New music festival coming to Warwick Racecourse
A forward-thinking music festival featuring some of the biggest names in drum and bass, grime, garage and urban music is being held at Warwick Racecourse next month.
The first ever Let Loose Festival is set to take place on Saturday, September 10 at the Hampton Street venue.
The multi-genre music festival will feature seven live bands as well as DJs and music producers performing across five stages.
Doors open at midday and the event will see both local talent and artists from further afield take to the stage, including two BBC Radio 1Xtra residents, drum and bass legend DJ Hazard and grime heavyweight P Money.
There will also be street food vendors serving up popular dishes from around the world.
Jake Massey, one of the organisers behind Let Loose Festival, said: “We wanted to bring something to the area for the younger generation as there is a real gap in the market for a forward thinking, forward sounding music festival in Warwick.
“We have ambitious plans to not only bring the best artists to the event but also provide a platform for the local music community to showcase their talents.
“There will be a real mix of music with seven live bands and around 40 DJs and electronic music producers.
“Warwick racecourse is an excellent venue for a music festival and we have been keen to utilise the interesting spaces and infrastructure found at the racecourse.
“We are already seeing a lot of interest and ticket sales are going well. We have also provided some of the local residents living in the immediate area with free tickets.
“This is our first ever Let Loose Festival and we are committed to growing the event over the next few years and hope to make it an annual fixture for the area.”
Andre Klein, General Manager at Warwick Racecourse, said the music festival will be a great event for music lovers.
“We are delighted to chosen as the venue for the inaugural Let Loose Festival,” he said.
“It is excellent to see that it will feature not only big names in the industry, but also talented local artists. We look forward to welcoming music fans to the Let Loose music festival.”
The event is open to those aged 16 and above. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Last entry is at 6pm, with the festival coming to a close at 9.30pm. Tickets are priced at £25 and are available at http://www.letloosefest.uk/
The new season gets underway at Warwick Racecourse with the Season Opener Raceday on Tuesday, September 20. Gates open at 12.10pm, with the last of six races at 5.10pm. Advance tickets are available from www.warwickracecourse.co.uk.
PICTURE CAPTION: Sheryl Caswell from Warwick Racecourse promoting Let Loose Festival which is being held at the venue on Saturday, September 10
Notes to Editors
Warwick Racecourse is one of the oldest racecourses in the country and the first to stage a jump race as part of a racecard in 1831, effectively establishing the National Hunt sport. In 2014, it became an all-jumps track with a five-year plan to become one of the UK’s leading small jumps courses. Dan Skelton, one of the country’s brightest young National Hunt trainers, is its ambassador.
Fixture highlights include the Grade 2 Leamington Novices’ Hurdle (Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle), Grade 2 Kingmaker Novices’ Chase and Grade 3 handicap Betfred Classic Chase.
High-quality racing takes place on weekdays and weekends, and afternoons and evenings, from September to May, with a range of meetings to appeal to racing regulars and newcomers alike. More information is available at www.warwickracecourse.co.uk
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Today the largest commercial group in the sport, The Jockey Club runs the leading racecourse group in the UK by turnover (2015: £174.2m), attendances (2015: 1.95m), total prize money (2015: £43.9m), contribution to prize money (2015: £19.9m) and quality racing (Group and Graded races); more than 3,000 acres of world-class training grounds in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom Downs; The National Stud breeding enterprise and education provider; and the charity for racing's people in need, Racing Welfare. More information is available at www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.
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