Doncaster Racecourse has announced that X Factor Finalists – Olly Murs, Stacey Solomon, Danyl Johnson and Jamie Archer – will perform at Town Moor immediately after an evening race meeting this spring, providing another one of the fantastic live outdoor concerts we have grown to expect at the course.


Set to perform on the evening of Saturday, 15 May are the artists who finished in the final five alongside the ultimate X Factor winner Joe McElderry in the 2009 final. Lining up to provide audiences with a diverse range of music genres to keep the crowd well and truly entertained are ladies’ favourite Olly Murs showcasing his contemporary take on the ‘rat pack’ style of crooning, the amazing sultry vocals of beautiful Stacey Solomons and the incredibly distinctive sounds of Danyl Johnson and rock stalwart Jamie ‘Afro’ Archer.


After wowing the audience and judges at auditions in London with his performance of ‘Superstition’, expectations were high for Olly Murs’ bootcamp performances. Cheryl had loved everything about him and Simon had said it was ‘the easiest ‘Yes’ he had ever given’, audiences agreed and ultimately placed Olly second in the 2009 X Factor final.

Jamie Archer
Olly Murrs
Stacey Solomon

Stacey Solomon first came into the public eye when she appeared on the first show of X Factor Live Auditions shocking everyone with an unexpectedly angelic rendition of Louis Armstrong’s ‘What A Wonderful World’. “I’m rarely surprised, but I have to be completely honest with you, that performance took me by surprise. I think you are really, really good” said Simon Cowell. Currently studying for a National Diploma in Performing Arts at Havering College of Further and Higher Education, Stacey has juggled studying and working part time with looking after her baby boy.

When Danyl Johnson took to the stage at the auditions last year, Simon Cowell described his performance of ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’ by The Beatles as “The best first audition I have ever seen.” Danyl went on to wow audiences week after week reaching the final four.

The hugely talented singer who said everyone calls him “Jamie Afro” revealed himself to be a remarkable entertainer, with more than enough charisma to reach to the upper rows of a cheering X Factor audition audience, whom he got to sing along with him on the Kings of Leon classic ‘Sex Is On Fire’. It may have been an audition, but his initial appearance during the second of the series was very much a performance, something we can look forward to experiencing here at Doncaster Racecourse.

Ticket prices for a full evening of entertainment (racing plus the live outdoor concert) are fantastic value starting at £20 for Grandstand Admission, County Enclosure £30 and Premier Enclosure £40. Places are now available for the Mallard Restaurant, however availability is limited. A great range of flexible corporate hospitality packages are also available for the event including private hospitality suites – what better way to entertain clients or enjoy a family party?

To book call Doncaster Racecourse on: 01302 304200, log on to the website at: www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk or call in person at the Main Reception.

Allison Graham

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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