Live entertainment would seem to heading back to 1950s America as promoters attempt to salvage what is left of the 2020 festival season. Ah the 50s in the USA, when you could drive up to a speaker-phone, place you order remotely and have it delivered to your Chevy Bel Air by a waitress clad in a gigham shirt and blue jeans.
Hold that thought! Hot on the heals of the announcement of the Mid Summer Drive-in Concert at Lavenham in Suffolk, and the Car Park Party at Chelmsford City Racecourse comes news of another series of drive-in concerts.
Utilita, a UK based utility company has partnered with promotions and ticketing company Live Nation to “power us out of our live entertanment lockdown” with more than 700 gigs, theatrical shows and film screenings across twelve venues across the UK.
Some of the biggest names in UK music will perform live on stage backed by a full concert production that you can enjoy all from your very own viewing zone. With movies and family events also to be added to the schedule, this will be a live experience like no other.Live Nation
Newmarket Racecourse is one of the tweleve venues to host Utilita Live from The Drive In with acts including Tony Hadley, The Streets and Skindred. Other venues include The Lincolnshire Showground, The National Bowl at Milton Keynes and a London venue as yet to be announced.
Appearing at Utilita Live from The Drive In: Newmarket will be:
- Tony Hadley – Monday August 3rd
- Sigala – Wednesday August 5th
- Cream Classical Ibiza – Thursday August 6th
- Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason – Friday August 7th 6:30pm
- The Streets – Friday August 7th 9pm
- Brainiac Live – Saturday August 8th 2pm
- Skindred – Saturday August 8th 9pm
- Reggae Roast vs. Gentleman’s Dub CLub Sound System – Fri August 14
- Lightening Seeds – Saturday August 15
- Beverley Knight – Sunday August 16
- Tom Grennan – Tuesday August 18
- The Brand New Heavies – Thursday August 20
- Bjorn Again – Friday August 21
- Embrace – Friday August 21
- Russell Watson – Saturday August 22
- The Snuts – Sunday August 23
- Dizzee Rascal – Tuesday August 25
- Ash – Thursday August 27
- Gary Numan – Friday September 7
- The Zutons – Friday September 4
- Jack Savoretti – Thursday September 10