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Published 07 June 2011

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Boy George at Goodwood

Boy George stirs up a storm at Goodwood

Friday 3rd June was a momentous occasion for Goodwood Racecourse as it was the first of their Three Friday Nights. The evenings were initiated to provide racegoers with live music and dancing after racing, which is a first for Goodwood.

The evening saw Boy George light up the racecourse with his fantastic DJ set after the last race had finished at 9pm. The Goodwood operations team operated a flawless undertaking of transforming the parade ring into a dance floor in just 20 minutes, a task which has never been seen at a racecourse before!

7,500 people were in attendance on the evening, 3,000 of which stayed on for the evening entertainment. Boy George kept the crowds dancing until 11pm, creating an atmosphere that was electric.

Although many racecourses have well known bands playing after racing, Goodwood has broken the trend by introducing international DJs to perform. The evening proved to be a huge success and has confirmed just how strong the racing and music link can be.

Marketing Manager of Goodwood Racecourse Bradley Eccleshare said: “We were delighted with the attendance here on Friday night and overwhelmed with the crowd’s reaction to the entertainment and opportunity to dance on the parade ring, which is normally off limits to racegoers. We now look forward to the second of Three Friday Nights with renowned DJ Chris Evans.”

With Chris Evans performing at the racecourse this Friday (10th June) and Mark Ronson on the 17th June, the evenings are set to get bigger and better!

An award-winning radio personality and former Big Breakfast presenter, Chris Evans is a huge fan of Goodwood and has been a frequent visitor to the historic motor circuit and the racecourse. A self confessed petrolhead, Chris joins forces with Goodwood, for his annual Children In Need auction, to offer Radio 2 listeners the chance to bid to drive the famous hillclimb at the Festival of Speed. The presenter of the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, and The One Show, will be bringing his unique style to the party nights on the 10 June.

Free buses will be put on to the Racecourse and back from Midhurst, Petworth and Petersfield town centres. There will also be free shuttle buses running from Chichester train station throughout the evening.

Tickets start from £19 and are still available for both evenings; however Richmond Enclosure tickets are close to being sold out for the Mark Ronson evening.

If you’re coming as a group of 10 or more people then tickets cost just £17.60 per person in the Gordon Enclosure. 

To make the day extra special Goodwood is offering a Champagne Package, which includes four day badges for the Richmond Enclosure and a bottle of chilled Champagne for £125.

To book tickets please call 01243 755055 or book ONLINE|.

Buy Three Friday Night Tickets Now!

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