Second top name confirmed for Cartmel Racecourse summer concert

POP superstar Sophie Ellis-Bextor will perform at this year’s hotly anticipated Cartmel Racecourse summer concert.

The Murder on the Dancefloor singer will take to the stage at the course on Friday June 28 in support of headline act; British music icon Sir Cliff Richard.

The award-winning artist will bring her raft of top ten hits such as Groovejet (If this Ain’t Love), Music gets the Best of Me and Take Me Home to the open-air concert following a classic afternoon of British horse racing.

Steve Cooper, managing director of Holker Racing and Leisure, said he was delighted to be able to confirm Sophie Ellis-Bextor for Cartmel’s 2019 summer concert.

“We are over the moon to be able to welcome Sophie to the stage at Cartmel this year.

“With a headline performance from Sir Cliff Richard - one of the most successful artists of all time - and set against the magical backdrop of this beautiful course, the atmosphere is sure to be fantastic with concertgoers set to enjoy an unforgettable evening’s entertainment.”

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has enjoyed a stellar music career spanning two decades and a series of top ten albums including Read My Lips, Wanderlust and Trip the Light Fantastic.

She will appear ahead of Sir Cliff Richard who selected Cartmel as the venue for one of just three outdoor performances of his Diamond Encore Tour this year.

The stage at Cartmel Racecourse has previously played host to Boyzone, Sir Tom Jones and Simply Red.

The music will follow a full afternoon of horse racing which gets underway from 2.15pm.

Steve Cooper added: “The summer concert at Cartmel is always a highlight in the calendar.

“The line up this year looks set to be particularly special with an afternoon of glorious racing followed by live music from top flight acts.”

Advanced tickets for the summer concert cost from £45.

A range of hospitality packages are also available for the day including Cartmel’s Louis Roederer boutique suite in The Grandstand and Rogan & Co at the Races - an exclusive glass-fronted restaurant located on the course’s famous finishing straight.

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Cartmel Racecourse stages National Hunt (jump) racing. There are nine fixtures in the Cartmel racing calendar, commencing on the Whit Holiday weekend in May and running through the August Bank Holiday weekend. Cartmel’s most valuable race, the Cumbria Crystal Cup is staged during the July meeting.

Racecourse guests can luxuriate in the Louis Roederer restaurant. Located on the first floor of the Grandstand (within the Paddock enclosure), the restaurant has a new look for 2019. With its own private viewing balcony, this restaurant boasts panoramic views of the racecourse, finishing line and parade ring,

For the 2019 race season, the racecourse has announced an exciting new collaboration with Rogan & Co, Simon Rogan’s Cartmel-based Michelin starred neighbourhood restaurant. Rogan & Co at Cartmel Races will be launched as an exclusive new venue for the 2019 racing season. It will combine the culinary excellence of Rogan & Co with the first trackside hospitality offering at the Racecourse, taking the form of a stylish glass-fronted marquee and garden terrace overlooking the famous finishing straight.

The racecourse is just minutes from the village of Cartmel, which is situated at the southern end of the Lake District Peninsula, very close to both the shores of Morecambe Bay and to Windermere.

This press release was issued by 32West on behalf of Cartmel Racecourse. If you have any questions or requests, please contact Caroline Barber on 07711 820 944.

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