Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Scottish Grand National date for Saw Doctors at Ayr Racecourse
IRISH folk rockers The Saw Doctors are returning to the Ayrshire Suite at Ayr Racecourse on Friday 17 April, the first day of the two-day Coral Scottish Grand National Festival.
The band (pictured above) will play a full concert after racing exactly a year after they performed at the opening of the venue. Their latest appearance comes after a phenomenal 2008 which saw them have a number one single in Ireland, a best selling DVD and live album, two sell-out tours of the USA and a highly successful UK winter tour, not to mention two sell-out concerts in Galway to mark their 20th anniversary.
Ayr Racecourse PR Iain Ferguson said: “Its great news that the Saw Doctors are playing here again in April. Last year almost 2000 people packed the Ayrshire Suite to watch them, and the fans were singing along from the first song.
“The Saw Doctors go hand in hand with racing – the punters love them, and we know they have a huge following in this part of the world. This will be the third time in three years they have played at the Racecourse, and we are delighted to welcome them back.”
The Saw Doctors will take the stage shortly after the last race which is run at 5.40pm and play a full concert which will last for around an hour and a half.
Entry to the concert will be by raceday tickets priced £16 for Grand Stand and £26 for the Club. These can be purchased online at www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk or by calling 0870-8505666. There is a £2 discount available on Club tickets if these are booked seven or more days in advance and £4 discount for quantities of 20 or more. Grandstand discounts are £1 per ticket on bookings up to 20 and £2 per ticket for 20 or more.
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