CARTMEL Racecourse is scheduled to host David Gray this month as part of a series of live music events taking place in the North West.

The thrilling action will continue off the track into the long evenings this summer as the North West has five electrifying Music Nights that will be taking place across two racecourses. These fantastic live music events are part of 38 total fixtures across the North West.

A day at the races is the ultimate day out as racegoers can experience top sporting action and amazing musical acts all at one price. Many of the fixtures are set to take place after evening racing during the week, providing a great chance to meet with friends after work in a fun outdoors atmosphere.

The fun doesn’t stop after the racing ends at Haydock Park. UK music stars Paloma Faith (Friday 1st July), Madness (Saturday 16th July), and Rudimental (Friday 5th August) will all be performing to keep the festival atmosphere going after the final race.

A range of genres means there is something for everyone to enjoy, from floor fillers to classic hits to big ballads. Whether dressing up or keeping it casual, it will be a fantastic occasion to relax and spend quality time with friends and family. Adult tickets start from £35 for the Madness or Rudimental events and £37.50 to see Paloma Faith (all prices excluding booking fee).

Cartmel Racecourse will also host its own Music Nights as David Gray (Friday 24th June) and Ricky Wilson (Saturday 16th July) are set to take to the stage after racing ends. Wilson, star of The Voice and Radio X DJ, will performing a DJ set to get the crowds dancing. Adult tickets start from £22 for Ricky Wilson and under 18s race free at this fixture, while for David Gray, adult tickets start from £47 with tickets for ages 15 – 17 at £30 and under 14s race free.


Music Night Dates:

Cartmel, Friday 24th June: David Gray

Haydock Park, Friday 1st July: Paloma Faith

Haydock Park, Saturday 16th July: Madness

Cartmel, Saturday 16th July: DJ Set from Ricky Wilson

Haydock Park: Friday 5th August: Rudimental

To showcase all summer racing fixtures and the amazing entertainment they have on offer, Great British Racing has teamed up with TV presenter and former football star, Jermaine Jenas as part of the Everyone’s Turf campaign. 



Jenas who has attended a number of racing fixtures said, “In addition to the unbeatable sporting spectacle, racecourses across the North West are putting on music after racing which is a fantastic way to get the most out of a summer day. There are some star names performing throughout the summer so it’s the perfect way to get friends together, sports fans or not.”

 “I am really excited to be part of Everyone’s Turf. The sporting action is second to none and the range of raceday experiences on offer is setting the benchmark for days out this summer.

“The stars of the sport, both jockeys and horses, put on a memorable show at every track and whether you’re taking your family, going with a group of friends for the music after racing, or you’re a foodie, you are going to have a fantastic day out.”

Chris Hughes, TV star and ITV Racing presenter, said, “Nothing matches the thrill of a day at the races and when you add in things such as amazing music acts playing live after racing, it makes it the ultimate summer day out.

“It is the perfect excuse to get a group of friends together and catch up, whether you’re cheering at the finish line or chatting over some delicious food and drink, it’s sure to provide some great memories.”

Nevin Truesdale, Chief Executive of The Jockey Club which owns Haydock Park Racecourse, said, “We are shaping up for a fantastic summer of racing across our racecourses and the sport more widely and we are thrilled to have such a variety of activity on offer for racegoers. 

“Whether it’s great racing, live music or activities for families and youngsters there will be something for everyone and we can’t wait to welcome customers from all over the country to come and spend a memorable day at the races with us. 

“No matter if it is a first visit or you are a regular at our courses, at The Jockey Club we always aim to make racegoers’ days as special as possible and we want as many people as are able to experience the thrill of British racing.”

It is Everyone’s Turf this summer with more than 400 thrilling race meetings taking place across England, Scotland and Wales and a fixture in store for everyone between 21st June and 30th September.

Racing is Britain’s second largest spectator sport and encourages racing novices, avid sports fans and families to go outside and immerse themselves in the surprise and spectacle of a raceday. Set to a soundtrack