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News release - Issued by York Racecourse

York Racecourse Welcome Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs are set to play York Racecourse on the evening of Friday 22 July, as part of the popular Music Showcase Weekend at the track.

James Brennan, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship, said, “It is great news that Kaiser Chiefs, a band who bring real energy to every show, will be back performing with us in their home county, the atmosphere should be something special.”

The BRIT award winners and multi-platinum selling band are known for their ultra-high energy gigs and epic rock anthems. They will be performing songs from their decade long chart career likely to include, ‘I Predict A Riot,’ ‘Everyday I Love You Less And Less’, and ‘Ruby’ plus new material as the band are currently working on their sixth album which will follow 2014’s number one album ‘Education, Education, Education & War.’

Ricky Wilson speaking on behalf of the band said, “We can’t wait to headline York Racecourse on July 22nd, playing to a racing crowed is always a lot of fun!”

James Brennan continued, “Back in 2013, the boys entertained what was then a record crowd for any racing and music evening, I can’t wait for more of the same this July.”

On the racecourse itself, the EBF Lyric Fillies’ Stakes will be the centerpiece of a six race card. Won last year by French Dressing, trained by Newmarket–based John Gosden, the Listed contest is likely to attract a high quality field.

It promises to be a fun filled 24 hours for racing and music fans as the following day the combination of top class racing and live music will continue. The musical entertainment will come from The Corrs, back performing together after a ten year hiatus. While the racing action will include the Sky Bet York Stakes, a Group Two contest that attracts a field from the top stables. A full field is likely to enter the prime betting heat of the afternoon, the valuable Sky Bet Dash, a six furlong handicap.

To book visit; admission to the main Grandstand and Paddock enclosure, starts at just £22 per person for a group of six.* Accompanied under 18s are admitted free of charge and as well as free car parking, there are no booking fees.


Editors’ Notes:

These are integrated events and admission is not available on a "concert only" basis; indeed the gates will be closed at the time of the last race.

* With the group of six discount applied, advance booked admission to Grandstand and Paddock is £22 per person, the same size group in County Stand is £35.50 per person. An individual can advance book at £36 for County Stand and £23 for Grandstand and Paddock. The Course Enclosure is only available for sale on the day at £10 however does not offer the opportunity of getting close to the stage itself, though it is in sight.

This is an outdoor concert. To get closest to the stage, visitors will need to have either a County Stand or Grandstand & Paddock admission. The position of the stage for 2016 is as recent years, at the southern end of Bustardthorpe Lawn on the main grandstand side. It is at about the one furlong mark, some 20 metres from the track facing parallel to the direction of running. The elevation of Knavesmire Stand steppings offers a view over the stage and the angle permits viewing of races and stage from the County Stand Lawn. We will make good use of the giant screens for both racing and concert viewing. Please note in order to get closest to the stage racegoers will need to book entry to County Stand or Grandstand & Paddock; thereafter there are no reserved positions. Please note the price of admission reflects the wider facilities provided for the duration of the raceday and does not reflect a reserved position nor preferential view of the stage.

For further information please contact:

James Brennan - York Racecourse, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship
DL: 01904 683940
Mobile: 07812 961140