The curtain comes down on the 27th season of Adnams Newmarket Nights today (Friday, August 16) when one of the biggest rock stars of all time is in concert on The July Course.
The open-air performance will be among the last ever chances for music fans to see Meat Loaf - and the seventh and final concert in the 2013 series will be marked by a thrilling exhibition by the RAF Falcons parachute display team who will ‘drop in’ from 10,000 feet before the horse races begin.
The ‘Home of Racing’ at Newmarket Racecourses hosts three days of racing this week, starting on Thursday. As well as Meat Loaf and the RAF Falcons on Friday, among the other highlights are:
A day with free admission for accompanied under 17s and senior citizens to get the three days under way;
‘Vintage Day’ on Saturday, including vintage games, clothes stalls and hair styling, plus a vintage car and bike display;
The only race in Britain restricted to grey horses run on Saturday;
A charity race – won last year by West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock – in aid of Racing Welfare.
Although Friday evening may be the conclusion of the Adnams Newmarket Nights for the summer, the Meat Loaf concert is not the last music event on The July Course.
On Saturday, August 24, the racecourse stages its second ‘Summer Saturday Live’, with McFly in concert following afternoon racing.
Tickets can be bought at www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk or by telephoning 0844 579 3010, available on the day with no discount.
Saturday: Accompanied children aged 17 and under get free admission. On-the-day adult tickets cost £8 (Family Enclosure), £16 (Grandstand & Paddock) and £25 (Premier). The first races are at 2.10pm and 1.50pm respectively. Saturday has a ‘Friends Day Out’ offer – ten tickets for the price of five when purchased online.
Friday: Adult tickets cost £35 (Family Enclosure), £45 (Grandstand & Paddock) and £55 (Premier). Tickets for children aged 5-17 are £12, £18 and £19 respectively. The first race time is 5.25pm.