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News Release - Issued by York Racecourse

York Racecourse Music Showcase Line up Completed

The Music Act set to perform at York Racecourse on Saturday 25 July has been confirmed, with Scouting For Girls set to become the first band to make a return visit to the Knavesmire.

This news completes the line up for the track’s Music Showcase Weekend, as the legend that is Sir Tom Jones has previously been announced to play after the sporting action on Friday evening 24th July.

Scouting For Girls, first played York Races in 2011 when a crowd of over 40,000 enjoyed their upbeat show that features a string of catchy hits such as "She's So Lovely", "Heartbeat", "Elvis Ain’t Dead" and the number one, "This Ain't a Love Song".

Speaking about their appearance, front man for the trio, Roy Stride said; “We’ve got lots of great memories of York Races and we’re really looking forward to putting on a show.”.

To book for either day visit; admission to the main Grandstand and Paddock enclosure, starts at just £21 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.

On the racecourse itself, The EBF Lyric Fillies Stakes will be the centerpiece of a six race card on Friday evening.

The racing action on Saturday will include the Sky Bet York Stakes, a Group Two contest worth £100,000 that attracts a field from the top stables for this middle distance race.

James Brennan, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship said, “Scouting For Girls bring an energy and sense of fun along with their undoubted musical talent and I can only wish the 2015 crowd as much fun as was enjoyed by those who were here when they performed the last time. I think some people will make it a big weekend by first seeing Sir Tom Jones on Friday evening and staying in the city to party with Scouting For Girls”.

Turning to the racing action he concluded, “The support of Sky Bet has seen this Music Showcase Weekend blossom; with great music acts and star horses, I can’t wait for more of the same this July.”

The Scouting for Girls leg of this combined racing and music extravaganza officially goes on sale at 9am on Monday 16 March and music and racing fans alike can take advantage of some attractive deals by visiting or calling 01904 620911.


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 £21 per person, the same size group in County Stand is £34.50 per person. An individual can advance book at £35 for County Stand and £22 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 2015 is as 2014, 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