Monday, 06 June 2016

It was where it all began for T in the Park and now a new music festival is set to bring the best of Scottish talent back to its birth place in the heart of Hamilton.

Hamilton Park Racecourse has just announced details of its first ever Music Festival Racenight and will bring to the stage Scottish Indie rockers Glasvegas for one night only in the grand finale of its Jordan Electrics Super Saturdays series. 

On Saturday 24 September, the Glasgow four-piece will entertain thousands of guests with classic tunes like ‘Geraldine’ and ‘Daddy’s Gone’ as well as a performing a host of new material in an event that will celebrate the best local bands in the country.

Kelvin and Indigo Velvet - already cult names in the Scottish music scene - are just some of the other acts in the jam-packed line-up. The organiser is also in talks with a number of other big name acts and will reveal details in the coming weeks.   

The gates to the action packed, day-long event will open at 12 noon and will also feature a thrilling racecard to match the festival line-up including the £20,000 Totepool EBF Stallions Flower of Scotland Handicap Stakes (Class 3) feature race. 

Vivien Kyles, Chief Executive at Hamilton Park Racecourse, said: “Bringing a musical festival back to Hamilton has been a long term ambition of the racecourse and to have Glasvegas as the headline act will be music to the ears of revellers across the country. Hamilton is no stranger to music festivals and this event is all about bringing together Scottish bands to celebrate our love of music. 

“Scotland has made a name for itself the world over for the musical talent that hails from the country so to have so many talented local bands on the one stage is a big moment for us. We have gone for full on action on the track and on the stage and we know Glasvegas will play to the crowd and have everyone up on their feet and singing their tunes at the top of their voices.

“We will be continuing to add to the line-up as the date draws closer so if you are a music fan there is only one place to be this September.”

Advance discount tickets for the Totepool Music Festival Racenight on Saturday 24 September are available now and can be purchased for £25 at or by calling 01698 283809. Children under-18 go free. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

The event runs from 12 noon to 11pm with the first race at 3.40pm.

A fantastic line up of events will be taking place at Hamilton Park Racecourse throughout the new 2016 season. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit