DJ Fresh looking forward to Newbury Racecourse gig after racing on Weatherbys Super Sprint Day

Dance music greats DJ Fresh and Danny Howard take to the Party in the Paddock stage at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday, July 18.

After seven great quality races featuring the £250,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint, Newbury will host sets by two of the biggest names in dance music.

Howard is one of the UK’s most high profile DJs, fronting BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems show with over 1.8 million listeners every weekend.

Founder member of the drum and bass supergroup Bad Company, DJ Fresh moved with the times to become a recording artist in his own right with over two million record sales and two UK number one singles, including 2012 Brit award nominated ‘Hot Right Now’ featuring Rita Ora, the UK’s first ever drum and bass number one.

DJ Fresh will be performing for the first time at a racecourse and is eagerly anticipating his July 18 spot at Newbury.


He said: “I haven’t played a racecourse gig before, but I grew up around horses as my dad plays polo and my mum also used to ride.

“I don’t know what to expect at Newbury but I am really looking forward to it. I am a bit worried about what the horses will think of it all but hopefully they will all be tucked up in bed by then!

“The summer has been really busy for me. I am doing loads of stuff in Ibiza at the moment, playing at Pacha and Amnesia alongside Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas and Fatboy Slim.

“I am also doing lots of stuff in other holiday places like Kavos and Ayia Napa, as well as playing at festivals, including Reading and Leeds in the UK plus the Dour festival in Belgium.

“I have a track out at the moment. It is a bit more of an underground track with Adam F called Believer and I am about to release what will be hopefully be a really cool new single. It’s a busy time and I am just trying to make the most of this weather.

“I will hopefully be playing some new music at Newbury and I am also really into Periscope, which live streams the gig around the world. I can show the guys watching on Periscope the audience so that we can give a shout out to people all over the world, wherever they are watching.

“I am really into making my gigs as interactive as possible and making them a worldwide party. So with the Newbury gig, it will be really cool for people in Mexico to see how we party at an English racecourse.

“I am also looking forward to catching a race or two at Newbury. I am not really a gambler, so I might just gamble in my head rather than putting down a wager!”

The first of the seven races is scheduled at 1.25pm, with the last race due off at 4.55pm. The DJ sets are due to commence at 5.30pm, with the gates opening at 11.30am.