First Friday night event sells out at Goodwood

Mike Skinner was one of the stars at Goodwood Racecourse in 2012
Mike Skinner was one of the stars at Goodwood Racecourse in 2012

The first of Goodwood Racecourse’s Three Friday Nights - this Friday, May 31 - is a sell-out.

Rudimental, headlining the event after racing, are performing at Goodwood for the first time.

The Hackney electronic music quartet have had an incredible year, with two chart-topping singles and a number one debut album.

“We cannot wait to be opening the first Friday at Goodwood. Festival season has officially started and we are going to have the dance floor jumping,” said the band in a statement.

The Three Friday Nights feature horseracing followed by a DJ set performed by top artists. A quick change transforms the parade ring from being horse-focused to a huge dance floor under the stars, complete with laser show.

The first of the six races on Friday is at 6.05pm (the gates open at 4.30pm). The Gordon’s Amateur Riders’ Handicap is run over nine furlongs and has attracted 23 entries.

Though Rudimental are sold out, Three Friday Nights continue on June 14 with Groove Armada’s Andy Cato, who has chosen the day to release an 18-track collection, Time and Places, an audio reminder of the history of the past 20 years of British dance music culture, and June 21 with Trevor Nelson.

Tickets are available from www.goodwood.com