Kylie and Kaiser Chiefs announced as Jockey Club headliners

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The Jockey Club Live presents ‘An Evening At The Races’ returns with a bang for 2015, announcing today that global superstar KYLIE and indie rockers KAISER CHIEFS are the first acts to join their 2015 season.

At home in some of the world’s biggest and best arenas, Kylie is renowned for her spectacular live shows. She celebrated her first UK number #1 in 1987 with ‘I Should Be So Lucky’, clocking up massive chart hits including ‘Spinning Around’ and ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’. Kylie has now been at the forefront of pop culture for 28 years, selling over 70million records worldwide and releasing her 12th studio album ‘Kiss Me Once’ last year. With her incredible back catalogue, featuring 44 UK Top 40 hits, Kylie will be playing her classic hits old and new when she brings glamour to the Grandstands.

Kylie said: "I’m so excited to be performing at ‘An Evening At The Races’. I have an amazing band and fabulous dancers and we can’t wait to share my hits with you in a beautiful Summer outdoor show. Being from a horse racing city like Melbourne, I’ll be sure to have a flutter on the horses myself!"

Joining Kylie as a headliner on the ‘An Evening at the Races’ series is Brit Award-winning, multimillion selling Kaiser Chiefs, lead by BBC1’s ‘The Voice’ coach Ricky Wilson. The band first shot to recognition in 2005 for breakout hit ‘I Predict A Riot’, followed by hits including ‘Oh My God’, ‘Everyday I Love You Less and Less’ and 2007’s #1 ‘Ruby’. They released their latest LP, ‘Education, Education, Education & War’ last year, smashing into the #1 spot on the UK album chart on release. The record became their second #1 long play, following 2007’s ‘Yours Truly Angry Mob’ and became their fifth top 10 album.

‘An Evening At The Races’ offers a value for money experience unlike any other this summer. Alongside incredible headlining performances by the likes of Kylie and Kaiser Chiefs, the action kicks off earlier in the evening with 6 races - giving fans the chance to witness up close powerful equine athletes who are stars in their own right, and enjoy the thrilling drama and spectacle of them racing for glory. Whether you fancy a flutter or a dance with friends and family the event is certain to be an odds on favourite for all, with tickets starting at only £25.

Simon Halden of The Jockey Club Live said: “I think we can be rightly proud of our forthcoming programme for Jockey Club Live’s ‘An Evening At The Races’ in 2015. Our summer line-up this year is a fantastic mix of artists and includes pop superstar Kylie, Kaiser Chiefs and plenty more household names to be announced over the coming weeks. Festival tickets and large scale summer shows can be expensive so we are keen to make sure everyone gets an opportunity to see this quality of talent close to home at affordable prices. ‘An Evening At the Races’ offers a unique experience for music fans and racegoers alike, with a combination of top class horse racing alongside high quality music in beautiful countryside with world class facilities.”

This first announcement of artists for The Jockey Club Live’s ‘An Evening at the Races’ season reinforces The Jockey Club Live as a leading promoter on the UK live scene. Delivering their best line up yet, with more announcements imminent, the series of live events will feature artists ranging from the hottest chart talent to legendary household names. The events are fast becoming renowned for combining a fun filled evening at the races with a spectacular concert in the informal and relaxed open-air setting of some of the world’s most famous racecourses.

The racecourses have world-class customer facilities, featuring an array of award winning restaurants that cater for all tastes, be it fine dining through to delicious bistro food. The Jockey Club venues welcome over 2million people a year for some of the UKs biggest racing events so you can be sure of the evening running as smooth as possible, whether you come by foot, car, train or even helicopter!

Published on 02 February 2015 by Ben Robinson

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