Five fab things to do


Led by iconic frontman Suggs, Madness are globally renowned for their own brand of quirky songs including It Must Be Love, House Of Fun and Baggy Trousers.

In a statement, the band themselves said: “We’re over the moon to be returning to Doncaster Racecourse. Our last gig at Doncaster Racecourse was in 2008 and we remember the massive crowd fondly.”

WHERE: Doncaster Racecourse

WHEN: June 30

HOW MUCH: About £38

CONTACT: 01302 304 200.

WEB: Doncaster Racecourse

JAZZ fans will be flocking to Doncaster Civic Theatre to catch legendary musician Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen.

For more than 50 years, Kenny Ball has flown the flag for his particular brand of traditional jazz all over the world.

As popular today as they were when they had their first hit Samantha back in 1960, the band have clinched 14 top 30 records – a total never equalled by any other jazz artist.

Doncaster mayor Peter Davies said: “I’m a great fan of traditional jazz and Kenny Ball was one of the pioneers of the trad boom in the 1950s.

“I would encourage all young people in Doncaster who may have never experienced the excitement of traditional jazz before to attend to sample this music for themselves.”

WHERE: Doncaster Civic Theatre

WHEN: June 21, 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: From £17.50

CONTACT: 01302 342349

WEB: Doncaster Civic

CHUCKLE your troubles away with a night at the Little Theatre Comedy Club.

It’s a top line-up with amusing insight from stand-ups Silky, Brennan Reece and Andrew Watts, and support from Kirk Pritchard McLean.

Doncaster’s longest running comedy club is attracting some top stand-up comics - and this month’s is just perfect for a Father’s Day treat.

All three of the weekend’s comedians have had multiple TV appearances and received praise from some of the nation’s top stand-ups.

WHERE: Doncaster’s Little Theatre WHEN: Saturday, 8.30pm


CONTACT: 01302 340422

WEB: Doncaster Little Theatre

TRAVEL back to ancient China with a New Youth Theatre production of Mulan Jnr.

See this action-packed stage adaptation of the classic Disney film at Doncaster Civic Theatre later this month.

The score includes favourites Reflection, Honour To Us all and I’ll Make A Man Out of You.

It’s a heart-warming celebration of culture, honour and a fighting spirit.

WHERE: Doncaster Civic Theatre

WHEN: June 29 and 30


CONTACT: 01302 342349

WEB: Doncaster Civic

AMERICAN group Blink 182 will be headlining their first UK arena tour in over eight years.

Formed in San Diego in 1992 by Mark Hoppus and Tom De Longe, they were later joined by drummer Travis Barker.

The band’s breakthrough album, Enema Of The State, was released in 1999 and went on to sell in excess of 15 million copies worldwide.

All American Rejects have been announced as main support along with Twin Atlantic.

WHERE: Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

WHEN: June 17

HOW MUCH: £33.19

CONTACT: 0114 2565656

WEB: Motorpoint Arena Sheffield