Singing superstar, Pixie Lott,  is taking to the stage at Ayr Racecourse this week (Friday 22 June) and it is hoped the bumper crowd expected will dig deep to support the STV Appeal Racenight.

Complete with her backing dancers, Pixie will perform her best known material including “Kiss The Stars” and “All About Tonight” and is the latest in a long line of stars to take to the stage at Ayr including Deacon Blue, Alexandra Burke, Status Quo, From The Jam, Stacey Solomon, The Human League and The Saw Doctors.

Ayr Racecourse Sales and Marketing Manager Lindsey Smith said : “We are expecting a superb party atmosphere on Friday and the presence of a top star like Pixie Lott should add to the night.

“There’s also discos in both the Ayrshire Suite and The Horseshoe Bar until midnight and we are in for one  huge party!”

There’s also entertainment on Saturday with The Floorstompers playing in the Horseshoe Bar after racing with a disco in the Ayrshire Suite.”

The STV Appeal works closely with six major Scottish charities – Aberlour, Action for Children, Barnardo’s Scotland, Children 1st, Save The Children Scotland and One Parent Families Scotland .

It is anticipated a huge amount of money will be raised for the STV Appeal, working to help children affected by poverty in Scotland. Launched in 2011 in association with The Hunter Foundation last year the STV Appeal raised almost £1.3 million.


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The Courteeners will headline this summer’s Chester Rocks festival.

The Manchester band, who are currently working on the follow-up to their 2010 second album ‘Falcon’, will join popstar Pixie Lott in headlining the event.

Chester Rocks takes place from June 16-17 and will happen at Chester’s Racecourse. Joining Liam Fray and co on the opening day (June 16) will be Cast, The Rifles, The Fallows and The Suns.

Pixie Lott will close the show on the Sunday (June 17) and will be supporting by Katy B, Maverick Sabre, Labrinth and Tinchy Stryder. For more information about the event, visit

The Courteeners most recently released a live DVD, which is titled ‘Live at Manchester MEN Arena’. The DVD was filmed during the band’s sold out gig at Manchester’s Evening News Arena last December. It contains a total of 19 tracks.

You can watch a video interview with The Courteeners’ frontman Liam Fray from last summer’s V Festival by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Tickets go onsale on Friday (March 9) at 9am (GMT). To check the availability of Chester Rocks Festival tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.


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