Bryan Ferry’s show at this year’s Newmarket Nights cancelled
Bryan Ferry’s scheduled show at Newmarket Nights in July will not go ahead after Ferry cancelled all of his tour dates this summer.
After the government announced its plans to end all lockdown measures by June 21, festivals and music venues up and down the country confirmed they would be going ahead this summer, including Newmarket Nights.
Bryan Ferry’s absence from the Newmarket Nights line-up, which includes the likes of The Script, Rick Astley, Tom Jones and Olly Murs, was confirmed by the event’s organisers The Jockey Club Live.
In a statement, they said: “Although 21st June has been given as the planned reopening date for large-scale events, we are sad to announce that we are unable to bring Bryan Ferry’s iconic live show to Newmarket this summer due to the cancellation of his 2021 tour."
The Jockey Club Live added: “This is due to complications with the logistical arrangements for rehearsing and touring for the planned run of dates which it has not proved possible to overcome, and unfortunately affects the Newmarket show.”
Bryan Ferry’s management also issued a statement saying:
“Due to difficulties with logistics, the different restrictions in each country and our concern for Bryan’s fans and team, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel all our shows this year.
“We will announce new dates as soon as possible, when we are confident they can take place safely and without the risk of further postponement.”
Newmarket Nights 2021 takes place from June to August 2021 at Newmarket Racecourses.
Ticket holders will automatically receive an e-voucher to attend another music night or racing fixture, or can request a refund via thejockeyclub.co.uk/newmarket
Reporting by Finn Vosvenieks