Why a racecourse could be your ideal gig venue this summer

It might be known as the Sport of Kings, but more recently horse racing is attracting royalty of the rock and pop variety. And no, we don’t mean celebs having a flutter at the bookies, but the many acts set to perform at racecourses up and down the country.

From Bryan Adams to Busted to the Kaiser Chiefs to Jess Glynne, if you’re hoping to see top talent, a racecourse could be just the place to do it. In fact, we’d put good money on it.

The Jockey Club has 15 racecourses, with many set to host some of the biggest gigs of the year. So grab yourself a Pimm’s and take a look at the best reasons to head to a racecourse this summer.

Make a day of it
If you’re always on the lookout for good value (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) The Jockey Club’s events will be right up your street. Big-name stars will take to the stage after an afternoon or evening of racing, so you’re getting more for your money than just a great gig. And if you back the right horse on the day, it’s win-win.

Appeal to your gran … and your sister
We’d like to bet The Jockey Club’s events appeal to nearly everyone. If your inner teenybopper wants to see Little Mix in action or you’d rather step back to the '80s with Tears for Fears, you won’t be disappointed.

Get dressed up to the nines
How many times have you rocked up to a gig wearing a fascinator or your best suit? We’re gambling on not many, which is another reason to add a trip to a racecourse to your to-do list this summer. It's a perfect excuse to dress up if ever we've heard one!

Access all areas
We do not promise an up close and personal with your favourite artist. But we do know it can be a logistical nightmare getting to some gig venues. The Jockey Club’s racecourses are well connected to local transport links with a combined total of 82,000 parking spaces, so arriving in style couldn’t be easier.

Outdoor gigs (minus the Portaloos)
A racecourse event is a bit like a high-class version of Glastonbury – great music in an open-air setting without the camping and mud. While they can’t guarantee the weather, The Jockey Club can offer great entertainment you can enjoy knowing you're going home to a comfy bed. What’s not to love?

So, What are you waiting for - get down to a racecourse now!