Huge crowd packs racecourse for Newmarket Nights with Rick Astley

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Rick Astley performing at Newmarket Nights - Credit: Paul Lyme/The Jockey Club Live

Can you spot yourself in this gallery of images from last night's Newmarket Nights event headlined by Rick Astley?

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Fans came from far and wide to see Rick Astley at Newmarket Nights - Credit: Paul Lyme/The Jockey Club Live

The singer's hit single Never Gonna Give You Up topped charts the world over and catapulted the 80s icon on a journey to eight consecutive UK Top 10s and 40 million sales.

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Rick Astley on stage at Newmarket Nights - Credit: Paul Lyme/The Jockey Club Live

Friday's concert was the latest in a series hosted at Newmarket Racecourses by the The Jockey Club Live.

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Huge crowds attended the Newmarket Nights Rick Astley gig - Credit: Paul Lyme/The Jockey Club Live

Rick Astley shot back to number one almost 30 years after his debut, with a Platinum-selling album, 50.

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Crowds enjoyed a super show at the Newmarket Nights Rick Astley concert - Credit: Paul Lyme/The Jockey Club Live

Last month, he released his career-spanning compilation The Best of Me, which also included an independently recorded set of reimagined interpretations of his songs, old and new. 

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Newmarket Nights, Rick Astley gallery - Credit: Paul Lyme/The Jockey Club Live

In 2019, he completed a 38-date stadium tour as special guest to Take That.

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Newmarket Nights, Rick Astley gallery - Credit: Paul Lyme/The Jockey Club Live

He has also graced the main stage of Reading Festival, performing his most famous song with the Foo Fighters.

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Fun at the gig - Newmarket Nights with Rick Astley - Credit: Paul Lyme/The Jockey Club Live

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Before last night's gig, Astley said he was really looking forward to playing Newmarket, adding: "It is a great vibe with a lovely audience. We will have a lot of fun."

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Newmarket Nights also featured a racecard - Credit: Paul Lyme/The Jockey Club Live

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Racegoers enjoying the sport at the Newmarket Nights event - Credit: Paul Lyme/The Jockey Club Live

Sophie Able, General Manager of Newmarket Racecourses, said:
"We're delighted to be welcoming Rick Astley to Newmarket Nights. Rick is a consummate performer and with his catalogue of hits we can't wait to see him perform."

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Newmarket Nights, Rick Astley gallery - Credit: Paul Lyme/The Jockey Club Live

The events combining an evening at the races with an evening concert in an open-air setting.

Newmarket Nights, Rick Astley gallery

Newmarket Nights, Rick Astley gallery - Credit: Paul Lyme/The Jockey Club Live

For details of upcoming events, including McFly on August 28, visit thejockeyclublive.co.uk. 
 


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