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British boy band, The Vamps will be coming to Newmarket Racecourses for Summer Saturday Live on 25th of August 2018!

The Vamps are one of the most successful current British bands, having achieved a huge amount of success and acclaim all over the world. Releasing their debut single ‘Can We

Dance’ in 2013, they have since clocked up 5 top ten hits including ‘Wild Heart’, ‘Last Night’ and ‘Somebody To You’.

The band have won four BBC Radio Teen Awards, including Best British Group (twice!). We can’t wait to see them take to the stage at our family friendly concert, Summer Saturday Live!

Tickets will be on sale at 8am on Friday 10th November via

A pre sale will be available at 8am on Wednesday to people that are signed up to our mailing list.

Get access to the pre sale here! 

Tickets are priced starting at £25 adult /£13 child (under 18).

Please note child tickets are limited.

All T&C’s are available on .

There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.

That’s a wrap for summer 2017!

That’s a wrap for summer 2017!

Jess Glynne live at Newmarket Racecourses

The Jockey Club Live rounded off their summer of shows with Jess Glynne on Saturday live at Newmarket Racecourses!

The chart sensation played all her number 1 hits from her triple platinum selling album to the packed Newmarket Racecourse crowd. The perfect end to a summer of racing and music across the country!


This summer racecourses were treated to the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Little Mix, Culture Club, Olly Murs and The Jacksons to name a few!

Although the summer is over, it won’t be long until they announce acts for 2018! So keep an eye out on!

Jess Glynne’s spectacular Alnwick Castle performance

Jess Glynne’s spectacular Alnwick Castle performance

An amazing performance in a beautiful setting!

The picturesque setting of Alnwick Castle was filled with all the summer’s biggest hits on Saturday night – thanks to the first support act, Heart FM’s Toby Anstis.

Kiko Bun and Mullally followed – who were handpicked by Jess Glynne herself to support! – with feel good, smooth vocals these rising stars helped get the crowd ready for the headline act.

Jess Glynne’s headline performance did not disappoint – playing all the hits from her number one selling album – she had the whole crowd singing along with her all night!

What you need to know | Jess Glynne at Alnwick Castle

What you need to know | Jess Glynne at Alnwick Castle

We are so pleased to announce that Heart FM’s Toby Anstis will be supporting Jess Glynne on 12 August at Alnwick Castle!

As a presenter on Heart FM, Toby is a fan of feel good tunes and he is sure to get the party started! Followed by Kiko Bun and Mullally (who were hand picked by Jess herself!) – we have a full line up of entertainment ahead of Jess’s headline set!


Gates: 15:00

Support acts from: 17:00

Jess Glynne from: 21:00

Concert to end: 22:30

Please be aware of our picnic and alcohol policy

  • Picnics are permitted in a designated area within the arena subject to the drinks restrictions below.
  • Alcohol is not permitted under any circumstances and will be confiscated by security.
  • Bottled soft drinks over 500ml are not permitted into the arena and will be confiscated by security.
  • Glass is not permitted under any circumstances and will be confiscated by security. Please decant into plastic containers.
  • No knives over 3 inches.

For information on getting to the castle and other FAQs click here!

Set against the historic and picturesque backdrop of Alnwick Castle, this will be a fantastic evening for the whole family.

Join us for a summer evening at Alnwick Castle – for tickets click here

A Trio Of Fantastic Performances From Culture Club!

A Trio Of Fantastic Performances From Culture Club!

In a UK exclusive, Culture Club headlined a trio of shows thanks to The Jockey Club Live.

They performed across the country, from Epsom Downs to Newmarket and ending up in Haydock Park on Saturday night.

Crowds were treated to all the classics from the 80s pop icons, including Karma Chameleon, Do You Really Want To Hurt Me and many more. They also played a few covers, including Tainted Love and Purple Rain!

Thank you Culture Club for a fantastic weekend!

Tickets are available for the remaining Jockey Club Live shows here.

Support acts announced for Alnwick Castle!

Support acts announced for Alnwick Castle!

Jess Glynne live at Alnwick Castle on 12 August!

Hotly tipped up-and-comers Kiko Bun and Mullally will be supporting Jess on 12 August, having been handpicked by the pop sensation herself.

