From Furlongs to Leagues – The Human League are set to delight crowds @bathracecourse on Sept 14th and you can win two tickets for the whole day.

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THE HUMAN LEAGUE are back and looking forward to an action packed day out;  performing at Bath Racecourse on Saturday 17th September. Enjoy a day at the races before dancing into the evening as one of the 80’s biggest bands delights the crowds wit hits such as the Number One single ‘Don’t You Want Me Baby’, ‘Open Your Heart’, ‘Fascination’ and ‘Human’. A gig not to be missed…..

The Human League are so credible it’s incredible. In fact, they’re probably more highly regarded now than they were in 1981 when they released their landmark album Dare!

They’re used to everyone from Madonna to Moby, Pet Shop Boys toRobbie Williams, citing them as an influence.

But they’re about more than esoteric infiltration – there has been mainstream penetration, too, commensurate with a band who gave us the greatest ever Christmas Number 1 single with 1981/2’s ‘Don’t You Want Me’, who have had four Top 10 albums and eight Top 10 singles in the UK as well as two US Number 1 singles and sold 20 million records worldwide.


Time-travel saga Ashes To Ashes, based one of its main characters on Joanne Catherall, while the mighty Philip Oakey appeared on Top Gear at the personal behest of Jeremy Clarkson who regularly name-checks the League in his newspaper column.

Then there are the ‘L’ girls, the new generation of synth-driven female pop artists, who have got in on the League-adoring act: La Roux is a known admirer of the electro pioneers, while Little Boots is such a fan she requested Philip Oakeys input on her debut album.

Even Lady Gaga professed to be a devotee when she met them; they had adjacent dressing rooms at the ‘V’ Festival. “She sat there in her bra and pants and we told her we were a huge fan of hers and she told us she was a huge fan of ours as well,” says Susan Ann Sulley, who has never been a waitress in a cocktail bar but has been a member of the League since Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh left the band in 1980 to form Heaven 17. “I’m not star-struck by many people and I don’t hero-worship anyone, but she was lovely.”

But not surprisingly for a group who were famously described by David Bowie in 1979 as “the sound of the future”, and indeed the group was once called The Future, The Human League have never been about resting on their laurels or relying on past glories to see them through.

The band have just completed the UK leg of their ‘Red Live Tour’ and 2019 shows now signs of slowing down, as the festivals season sees them continue to travel across the UK and parts of Europe culminating in their Bath Racecourse show on September 14th.

Executive Director of Bath Racecourse, Jo Hall said, ‘Human League are one the most influential pop bands of the 80s and everyone – whatever their age – knows the bands number 1 hit ‘don’t you want me’. After the success of having UB40 and James Blunt perform here, we can’t wait to have Human League live after racing on Saturday 14 September. I‘m sure they are going to rock the racecourse!’

On their Facebook site, The Human League said, ‘We’ve never played in Bath before, well not that we can recall anyway so we are looking forward to spending some time in what is undoubtedly a very beautiful place.’


Win two tickets to see The Human League at 

Bath Racecourse on Sat 14th September.

For a chance to win, simply send us your name and contact details, on e-mail, to:

Subject: Human League

Closing Date: 6th September

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