Newmarket: X Factor winner James Arthur to play racecourse

James Arthur is off to the races James Arthur is off to the races

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
4:38 PM

X Factor winner James Arthur will kick off Newmarket Racecourses’ Summer Saturday Live series.

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The Impossible star, who wowed a sold-out Ipswich Regent earlier this year, will perform on Saturday, May 31.

“It’s fantastic to be announcing the first of our two Summer Saturdays Live in 2014. James Arthur is performing to sell-out audiences across Europe and our spectators will love him when he brings his wonderful singing talent to The July Course. It will be an occasion not to be missed,” says Amy Starkey, regional director east of Jockey Club Racecourses.

Tickets to see Arthur, who won the ninth series of hit ITV1 show, are on sale now via or by calling 0844 579 3010.

Summer Saturday Live runs alongside the Adnams Newmarket Nights with James Blunt performing on June 27, Tom Jones on August 1 and Wet Wet Wet on August 15. The four remaining acts will be revealed over the next few weeks along with the second Summer Saturday Live show name.