Eighties heavyweights Human League and acid house classical-style at Brighton Racecourse

Stereo MCs
Stereo MCs

Brighton Racecourse is to host two memorable nights of great acts from the 80s and 90s.

On Friday (September 8), synth chart-toppers Human League and Marc Almond will deliver a heavyweight night of 80s music which will be a cut above the usual nostalgia nights.

The Human League

The Human League

The following night (September 9) is headlined by the Hacienda Classical, delivering an acclaimed orchestral re-imagining of classic acid-house tunes, supported by classic 90s beats from the Stereo MCs and Groove Armada.

The Human League are set to dust off those legendary number one hits such as Don’t you Want Me and Human, as well as classics including (Keep Feeling) Fascination and Mirror Man.

Marc Almond provides some heavyweight support and the charismatic former Soft Cell frontman will have an impressive back catalogue of classic tunes to choose from, including Tainted Love, What, Bedsitter, and Say Hello, Wave Goodbye.

On Saturday there will be a distinctly Manchester vibe about the racecourse as the acclaimed Hacienda Classical headlines a night of dance fun.

Groove Armada

Groove Armada

The Manchester Camerata, a hugely talented orchestra, together with DJs Graeme Park and Mike Pickering, two legends from the days of the Hacienda nightclub in Manchester, together with special guests , perform new orchestral versions of the classic house tracks that made the Hacienda so instrumental in dance music culture.

New Order fans will also be ecstatic to see Peter Hook, who’ll appear in special performances of Blue Monday and Where Love Lives.

One of the planet’s best loved dance acts, Groove Armada step up in support. Since their breakthrough hit At The River Andy Cato and Tom Findlay have added million–selling albums, Grammy and Brit nominations and a pioneering live show to their reputation.

Also on the lineup is the Brit Award-winning Stereo MCs. Walking a line between the hip hop and acid house scenes, Stereo MCs enjoyed massive international success in the ‘90s with their Connected album and are a live act not to be missed.

Brighton Racecourse marketing manager Grainne Bartholomew said: “It’s amazing to welcome such huge guests up to the racecourse.

"This year we are only doing a small number of live music events so we are aiming to put on some epic shows and make these truly memorable.”

For tickets, which start at £40 per night, visit: www.brightonracecourselive.com