They might be the guilty pleasure of 90s children and youngsters up and down the country, but you won’t be Busted for rocking out to some throwback pop punk tomorrow night.
More than 5,000 are expected to pack into Wolverhampton Racecourse to see Busted, who had four number ones in their heyday including What I Go To School For and Crashed The Wedding.
The trio, made up of James Bourne, Charlie Simpson and Matt Willis, will perform after a day of racing.
Formed in 2000, the band from Southend had huge commercial success selling five million albums worldwide, before they split in 2005. After pursuing their own projects, Bourne and Willis joined forces with McFly to create supergroup McBusted in 2014, and following successful writing sessions, Busted reformed at the end of 2015 ahead of an arena tour this year.
Dave Roberts, managing director at the racecourse, said: “We still have tickets available, and we’re expecting a larger-than-average crowd. It will probably be the largest crowd of the year.
“You always want to sell out every event, but we’re happy with how sales are going, we should exceed 5,000.
“For a number of people of a certain age, it’s almost like a chance to relive your first concert, and it’s not even that long ago. Busted were my daughter’s first concert. There’s a full racing programme beforehand as well so there is plenty to keep people entertained.
“I think they’ll be playing pretty much everything they’ve got. They’ll certainly play all the big hits, and they had a few. And I’d have thought they’ll play newer ones and anything they’ve got coming out as well, although I haven’t seen the set list yet.
“They’ve been touring all summer, they’ve been in Birmingham and have done a few other racecourses as well. It will be a good, fun night out. We try and bring big names to the racecourse, and Busted come off the back of Scouting For Girls, Madness, UB40 and Wolverhampton’s own Slade.”