Under starter’s orders for a rocking night at Hamilton Park Racecourse


MUSIC fans are being urged to rock on down to Hamilton Park Racecourse as the venue’s first ever Music Festival Racenight comes to town.

Next month’s Totepool Music Festival Racenight, with headliners Glasvegas, will have visitors hitting the right-notes on a night of blistering music and racing entertainment.

The Festival – which is the grand finale of Hamilton Park’s Jordan Electrics Super Saturdays series – will bring a host of Scotland’s hottest live performers together on September weekend Saturday the 24th.

Top-of-the-bill Glasvegas, will entertain thousands of guests with classic tunes like ‘Geraldine’ and ‘Daddy’s Gone’ as well as performing a host of new material in their last gig of 2016.

Other big names – The View, local lads The LaFontaines, The Voice winner Stevie McCrorie with a full live band, Kelvin, 100 Fables, Indigo Velvet and The Bar Dogs – will also rock the venue before and after racing with the first band taking to the stage at 12:45pm with live music right through to 11pm.

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 Totepool EBF Stallions Flower of Scotland Handicap Stakes (Class 3) feature race.

Racing Manager Sulekha Varma – who is currently enjoying her first season at Hamilton Park – said: “Although the entertainment will be thrilling off the course, on the course we have a fantastic feature race as well as two extremely valuable Class 4 Handicaps. I’m delighted to announce that we have increased the prize money for each of these races to £12,000, taking the total prize money on offer to £66,000 – an increase of nearly 14% on our original race programme for the day”.

Vivien Kyles, Chief Executive at Hamilton Park Racecourse, said: “To say we are excited about hosting our first ever music festival on September weekend would be an understatement.

“This season has been all about breaking new ground for us and the Totepool Music Festival does just that, showcasing the best new Scottish bands alongside fan favourites like Glasvegas and The View.

“It’s been a long-held ambition to bring a music festival back to Hamilton and now it’s just around the corner we really can’t wait.

“The legendary T-in-the-Park began just across the M74 in the late 90s and now we are once again bringing the best of Scottish and local talent back to the heart of Lanarkshire. Hamilton Park will provide a stunning backdrop to 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 24 September are available now and can be purchased for £25 at www.hamilton-park.co.uk by calling 01698 283806. Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.co.uk .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 3.40pm.