Prestigious occasion calls on racegoers to get suited and booted for dancing
A TRIO of well-liked bands will guarantee pleasure ranges at one in all Scotland’s most anticipated racedays are stored excessive as soon as on-track competitors involves an in depth.
Musselburgh Racecourse has unveiled the musical line-up set to get the Edinburgh Cup crowd leaping, that includes well-liked native and Scottish expertise.
Taking to the stage will likely be Edinburgh-based bands The Zebra Three and Chameleon Girl, who will assist get racegoers shifting and singing alongside on the After-Race Celebration. Finishing the line-up will likely be The Soundtrax, one in all Scotland’s hottest occasion bands.
Aisling Johnston, Business Supervisor at Musselburgh Racecourse, mentioned: “This yr’s Edinburgh Cup is an actual celebration of all issues Edinburgh.
“We will’t wait to welcome everybody to the racecourse, and with such nice musical expertise on show, The Edinburgh Cup guarantees to be filled with leisure and one to not miss.
“The bands provide a large and entertaining vary of music that we predict these attending will love. We will’t wait to see the performers take to the stage for an hour after the final race takes place and supply some wonderful music.”
Edinburgh Gin’s long-term partnership with the East Lothian course options once more this yr – with the upcoming 2023 occasion offering many an expertise for gin and cocktail followers to match the high-quality racing on show.
Together with tasty refreshments, these attending can anticipate a celebration of Edinburgh’s greatest culinary delights to go along with the 7 thrilling races, with a complete of £139,000 up for grabs in prize cash.
Revellers are additionally being inspired to decorate to impress as a bunch of photograph alternatives are positioned across the racecourse, with prizes up for grabs for individuals who share their photographs on social media.
Headlining the after-party will likely be people rock band, Chameleon Girl, who’s fronted by singer Cameron Middlemass.
Talking on taking part in on the occasion, Cameron mentioned: “To be requested to headline the After-Racing Celebration is a privilege, we’re excited and searching ahead to performing.
“It’s our first correct headline gig at Musselburgh Racecourse and we’re excited, the punters are nice so it is going to be a great Saturday.
Talking on why individuals ought to come to the raceday, Cameron added: “Musselburgh Racecourse has extra of a neighborhood vibe, a lot is occurring with meals and bars, in case you’re somebody who isn’t that massive on racing there’s a lot there anyway so that you can be excited by.”
Excessive-energy band The Soundtrax band members have additionally spoken about their pleasure to play at The Edinburgh Cup.
The band’s singer, Angus Johnston, mentioned: “We’re tremendous excited to be performing for the Musselburgh crowd.
“Attending to carry out for large crowds on massive events is what each musician aspires to realize. Couple that with what we’re positive will likely be an electrical environment, because of some top-class racing, and it must be a tremendous day.
“Our music is all vitality, we’re an out and out occasion band, and our aim is all the time to get individuals dancing. When you fancy a boogie in the present day, then come and boogie with us!”
The Soundtrax guitarist Jim O’Neil added: “We’re going to get off the stage into the gang, onto the dance ground and dance with individuals, we’ll get conga traces on the go, and it is going to be most occasion mode.
“Days like this on the races are the perfect sort of gigs, they’re simply essentially the most enjoyable.”
Returning to the stage will likely be Dalkeith primarily based The Zebra Three, who will kick up some nostalgia as they play pop rock and uncommon cheese from the 60’s and 70’s.
Singer and guitarist James Waterproof coat mentioned: “We’re delighted to be acting at such an important scene, it’s all the time an important environment, particularly if the climate is sweet, which makes for an important day.
“It’s all in regards to the environment, when individuals come to the races, everyone seems to be in a great temper.
The band additionally includes of Kenny Hutchison on bass and vocals, alongside along with his son Robbie Hutchison who performs on drums.
Talking on the father-son duo taking part in collectively, James mentioned: “Robbie is a really completed drummer, it’s simply nice that he needs to play with two older guys!”
The Zebra Three will likely be kicking off the day between 11:30 to 13:05, adopted by The Soundtrax between races from 13:20 to 16:40 and Chameleon Girl headlining the After-Celebration following the final race, from between 16:55-18:00.
Revellers can profit from £5 saving per individual when tickets are bought earlier than 12pm on 2nd June, with gate admission costing £40 for adults and £25 for concessions. Youngsters aged 17 and beneath go free when accompanied by a paying grownup.
Gates open at 11.30am, with provisional instances for the primary race at 1.15pm and the final race at 4:50pm.
Musselburgh Racecourse offers year-round racing motion, with 27 race days throughout the flat and soar racing seasons, together with weekend, midweek, and night.
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