A regular fixture on BBC 1Xtra and the festival circuit, Kiko Bun has been heralded as the ‘Sound of Summer’ with his refreshing and contemporary sound

Mullally’s first 3 releases have amassed over 6 million streams on Spotify alone and have been championed by tastemakers such as BBC Radio 1 MTV and SBTV

These two are sure to get the crowd going ahead of Jess’s headline show!

Tickets available here!

Little Mix Donington FAQs

Little Mix Donington FAQs

If you require information that is not answered here, please contact at


Booking / Collecting Tickets

Q: When will I get the tickets I bought over the phone/online?

A: You should receive your tickets by two weeks before the event. If you do not have our tickets, please contact Ticketmaster at

Q: What should I do if my tickets don’t arrive?

A: Please contact Ticketmaster at

Q: Where can I buy tickets?

A: Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 0333 321 9999.

Q: Can I buy tickets on the day?

A: If tickets are still available on the day of the event, they can be purchased from the box office. Box office opens at 3pm.

Q: How can I tell if a ticket seller or website is legitimate?

A: We recommend not purchasing tickets from unauthorised vendors as we cannot guarantee that they are authentic and you may be refused entry.

Q: If I can no longer attend, can I return my tickets? How do I get an exchange or refund?

A: Unfortunately, we cannot offer any exchange or refund unless the event is cancelled.

Q: What do I do if the concert is cancelled?

A: In the event of the event being cancelled, tickets will be refunded at face value. Service charges will also be refunded, but order processing fees will not be. We will provide information from the event promoter regarding cancellation and refunds as soon as we have it.

Q: How can I buy accessible seats?

A: Please contact Ticketmaster in advance by calling 0333 321 9999.

Q: Do I need a £0 ticket option for under 5s? Will under 5s have physical tickets?

A: There are no physical tickets for under 5s, but if your child looks over 5 you may be asked to prove their age upon entrance.

Q: Donington Park provides special offers to some local resident areas; will there be local residents discount to this event?
A: No


Before You Arrive

Q: What should I bring with me?

A: We recommend bringing the following items:

  • Cash – while the majority of vendors will accept card payment, there are no cash machines on site
  • Credit / debit cards
  • ID (driving licence or passport will be required to purchase alcohol if ID is requested)
  • Sealed, plastic water bottles of no more than 500ml
  • Sunscreen
  • Waterproof clothes
  • Picnic blanket

Q: When should I arrive?

A: Gates open at 16:00. The first act will begin at approximately 17:30. We recommend arriving early to allow for bag checks and queues.

Q: What are the timings for the day?


Parking opens at 15:00

Gates open at 16:00

Stage times:

  • 17:30 Entertainment starts (Ella Eyre and Sheppard)
  • 20:00 Little Mix
  • 21:10 Concert due to end

Q: Can I bring my mobile phone?

A: Yes, but recording of the performance is not permitted.

Q: Can I bring my camera?

A: Cameras will be allowed in but recording or professional photography (for public use) of the performance is not permitted.

Q: Can I bring my iPad / tablet?

A: iPads/tablets will be allowed into the venue, but recording or professional photography (for public use) of the performance is not permitted..

Q: How can I best plan my travel to and from the event?


The nearest train station to Donington Park is East Midlands Parkway, through which East Midlands Trains operate regular trains. It takes approximately 15 mins by car to travel from the train station to Donington Park.


The closest bus stop is outside Donignton Park (entrance closest to the airport). The service is operated by TrentBarton on their Skylink service. Details available here.

National Express Coaches offer coaches to East Midlands Airport. Coaches frequently go from Derby, Loughborough, London Victoria coach station and other national destinations.


Parking and Drop off points

 Q: Is there parking available?

A: Access will be made via Melbourne Road entrance and car parking will be directionally sign posted on the day via a traffic management system. There will also be parking attendants on hand to coordinate the parking.

Q: Will car parking be free or charged? If charged how much will car parking be if charged?
A: Car parking will be £5 per vehicle.

Q: Can I leave my car overnight?

A: No.

Q: Is parking available for blue badge holders?

A: Yes, subject to availability, please enter using Market Gate.

Q: Where can I drop children off if I am not attending the event?

A: Pick up and drop off points will be clearly signed on the day.

Q: I am taking a Taxi to and from the event, where should I be dropped off?

