Beach Boys make their Newmarket Nights debut

The Beach Boys are playing Newmarket Nights. ANL-140228-140631001
The Beach Boys are playing Newmarket Nights. ANL-140228-140631001
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The Beach Boys, one of the most critically acclaimed and successful bands of all time, are to make their Adnams Newmarket Nights debut this summer on The July Course.

Currently on an American tour, the group who have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide over the last half century will play at Newmarket Racecourses on Friday 18th July.

For the first time, The July Course will rock to the sounds of some of the band’s best-loved and classic hits such as ‘Good Vibrations’, ‘Help Me, Rhonda’ and ‘California Girls’.

The Beach Boys are joining artists such as Tom Jones, James Blunt and Wet Wet Wet for this summer’s Adnams Newmarket Nights which attract over 100,000 visitors to the Home of Racing every year.

The Beach Boys touring band is led by original member Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who joined in 1965, alongside supporting musicians John Cowsill, Tim Bonhomme, Randell Kirsch, Scott Totten and Christian Love.

Last summer, the group released ‘Made In California’, a six-disc collection featuring more than seven and a half hours of music.

Amy Starkey, Regional Director East of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “Some of the most famous artists and bands of all time have played at Adnams Newmarket Nights. Now in their 28th year, we are thrilled to be welcoming one of the greatest groups – The Beach Boys – to The July Course. We’re anticipating a surge of interest in their concert on Friday 18th July, so racing and music fans alike are recommended to book their places as soon as they can.”

To date, four of the Adnams Newmarket Nights acts of 2014 have been announced. As well as The Beach Boys on 18th July, James Blunt will perform on 27th June and Tom Jones on 1st August, while Wet Wet Wet will bring down the curtain on the seven-night concert series on Friday 15th August. The remaining three bands and artists for the summer concert dates on The July Course, which begin on Friday 20th June, will be revealed in coming weeks.

Tickets for The Beach Boys’ concert on The July Course are on sale at Newmarket Racecourses, online at or by telephone on 0844 579 3010: £35 (Premier Enclosure), £30 (Grandstand & Paddock) and £23 (Family Enclosure). Tickets for children aged 5-17 are priced for the three enclosures at £18, £17 and £12 respectively. Children’s tickets are limited and must be purchased in conjunction with adult tickets. Once the reduced price child ticket allocation has been reached, adult prices apply. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. There are no reserved seats. Parking is free.

Adnams Newmarket Nights (all Fridays): 20th June (to be announced); 27th June (James Blunt); 18th July (The Beach Boys); 25th July (to be announced); 1st August (Tom Jones); 8th August (to be announced); 15th August (Wet Wet Wet).

Further information can be found online at Call 01638 675500 and