…a day and night, boutique music event taking place at Brighton Racecourse on Saturday 1 October,  with all the fun of a day at the races. With many big names and brands from the world of dance music to be announced, across 3 stages, in a unique, historic venue.


The first superstars to play the inaugural ‘Party At The Races’ are the mighty, Basement Jaxx. The electronic duo will bring a rollercoaster of house and disco, and uproarious energy, in a special headline DJ set on the outdoor Main Stage.  This first announcement is one of many more to come for this brand new dance music extravaganza, taking place on Saturday 1 October 2016, at Brighton Racecourse.

‘Party At The Races’ is a music event with a difference. It offers a mix of day-time dancing and night-time clubbing, with some of the UK’s biggest artists performing across 3 stages hosted by leading brands in dance and local live music. Combine its exceptional location, with views across Brighton city and coastline, a carnival of dance music and entertainment, including virtual horse racing, and you have a certified, magical day out.


Basement Jaxx © jean-luc brouard 1 2


The announcement of Basement Jaxx sets the tone for the impeccable choice of music that will be on offer at ‘Party At The Races’. Although best known for their vibrant live shows, carnival vibes, and string of chart-topping singles, such as Romeo and Good Luck, as a DJ duo, Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe are a force to be reckoned with. Their DJ sets expertly weave together a tougher sounding vibe to Basement Jaxx’s live persona, with edgy dance music productions.

‘Party At The Races’ will be a celebration of dance music and revelry like nothing else that’s gone before. The Main Stage will showcase a host of the biggest acts from around the world, while the Live on the Terrace Stage will deliver the best in local live music available. For quality DJs and deep house, head to the Grandstand Stage. The country’s leading names in quality music have been invited to host the stages, details of which are being announced on Wednesday 8 June, but stay tuned thereafter as further lineups will be unveiled early July!

Revellers are invited to dress up for Party At The Races, or show off the best and brightest jockey outfits, ready to enjoy virtual horse racing, projected onto the big screens outside, and inside on the Grandstand TVs. Horses will be named after artists performing on the night, and for those that like a flutter, bets can be placed using drinks vouchers. Guests can feel the excitement of a day at the races, backed by an unforgettable soundtrack from some of the best DJs and live acts out there, and, if their 10 to 1 shot comes in, enjoy free drinks all night!

Alongside the mix of thundering hooves and booming basslines, visitors can also check out a vintage funfair, a range of gourmet food stalls, cocktail bars and mind-blowing, state of the art production across the various stages.

On its innovative concept alone, the demand for ‘Party At The Races’ has been crazy, with first-release standard and VIP tickets already selling out in 18 hours! To guarantee your place at this much anticipated event, head to the newly launched website and grab your ticket now, from as little as £25+bf (standard) or £34.50+bf (VIP) –