IRISH pop icons Boyzone are making a beeline to the South Lakes for the first time in a tour marking their 25th anniversary.

Following the success of previous live music concerts including Tom Jones, Simply Red and Jools Holland, Cartmel Racecourse say they are delighted to welcome the best-selling Irish band to their June race meeting.

Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch make up one of the UK and Ireland’s most successful bands having sold 25 million records worldwide by 2013.

Ahead of their first ever live performance in the South Lakes area, Boyzone said: “We are really looking forward to performing in the stunning setting of Cartmel Racecourse this summer. We’ve always loved the outdoor shows and we can’t wait to perform together as a band in front of the enthusiastic crowds at Cartmel.”

Held during the June Meeting on Friday June 29, the open-air concert will take place after the racing and will undoubtedly form one of the highlights of Cartmel’s summer racing fixtures.

Stephen Cooper, managing director at Cartmel Racecourse, said: “The team here at Cartmel are all extremely excited to have secured Boyzone to perform at the Racecourse this June.

“The outdoor concerts have become a much-enjoyed part of our summer racing calendar and the atmosphere on these days is fantastic. We are sure everyone will come along and enjoy a great, fun-filled day out.”

Boyzone, whose hits include No Matter What, Words and Love Me For A Reason, have had 21 singles in the top 40 UK charts, including six UK No.1 singles and are still going strong.

Early bird tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow (Friday).

Adult early bird tickets are priced at £40 (a saving of £15 on the on-the-day ticket price).

All admission tickets for this date are inclusive of both the racing and the evening concert.

Tickets will also be available online for teens which are priced at £25 and for under 13’s who go free.

Tickets for the concert raceday, including full-meeting camping packages can be purchased online at

The full list of summer racing fixtures, which begin on May 26, is also available online.