Rick Astley, the 80s teen icon turned venerable song writing elder-statesman will be headlining some very special shows at some of the country’s fabulous racecourses.

Proving that you don’t have to be a Queen fan to enjoy “a day at the races” and great music simultaneously, these unique shows will invite audiences to enjoy an entire day of racing at one of the UK’s most prestigious arenas, with the added bonus of a full Rick Astley set late into the evening.

Like placing a 100/1 bet at the races and winning, Rick Astley’s story is perhaps one of contemporary music’s most unlikely tales. Emerging from the Stock, Aitken and Waterman stable at the tender age of 21, from his role as a former tea boy Astley became one of the biggest stars on the planet. His era-defining classic Never Gonna Give You Up topped charts the world over and catapulted the young Lancastrian on a journey that would encompass eight consecutive UK top ten hits and forty million sales. But almost as soon as it had started, it was all over; and after just six years in pop Rick disappeared without trace from the public eye.

Nearly 25 years later, Rick rolled back into our lives with new material destined to win hearts all over again. All written, produced and performed by Rick, his momentous 50 album in 2016 staked a place in UK top ten for seven weeks raking in over 400,000 sales. Whilst in hot pursuit, 2018’s emotionally-charged Beautiful Life album cemented his remarkable comeback with the fifth top ten album of his career and a number six chart position.

And this year, in celebration of his extraordinary story, Rick has just released a new career-spanning compilation The Best Of Me which compiles recent fan favourites such as Keep Singing, Angels On My Side and Beautiful Life, alongside his chart-busting hits like Take Me To Your Heart, Together Forever, Cry For Help and of course, Never Gonna Give You Up.

Whether you’re a music fan, a racing fan or both, it’s horses for courses; ‘Live After Racing’ really is the event that promises something for everyone.



Date Venue
Fri 23rd York Racecourse
Sun 25th Latitude Festival Southwold


Date Venue
Fri 13th Newmarket Racecourse
Sat 28th Carfest South 2021 Overton


Date Venue
Sat 11th Lingfield Park Resort Lingfield
Sat 18th Newbury Racecourse

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