Corrie and Red Dwarf star to perform at Doncaster Racecourse

Craig Charles
Craig Charles

Red Dwarf star and well-known DJ Craig Charles is set to wow music lovers at Doncaster Racecourse this summer.

The British actor, comedian, author, poet and television presenter will perform a live DJ set for crowds at Town Moor following an evening of racing on Friday, June 3 in support of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity. The organisation is the only dedicated charity for Weston Park Hospital and exists to support world-class cancer research and improve the treatment and care for people living with cancer across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire.

The Craig Charles performance is part of Doncaster Racecourse’s Music Live summer series of events, which will see the venue play host to a string of top names including Evergreen popstar Will Young, soul group Simply Red and the legendary Sir Tom Jones.

Best known for his role as Dave Lister in the sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf, Mr Charles has also presented the gladiator-style game show Robot Wars and played Lloyd Mullaney in ITV soap Coronation Street. He also hosts The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC radio and performs DJ sets at clubs and festivals across the globe.

Kieran Gallagher, executive director at Doncaster Racecourse, said: “We’re thrilled to announce that Craig Charles will be performing at the racecourse as part of Music Live this summer. He is a popular DJ who will entertain crowds with his infectious personality and eclectic mix of music.

“Racegoers will be able to enjoy a fabulous summer’s evening of racing and top-class entertainment in a relaxed, informal environment.”

The DJ Live event will help raise money in support of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, which provides a wide range of cancer treatment services across South Yorkshire. The hospital cares for more than 10,500 people from Doncaster every year and all patients from Doncaster who require radiotherapy will receive their treatment at this specialised cancer hospital.

Tickets go on sale from Doncaster Racecourse on Monday, March 14 and range from £20-£35 per person (£20 for the Grandstand, £27.50 County Enclosure and £35 Premier Enclosure).

Darren Hayes, charity business development manager, said: “We are proud to be hosting our very first race evening at Doncaster Racecourse as part of the venue’s popular Music Live programme. This brand new summer spectacular will welcome the people of the Sheffield City Region, including regular race-goers, those looking for a celebratory summer outing or corporates hoping to bring together their workforce for a special occasion.

For further information about Doncaster Racecourse or to book tickets call 01302 304200 or go to Book tickets