The Human League rock Doncaster Racecourse

Human League perform at Doncaster Racecourse. Photo by Glenn Ashley.
Human League perform at Doncaster Racecourse. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

They might have sang Don’t You Want Me, but 10,000 Doncaster fans certainly did as they flocked to see South Yorkshire musical legends The Human League back on home soil at Town Moor.

The Sheffield synth-pop pioneers kicked off Doncaster Racecourse’s Summer Live music schedule with a trip down memory lane on Saturday night with a greatest hits set of 80s classics that thrilled young and old alike.

Lead singer Phil Oakey and backing singers Suzanne Sulley and Joanne Catherall delighted racegoers with a host of hits including 1981 number one Don’t You Want Me as well as a string of other huge hits such as Love Action, Mirror Man and Together In Electric Dreams.

Kieran Gallagher, executive director at Doncaster Racecourse, said: “The Human League put on a superb performance to kickstart a packed summer of music events at the racecourse.

“Guests were in for a real treat as the 80s pop sensations performed a host of classic hits that had crowds of nearly 10,000 singing along after a fantastic evening of top racing action.

“The racecourse team is now preparing for the next music event on June 6 when UB40 bring their reggae vibes to our Derby Day fixture. We’re sure it will be a popular event so I’d encourage people to book their tickets in advance so they don’t miss out.”

Fellow 80s stars Madness and Spandau Ballet are also booked to appear at Town Moor this summer.