Kids go free at Summer Saturday Live events at Newmarket Races

Demi Lovato, heading to Newmarket Racecourses this summer. Picture: DENNIS LEUPOLD

Demi Lovato, heading to Newmarket Racecourses this summer. Picture: DENNIS LEUPOLD - Credit: Archant

Children will be able to see their favourite artists for free when accompanied by a paying adult at the Summer Saturday Live events at Newmarket Racecourses, it has been announced.

The family friendly open-air concerts will bookend the outdoor music season at Newmarket, with Demi Lovato kicking off proceedings on Saturday, June 9, followed by The Vamps on Saturday, August 25.

Customers are able to secure their free child tickets when purchasing an adult ticket via www.thejockeyclublive.co.uk (ages 5-15 when purchasing a full price adult ticket – max two children per adult of 18 and over).

Previously purchased child tickets will be eligible for a refund, while children aged four and under are entitled to free admission.

Gates will open around midday, with a six-race card followed by headline artist on stage around 6pm.

Amy Starkey, regional director East of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “We are delighted to be able to add another Summer Saturday Live event to our racing and live music roster and hope that by offering free children’s tickets it will mean that more families will have the opportunity to come and enjoy a fabulous day of racing and entertainment this summer.”


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In addition to the Summer Saturday Live events, the award-winning Newmarket Nights series will also be held this summer, with headliners including George Ezra, James Blunt, Paloma Faith and Plan B.

Full dates are as follows:

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June 9 – Demi Lovato, Newmarket Racecourses - Summer Saturday Live event

June 22 – Paloma Faith, Newmarket Racecourses

June 29 – James Blunt, Newmarket Racecourses

July 20 - Craig David, Newmarket Racecourses

July 27 – Plan B, Newmarket Racecourses

August 10 - Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Newmarket Racecourses

August 17 – George Ezra, Newmarket Racecourses

August 25 – The Vamps, Newmarket Racecourses – Summer Saturday Live event

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