Local bands set to perform live at Hamilton Park’s September Weekend Music Raceday

Local talent will be the toast of Hamilton Park Racecourse’s September Weekend Raceday, with iconic Glasgow act Hipsway and Hamilton’s own rising stars Stephanie Cheape set to take the home stage by storm.

The penultimate fixture of the 2018 season on Sunday 23 September will see 80s pop/new wave legends Hipsway get racegoers into the holiday spirit performing hits like The Honeythief and Tinder (of McEwan’s Lager fame) after the day’s racing action. The band has been enjoying a renaissance in recent years, with sell-out performances at Glasgow’s O2 ABC and Kelvingrove Bandstand.

Named Scotland’s Best Unsigned Act at the Scottish Music Awards in 2017, Stephanie and her band join them on the bill, and will take to the stage first to perform tracks from their debut EP.

Ashley Moon, Head of Marketing and Operations at Hamilton Park Racecourse, said: “The September Weekend is a much loved local holiday here in the West of Scotland and we wanted to do something special for racegoers by celebrating this wonderful tradition with the help of some show-stopping local acts.

“On and off the course, there is no let-up in the momentum as the season reaches its conclusion. We’re set for a September Weekend to remember this year, with back-to-back fixtures on Sunday 23 September and Monday 24 September, with the final family day of the season, the Les Hoey MBE Dreammaker Foundation Raceday.”

Gates open at 12noon for the September Weekend Raceday, with the racing action getting underway at 2pm. The day’s feature race is the £20,000 British Stallion Studs Flower of Scotland Fillies’ Handicap Stakes (Class 3).

Tickets are priced from £25 when booked online in advance, while under 18s go free (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult). Tickets are on sale now at www.hamilton-park.co.uk.

For more information on Hamilton Park Racecourse’s facilities and fixtures visit www.hamilton-park.co.uk.