Simple Minds to play at Adnams Newmarket Nights

Iconic rock band Simple Minds have been revealed as the latest artists to perform at this year’s Adnams Newmarket Nights at Newmarket Racecourses.

They join Madness, Kaiser Chiefs and Keane on the list of fantastic acts who will be playing on Friday nights on the July Course this summer.

Simple Minds, who are about to release their latest album Celebrate: The Greatest Hits +, will be another massive draw for music fans to the racecourse as they play their greatest hits this summer.

Tickets are now on sale at and by telephone on 0844 579 3010.

Amy Starkey, regional director of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “We are very excited about having Simple Minds at Adnams Newmarket Nights this summer and I’m sure our spectators will be delighted with their concert.

“It is going to be a superb evening of horse racing and music, and I’m sure many thousands of the band’s fans will be with us on Friday 21 June.”

Adnams Newmarket Nights attracted audiences totalling over 100,000 last year –and another total attendance well into six figures is expected over seven dates this summer.

As well as the Adnams Newmarket Nights with Simple Minds (21 June), Madness (19 July), the Kaiser Chiefs (2 August) and Keane (9 August) which have been announced, there are three other concerts at the July Course in Newmarket on Friday evenings over the summer – 28 June, 26 July and 16 August. The three remaining artists will be announced in coming weeks.

Tickets details for the Simple Minds concert are as follows:

£40 (Premier Enclosure), £35 (Grandstand & Paddock) and £25 (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. Restaurant bookings: 01638 675300. Ticket purchases: online; telephone 0844 579 3010.