A: Pick up and drop off points will be clearly signed on the day.

Q: I am dropping off people with accessibility needs, where can I drop them off and collect them?

A: Pick up and drop off points will be clearly signed on the day.



Q: What security measures are in place for the event?

A: Due to recent events, an enhanced security operation will be in place for this event. We are working in partnership with the local Police and all appropriate security measures have been taken. Bag searching will be carried out at all entry points, so please allow time for your bag to be checked. However, where possible please bring small bags or none at all.

Q: What time do gates open for the event?

A: Gates open at 16:00. (Parking from 15:00)

Q: Can I take my bag in to the event?

A: We would encourage you not to bring a bag. But if necessary ensure they are small bags. All bags will be checked thoroughly on entry.

Q: What can’t I bring into the stadium?

A: The following items will not be allowed into the stadium:

  • Audio or visual recording equipment
  • Banners
  • Fireworks
  • Flags / Flagpoles
  • Food
  • Any bottle, apart from unopened plastic water bottles no larger than 500ml
  • Laser pointers or similar
  • Chairs
  • Smoke canisters or similar

Q: Are we allowed to bring food/drink and alcohol onto site?
A: No food and drink will be allowed onto site with the exception of sealed bottles of water under 500ml. There will be plenty of food and drink stands options available on the day. Baby food is allowed.

Q: Are we allowed to bring collapsible chairs or tents onto site?
A: No. For security reasons no chairs or collapsible tents will be allowed. Picnic blankets are permitted.

Q: Are guests allowed to bring in medication?
A: Yes, with a doctor’s note.

Q: Are there any age restriction for this event?

A: Children under 16 must be accompanied by someone who is 18 or older.

Q: Can I bring an umbrella?

A: Umbrellas will be allowed into the venue, but we politely ask that they are not opened during the performance as it will impact others’ enjoyment of the event. No golf umbrellas or large umbrellas.

Q: What are the standing arrangements for children? Am I allowed to bring fold up seating/pushchairs or pram?
A: No folding seats are allowed, however prams and push chairs are permitted for young children. Please be aware that we have no storage facilities.

Q: Is there a cut off time for last entry?

A: Yes, this will be at 20:00.

Q: Is the ground tarmac or grass?
A: The ground is tarmac.


Show Information

Q: What support acts are playing?

A: Support acts are Sheppard and Ella Eyre.

Q: What time do performances start?

A: The first act will begin at approximately 17:30.

Q: What happens if I’m late?

A: You will be allowed access to the event up until 20:00, but no compensation will be offered if you have missed any part of the performance.

Q: What should I do if I have a problem at the event?

A: Please approach the nearest steward as soon as possible.

Q: Will there be strobe lighting?

A: Strobe lighting may be included in the performance.


Grandstand Seating

Q: Who can access the Grandstand?

A: Only those who have upgraded or purchased a Grandstand ticket will be able to access the Grandstand seating area. Please be aware that this area has sold out.

Q: How do I gain access to Grandstand Seating?

A: Via the Grandstand Entrance lane at the Main Entrance. Your ticket will be exchanged for a wristband at the entrance to give you access to the Grandstand Seating Area.

Q: Where is the Grandstand Seating?

A: Grandstand seating is to the left of the stage.

Q: Is Grandstand Seating reserved?

A: No. Grandstand seats are on a first come first serve basis.

Q: What is the child policy for grandstand seating?

A: For grandstand seats, children under 2 may go free as a baby in arms. Any children older must purchase a ticket and have their own seat for security reasons.


Q: Will there be a disabled area and will it be wheelchair friendly?
A: Yes, there will be an accessible viewing platform for disabled customers.

Q: Will there be seats in a disabled area for those who don’t require wheelchairs?
A: Yes.

Q: I’m a registered disabled how do I get a free ticket for my care assistant?
A: These are on sale from Ticketmaster only – a free ticket for a care assistant is provided when a disabled ticket is purchased (please specify at time of booking with Ticketmaster).

Q: How can I buy accessible seats?

A: Please contact Ticketmaster in advance by calling 0800 988 4440. 

Q: Is parking available for blue badge holders?

A: Disabled parking will be available in a designated area for blue badge holders only. Disabled parking will be as close as possible to the arena. A shuttle service will be provided for those who need assistance.

