5 Great Racecourse Events

What more could you want than a day at the races, followed by an evening of singing and dancing to your favourite live music? Here we have found some events taking place across the area this summer.

Moët and Chandon July Festival at Newmarket Racecourses,  Newmarket, CB8 0TG, 12-14 July, From £15

Newmarket’s summer highlight, the Moet and Chandon Festival is returning in July, for a weekend of sun, entertainment and of course races! Over forty thousand visitors assemble at the picturesque Adnams racecourse in their best attire, for one of Britain’s most stylish summer events. Fashion guru, Gok Wan will be returning to co-host Feel Good Friday on the second day, as well as present the prize for most Stylish Group.

Melanie C at Ladies Night, Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Norfolk, 18 July, From £17

Sporty Spice, Mel C will be hosting the after-race entertainment at Great Yarmouth’s Ladies Night event this summer. The popular solo-singer will be presenting tracks to reflect the ‘girl power’ feel of the annual event, alongside her own favourite music.


Magic of Motown at Newmarket Racecourses, Newmarket, CB8 0TG, 3 August, from £25

Prepare yourself for ninety minutes of Motown Classics from the likes of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and many more. This incredible tribute band will be singing forty back-to-back Motown hits, which are bound to get your feet moving! Click here for tickets

Bjorn Again at EACH Music Festival at Huntingdon Races, Brampton, PE28 4NL, 25 August, From £25

Bjorn Again, 20th Anniversary tour, live at Hammersmith Apollo, 18th December 2008

World famous ‘Bjorn Again’ will be performing some of Abba’s greatest hits at a brand-new festival at Huntingdon Racecourse this August bank holiday. The group have performed in over a hundred countries, and they have even been endorsed by ABBA themselves. The fun-packed festival will feature children’s stalls, inflatables, face-painting as well as food and drink. The event is in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Haçienda Classiçal at Chelmsford City Racecourse, Chelmsford, CM3 1QP, 1 September, From £35

Haçienda Classiçal will be performing at Chelmsford City Racecourse in September, after an evening of top-class racing.  Manchester Camerata orchestra will be playing the biggest club tunes alongside DJ’s Graeme Park, Mike Pickering and Special Guests. This light and sound extravaganza is set to be the gig of the year!

Read our exclusive interview with Dj Graeme Park


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