Top DJs will have West Sussex in a spin at Goodwood Racecourse's Horse racing evenings this June

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This June, Goodwood will be welcoming a different kind of jockey to the racecourse when top international DJs Boy George, Chris Evans and Mark Ronson take to the decks to create a fusion of racing, music and dancing for Friday Night hirse racing meets.

Three Friday Nights logo: Boy George, Chris Evans, Mark Ronson

Goodwood Racecouse plays hosts to 3 top DJs in June 2011

We are delighted that Chris Evans, Boy George and Mark Ronson will be joining us for our Friday racing fixtures to ensure that we provide a night to remember at this fantastic racecourse

Introducing live music and dancing after the horse racing at Goodwood for the first time, the evenings will be an explosive concoction of superb evening racing followed by some sensational sounds.

Located high on the South Downs, the spectacular Parade Ring will be transformed following the last race to become a unique dance floor where racegoers can dance till late into the evening!

Tickets for ‘Three Friday Nights’ are on sale now and we recommend booking in advance to avoid missing out on what will become three of the best party nights in Sussex. The line up for Three Friday Nights consists of:

3 June 2011        Boy George (more details)
10 June 2011        Chris Evans (more details)
17 June 2011         Mark Ronson (more details)

Universally recognised as one of the music scenes most iconic artists, Boy George has sold in excess of 100 million singles and 50 million albums worldwide, both as a performer and songwriter with 80’s super group Culture Club, solo artist and as one of the world's most successful international DJs. Recent times have seen George work with artists as varied as Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt (Miike Snow) and Sharlene Hector (Bassment Jaxx fame), release his first artist album in 10 years titled ‘Ordinary Alien’ and unveil a new record label called VG Records. 2011 has also seen him announce that there will be a reunion tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Culture Club. Joining George on the night will be fellow VG Records owner and undoubtedly one of Portugal’s most exported international DJs - Marc Vedo.

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.

Mark Ronson‘s spinning skills have made him a favorite among the inner circle of Hollywood’s elite. He also creates his own music and has collaborated with some of the most innovative people in the music industry. Mark has produced two albums and his songs have appeared in a myriad of commercials, television shows and movies.

Managing Director of Goodwood Racecourse Adam Waterworth said: “We are delighted that Chris Evans, Boy George and Mark Ronson will be joining us for our Friday racing fixtures to ensure that we provide a night to remember at this fantastic racecourse”.    

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 for ‘Three Friday Nights’ are on sale now priced per night at £25 online (£30 via the hotline or on the day) for the Richmond Enclosure and £19 online (£22 via the hotline or on the day) for the Gordon Enclosure. If you’re coming as a group of 10 or more people then tickets cost just £17.60 per person in the Gordon Enclosure.

Tickets are available to book online at http://www.goodwood.com/horseracing or call 01243 755055

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.

About Goodwood Racecourse:
Goodwood Racecourse, located in West Sussex, first launched as a flat horseracing course in 1802 and has since become one of the key venues for race meetings in England. Goodwood is also home to the famous "Glorious Goodwood" horseracing festival held each July, as well as "The Festival of Speed" held on the estate's motor racing circuit.

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