Q: I have booked general admission seats but now need disabled access. What are my options?

A: Please contact Ticketmaster at immediately. We cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate any change in requirements on the day.

Q: Will there be accessible toilets for disabled customers to use?

A: Yes.

Q: I need to bring medication with me to the event. Is there anything I should be aware of?

A: Yes. Bag searches will be conducted as you enter the event, so we recommend bringing a doctor’s note or prescription with you so that staff can easily recognize your medication.

Q: Will strobe lighting and special effects feature in the event?

A: Yes, strobe lighting and special effects will be used at this event. Please take any necessary precautions.


Q: Are there any cash machines in the arena?

A: Yes. Credit and debit cards will be accepted at all bars and most food units.

Q: What card payments do you accept?

A: All credit and debit cards will be accepted, apart from American Express.

Q: Do you have Wi-Fi?

A: No.

Q: Where can I smoke?

A: Designated smoking areas.

Q: Is food and drink available at the event?

A: There will be a range of food and drink to suit all tastes available at the event.

Q: Are gluten free options available?

A: There will be four outlets catering to gluten free dietary requirements.

Q: What ID do you accept for the purchase of alcohol?

A: Challenge 25 will be in operation at the event and alcohol will only be served to those able to prove their age with a passport, photo driving licence, CitizenCard or a PASS identification card.

Q: Will merchandise be available?

A: There will be official merchandise stands at the event.

Q: Is there anywhere to sit?

A: Aside from Grandstand Seating, this is a standing event. However, you are permitted to bring picnic blankets. Be aware that you may be asked to stand during performances.

Q: Is there a cloakroom for coats, bags or luggage?

A: Unfortunately, no cloakroom facilities will be available at the event.

Q: If my child is lost, where is the nearest meeting point?

A: We recommend agreeing a meeting point in the event of losing any children, friends or family. If you require any assistance, please contact your nearest steward. There will be a First Aid Point on the left hand side of the site after the entrance.  It will be clearly signposted.  Wristbands will be provided to parents to write their number on for their children to wear during the event.

Q: How do I give feedback?

A: If you have a feedback or a complaint on the day of the event, please contact your nearest steward so that it can be addressed as soon as possible. If you want to leave feedback after the event, please email

Supports announced for Tom Jones’ Gloucester Show!

Supports announced for Tom Jones’ Gloucester Show!

Music Plus Sport is excited to announce that BRIT and Ivor Novello Award winner Tom Odell and Radio 1 DJ Trevor Nelson will be supporting the legendary Tom Jones at Kingsholm Stadium this Sunday, 25th June 2017.


Tom Odell

Tom Odell burst on to the scene in 2013, winning the BRIT Critics’ Choice Award – the first male artist ever to have won. His debut album ‘Long Way Down’ garnered 8 Gold and 2 Platinum awards around the world, hitting the number one spot in the UK Official Album Charts on release. Follow up ‘Wrong Crowd’ continued the formers success and hit the number two spot, reached the Top 10 on the iTunes Charts in over 25 countries and number 1 in 4 countries around the world. The acclaimed singer-songwriter will be performing a special solo set to the Gloucester crowd including international hits ‘Another Love’ and ‘Magnetised’.


Trevor Nelson

Trevor Nelson will be joining Tom Odell on the support bill.

Trevor’s been DJing from an early age but his big-time career really kicked off when he started up the Madhatter sound system, putting on big warehouse parties. DJing the graveyard shift on then pirate station Kiss FM in London led to a daytime slot and a directorship once the radio station went legal.

After 10 years with Kiss FM; 1996 saw him move over to Radio 1 to present Rhythm Nation. Within a year he began a second show on Saturday afternoons.Trevor’s won the best DJ Mobo twice over – and has co-hosted the ceremony twice, with Kelis and the late Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes. Trevor presented MTV’s black music shows ‘The Lick’ and ‘The Lick Chart’ before getting his own music shows on BBC television – ‘Trevor Nelson’s Urban Choice’ and ‘The Lowdown’.


Tom Jones

With anticipation building for the show and sunshine expected, this not-to- be missed event promises a night to remember as Sir Tom performs hits from an incredible career spanning six decades.

