Ronan Keating will appear live on stage in Ascot in August

Ascot to host Ronan Keating, Gabrielle, Fun Lovin' Criminals and Lawson

The world’s premier international jockeys’ competition, the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, returns to Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 6 August. It will be followed by a free evening concert for racegoers featuring Ronan Keating, Gabrielle, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and Lawson.

King Edward VII Enclosure guests will have a short priority access period allowing them to secure their preferred spot following the racing.

There will also be a fairground included in the price of a ticket on the Bandstand Lawns, as well as champagne and cocktail bars and a wide range of restaurants to enjoy before the music kicks off.

Ahead of the concert, Ronan Keating said, "I am a big horse racing fan and I obviously love music so there is a great synergy for me performing after the Shergar Cup at Ascot this year. It'll be such a great day and then we will carry that vibe on into the evening with music from me and my band."

Lawson band member Andy Brown, added, "The Shergar Cup is a great event and we’re looking forward to watching the racing as much as we are to playing to show! We’ll make sure that party atmosphere continues into the evening."

Now in its 16th year, the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is one of Ascot’s most loved race meetings.

Racegoers turn out in their thousands to pledge their allegiance to one of four teams in the UK’s only team-format raceday. The teams are made up of top international jockeys seeking victory by collectively acquiring the highest number of points across the six races throughout the day.

The four teams are Great Britain & Ireland, Europe, the Rest of the World and The Girls. Four of the world’s finest jockeys will lead the teams with Frankie Dettori captaining the Europe team, Jamie Spencer leading Great Britain & Ireland, Silvestre de Sousa taking charge of the Rest of the World and Emma-Jayne Wilson looking to orchestrate a second straight victory for the Girls.

Queen Anne Enclosure tickets from £30 in advance. King Edward VII Enclosure tickets from £55 in advance. Accompanied children under 18 years of age gain free entry at all Ascot race meetings. Concert included within the raceday ticket. To book tickets and for further information, telephone 0844 346 3000 or visit

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