THE countdown is on until global superstar Tom Jones takes to the stage at Newbury Racecourse for an afternoon of top-class racing and an unforgettable afternoon of entertainment this summer.

Tom Jones’ distinctive voice and iconic records have earned him a place as one of the best-loved artists ever to emerge from the 1960s with an eclectic musical mix spanning pop, rock, soul, R&B, dance, country and gospel - and he will be performing his hits at the racecourse on Saturday, July 20.

With a career spanning six decades and more than 100 million record sales under his belt, including hits such as It’s Not Unusual, Kiss, Delilah and What’s New Pussycat, his popularity as a live performer continues at a pace unrivalled in the industry - with some of the best reviews of his career hailing from his most recent albums Long Lost Suitcase, Spirit In The Room and Praise & Blame.

The concert at Newbury Racecourse will take place after live racing that afternoon and feature a collection of Tom’s most popular hits across the decades, including his latest albums.

The afternoon will also feature the £250,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint - the centrepiece of a seven-race card which will precede the concert.

Harriet Collins, director of marcomms for Newbury Racecourse, said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming Tom Jones back here at Newbury Racecourse after almost nine years.

“Tickets have been selling fast and we now only have Grandstand remaining and are expecting a sell-out.

“Tom always truly captivates his fans whenever he takes to the stage and we are looking forward to a fantastic afternoon.”

With numerous tours the world over under his belt coupled with a legion of fans, Sir Tom’s career was recognised in 2006 through his knighthood from Her Majesty the Queen and a string of prestigious music awards, including BRIT Awards for Best Male and Outstanding Contribution to Music, a Silver Clef Award for Lifetime Achievement and the prestigious [UK] Music Industry Trust Award.

Tickets are available at or call 01635 40015.