Scottish rock band Simple Minds has been booked to play at the 2018 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on May 27.

Best known for their singles Don’t You Forget About Me and Alive and Kicking, the Glaswegians have sold more than 70 million records worldwide, and will draw from a back catalogue which includes five number one albums when they take to the stage after the final putt has dropped at the iconic Surrey club.

With their 17th album due at the start of 2018, Simple Minds is preparing to follow in the footsteps of the Kaiser Chiefs, Mike and the Mechanics and Status Quo, all of whom have played at the BMW PGA Championship in recent years.

Lead singer Jim Kerr, who has fronted the band since the late seventies, said:

“It’s fantastic that we will be able to experience something we have never done before. We’re very excited to bring the curtains down on what promises to be an enthralling week on the golf course. Bringing music to a golf event is a fantastic idea, and we are relishing the chance to be part of it.”

Early bird tickets for all four days of the tournament, plus the Wednesday Celebrity Pro-Am, are available to buy online now through, with the Sunday afternoon ticket, including the concert, costing £40. For information regarding hospitality and VIP packages, email [email protected] or call 01344 840550.