With a career that has seen him sell in excess of 100 million records, Tom Jones has won countless accolades including a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music and a Silver Clef Award for Lifetime Achievement. Knighted by Her Majesty the Queen in 2006, the global icon has amassed 36 top 40 UK hits.


Stephen Vaughan, Gloucester Rugby CEO, said:

‘We are delighted to add such a high calibre support act alongside Sir Tom Jones on Sunday! We’ve been working hard to add to what will already be a fantastic weekend of live music at Kingsholm and we feel we’ve hit the spot with this act.’


Tom Jones said:

‘I am really pleased to be returning to Kingsholm Stadium this June. I always have a great time performing at summer events in the open air, so I’m looking forward to a fantastic summers evening at the stadium.’



Event Information

Gates open at 4.30pm. Tickets are on sale now via

Tickets are priced at £44.00 standing / From £56.00 seating / £80.00 category A including lounge access. All T&C’s are available on There will be hospitality packages available in the South Stand, more information is available from 01452 872289 or online.

For general enquiries please call 0871 8718781 (*calls to this number cost 13p plus a connection charge from a BT landline. Charges from other networks may vary).

Who’s ready for a Little Mix weekender?

Who’s ready for a Little Mix weekender?

Here at Music Plus Sport we have quite a weekend ahead of us! And it is dominated by four ladies in particular…

Leigh Anne, Jade, Jesy and Perrie will be taking the stage three nights in a row this weekend!

Friday 23 June | Newmarket Racecourses

Little Mix’s first stop this weekend will be their return to Newmarket Racecourse and another sold out show! They put on an incredible performance last summer and there’s no doubt they’ll have everyone dancing round the racecourse once again!


Saturday 24 June | Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester

On Saturday, the girls head to Gloucester for another sold out performance! Only this time they will be joined by fantastic supports acts Ella Eyre and Sheppard!

Sunday 25 June | Harlequins, The Twickenham Stoop

To round off the weekend, the girls will be taking the stage at the home of Harlequins Rugby – The Twickenham Stoop! They will again be joined by Ella Eyre and Sheppard for another fantastic show!

Tickets are still available here. They will also be available on the day from the Box Office.

If you can’t make it this weekend, not to worry!

Saturday 1 July | Donington Park

Little Mix will be heading to the East Midlands on Saturday 1 July to perform at Donington Park along with Ella Eyre and Sheppard.

Tickets on sale here!

Everything you need to know about Jess Glynne coming to the South West!

Everything you need to know about Jess Glynne coming to the South West!

Hotly tipped up-and-comers KIKO BUN and MULLALLY have been announced to support Jess Glynne at the 1st July concert, having been handpicked by the pop sensation herself. In addition, BBC Radio 2 favourite SARA COX will be spinning some of the best 80s hits to get you dancing prior to the evening entertainment. Excitement has been building for the concert since it’s announcement – being the first music-only event at Wincanton Racecourse, it will see thousands of music fans descend for a fun-filled family day out, ending in a spectacular firework finale.

SARA COX has built an unparalleled radio career, having presented the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show for three years before graduating to BBC Radio 2, hosting the regular ‘Sounds of the 80s’ show – delivering the very best hits from the era. Having kept millions entertained on the airwaves with her love of music, she is also a recognisable TV personality having most recently presented ‘The Great Pottery Throwdown’ on BBC Two.

MULLALLY’s music packs a soulful punch, his sing-along pop vocal arrangements painting vivid pictures in the minds of his listeners. His first 3 releases (Overdose, Troubled Love and Wonderful) have amassed over 6 million streams on Spotify alone and have been championed by tastemakers such as BBC Radio 1 MTV, SBTV and more. A fixture on BBC 1Xtra and regular on the festival circuit, KIKO BUN has been heralded as the ‘Sound of Summer’ with his refreshing and contemporary sound based on the re-emergence of Reggae, Soul and golden era Hip Hop that continues to infiltrate mainstream music.

In addition to championing emerging talent in the form of Kiko Bun and Mullally, the racecourse is also proud to be supporting local suppliers, offering a selection of food to suit all budgets from local businesses. Mortimers, the local baker to the course, will be supplying freshly made sandwiches and finger food.

Tickets are on sale now via Tickets are priced starting at £35 adult /£20 child (under 18). Please note child tickets are limited.