The Saturdays to headline double bill

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Hit girl group The Saturdays are to headline a double bill of music for the opening Summer Saturdays Live event at Newmarket’s July Course.

Racecourse officials announced on Friday that the chart-topping band will make an appearance at the track after racing has finished on June 8.

In a bonus for racegoers, officials have also confirmed that pop-rock four-piece band Lawson will play a set on the same date to kick-start music events at the track this summer.

“It’s fantastic to be announcing a double bill of music for our first Summer Saturdays Live of 2013,” said Amy Starkey, managing director of Newmarket Racecourses.

The Saturdays have become one of the UK’s biggest selling groups since forming back in 2007, having had 11 top 10 singles, including All Fired Up which peaked at number three in the charts in September, 2011, Forever Is Over, which reached number two in 2009, along with producing three top 10 albums, and an extended play mini-album.

Lawson hit the spotlight in 2011 when supporting The Wanted on tour, and they, too, have enjoyed considerable success after recording three top 10 singles.

Their first two singles “When She Was Mine” and “Taking Over Me”, reached the top five.

Last year the group released their first studio album Chapman Square, which reached number four in the official album chart.

“The Saturdays and Lawson are really popular bands and our spectators will love them when they bring their infectious music to the July Course. It will be an occasion not to be missed,” said Miss Starkey.

Tickets for the event cost £29 (Premier Enclosure); £21 (Grandstand and Paddock) and £15 (Family Enclosure). Tickets for those aged between five and 17 cost £16, £15 and £12 respectively.

To buy tickets contact 0844 579 3010. For further information about the event visit