Plan B set for headline show at Newmarket Racecourse

PUBLISHED: 06:00 22 January 2018 | UPDATED: 18:58 22 January 2018

Plan B will play Newmarket Nights

Plan B will play Newmarket Nights

Supplied by Chuff Media / The Jockey Club Live

Plan B will headline an outdoor concert at Newmarket Racecourses this summer.

The Jockey Club Live and Newmarket Racecourses have confirmed Plan B will appear live at Newmarket Nights on Friday, July 27.

BRIT Award winner, critically acclaimed director, actor, and musical maverick Ben Drew aka Plan B’s show will be part of some of his first UK summer gigs in four years.

Plan B’s sophomore album, The Defamation of Strickland Banks, achieved quadruple-platinum status, selling over 1.4 million copies in the UK alone, and hit the number one album spot on release.

It saw him win both a BRIT and three Ivor Novello Awards, and includes the smash hit She Said.

Plan B will play Newmarket NightsPlan B will play Newmarket Nights

Following this, his 2012 directorial debut – and accompanying album – iLLManors saw him breaking boundaries with his creative style of overlapping stories and interweaving rap-narrative.

It saw Ben nominated for his fifth BRIT Award, nominated for his first Mercury Music Prize, and once again top the UK album charts.

He will be releasing his eagerly anticipated new album, Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose, on April 14 via Atlantic Records.

Plan B said: “Excited to announce I’m headlining Newmarket Nights at Newmarket Racecourses this summer.

Plan B will play Newmarket NightsPlan B will play Newmarket Nights

“Looking forward to playing songs from the new album.”

James Blunt will also play Newmarket Racecourses this summer on Friday, June 29.

Plan B and James Blunt join the previously announced Craig David (July 20) and The Vamps, who will be headlining the family-friendly Summer Saturday Live on August 25.

Amy Starkey, Regional Director East of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “We are delighted to announce Plan B and James Blunt as our next Newmarket Nights headliners.

“Plan B is a great addition to our line-up.

“It will be his first time at the racecourse but I am sure he will be very popular. 2018 is shaping up to be our biggest year yet, so keep an eye out for further announcements in the coming weeks.”

• Tickets will go on sale at 8am on Friday, January 26 via thejockeyclublive.co.uk, with a presale available to customers at 8am on Wednesday, January 24.

Tickets are priced ranging from £26 to £42.

All T&C’s are available on newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk

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