Rick Astley and Jack Savoretti announced for next year's Newmarket Nights
The Jockey Club Live have announced that Rick Astley and Jack Savoretti will be headlining Newmarket Nights on Friday, July 31 and Friday, August 7 respectively.
Rick Astley’s era-defining classic Never Gonna Give You Up topped charts the world over and catapulted the 80s icon on a journey that would include eight consecutive UK top 10 hits and 40million sales.
After stepping aside to focus on his family, he reached number one almost 30 years later with his platinum-selling album, 50.
This year saw Rick complete a 38-date stadium tour as special guest to Take That, during which he played to more than 500,000 people.
Showing his mass appreciation across genres, he also graced the main stage of the Reading Festival this summer, performing Never Gonna Give You Up with Foo Fighters.
Selling more than 100,000 tickets to his own UK headline shows since releasing 50, his forthcoming tour dates include gigs in Australia and Japan as well as his first ever show in New Zealand, before arriving at Newmarket Racecourses in July, 2020.
Rick said: "Really looking forward to playing Newmarket.
"It is a great vibe with a lovely audience. We will have a lot of fun!"
Jack Savoretti will be making his Newmarket Nights debut in August, 2020.
This year has been a whirlwind for the English-Italian singer-songwriter: months of rapturously received shows across the world, a sold-out Wembley Arena homecoming, collaborations with artists as diverse as Kylie, Mika and Sigma, and a number one album (Singing to Strangers) that, since its March release, has shifted more than 120,000 copies.
Born in London and raised in Europe by parents with multinational roots, he is continuously inspired by an array of influences, with French, Spanish and Italian music from the 1950s and 60s playing an important role in the development of his sound.
Sophie Able, general manager of Newmarket Racecourses, said: "We're delighted to be welcoming both Rick Astley and Jack Savoretti to Newmarket Nights next summer.
"Rick is a consummate performer and with his catalogue of hits, we can't wait to see him perform.
"Jack has had an amazing 2019 with his album Singing to Strangers hitting the number one spot and we're sure he'll put on an unmissable show when he makes his July Course debut."
Rick and Jack join The Script and McFly on the list of Newmarket Nights headliners for 2020.
Tickets will be on sale at 8am on Friday, December 6 via thejockeyclublive.co.uk, with a pre-sale available to customers at 8am on Wednesday, December 4.
Tickets are priced starting at £30.24 for Rick Astley, and £29.12 for Jack Savoretti (inclusive of transaction fees).
All T&Cs are available on newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk.
There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.
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