Legendary veteran rockers Status Quo have announced a huge summer outdoor date at Doncaster Racecourse.
Doncaster Racecourse has confirmed that the multi-platinum selling UK rock band who have notched up 64 British hit singles and over 118 million world-wide record sales over the course of a career spanning more that forty years, will take to the stage at the Town Moor track live after racing on Saturday May 17.
Renowned for their distinctive brand of boogie rock ‘Quo’, comprising founder members Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt and keyboard player Andrew Bown, bassist John ‘Rhino’ Edwards and drummer Matt Letley, are set to perform a string of hits including Rockin’ All Over The World, Whatever You Want, Down Down and Caroline during the first of three planned summer music events taking place at the racecourse.
Mark Spincer, managing director at Doncaster Racecourse said: “We are thrilled that we have managed sign up legendary British rockers Status Quo to kick off the first of our live music concerts in May.
“Quo’s career spans more than forty years and they have had more British hit singles than any other band, so we’re expecting large crowds to be rocking up to the Town Moor for a great day’s racing and some first-class entertainment.
“Our outdoor concerts are hugely popular and are growing in momentum year on year.
“Over the coming weeks we’re set to announce two more top music acts who will be performing at the Town Moor over the summer months so watch this space.”
Last year the racecourse attracted some 40,000 people to its summer concerts which saw The Saturdays, Lawson, Ronan Keating and Scouting for Girls take to the stage over three events.
The Town Moor track will host the second music concert of the summer after racing on Saturday June 28 and the third will follow racing on Saturday August 16.
It is the second time in five years the band have played Doncaster Racecourse, perfoming at Town Moor in 2009.
Music and horse racing fans alike are being urged to book tickets as soon as possible for what is predicted to be a sell-out event. Adult tickets start from just £31, children’s tickets are £11. Hospitality options available from £103.20.
All tickets and hospitality for the event include racing followed by Status Quo live after racing.
For more information about racing and events at Doncaster Racecourse, visit www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk or to buy tickets, call 01302 511 918.