Rita to star at the races!

Rita Ora
Rita Ora

RITA Ora has been revealed as the singing sensation who will bring down the curtain on Haydock Park’s 2013 summer music nights with a smash-hit concert.

The urban star, who had three number one singles last year and saw her debut album Ora top the charts too, will perform at the racecourse on Friday, August 9.

She follows in the footsteps of bands and artists like Simply Red, Sir Tom Jones and JLS who have played to sell-out crowds at Haydock Park.

The singer has just completed her UK Radioactive tour to rave reviews, is singing in Australia this month and is set to be a massive draw at the North West racecourse this summer.

The 22-year-old, who will be recording a second album this year, won a MOBO award in 2012 for Best Newcomer, while she was nominated for three BRIT awards this year.

Tickets are now on sale for the Rita Ora music night at www.haydock-park.co.uk, by telephone on 0844 579 3006 or at the racecourse in person. Music and horseracing fans alike are being urged to book their places as soon as possible.

Garry Fortune, the racecourse’s general manager, said: “Haydock Park’s series of summer music nights after racing has got better year after year, and the crowds keep returning in ever bigger numbers.

“With a Legends of the ’80s Night in June and Madness in July already made public, we are delighted to announce that Rita Ora will be with us in August for the third and final music night of the summer. It is going to be a fantastic evening of horse racing and music, and I’m sure many thousands of fans will be with us on Friday, August 9.”

The summer season of music nights at Haydock Park begins with the Legends of the ’80s Night on Saturday, June 22 followed by Madness on Saturday, July 20 and is rounded off by Rita Ora on Friday, August 9.

Prices: Premier Enclosure £60 (children three to 17 years £30); County Stand £45 (children £23); Tattersalls/Newton £30 (children £15). All children must be accompanied by an adult.

A dress code applies in both County and Premier with full details at www.haydock-park.co.uk where information of the facilities in each enclosure can also be found. Parking is free of charge.