Texas to play Newmarket Nights concert at racecourse

PUBLISHED: 06:00 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 23:18 02 May 2017

Texas will appear at Newmarket Racecourse this summer [Picture: Tom Beard]

Texas will appear at Newmarket Racecourse this summer [Picture: Tom Beard]


Texas have been confirmed as the final artist for the 2017 Newmarket Nights season.

The Scottish pop rock band will play Newmarket Racecourse on Friday, July 28.

Fronted by Sharleen Spiteri, Texas have sold more than 35 million records since storming the charts with debut single I Don’t Want a Lover back in 1989.

Since then they have had three UK number one albums, including White on Blonde, and 13 top 10 singles including hits Say What You Want, Black Eyed Boy, Halo, Summer Son and Inner Smile.

They recently released their ninth studio album Jump On Board, which catapulted the band back into the top 10 once again.

Texas said: “We are really excited to headline Newmarket Racecourses on July 28. It’s going to be fun a night.”

Amy Starkey, regional director of Jockey Club Racecourses East Region, said: “We are pleased to announce Texas as our final act to complete the line-up of music events at Newmarket Racecourses this summer.

“We look forward to welcoming Texas back to the Adnams July Course for the first time since 2011 on Friday, July 28 for what will no doubt be a fantastic evening of racing and musical entertainment.”

Following on from Little Mix’s sell out of general admission tickets last week, many of this summer’s Newmarket shows are set to follow suit in the coming months.

Appearing at Newmarket this year are:


• June 30 – The Jacksons 50th Anniversary Tour

• July 21 – Culture Club

Texas will appear at Newmarket Racecourse this summer [Picture: Tom Beard]Texas will appear at Newmarket Racecourse this summer [Picture: Tom Beard]

• July 28 – Texas

• August 4 – James

• August 11– Chase & Status (DJ Set)

• August 18 – Olly Murs

•August 26 – Jess Glynne, Summer Saturday Live

The 2016 season welcomed acts including Little Mix, Tears For Fears, Mark Ronson and the Kaiser Chiefs to the Adnams July Course, collectively playing to over 100,000 fans.

Tickets for Texas will be on sale at 8am on Thursday, May 4 via http://www.thejockeyclublive.co.uk, with a pre-sale available to customers at 8am on Wednesday, May 3.

Tickets are priced starting from £26 adult / £13 child (under 16, aged four and under go free).

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

An upgrade option for Newmarket Nights 2017 will also be available from Thursday, May 4 for all shows for premier enclosure bookers.

The Prime Viewing Platform will let you enjoy the show from a raised height giving the best views of the concert, and easy access to bar and toilet facilities.

All upgrades will include a free drinks voucher worth £5, VIP lanyards and raffle entry to win a meet and greet with the headlining artist (show dependent).

Visit http://newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk/ for more information and further hospitality packages to suit all budgets and upgrades.

In addition to Newmarket, The Jockey Club Live will be hosting live concerts across Aintree, Sandown Park, Carlisle, Haydock Park, Wincanton, Epsom Downs and Market Rasen racecourses this summer.

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