Nick Grimshaw from BBC Radio 1 to round off Perth Festival

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Nick Grimshaw from BBC Radio 1 to round off Perth Festival

Perth Racecourse has today announced its first big name ‘jockey’ for the 2018 Perth Festival – the hugely popular DJ Nick Grimshaw from BBC Radio 1.

Perth’s summer jump season kicks off with the thrilling three-day showcase of the very best of British and Irish racing from Wednesday, 25 April to Friday, 27 April, including all the showmanship and excitement of the heart-stopping Highland National on the Friday.

That third and final day of the Perth Festival will now finish in even more style after Perth Racecourse confirmed the appearance of Nick Grimshaw for a live set on stage following racing to help send the bumper crowd partying into the spring evening. Tickets are on sale now and make the perfect Christmas present with an early bird offer of £3 off currently available.

Nick Grimshaw said: “I’m psyched to be coming up to Scotland to play again, it’s always an amazing atmosphere. The Perth Festival sounds like a really fun few days and I can’t wait to help get the party started on the Friday.”

The Perth Festival welcomes owners, trainers and jockeys including some of the industry’s most loved personalities to Britain’s most northerly course to provide exhilarating horsemanship and be greeted with the warmest of Highland hospitality. 

Day 1 will see Perth’s 2018 season start with a bang, with the British Stallions Gold Castle EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle the feature race, while the Handicap Chase over 2m 4f is the highlight of the Thursday. Then Perth Festival Friday sees the renowned Highland National – the longest race staged at Perth all season (3m 6f) – enjoyed by punters before Nick Grimshaw takes to the stage after racing to help start a third evening of Festival celebrations.

Hazel Peplinksi, Chief Executive at Perth Racecourse, said: “The special big party atmosphere created by the Perth Festival has helped establish it as one of the best days out in Scotland’s social calendar. So we’re thrilled to make 2018 even bigger and better with Nick Grimshaw from BBC Radio 1 on board to help us close the Festival, which we are sure will be a big hit with the crowd.

“The Perth Festival is three days rich with quality racing, no more so than with Friday’s Highland National, as well as live music, business networking opportunities and the customary celebrations after racing.

“Our early bird offer helps make the Friday Festival ticket the perfect present this festive season and we urge people to move fast if they want to seal their place at our season-opening spectacular next April.” 

The £3 off early bird offer applies to tickets across all three days of the Perth festival, with a three-day ticket available for £50 and concession prices also available. For each day gates open at 12noon, first race is at 2pm and final race is 5pm.

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