Review: Kaiser Chiefs at Newmarket Nights

The Kaiser Chiefs wowed the crowd with their energetic performance at Newmarket July Course.

It might be the music that brings you to Newmarket Nights, but the races, restaurants, bars and food stands, along with the odd cheeky bet, make the event a night to remember and one that people dress up for. Food prices vary, but dining in one of the restaurants is worth every penny. We dined in Mozart’s and had a fantastic three course meal, full of delicious flavours from a small menu that you know has been honed to perfection by the chef, with attentive staff and a brilliant atmosphere.

Whether you go to watch a race before the music starts or are there for the evening of racing with your drink of choice in your hand, (and what a selection they have to choose from!) you’ll swept up in the rush of the event.

Front man and lead vocalist, Ricky Wilson, raced around the stage engaging and charming the crowd as they performed songs from their back catalogue, as well as singles from the new album, Duck (available to pre-order for the 26th of July). Wilson and Co dazzled as they entertained the crowd, with fans jumping up and down and dancing away.

The catchy songs hooked fans, including crowd favourites like I Predict A Riot, Everyday I Love You Less and Less, Ruby and Oh My God, and new songs that meshed surprisingly well with their old sound with the crowd dancing away to songs like Record Collection and People Know How To Love One Another from their upcoming album, Duck.

This fun-filled and energetic set proved, that it might be nearly two decades since the Kaiser Chiefs caught the attention of fans nationwide, but they still have the same boundless energy and (word) approach to their music.

They may not have “entertained (us) enough last time” they performed at Newmarket said Ricky Wilson as he welcomed the crowd, but that’s exactly what they did this time.

Review: Abi Mayes, Ipswich24
Photos:Angela Smith


Still to come this summer at Newmarket Nights:
19th July – Thriller Live – Newmarket Nights
26th July – Rudimental (DJ Set) – Newmarket Nights

2nd August – Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra performing Ibiza Classics – Newmarket Nights
9th August – ananarama with Heather Small -Newmarket Nights
16th August – Years & Years – Newmarket Nights