Mark Ronson to play Newmarket Nights at Newmarket Racecourse

PUBLISHED: 06:07 16 May 2016 | UPDATED: 15:53 05 June 2016

Mark Ronson has been confirmed for Newmarket Nights at Newmarket Racecourses

Mark Ronson has been confirmed for Newmarket Nights at Newmarket Racecourses

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Chart-topping Uptown Funk star Mark Ronson has been confirmed as the final act appearing at Newmarket Racecourse this summer.

Completing the line-up for the 2016 Newmarket Nights season, The Jockey Club Live and Newmarket Racecourses are delighted to announce that international superstar Mark Ronson will be bringing his acclaimed live DJ set to the Adnams July Course on Friday, August 5.

Amy Starkey, Regional Director East of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Mark Ronson to Newmarket Racecourses for the first time.

“This really is the cherry on the top of what is set to be a fantastic summer on the Adnams July Course, adding further to the celebrations around the 350th anniversary in Newmarket this year.”

Ronson’s back catalogue is second to none, having released some of the most successful hits of the past decade, including Oh My God featuring Lily Allen, Stop Me featuring Daniel Merriweather and Valerie featuring Amy Winehouse.

Mark Ronson has been confirmed for Newmarket Nights at Newmarket RacecoursesMark Ronson has been confirmed for Newmarket Nights at Newmarket Racecourses

It was in 2014, however, that he released a track that would go on to become one of the most streamed and biggest selling singles of the 21st century – Uptown Funk featuring Bruno Mars.

The track was catapulted to the number one spot both in the UK and in America and secured him a BRIT Award for British Single of the Year.

In addition to his success as a lead artist, Ronson is also a celebrated producer having worked with acts ranging from Adele to Duran Duran, and won two Grammy Awards for his work on Amy Winehouse’s seminal Back to Black album.

Last year’s award-winning 2015 season saw Newmarket Nights welcome acts including Kylie, Spandau Ballet, Tom Jones and Kaiser Chiefs to the Adnams July Course, collectively playing to over 100,000 fans.

Summer 2016 concerts at Newmarket Racecourse

JUNE

* June 17: THE CORRS

* June 24: WILL YOUNG

JULY

* July 15: KAISER CHIEFS

* July 22: BUSTED

* July 29: TEARS FOR FEARS

AUGUST

* August 5: MARK RONSON

* August 12: JESS GLYNNE– SOLD OUT

* August 27: LITTLE MIX – SUMMER SATURDAY LIVE – SOLD OUT

The season launched with a sell-out crowd of 22,000 achieved in a record-breaking 40 minutes for the showgirl herself, Kylie.

This summer’s line-up includes concert by The Corrs, Will Young, Little Mix, Kaiser Chiefs, Jess Glynne, Busted and Tears for Fears.

Tickets for Mark Ronson will be on sale at 8am on Friday, May 20 via http://www.thejockeyclublive.co.uk with a pre-sale available to customers at 8am on Wednesday, May 18.

Tickets are priced starting at £19 adult and £12 child (under-18). Please note child tickets are limited.

All T&C’s are available on http://newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk

There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.

With both Jess Glynne and Little Mix having sold out months in advance, fans are advised to buy their tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

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