Dizzee Rascal is latest big name to play Newmarket Nights

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Dizzee Rascal is set for his Adnams Newmarket Nights debut on The July Course this summer.

The British rapper, whose grime music inspired Lizzy Yarnold to her Winter Olympics gold medal in the skeleton bob, will play to an audience of up to 20,000 at Newmarket Racecourses on Friday, August 8.

He joins acts like Tom Jones, James Blunt, The Beach Boys and Wet Wet Wet for the 28th summer season of Adnams Newmarket Nights which attract over 100,000 visitors to the Home of Racing every year.

The Brit Award winner, real name Dylan Mills, released his fifth studio album ‘The Fifth’ last September and it became his fourth consecutive record to peak in the top ten in the UK. ‘The Fifth’ spawned the top ten singles ‘Goin’ Crazy’, featuring Robbie Williams, and ‘Something Really Bad’, featuring will.i.am

To date, he has released four number one singles, all from his fourth album Tongue n’ Cheek. Known for his collaborations, Dizzee Rascal has also made songs with Shakira, Jessie J, Basement Jaxxs and DJ Fresh.

Confirming his place at the top table of UK music, he was one of the artists to perform at the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games in 2012.

Amy Starkey, Regional Director East of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “Some of the most famous artists and bands of all time have played at Adnams Newmarket Nights. Now we are delighted to be welcoming one of the world’s top rappers in Dizzee Rascal to Newmarket Racecourses. We’re expecting plenty of interest in tickets, so all racing and music fans are urged to book their places as soon as they can.”

To date, all except one of the Adnams Newmarket Nights acts of 2014 have been announced. As well as Dizzee Rascal on 8th August, five bands from ‘Here And Now’ will perform on 20th June, James Blunt on 27th June, The Beach Boys on 18th July and Tom Jones on 1st August, while Wet Wet Wet will bring down the curtain on the seven-night concert series on Friday 15th August. The remaining act – for Friday 25th July – to play on The July Course will be revealed soon.

Tickets for the Dizzee Rascal concert on The July Course are on sale at Newmarket Racecourses, online at www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk or by telephone on 0844 579 3010: £35 (Premier Enclosure), £30 (Grandstand & Paddock) and £23 (Family Enclosure). Tickets for children aged 5-17 are priced for the three enclosures at £18, £17 and £12 respectively. Children’s tickets are limited and must be purchased in conjunction with adult tickets. Once the reduced price child ticket allocation has been reached, adult prices apply. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. There are no reserved seats. Parking is free.

Adnams Newmarket Nights (all Fridays): 20th June (Here And Now); 27th June (James Blunt); 18th July (The Beach Boys); 25th July (to be announced); 1st August (Tom Jones); 8th August (Dizzee Rascal); 15th August (Wet Wet Wet).