Party in the Paddock with Olly Murs

On Saturday 14th August, hit singer-songwriter Olly Murs will take to the Party in the Paddock stage for BetVictor Hungerford Day.


This will be Murs’ second time performing at Newbury, as one of the 25 dates of his 2021 summer tour. He will be performing tracks from his recently triple certified album Never Been Better, as well as the biggest hits from across his career. 


Don’t worry about missing any of the racing action though – Olly Murs won’t be taking the stage until after the races have finished. 


A Bit About Olly Murs


Murs rose to fame during the sixth series of ITV’s The X Factor in 2009, and has simply gone from strength to strength since. The then 25-year-old stunned the judges with his rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstitious”, accompanied by some cheeky dance moves.


From the day of the audition, Cheryl Cole described him as “a natural born entertainer”, with Simon Cowell saying it was the “easiest yes I’ve ever given” and Danni Minogue giving him “two thousand yesses”, on behalf of the audience. 


Olly Murs made it to the final of the 2009 series, coming second to Joe McElderry. Murs signed his record deal in early 2010 and has since released six studio albums. His most recognisable hits include “Dance with Me tonight”, “Troublemaker” featuring Flo Rida, and “Moves”, with a feature from Snoop Dogg. 


He does TV too!


As well as his work as a singing sensation, Olly Murs is not a stranger to our television screens. In 2011, it was confirmed that Murs would be presenting the eighth series of The Xtra Factor, with Caroline Flack. The duo’s success on the show prompted them to take over from long-time host Dermot O’Leary to present the 12th series of The X Factor in 2015. 


Flack and Murs were a regularly seen TV duo between 2011 and 2015. Some of their presenting highlights included the Christmas Day radio show on Magic and ITV’s Text Santa, while Flack also appeared on Murs’ 2014 special A Night In With Olly Murs.


In 2017, it was announced that Olly Murs would be joining the coaching panel on the ITV talent show, The Voice. He won the eighth and ninth series of the show as coach, with performers Molly Hocking and Blessing Chitapa respectively. It is not yet confirmed whether or not Murs will be appearing in the 2022 series of the show, alongside series veterans and Sir Tom Jones and newcomer Anne-Marie.


How can I see Olly Murs at Newbury?


Murs’ performance will be the first concert at Newbury in 2021. The event will be at full capacity, while complying with government guidelines. We won’t have any restrictions in place, but there will be certain safety protocols to help keep you safe in these uncertain times.


The wearing of masks indoors is advised by organisers, but is not mandatory. This will be a standing only concert, within the Grandstand area of the racecourse. Olly Murs will take to the stage at around 6pm. The stunning Grandstand Enclosure offers a more relaxed atmosphere with access to the Dubai Duty Free Grandstand, outdoor seating areas and a range of bars and concession units, plus a great view of Olly Murs.


We have limited availability in the Premier Enclosure, which offers the best views of the racecourse near the finish line, as well as access to a broad selection of indoor and outdoor bars, lawned seating areas and eateries. It’s no wonder, then, that tickets are selling fast!


If you want to see Olly Murs at Newbury racecourse, we advise booking now while the advance saver is available, securing you a 10% discount. The advance saver ends on 31st July.


We can’t wait to welcome Olly back to the racecourse and we hope you’ll be there with us to do it!