Fixture Details | Music Showcase Weekend


Think Open Air Festival with quality racing and world class facilities.

One of the most looked forward to events of the summer, plans are being made to welcome both music and racing fans.

The dual nature of the occasion means the Covid secure aspects may be subject to further advice from Government, so thank you for your patience about the next level of detail.  Updates can be found on the latest news page of this website.

Originally set to play in 2020, 80’s icon RICK ASTLEY has been confirmed as the first headliner for the Music Showcase Weekend at York Racecourse, taking to the stage on Friday evening 23rd July 2021. 

Less than 24 hours later, McFLY a band known for their upbeat chart hits and energetic performances will be headlining following an afternoon of racing.


Friday evening 23 and Saturday 24 July

- Children aged 5-15 must be accompanied by an adult and need a special £10 ticket, maximum two children per adult.
- Racegoers aged 16 and 17 years old need special £10 paid for admission, however they do not need to be accompanied (please call 01904 620911 to book). 
- Limited number of child tickets available, once this allocation has been reached the full adult price ticket applies.

Click here for information on our Music + Racing events, this will be updated as the raceday approaches as applicable COVID-19 protocols for that day become known. 

Please be assured that all racedays come with a money back refund guarantee for all advance bookings made direct with York Racecourse.  

2021 Season at a glance

  • Friday 23rd July (EBF Lyric Stakes and Live Music)

    Gates Open: 16:00
    First Race: 18:00
    Last Race: 20:30

  • Saturday 24th July (Sky Bet York Stakes and Live Music)

    Gates Open: 11:15
    First Race: 14:05
    Last Race: 17:25