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Ronan Keating to headline Ladies' Night at Carlisle Racecourse

Ronan Keating is to perform in Cumbria this year, it has been announced.

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Ronan Keating

The Boyzone lead singer - now also a huge solo artist - will be the star attraction at this summer’s Ladies’ Night at Carlisle Racecourse.

The 35-year-old singer-songwriter from Dublin will perform on a trackside stage around 9pm at the end of the evening race meeting.

Tickets for the event on August 5, priced £20 for adults, go on sale at 9am on Thursday.

Racecourse general manager Richard Clements said the gig was a massive coup.

"Ladies' Night is always one of our most popular events of the year but we expect demand to soar to unprecedented levels now that we have such a mega name," he added.

Keating, who has had number ones with Life is a Rollercoaster and When You Say Nothing At All and whose latest album, Fires, was released in September, said: “I love the chance to play outdoors through the summer so I’m looking forward to a great night in Carlisle.

“I’m a big fan of horse-racing so to get chance to perform after a great evening of racing is the perfect night out.”

The annual Ladies' Night has attracted more than 10,000 people in the past but a limit of 9,500 has now been set to reduce congestion.

Advance tickets cost £20 for adults, covering both the racing and live music. Advance tickets for groups of 20 or more cost £17.50. Admission on the night is £25. A limited number of tickets are available for children aged five to 17, priced £10. No more than two of these can be purchased per adult ticket. Admission is free for under-fives.

Tickets are available at or 0844 579 3002.

  •  The racecourse is also hosting a concert by British pop legends Madness at its Stobart Family Festival on Saturday, July 6.
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Carl & Leatherman, I really hope its a fantastic evening. The problem is, the racecourse management consistently get it wrong. They need additional toilet facilities, getting a drink is quite frankly a joke and typically the food & drink is horrendously overpriced. This is not about who plays in Carlisle, it is certainly not a criticism of the entertainment. Look up previous years discussions on here relating to both the family fun days & concert nights. The criticism is consistant relating to the race courses repeated failures to provide adequate facilities for its clients. The toilet facilities are wholly inadequate, two years ago there were 'ladies' peeing on the floor outside the toilets through sheer desperation after queueing for an extremely long time. All that is needed to turn the situation around are portable toilet facilities of the like you see at other outdoor events and additional refreshment outlets. The crazy thing is, if they were to put on a couple of extra outdoor bars they would increase sales threefold and thereby improve their already ample profits.

Posted by Brian on 7 February 2013 at 21:58

brian and jenny do you have to be so negative

Posted by carl whitehead on 7 February 2013 at 15:35

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