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YORK RACECOURSE LOOKS FORWARD TO SUMMER MUSIC FUN

Saturday 27th June promises lots of summer music fun as the fabulous BJÖRN AGAIN will round off a relaxed afternoon of sporting and musical entertainment.

Having been acknowledged by non-other than BJÖRN ULVAEUS as being the show that single-handedly initiated the ABBA revival since the late 1980s, the BJÖRN AGAIN show is hailed as the most popular and successful show of its type.

Live music from the big stage after the seven races are run, whilst earlier in the afternoon there will be the fun of both racegoer karaoke featuring ABBA songs as well as a Silent Abba Disco.  Prizes will also be available for racegoers taking part in the “1970s Fancy Dress Contest”, racegoers are invited to create a stylish look from favourites such as flares, platform boots, 1970s jackets and kipper ties. The ever popular “selfie stations” will be there to help share the good times with the wider world.

On the track, £150,000 will be won over seven competitive races all backed by William Hill.

Racing and music fans will be able to enjoy all of this from £25 (for an advance booked group of just six), with no booking fees and no parking charges, making it the best value event of its type in the city this summer. Significantly, under 18s will be admitted free of charge with an accompanying adult.

James Brennan, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship said,

“We wanted to offer people the chance to have fun, we hope in the sun, and what better way than in celebrating all things ABBA. You only have to remember how popular the Mamma Mia films and Mamma Mia The Party have been to understand the affection across the country for the famous Swedish Quartet. Obviously, they aren’t able to join us, but the rave reviews for BJÖRN AGAIN demonstrate the show is a great performance.

There is a lot of choice for music events around Yorkshire this summer, so we think this offers something different, a little more relaxed and at a more affordable price. We charge no booking fee, do not charge for parking and accompanied children under 18 are admitted free of charge.

Of course, we have the additional excitement of Pussycat Dolls and Rick Astley set for late July; so a little bit of ABBA fun seems a great way to kick off our music events.”

It promises to be an entertainment filled summer for racing and music fans as Friday evening 24th July will see Pussycat Dolls performing on the Knavesmire, with Rick Astley on Saturday 25th July.

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