Kaiser Chiefs to play Wolverhampton Racecourse

By Rebecca Stanley | Entertainment | Published:

Kaiser Chiefs are set to play Wolverhampton Racecourse this summer.

Kaiser Chiefs. Photo by: Danny North

The Brit Award-winning Leeds quartet is set to perform at the Dunstall Park venue following an evening of racing.

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Kaiser Chiefs are best known for hit songs such as Ruby, I Predict A Riot, Oh My God, Everyday I Love You Less and Less, Never Miss a Beat and more.

The news comes shortly after the racecourse announced Midland rockers Ocean Colour Scene will also play the venue.

Ocean Colour Scene - The Day We Caught The Train

The Birmingham band, known for songs such as The Day We Caught The Train, Riverboat Song, and Hundred Mile High City, will play the venue on August 31.

Kaiser Chiefs band formed in 2000 under the name Parva, and went on to release one studio album, 22, in 2003.


Parva changed their name in the same year, and released their debut album Employment in 2004.

Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby

In 2017, the band played a sold-out show at Birmingham's Barclaycard Arena (now Arena Birmingham), Staffordshire's Uttoxeter Racecourse, as well as an intimate gig at the second city's Asylum Venue.

Kaiser Chiefs will play Wolverhampton Racecourse on September 1.


Other top acts to have recently played the Gorsebrook Road attraction include The Human League in September last year, Busted in September 2016, as well as Madness and Slade in September 2015.

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The Human League formed in Sheffield back in 1977. The synth-pop trio, made up of Phillip Oakey, Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley, is best known for hits such as Don't You Want Me, Human and Fascination.

The Human League - Don't You Want Me

Busted, meanwhile, is a pop-rock trio which formed in Southend-on-Sea back in 2000.

Members James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson still make up the group despite Charlie having formed his own side-project Fightstar in 2003. It was these three who played the racecourse in the autumn of 2016.

Songs they are best known for include Year 3000, What I Go To School For, Air Hostess and Crashed The Wedding.

Busted - What I Go To School For

Fronted by singer Suggs, Madness formed in Camden back in 1976 as one of the most prominent bands of the last 70s and early 80s, the two-tone ska revival act still perform with six of their seven founding members.

They have had multiple hits, best known among these include Our House, It Must Be Love, Baggy Trousers, House Of Fun, My Girl and Driving In My Car.

Madness - Baggy Trousers (Official Video)

Black Country rockers Slade, founded back in 1964, have had a total of six number ones in the UK Singles Chart.

Songs they are famed for include Coz I Luv You, Come On Feel The Noise, Merry Xmas Everybody and Mama Weer All Crazy Now.

slade - merry christmas everybody

Tickets go on sale from 10am on February 14.

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Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley

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