The Jockey Club Live are excited to reveal The Lightning Seeds will be opening the season on Friday 18thMay with a special hometown show at Aintree Racecourse.

Ian Broudie’s Lightning Seeds have made an astonishing impact on the nation’s musical consciousness.

Forming in Liverpool in 1989, the band went on to have commercial success throughout the nineties with hits including ‘Pure’, ‘The Life of Riley’ and ‘Lucky You’. Their biggest and most unforgettable hit came in 1996 with ‘Three Lions’ which is fondly remembered by football fans as sending the England football team off to Euro ’96, and was a number 1 hit in both ’96 and again in ’98. Previously announced for Aintree Racecourse is multi-platinum selling artist Craig David, who will headline on Friday 15th June.  
John Baker, Regional Director of Jockey Club Racecourses North West who runs Aintree, said:
‘We’re thrilled to announce another fantastic act for our summer of music at Aintree. With Craig David already announced we’re delighted to add a local favourite and fantastic alternative rock band, The Lightning Seeds  who will be performing some of their many iconic hits such as ‘Lucky You and ‘Life of Riley’. We just can’t wait for the summer to start at Aintree!’
The Jockey Club Live are leading promoters on the UK live scene, delivering spectacular line-ups of some of the hottest chart talent and legendary household names to some of the world’s most famous racecourses. In previous years, Aintree Racecourse has see headline performances from Tom Jones, Deacon Blue, Jess Glynne and Kaiser Chiefs, with Haydock Park Racecourse hosting Culture Club, Olly Murs and The Jacksons last year.

The events are renowned for combining a fun filled evening at the races with a spectacular evening concert in the informal and relaxed open-air setting of the hallowed turf.

The Jockey Club racecourses have world-class customer facilities, featuring an array of award winning restaurants that cater for all tastes, be it Fine Dining through to delicious bistro food. The Jockey Club venues welcome over 2million people a year for some of the UKs biggest racing events so you can be sure a fantastic evening.

Tickets are on sale via Tickets are priced starting at £30 (Aintree). There will be limited child tickets available, with all all T&C’s available on and There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets.

In addition to Aintree, The Jockey Club Live will be hosting live concerts across Haydock Park, Sandown Park, Newmarket, Market Rasen and Carlisle racecourses this summer.

About Aintree Racecourse
Aintree is home to The Randox Health Grand National, the most famous horse race in the world which is the climax to a three-day Festival meeting in April every year.  The racecourse hosts five other fixtures and is a leading conference centre in the north west of England.  More information is available at

Aintree is part of The Jockey Club which stages thrilling sporting occasions including The Randox Health Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival and The Investec Derby. Millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences we offer through racing, music, food and entertainment. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny we make goes back into British Racing to help the sport thrive. We were founded in 1750 and today we are the largest commercial group in Britain’s second-biggest spectator sport, operating 15 racecourses nationwide, The National Stud, Jockey Club Estates, Jockey Club Catering, Jockey Club Live and our charity, Racing Welfare. For more information visit