A crowd of up to 20,000 is expected to greet pop princess Kylie Minogue in Haydock tomorrow night.
The Aussie singer is providing the spectacular after-race entertainment at Haydock Park.
Staff at Haydock are busy preparing the way for the iconic woman whose music career has spanned more than 25 years, with hits including I Should Be So Lucky, Can’t Get You Out of My Head and her most recent tune I Was Gonna Cancel, written by Pharrell Williams.
She is the latest musical coup for the course and the Jockey Club Live’s An Evening at the Races, previous visitors having included Sir Tom Jones, Rita Ora, Wet Wet Wet and Jessie J.
Haydock Park general manager Jason Fildes said: “There is a great buzz here. We have set up temporary bars and extra toilets and getting ready for the crowds, which should hit the 20,000 capacity. It will be great to see the racecourse so full.
“Kylie will be doing a gig at another of our racecourses in Newmarket, Suffolk, on Friday night, and after a post-concert party she will be travelling through the night on a Winnebago with support vehicles, arriving in good time on Saturday.
“She will play at 9pm and has promised to sing all our favourite classics. She will put on some show - she has lots of backing dancers and the band is very big. This will be the biggest stage ever created at Haydock. It’s a very impressive structure.
“We are hoping she will watch a few races, as she is keen on racing. Perhaps she will have a flutter.
“We advise people who have tickets to come early as there is plenty to do. Gates open at 3.15pm and the first race is at 6.15pm. We have lots of offers on different bars and a punters’ panel.”
Kylie said: “I’m so excited to be performing at an evening at the races. I have an amazing band and fabulous dancers and we can’t wait.
I’m so excited to be performing at an evening at the races. I have an amazing band and fabulous dancers and we can’t wait.Kylie Minogue
“Being from a horse racing city like Melbourne, I’ll be sure to have a flutter on the horses myself!”
Some hospitality tickets may still be available and can be booked via www.thejockeyclublive.co.uk.
And there is still some musical entertainment to come in the form of Madness on July 3 and Kaiser Chiefs on August 1.
Tickets are £30. For more information and to book tickets, visit www.thejockeyclublive.co.uk.