Newmarket Nights Begin With A Tribute To The Bee Gees
year's Newmarket Nights, six evenings of horseracing followed by
a live concert from a well-known group, start at Newmarket's July
Racecourse on Friday, June 20, when A Tribute To The Bee Gees takes
centre stage after an exciting six-race programme.
Bee Gees performed as a group from an early age, gaining an Australian
number one in 1966 with 'Spick And Speck', and enjoyed their heyday
in the 1970s, reinforced by their role in the film 'Saturday Night
Fever', which starred John Travolta. The movie's soundtrack featured
six Bee Gees' songs, including the title track 'Stayin' Alive' and
'Jive Talkin''. The band produced hits over four decades.
during the summer, chart-topping Liberty X and Atomic Kitten appear
at Newmarket for the first time. Liberty X will be on stage on Friday,
July 25, while Atomic Kitten will perform on Friday, August 15.
Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and Status Quo
were two of last year's sell-out attractions and both these bands
feature again on the 2003 roster.
Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra will whip the audience
into a frenzy on Friday, July 18, and two weeks later, on Friday,
August 1, Status Quo will bring their quintessential brand of British
rock to Newmarket. The Hollies are the other group appearing at
this year's Newmarket Nights and racegoers will get the opportunity
to see them perform on Friday, August 8.
100,000 people last year enjoyed the six Newmarket Nights and anyone
wishing to enjoy great racing action with memorable music afterwards
is urged to book early to avoid disappointment. Jools Holland and
his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra are already 70% sold out across all
enclosures, while there are still tickets available for both the
Members and Grandstand & Paddock Enclosures for Atomic Kitten
and Liberty X but the Family Enclosure is now sold out for both
wishing to come to any of the Newmarket Nights are also reminded
that - for safety reasons - reservations for any free child tickets
required must be made at the time of booking. Free places are limited
and accompanied children arriving at Newmarket without reservations
will be unable to gain admission to the course. The number of children
attending must be factored into the number of people allowed into
Racecourses has launched a dedicated telephone service for Newmarket
Nights ticket bookings - 08707 200 201. In addition a new website
www.newmarketnights.co.uk - has been launched which features the
latest news, competitions and announcements associated with the
can be purchased on-line. Ticket prices are: Members' Enclosure:
£25, Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure: £15 and Family
Enclosure: £6. There is a 20% Group Booking Discount (not
available online) for groups of over 20 people as long as the booking
is made in one transaction and a 10% Advance Booking Discount which
is available on purchases of up to 20 tickets. Discounts do not
apply to the Family Enclosure.
first race is scheduled for 6.15pm on Friday, June 20, with the
gates opening at 3.45pm. The feature races are the £15,000-added
European Breeders Fund Classified Stakes (8.25pm) over a mile and
the £14,000-adde Portland Place Properties Rated Handicap
Stakes (7.55pm) over seven furlongs. Gaynor Haxby, Newmarket Racecourses'
Marketing Manager, commented, We go to great lengths to ensure
that the entertainment at the July Racecourse appeals to a wide
audience. Status Quo and Jools Holland are back by popular demand
and Atomic Kitten and Liberty X are among the first timers at Newmarket.
We are looking forward to a busy and exciting summer.
more information, please contact Gaynor Haxby on 01638 675505
About Newmarket Racecourses:
has been recognised as the Headquarters of Racing for over 300 years.
Newmarket has two racecourses; The Rowley Mile Course and The July
Course, hosting some of the world's greatest race meetings, such
as the Sagitta Guineas Festival (2-4 May), The July Meeting (8-10
July) and the superlative Champions' Day (18 Oct). In addition,
some of the most popular events at the July Racecourse are the 'Newmarket
Nights', which include a Friday evening racing followed by live
concerts featuring well known bands. The racecourses are also part
of the 'Newmarket Experience', an organisation that offers guided
tours, which include the gallops and racing stables. The Rowley
Mile racecourse boasts superb banqueting and conference facilities,
complete with audiovisual equipment and quality catering from Letheby
and Christopher, to entertain your clients and guests. For more
information, visit the website at www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk.