Added on 08-Jun-2007
07 June 2007
THE venue is more used to the sounds of joyous punters cheering their winning mount or unlucky tipsters crying into their beer.
But it was the music of legendary bands Queen and the Bee Gees which filled the air as about 2,500 music fans from toddlers to pensioners attended the first Rock At The Racecourse at Fakenham.
And organisers were so pleased with the turnout and reaction that they hope to make it an annual event at the popular racecourse.
“It went really well and the atmosphere was brilliant,” was Russells' Promotions joint managing director Andy Russell's simple verdict on Friday night's event.
“It was the first year we have held it here and to get those sort of figures gives us a great platform for next year.”
Mr Russell said he did not know which acts would be picked for next year, but he said they liked to get groups who “sing songs which people of all ages know the words to.”
The Fakenham gig is one of five open air concerts Russells' Promotions is staging this summer.
The other one in Norfolk is the fourth Music On The Meadows at Sussex Barn, Burnham Market, on Wednesday, August 22, when a crowd of up to 5,000 is expected to watch the World of the Bee Gees and the Magic of Abba.
All Russells' Promotions gigs raise money for the National Society for Epilepsy.
More information on the other events on website: www.russellspromotions.com.