Busted has been revealed as the first headliner for Newmarket Nights 2024. 

The Jockey Club Live and Newmarket Racecourses have just announced the return of the award-winning Newmarket Nights series, with the Busted gig happening on Friday, July 19. 

Suffolk-born Charlie Simpson is part of the chart-topping band alongside James Bourne and Matt Willis.

The band scooped two Brit Awards, has had four UK number-one singles, released four studio albums, and sold more than five million records worldwide. 

It has been twenty years since Busted bounced into the charts with their debut single, ‘What I Go To School For’. 

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It kicked off a succession of hits for the band, including ‘Crashed The Wedding’, ‘Who’s David’, ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’, ‘You Said No’ as well as ‘Year 3000’, ‘Air Hostess’ and ‘Sleeping With The Light On’. 

In a statement, the band said: “We had an unbelievable time on our anniversary tour this year and can’t wait to continue celebrations in the summer!  

“Outdoor shows are some of our absolute favourites, and we’re looking forward to seeing you all in the glorious sunshine.”  

Previous Newmarket Nights hosted Bastille, Anne-Marie, Olly Murs, Pete Tong and The Script. 

Renowned for combining an electric evening at the races with a spectacular evening concert in an informal and relaxed open-air setting, the award-winning series is set to return in 2024.  

Sophie Able, general manager of Newmarket Racecourses, added: “Busted last headlined Newmarket Nights back in 2016, and they’ve been long overdue a return visit.  

“From Charlie winning The Masked Singer at the start of the year to the band finally clinching their first number-one album, 2023 has truly been theirs. We can’t wait to welcome them back amongst a stellar line-up next year.  

“Newmarket Nights has always been about delivering world-class entertainment to create lasting memories for our visitors, and 2024 is set to be an exciting year to remember.”   

Tickets for Busted gig will be on sale at 10am on October 26 via thejockeyclublive.co.uk, with a presale available to customers at 10am on October 24.