Award-winning British artist Paloma Faith is set to bring the flat racing calendar to a thrilling close this year when she hits the decks at the end-of-season finale,QIPCO British Champions Dayat Ascot racecourse on Saturday 17 October.
Building on the success of last year’s event, the BRIT Award winning singer will headline the official Champions Day after party which kicks off immediately after racing has finished, on what is the richest raceday in the British calendar.
Paloma, who won a BRIT Award this year for the Best Female Solo Artist and played at Glastonbury last weekend, is playing at T in the Park and V Festival before treating racegoers to a DJ set at Racing’s biggest day.
She said: “I’m excited to be DJing at the amazing Ascot racecourse and will be getting the crowd up on their feet and dancing after they’ve enjoyed all the action on track. I’m hoping that some of them will be able to give me some racing tips on the day too.”
QIPCO British Champions Series Chief Executive Rod Street said: “QIPCO British Champions Day is one of the best day’s racing in the World and we’re delighted that it should be rounded off in such style by such an acclaimed artist as Paloma. Last year’s after party was a massive hit with racegoers and I am sure that with Paloma on the decks this year the day will have even more of a celebratory and party atmosphere. We’re expecting another big crowd to watch, not only the final day of the Championship season, but also the fantastic after party.”
To celebrate today’s announcement, for a limited period racegoers are able to purchase Grandstand tickets for the racing and after party for just £20, a 20% discount on the current price. The offer expires on Tuesday 30th June at midnight.
With over £4 million in prize money and featuring a card that boasts four Group 1 races, QIPCO British Champions Day is the finale to the flat racing season where, for the first time this year, the winner of the Stobart Flat Jockeys’ Championship will be crowned in front of a large crowd and live on Channel 4.