The Jockey Club Live to host Chase & Status DJ night

The Jockey Club Live to host Chase & Status DJ night

The Jockey Club Live is continuing to run DJ nights following the success of its pilot edition with Mark Ronson last year.

Ronson performed a DJ set at Newmarket Racecourse in August 2016 as part of the Newmarket Nights horse racing and music series.

Chase & Status (pictured) will now follow in his footsteps at Newmarket on August 11, with tickets from £25 for adults and £15 for children. 

“We tested out a DJ set with Mark Ronson last year at Newmarket and it was fantastic,” said Simon Halden, director of Music Plus Sport, which has partnered with The Jockey Club on The Jockey Club Live. "We attracted almost 10,000 people to the event with Mark Ronson, so we’re putting on Chase & Status this year to play the same sort of slot.” 

Other acts playing Jockey Club Live nights this year include Little Mix, Kaiser Chiefs, Tom Jones, James, Olly Murs, Culture Club and Texas.  

“Our audience loves hits,” said Halden. “They love people being current - Ricky Wilson being on The Voice really helps in terms of focus to our particular audience. If you take a course like Newmarket, we've got nine shows there this year so we have to look at different genres to keep everybody happy.”

Music Plus Sport, which specialises in staging large-scale concerts at sporting events, has also announced plans for its first castle show, bringing Jess Glynne to Alnwick Castle in Northumberland on August 18. The company has partnered with Live Nation since 2015 and has deals in place to stage live music shows at venues such as Donington and Silverstone race tracks, and Gloucester and Scarlets Rugby.

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