Our 2019 Summer Concert is nearly here! Here’s everything you need to know


It’s one of the highlights of the year at Cartmel Racecourse – our annual summer concert day.

And this year we’ve got a packed line up of live music all on top of an exciting afternoon of horse racing.

Our performers include headline act Sir Cliff Richard and supports Sophie Ellis-Bextor and The Fly Boys.

Got your tickets? Here’s everything you need to know about our 2019 event this Friday, June 28th.


Can I buy a ticket on the day?
Tickets will be available on the day priced at £55.00. Advanced tickets are currently available for £45.00 and can be purchased via our website.


It says children go free. Do they need a ticket on concert day?
Yes. Children under 12 get free entry but will still need a ticket for our summer concert. Children aged 13-17 require a teen ticket which is £25.00.


What time should I get there?
The gates open from 8am on Friday and racegoers are welcome to arrive any time after that.


What time is the first race?
The first race gets underway at approximately 1:50pm. The final race will begin at approximately 5.10pm.


What time does the concert start (and finish)?
The music is expected to start at approximately 6pm. The concert is scheduled to end no later than 9:45pm.


Are separate tickets available for racing and the concert?
There is only one standard type of ticket available on Concert day which is inclusive of both the race and the concert and allows access to all areas of the course.


Where can I park?
Parking on the Paddock is £7.00 per car however there is more than adequate parking for all visitors on the free overflow car park.


What alternative transport options are there?
Taxi, train – and helicopter!
Book your taxi as early as possible. The best drop off point is outside of The Pig and Whistle pub in Cartmel or opposite Cartmel Priory School. The course is then a ten minute walk away.
The nearest station is Cark-in-Cartmel. Stagecoach runs a bus from the station to the course.
Helicopters require advanced permission to land. Call us on 015395 36340 to book.


Are you accessible?
We strive to be as accessible as possible.
We have a viewing area in the Grandstand which is accessible via a lift.
Blue badge parking is available however this has sold out for this year. Additional blue badge parking will be on the overflow car park at seven acres (course side) however there will be limited space.
Please arrive at least one hour before the first race.


Can I bring my dog?
Yes – but special restrictions apply on concert day.
Dogs are welcome on a lead at Cartmel in the paddock and course areas but are not permitted in the seated area during the concert.


Food. What’s on offer – and can I bring my own?
We always have an array of quality hot food providers on site and our summer concert is no different.
From fish and chips, burgers, and bacon rolls to Indian delights and many more.
However, we know many of our racegoers like to pack a picnic.
Bring a blanket, choose your spot and enjoy a glass of wine or bubbly with some classic finger food or bring a BBQ! Only disposable BBQs are allowed and must be extinguished during racing.
We are one of the few venues in the country that allows visitors to bring their own alcohol.


What should I wear?
The atmosphere at Cartmel is family friendly and relaxed so please wear smart casual attire. We do not allow football shirts.
Our hospitality areas – Rogan & Co at the Races and the Louis Roederer Restaurant in the Grandstand require smart attire.
T shirt and shorts are acceptable in hot weather.


Can I put a gazebo up for my picnic?
Yes. There is a £15 charge on the day. Stewards will be marshalling gazebos for size and position due to restrictions on space and visibility.


Are you on social media?
Yes! Use #Cartmelraces on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to show us what a great day you are having.