Rasen set to rock with award-winning artists

Sara Cox
Sara Cox

A BRIT Award-winning singer-songwriter and a top Radio 1 DJ will be making sure Rasen Rocks this summer.

Market Rasen Racecourse has announced the multi–million-selling James Morrison is set to perform at the Rasen Rocks night on Saturday, September 1.

And with Morrison’s upcoming British and Irish tour a sell-out, this is seen as a major coup for the town.

Before then, the new-look Ladies’ Party Night on Saturday, August 18, will be entertained by BBC Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox, who will perform an outside disco set after the evening’s horse races.

Pip Kirkby, the racecourse’s managing director, said: “James Morrison and Sara Cox are two fantastic performers for ‘Rasen Rocks’ 2012.

“Tickets have just gone on sale and we’re expecting each night to be very popular indeed.”

Both fixtures are among the best attended of the year at the racecourse and the media partner for Rasen Rocks in 2012 is Lincs FM.

It’s been a great start to the New Year for James Morrison – his third album The Awakening went platinum earlier this month.

He has also been nominated for Best British Male at The Brits 2012, an accolade he won for the first time in 2007, when he was just 21.

James Morrison’s first two albums – Undiscovered and Songs for You – have sold a combined 4.5 million copies and yielded no fewer than ten singles, turning him into an international star.

He has sold out arena tours and gigged coast-to-coast in the

United States as well as in Australia, Japan and across Europe – now he’s coming to Market Rasen!

And Sara Cox is also getting set for Rasen: “I’m really looking forward to the atmosphere at Market Rasen Racecourse on Ladies’ Party Night in August. It will be very exciting.”

Tickets for both Saturday nights (18 August and 1 September) can be bought online at marketrasenraces.co.uk, by telephone on 08445 793009 or at the racecourse in person.

The prices are: Premier £32 (maximum of four tickets per person); County £25; Tattersalls £20; Family £15.

Unlike horse racing only fixtures at the racecourse, when accompanied under 18s are admitted free of charge, tickets for children aged five years and over will cost £6 each.

Children’s tickets are limited in number, so early purchase is advisable – there is a maximum of two children’s tickets per paying adult.