Music Live RacedaySaturday 20th May 2017



Kaiser Chiefs have announced they will play Uttoxeter Racecourse, in Staffordshire, on Saturday 20 May – and tickets on sale now from the Racecourse and TicketMaster.

The hugely successful English indie rock band from Leeds are currently one of the most popular live acts in the UK, and Uttoxeter Racecourse has yet another sell-out crowd for the latest edition of its annual Music Live Raceday.

Kaiser Chiefs formed in 2000 as Parva, releasing one studio album, 22, in 2003, before renaming themselves later that same year. Primarily inspired by new wave and punk rock music of the late 1970s and 1980s, the band have released six original studio albums.

Their album Employment enjoyed critical and commercial success with over three million copies sold, and won the band three Brit wards – including the award for Best British Group; and an NME award for Best Album.  It was also shortlisted for the Mercury Prize.

Their UK hit singles include “I Predict A Riot”, the 2007 UK number 1 hit “Ruby” from their platinum album Yours Truly, Angry Mob, plus a further two Top 20 singles in 2007 with “The Angry Mob” and “Everything Is Average Nowadays”.  In 2008, they had a UK number 5 hit with the Post-Punk Revival track ”Never Miss A Beat”.  Their album Education, Education, Education & War hit number one in the albums chart in 2014.

Confirmation of their appearance at here at Uttoxeter shows just how keen we are to build on the success of our previous Live Music Racedays, which have featured UB40, Texas and The Human League.

Executive Director of Uttoxeter Racecourse, David MacDonald, said, “We’ve been able to establish our Music Live Raceday as one of the premier live music events in The Midlands, and you could say that by managing to bring Kaiser Chiefs to Uttoxeter this year we’ve just turned-up the volume.  We anticipate this event being a sell-out.  And we’re already looking forward to it being one of the best days of our 2017 season.”

It’s now twelve years since “Oh My God” kickstarted an extraordinary run of hits that also includes “I Predict A Riot”, “Everyday I Love You Less And Less”, “Never Miss A Beat” and the Number One single “Ruby”.  Mercury nominated debut album Employment propelled the band to three Brit Awards wins and its successor, Yours Truly, Angry Mob, went twice-platinum in the UK alone.  Then, of course, came The Wobble, including the departure of founding member Nick Hodgson.  The pop history books all warn us that this should have signposted the end of the band on a creative and commercial level; in 2012 the release of a greatest hits album, Souvenir, seemed to seal the deal.

“Most sane people would have given up,” Ricky Wilson, but in a chapter of the Kaiser Chiefs story that might as well be titled Escape From Indie Landfill, Ricky ensconced himself on primetime telly as a coach on The Voice.  Shortly afterwards the band’s fifth album Education, Education, Education & War became their first Number One in seven years.  When it did so, Ricky tweeted: “I love it when a plan comes together.”  It’s tempting to place all the credit on Ricky’s increased UK media profile, but that doesn’t explain the album also becoming Kaiser Chiefs’ first Number One in New Zealand, and the highest-charting of their career in the US.

“We suddenly thought, wow, we weren’t dead weight after all,” adds Ricky.  “It was about proving it to ourselves as much as to anyone else. Thinking about it now, that success was all about turning the boat around.”

3.00pm             Gates Open

5.30pm             Race 1 – The Reg and Mave Golden Wedding AnniversaryNovices’ Hurdle

6.05pm             Race 2  – The Handicap Chase

6.35pm             Race 3 – The Staffs Construction Handicap Steeple Chase

7.05pm             Race 4 – The Tom Higgins 18th Birthday Party Mares Handicap Hurdle

7.35pm             Race 5 – The Sun Bets Download The App Handicap Hurdle

8.05pm             Race 6 – The live Casino at Handicap Hurdle

8.35pm             Race 7 – The Bet & Watch at Standard Open National Hunt Flat

9.00pm            Kaise Chiefs Concert

10.30pm          Public Bars Close

 **Premier tickets SOLD OUT**

Centre Course Tickets Now On Sale Price £20. Located trackside for both racing and concert. Please see map below.

Annual Member Badges from other ARC racecourses can gain access to the Premier enclosure. ARC complimentary vouchers will be accepted for Centre Course only.

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Admission Packages

Located within the centre of the racecourse, this enclosure offers trackside views of the racing both racing and for the Kaiser Chiefs (see location map).

Additional large TV screens will be positioned to show concert.

Package includes:

  • Centre Course admission
  • Pint of draught lager / cider
  • Wrights pie or pasty
  • Racecard

Located within the centre of the racecourse, this enclosure offers trackside views of the racing both racing and for the Kaiser Chiefs (see location map).

Additional large TV screens will be positioned to show concert.

Centre Course admission for children aged 5-12 years old. Under 5s to go free.

Located within the centre of the racecourse, this enclosure offers trackside views of the racing both racing and for the Kaiser Chiefs (see location map).

Additional large TV screens will be positioned to show concert.

Premier - SOLD OUT | £42.50 To book call 01889 562561

Situated on the grandstand side of the racecourse with access to all public areas, the Premier enclosure is where you want to be for the Kaiser Chiefs concert live after racing!

Premier Plus - SOLD OUT | SOLD OUT To book call 01889 562561

Premier Plus includes:

  • Premier admission
  • A glass of fizz
  • A racecard


This exclusive package includes:

  • Premier admission
  • A glass of fizz
  • A racecard
  • Premier Viewing from the Tattersall Grandstand to watch the Kaiser Chiefs

Please note- limited spaces available for this package.

Premier Child - SOLD OUT | SOLD OUT To book call 01889 562561

Premier admission for children under the age of 12.

Over 12s will require a full price ticket to gain access to this fixture.

Hospitality Packages

1907 Restaurant - SOLD OUT | FULLY BOOKED To book call 01889 562561



Redeveloped in 2016, if you’re search of something extra special look no further than the 1907. This ‘rustic-modern’ restaurant brings the outdoors indoors whilst providing magnificent
panoramic views across the racecourse.

In the 1907 you can be sure to enjoy first-class service and exquisite food. Expect a sumptuous selection of starters, mouth-watering main courses, followed by a delicious array of desserts.

Your package includes:

  • Premier admission ticket allowing access to all public enclosures
  • Four-course à la carte
  • Reserved table for the date
  • Access to an exclusive viewing balcony
  • Race day programme
  • Table bar service
  • Tote betting facilities
  • Glass of bubbly on arrival



Ideally situated at the heart of the action close to the Parade Ring, this energetic and lively bar serves a variety of delicious dishes and a range of bubbly to make your taste buds pop! To enjoy a superb three course meal and reserved table you must book in advance. For feature meetings we advise you to book as early as possible as packages for this bar are extremely popular!

Your package includes:

  • Premier Admission Ticket with access to all areas of the course
  • Fine dining – three course meal
  • Reserved table for the duration of the meeting
  • Race day Programme Each

With breathtaking views across the racecourse a Private Box boasts an intimate backdrop perfect for creating memories with your guests.

The range of 60 private boxes can accommodate for parties between 8 to 160 guests, offering the option to relax and soak up the atmosphere right outside on your personal balcony or decking.

Premium Hospitality Package | FULLY BOOKED To book call 01889 562561

Come to the races in style and enjoy our Premium Hospitality Package. But hurry, this package will rise to £165.00 on the 27 February 2017, enjoy Premium viewing of the Kaiser Chiefs.

  • Premier Enclosure Admission
  • Private table in the Paddock Pavilion
  • Fully inclusive Bar
  • 3 course menu
  • Premium Viewing for the Kaiser Chiefs concert
  • Racecard
  • Tote Betting facility