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Dec 01, 2015

Top artists from the 80s to appear at Newton Abbot Racecourse

We’re delighted to announce that on Sunday 14 August 2016, Newton Abbot Racecourse will play host to a star studded collection of pop’s best loved names from the 1980s. Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), ABC, Bananarama and Midge Ure (Ultravox) will be performing their greatest hits and more on stage; this will be an amazing night of music, fun and nostalgia.

Tickets now on sale

  • Full Ticket Price: From 1 May – 14 August 2016: Adult £25 and Child under 16 £10 (ID) *
  • Gold Circle tickets: Offering some of the best views of the 80’s Gold concert from the Gold Circle area in front of the stage. Just 200 Gold Circle tickets are now on sale, available only from the racecourse, priced at £50 each.

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NB online ticket sales will close at 17.00 on Monday 8 August 2016. Tickets will still be available for purchase directly from the racecourse office or by calling us on 01626 353235 from Monday 8 to Friday 12 August between the hours of 9.00 – 17.00. All tickets will be subject to a £2.75 booking fee.

Tickets will also be available to purchase on the gates on the day.

  • All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and may be asked for ID.

Please note, Gold Circle, Disabled and Disabled Viewing Ramp tickets are only available directly from the racecourse. Carers tickets are priced at £10.00 plus £2.75 booking fee. Call us on 01626 353235 or visit the racecourse office to book.

Please note: tickets will be sent out at the end of July.

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*Children under 16 may be asked for ID. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

80’s Gold comes to Newton Abbot

Patrick Masterson, Managing Director at Newton Abbot Racecourse, said: “Last year’s Boyzone concert was such a success and we received so much great feedback that we had to repeat the experience all over again in 2016. We’re delighted to welcome not one but four amazing pop acts for an evening reliving the best of the 1980s. It’s going to be a great opportunity to get together with friends and family and get caught up in the magic of this fun and fabulous decade, here in the heart of Devon.”

One of the concert’s stars, Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet, says of the night: “I love coming to Devon and Newton Abbot Racecourse is a particularly great place to play. I will be performing some very popular songs so do come and join me, ABC, Bananarama and Midge Ure as it’s going to be a fabulous night.”

Show producer Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE from LHG Live commented: “Newton Abbot is a great venue for staging concerts and we had an amazing time here with Boyzone earlier this summer. Next year we’ll be bringing a night full of 80’s classic artists including Tony Hadley who is still so strong 30 years on, with a new album out now. Expect an amazing night out and given this year’s response, getting tickets early is a must!”

These artists continue to delight audiences and release music. Tony recently competed in this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!, battling it out with a number of other celebrities in the Australian jungle. November also saw the release of his new Christmas album. ABC has just toured the ‘Lexicon Of Love’ album which was played in its entirety by the Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra. Bananarama are also off to Australia but not to the jungle! They are to tour Australia in February 2016. Midge Ure has also just released his new album ‘Breathe Again’ and completed a UK Indoor Tour. So we are very much looking forward to them all bringing their talent and songs to Newton Abbot!

The 1980s are renowned for a number of different music genres, from the decadent New Romantic movement to the vibrant synthesiser pop scene and the line-up at Newton Abbot reflects this eclectic mix. Expect to hear 80’s favourites such as Gold, True, Lifeline (Spandau Ballet), The Look of Love, When Smokey Sings, Tears Are Not Enough (ABC), Cruel Summer, Robert De Niro’s Waiting (Bananarama) and Vienna, Dancing With Tears in My Eyes, If I Was (Ultravox).

Gates open at 4pm and the concert will finish at approximately 10.15pm