Review: Kylie Minogue thrills race-goers at Newmarket Nights

Kylie Minogue at Newmarket nights. Picture: Jen O'Neill

Kylie Minogue at Newmarket nights. Picture: Jen O'Neill - Credit: Archant

As if the seven races weren’t exciting enough for those at the July course at Newmarket last night, what followed was a once-in-a-lifetime thrill.

For queen of pop Kylie wowed the thousands who crammed raceside and in the stands for a sell-out concert as the sun set and evening fell.

The atmospheric location helped to make it an occasion to remember for those lucky enough to get a sought-after ticket for the night.

She burst on stage with her spectacular dancers dressed in a red and black figure-hugging cat suit with Better The Devil You Know and followed that up with a string of hits including Wow, Spinning Around, On A Night Like This, Locomotion and a great rendition of what she called one of her favourite songs Betty Davis Eyes.

She said she loved being “surrounded in the best way” as her adoring fans converged to every corner of the racecourse for a night of pulsating pop.


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The tens of thousands out in front of her danced and sung along with the crowd pleasing Celebrate as the 90-minute show drew to a close after the pint sized star’s fourth costume change.

It was a night to remember as the huge crowds made their way home with Kylie’s songs ringing in their ears

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And she’s got a busy weekend ahead of her as she due at Haydock Racecourse on Merseyside tonight and Hyde Park tomorrow for the British Summer Time concert with Grace Jones and Nile Rodgers.

The Aussie superstar has gone from the girl next door to the ultimate pop diva, a long way from her early Neighbours days.

Regarded as the official queen of pop, her long career has taken her from the manufactured pure pop of I Should Be So Lucky to the slick and sophisticated electro of Can’t Get You Out Of My Head, both of which featured in last night’s setlist.

Kylie has to date sold well over 70 million records worldwide, as well as notching up a string of awards along the way.

In 2014 she took on a new role as judge/mentor on BBC1’s The Voice UK, along with the release of her 12th studio album Kiss Me Once – her first studio album since 2010’s Aphrodite and her first since signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation.

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