best loved British bands.

 

Friday 17th May     

HAMILTON PARK – Music Night

Palmaris Services Night features the Ministry of Sound Throwback ‘90s Dance with Judge Jules & Brandon Block.

 

Saturday 18th May

DONCASTER – Jess Glynne Live After Racing

Jess Glynne will perform to thousands of racegoers live after racing – including hit singles ‘I’ll be There’ and ‘Thursday’ – at Doncaster Racecourse, the first stop on her 2019 Outdoor Tour.

 

Saturday 18th May

UTTOXETER – Madness Music Live Racenight

Grab your baggy trousers now and celebrate over 40 years of one of the most iconic British artists as they perform live to thousands of racegoers after racing.

 

Friday 24th May

PONTEFRACT – Music Night with Billy Ocean

Following on from Bananarama at ‘80s Night in 2017 and Belinda Carlisle in 2018, the incredible Billy Ocean will be performing a greatest hits set straight after the last race. 

 

Friday 24th May

WORCESTER – The Local Parking Security Las Vegas Racenight

This will be a night to remember, with live music from one of the UK’s top Elvis tribute acts! The King will be performing before racing and at intervals throughout racing, located inside the County Enclosure. Plus there will be Vegas showgirls, casino games in the Grandstand bar and cocktails.

 

Saturday 25th May

FFOS LAS – FFOS LAS – Saturday Night Racing With Madness

group are set to play after racing – celebrate over 40 years of one of the most iconic British bands as they perform live to thousands of racegoers.

 

Friday 31st May–Sunday 2nd June

UTTOXETER – Acoustic Festival of Britain 2019

THE getaway weekend for music lovers will feature four live stages, huge marquees and beer tents a delightful craft and food market and of course, the amazing music including Whitesnake’s Bernie Marsden, Eagle Eye Cherry and Big Country to name just a few. Camping is available throughout the weekend with hot showers, flushing loos, a grooming cabin and scores of glamping tents.

Activities include a comedy tent, ukelele workshops , breakfast picnics and music for almost all tastes. (No racing!)

 

JUNE

Saturday 1st June

LINGFIELD – Queen Massaoke, Featuring Bohemian Rhapsody

Enjoy the karaoke phenomenon that is Massaoke – the uber-talented Bohemian Rhapsody tribute act will be taking to the Outdoor Stage to ‘rock you’, and with lyrics on screen, you will be able to sing along and dance the night away.

 

Friday 7th June

BATH – Lansdown Live Presents Britpop

Awesome evening racing followed by live music from Definitely Oasis and Blurd, who’ll be taking you back to the ‘90s with iconic songs by two of Britpop’s biggest bands.

 

Friday 7th June

HAYDOCK – Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne will be returning with her spectacular outdoor summer show to perform live after racing.

 

Friday 7th June

MARKET RASEN – Madness

Alongside show-stopping headline performances by some of the world’s biggest artists, the action kicks off earlier in the day with a six race card.

7TH JUNE 201

Friday 7th June

UTTOXETER – Sausage and Cider Festival Raceday featuring The Wurzels

With a selection of boxed and draught ciders on offer, plus a fantastic selection of sausages from outdoor food stalls, the famous West Country Band, The Wurzels will perform live after racing.

 

Saturday 8th June

HAYDOCK – Betway Sparkling Saturday

Whatever your favourite tipple is, you can bring your own sparkling wine, Prosecco or Champagne into the racecourse for one night only. After racing there will be a DJ performance to keep the party atmosphere going.

 

Saturday 8th June

CHEPSTOW – Madness

The iconic group are set to play after racing. With 15 top 10 UK singles including One Step Beyond, It Must Be Love and the number 1 hit House of Fun, this is an event not to be missed.

 

Saturday 8th June

LINGFIELD PARK – Viva Las Vegas Featuring J.D King as Elvis

The bright lights of Las Vegas will visit Lingfield Park Resort for one night only… with this internationally renowned Elvis Tribute on the Outdoor Stage after racing, enjoy a day of glitz, glamour and prepare to get “All Shook Up”.

 

Saturday 8th June

NEWMARKET – Summer Saturday Live With Nile Rodgers & Chic

Nile Rodgers amplifies his legacy as a multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist by constantly expanding the boundaries of popular music.

 

Monday 10th June

WINDSOR – Irish Racenight Featuring All Folk’d Up

Showcasing the best of Irish food, Guinness, music, song, dance and competitive racing. Don’t forget to stay after racing with an unmissable live performance from All Folk’d Up!

 

Saturday 15th June

WORCESTER – The Amodil Group Super Irish Saturday

There will be live music before racing and at intervals between racing from course favourites The Wild Murphys, the best Irish group to never come from Ireland! There will also be two performances from the highly talented McCarthy Felton traditional Irish Dance Group, and a roving Irish Fiddler playing traditional Irish & Celtic songs.

 

Friday 21st June

NEWMARKET – Madness

Experience Madness live – combining the genres of ska, reggae, Motown, rock’n’roll, and classic pop.

 

Saturday 22nd June

CHELMSFORD CITY – CLOCKSTOCK

Clockwork Orange Festival featuring Eric Morillo, Roger Sanchez, DJ Sneak, Todd Terry and many more acts.

 

Saturday 22nd June

HAYDOCK PARK – Jockey Club Live Presents Nile Rodgers & Chic

The legendary Nile Rodgers & Chic will headline after evening racing.

 

Saturday 22nd June

LINGFIELD PARK – Madness Live After Racing

Celebrate over 40 years of one of the most iconic British bands as they perform live to thousands of racegoers after racing. Please note there will be an Arab race before the first race and this will take place on the all-weather track.

 

Monday 24th June

WINDSOR – Massaoke Racenight at the Musicals

What is Massaoke? A brilliant live band play the greatest anthems of all time with giant video lyrics, and the audience, singing their hearts out together, is the star of the show! Massaoke will bring the sing to the greatest musicals of all time. Mamma Mia!, The Greatest Showman, Grease, Frozen, Les Mis, Dirty Dancing, Phantom and so much more…

 

Thursday 27th June

HAMILTON PARK – Saints & Sinners Racenight

This popular annual event will this year feature One Night of Queen (Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works).

 

Friday 28th June

NEWMARKET – Kaiser Chiefs

Newmarket favourites Kaiser Chiefs will return to the course for the first time since 2016.

 

Saturday 29th June

LINGFIELD PARK – Circus Extravaganza Featuring The Take That Experience

Roll up, roll up! Lingfield will be transforming into a Circus Extravaganza and it’s not to be missed…Long-time friends, The Take That Experience will be returning for “The Greatest Day” (and night!) when they take to the Outdoor Stage after a day of thrilling turf racing, which includes one leg of the Silk Series races.

 

Saturday 29th June

NEWCASTLE – Northumberland Plate Day with Madness

The final day of the Northumberland Plate Festival features the most famous race of the year at Newcastle, the historic £150,000 Northumberland Plate, the richest two mile handicap in Europe. Live after racing, iconic British Ska band Madness will be performing a full set, including many of their 15 top 10 UK singles.

 

Satuday 29th June

YORK – Busted

Transporting you to the ‘Year 3000’ for a night of fun, frolics and fantastic racing, pop-rock heavyweights Busted will be storming this Summer Music Saturday after racing. On the racecourse itself, The sunbets.co.uk Stakes will be the £50,000 centerpiece of a seven-race card.

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