Liverpool band, The Christians will entertain over 25,000 racegoers following racing on the opening day of the 2012 John Smith’s Grand National meeting, Thursday, April 12.

The Mersey-born soul influenced group, who had hits in the late 80s and 90s including Forgotten Town, Born Again, Ideal World, Hooverville, Words and Father, will be the final performance on the Aintree Pavilion stage following a day of top-class racing and entertainment.

Now in its third year, Liverpool Day celebrates one of the world’s most colourful cities.  Liverpool-inspired music, comedy, entertainment and sport will flavour the opening day of the three day meeting which starts with the BGC Liverpool Hurdle.

Emma Owen, Marketing and PR Manager at Aintree Racecourse, said: “We’re delighted with the support we’ve received for Liverpool Day, which has grown in attendance year on year. Liverpool is very much known for being a party city and in the coming weeks, we will be announcing our full entertainment line up, which is sure to be the icing on the cake for what is the biggest three days of racing and socialising in the calendar.”

The following day, Friday, April 13, is the most famous Ladies’ Day in the country, when fashionistas flock to the Liverpool course to vie for one of the huge prizes on offer in the Style Contest, which will again be supported by Matalan in 2012.

Allison is the Publisher of Eclipse Magazine. She loves going to the Races and is learning to bet (despite being officially the worst bettor in the History of the Universe), there's a lot more to learn...

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