It would be ‘criminal’ to miss the return of the venue’s Music Festival


MUSIC fans are being urged to rock on down to Hamilton Park Racecourse as the venue announces an iconic headline act for its 2017 Music Festival Racenight on Saturday 2 September.

Fun Lovin’ Criminals, fronted by the inimitable Huey Morgan, will headline the Lanarkshire venue’s second music festival, giving thousands of guests a rare chance to hear classic tunes like ‘Scooby Snacks’ and ‘The Fun Lovin’ Criminal’ live.

Fresh from a host of European festival tour dates, the multi-platinum New Yorkers will perform live at the grand finale of Hamilton Park’s ground-breaking Super Saturdays series. A first in UK racing, the events offer racegoers an unforgettable all-day experience with entertainment followed by live evening racing, and further entertainment until late.

Fun Lovin’ Criminals burst onto the worldwide music scene in 1996 with their debut album, Come Find Yourself, and are known for their unique blend of rock, funk and hip-hop.

Rock band Cast have also been announced and will be performing music from their new album ‘Kicking up the Dust’, as well as massive hits ‘Walkaway’ and ‘Fine Time’.

Paisley’s finest, The Vegan Leather, will also rock the venue alongside an array of talented musicians before and after racing with the main stage kicking off from 12noon with live music right through to 11pm.

With less than eight weeks to go, the event promises visitors a unique experience of live music and top class racing, set against the stunning backdrop of Hamilton Park Racecourse.

Gates to the action packed, day-long event open at 12 noon, with a thrilling racecard to match the festival line-up including the £20,000 BB Foodservice Hamilton Park 2yo Series Final (Class 2) feature race.

Vivien Currie, Chief Executive at Hamilton Park Racecourse, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Fun Lovin’ Criminals will perform at our Music Festival Racenight. It’s a real coup to be able to bring a band of this calibre to Hamilton.

“We want to showcase the very best of new Scottish bands alongside international fan favourites like Fun Lovin’ Criminals and Cast, giving up-and-coming talent the opportunity to share a stage with established acts.

“The event is already shaping up to be an incredible night and over the next few weeks we’ll be announcing the rest of the line-up for what is sure to be a rocking night of top racing and music entertainment.”

Advance discount tickets for the Totepool Music Festival Racenight on Saturday 2 September are available now and can be purchased for £25 at by calling 01698 283806. Tickets are also available at Student tickets are priced at £15. Children under-18 go free. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

The event runs from 12 noon to 11pm with the first race at 4.15pm.