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In a UK exclusive, Culture Club will be performing at three racecourses this July for a summer trio of outdoor shows and they’ll be gracing the Newmarket Nights stage on July 21.

Culture Club were one of the biggest pop bands of the 80s, racking up seven straight Top 10 hits in the UK and nine Top 10 singles in the US. Lead by flamboyant front man Boy George, the band won multiple awards including the 1984 Brit Award for ‘Best British Group’, and the Grammy Award for ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best British Single’ for bona fide worldwide smash hit ‘Karma Chameleon’. Selling over 50 million records worldwide, the bands hits include ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’, ‘Time (Clock of the Heart)’ and ‘Church of the Poison Mind’.

The band join a great line up hitting the Newmarket stage this summer including, Olly Murs, Jess Glynne, James, The Jacksons, Little Mix and Chase & Status who are set to perform in front of thousands of fans.

Amy Starkey, Regional Director East of Jockey Club Racecourses, said:

“We are very pleased to confirm Culture Club as our next Newmarket Nights act for 2017 and look forward to welcoming them to Newmarket Racecourses for the first time this July.  During the height of summer on the beautiful Adnams July Course, I have no doubt we will be in store for a brilliant performance whereby racegoers will be treated to an extensive set including some of their most popular chart topping hits following racing.”

With one more exciting artist announcement to come, the line up for Newmarket Nights’ 2017 season is almost complete. With many shows set to sell in the coming months, book now to avoid disappointment:

23rd June – Little Mix

30th June – The Jacksons 50th Anniversary Tour

21st July – Culture Club

4th August – James

11th August – Chase & Status (DJ Set)

18th August – Olly Murs

26th August – Jess Glynne, Summer Saturday Live

The Jockey Club Live are leading promoters on the UK live scene, delivering spectacular line-ups of some of the hottest chart talent and legendary household names to some of the world’s most famous racecourses. The events are renowned for combining a fun filled evening at the races with a spectacular evening concert in the informal and relaxed open-air setting of the hallowed turf. Having welcomed over 200,000 fans of live music to their events in 2016, this year is set to continue the incredible success.

Tickets are now on sale via, with a presale available to customers 8am, Tuesday 11th April. Tickets are priced starting from £29 adult /£13 child (under 16, aged 4 and under go free). Please note child tickets are limited. All T&C’s are available on There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.


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