Let's rock at the races!

RICHARD PARR Fakenham racecourse is holding its first open-air family rock concert. Rock at the Racecourse on June 1 is being staged in association with Russells' Promotions, the company already well-known for its summer Music on the Meadows concerts at Sussex Barns, Burnham Market.

RICHARD PARR

Fakenham racecourse is hold its first open-air family rock concert.

Rock at the Racecourse on June 1 is being staged in association with Russells' Promotions, the company already well-known for its summer Music on the Meadows concerts at Sussex Barns, Burnham Market.

Tribute bands Queen B and World of the Bee Gees will be entertaining the crowd art the racecourse in what is billed as a “fun-filled outdoor evening of entertainment” for the whole family.


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Queen B is a tribute band that belts out Queen classics with gusto. A blistering set includes Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust and Crazy Little Thing Call Love.

In addition, the World of the Bee Gees will recreate songs from three decades of sing-along favourites from the Gibb brothers. Songs include More than a Woman, Staying Alive and How Deep is Your Love.

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Families and friends are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy an evening of great entertainment against the fantastic backdrop of the Fakenham Racecourse. A significant part of the gate receipts will go towards the National Society for Epilepsy.

Promoter Andrew Russell, who jointly arranges the concerts with his brother, James, said: “Rock at the Racecourse is a great family event and we know from previous events that people soak up the atmosphere, enjoy great music in a safe, secure environment. It is great fun for all the family and we are really pleased to be holding our first event for Fakenham racecourse.”

Racecourse chief executive David Hunter said: “Fakenham will provide a great venue for Rock at the Racecourse. We have excellent facilities here and it is a great opportunity for new audiences to enjoy the course outside of race meetings”.

t Easter Monday is the next race meeting at Fakenham. It is the biggest meeting of the year with an anticipated average of over 13,000 racing fans in attendance. To help launch Fakenham first-ever concert the first race of the meeting will be Rock at the Racecourse 1st June Selling Handicap Race.

t Tickets are now on sale and details arte available by calling the box office on 01262 488 007 or visiting the website at www.russellspromotions.com

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