Party-goers will be digging out their tartan trousers and shang-a-langing along to Hamilton Park Racecourse as Scottish music legend Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers take to the stage.
Les, famed for his performances of mega hits like Bye Bye Baby, Shang-A-Lang and I Only Wanna Be With You will have fans rolling back the years at the Lanarkshire venue’s prestigious Route 74 Truckstop Braveheart Night on May 13.
Vivien Kyles, Chief Executive at Hamilton Park Racecourse, said: “Braveheart Night is one of the highlights in the Scottish racing calendar and what better way to celebrate than with a bit Rollermania. For those that remember the chart topping hits from the seventies, it will be a chance to squeeze into their best tartan trousers and roll back the years. For those new to the phenomenon that is the Bay City Rollers, it will be a chance to experience a whole host of classics from one of the first super groups, all performed by the original lead singer.”
Their performance will follow on from an evening of first class action on the track as some of the finest horses compete for more than £64,000 of prize money that is up for grabs, including the hotly anticipated feature race – The £25,000 Route 74 Truckstop Braveheart Handicap Stakes, won in 2015 by 14/1 shot Only Orsenfoolsies.
A patriotic theme will be running throughout the evening with pipers and highland dancers entertaining the crowds before the Les’s Rollers take centre stage – and entertain the crowd long into the night.
This year’s Braveheart Night will also be the five year anniversary of legendary Red Cadeaux’s famous Braveheart Listed stakes victory in 2011.
Trainer Ed Dunlop’s late stayer went on to win more prize money than any British trained race-horse before failing to recover from a leg injury sustained in the 2015 running of the Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Hamilton Park recently announced plans to redesign their champagne bar and rename it as “Red’s Wine Bar” in his honour.
Gates will open at 3.30pm with the first race at 5.45pm. Advance discount tickets are on sale now from only £19.