Newmarket Racecourse and the Jockey Club Live have announced that The Vamps will perform at the racecourse in 2018.

Tickets are now on sale for the concert on August 18 - the first of the Summer Live season so far.

The band will follow in the footsteps of the likes of Jess Glynne, McBusted and Little Mix.

The Vamps are one of the most successful current British bands, having achieved a huge amount of success and acclaim all over the globe. Releasing their debut single Can We Dance in 2013, they have since clocked up five top ten hits including Wild Heart, Last Night and Somebody To You. Their latest album, Night & Day, stormed straight into the Top 10 on the iTunes chart in more than 20 countries including Argentina, Philippines, India and Australia and went to Number One in the UK official album charts with the first single All Night amassing more than 300 million streams and going in to the top 25 in the world on Spotify.

The band said: "We are really excited to headline Newmarket Racecourses next summer, it's going to be our first racecourse headline show. We'll be playing lots of new songs as well as old. Bring your hats and let's have a dance."

Amy Starkey, regional director (East) of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: "We are thrilled to announce The Vamps as our first act for 2018, who will take to the stage for our family friendly Summer Saturday Live racing plus music event next August. It will be great to welcome the band to Newmarket Racecourses for the first time and I have no doubt that they will put on a fantastic show for what is always a great afternoon of entertainment, starting the Bank Holiday Weekend in style."

Tickets start at £25 for adults and £13 for children and are available from: www.thejockeyclublive.co.uk.