Since Olly shot to fame on ‘X Factor’ in 2009, he has crafted four multi-platinum albums and produced 4 number 1 singles with total record sales exceeding 10 million.
His latest studio album ’24 HRS’ was released last month and became his fourth consecutive LP to reach the top spot on the UK charts, becoming the most successful solo artist ever to come from the X Factor.
A formidable performer, he has sold out arena tours across the UK and cemented himself as one of the Britain’s very best live acts.
Here is what Olly had to say:
‘I’m really looking forward to playing Newmarket Racecourse next summer, it’ll be one of the first chances I’ll get to play tracks from 24 HRS in the sunshine so will be a special show to share with my fans. I love a day out at the races too so can’t wait to get in the crowd during the day to place a cheeky bet…’
The 2016 season welcomed acts including Little Mix, Tears For Fears, Mark Ronson and the Kaiser Chiefs to the Adnams July Course, collectively playing to over 100,000 fans.
Amy Starkey, Regional Director East of Jockey Club Racecourses, said:
‘We are very excited to announce Olly Murs as the next act in our Newmarket Nights and Summer Saturday Live line up for 2017.
We last welcomed Olly to Newmarket in June 2010 when he played as part of an X Factor Finalists tour and it will be fantastic to welcome him back again as a standalone headline act. I have no doubt he will put on a fantastic show next August and I very much look forward to seeing him then.’
The Jockey Club Live are leading promoters on the UK live scene, delivering spectacular line-ups of some of the hottest chart talent and legendary household names to some of the world’s most famous racecourses.
The events are renowned for combining a fun filled evening at the races with a spectacular evening concert in the informal and relaxed open-air setting of the hallowed turf.
Having welcomed over 200,000 fans of live music to their events in 2016, this year is set to continue the incredible success.
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 a fantastic evening.
Tickets will be on sale at 9am on Friday, 9th December via www.www.thejockeyclublive.co.uk, with a presale available to customers at 9am on Wednesday, 7th December.
Tickets are priced starting at £32 adult /£14 child (under 18). Please note child tickets are limited. All T&C’s are available on www.newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk. There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.
In addition to Newmarket, The Jockey Club Live will be hosting live concerts across Aintree, Sandown Park, Carlisle, Haydock Park, Wincanton, Epsom Downs and Market Rasen racecourses this summer.