VISITORS to Rockingham can expect a party atmosphere when the Northamptonshire circuit hosts the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship over the weekend of September 6/7.
Rockingham kicks off the BTCC's end of season celebrations early with live music throughout Saturday's full motorsport programme of practice, qualifying and racing from the UK's premier tin-top race series.
Once the track action has finished, DJ A-Roxx will get the fans jumping with his warm-up set before Rick Parfitt Jnr and his legendary RPJ Band take to the Rockingham stage with a performance guaranteed to leave the crowd breathless, smiling and crying out for more.
One of the UK's top event bands Jelly Hammer will headline the evening with electro-pop nineties dance music, mash-ups and current pop before DJ A-Roxx closes the event with another fantastic set.
There will also be a special Rockingham Food & Drink Village where visitors can watch the racing, listen to the music or just relax while sampling a selection of delicious and mouth watering delights.
In addition to a wine bar, there will be more than 12 real ales, Czech beers and artisan ciders to choose from, while gourmet burgers, a rare breed hog roast, stone baked pizza, balti curry, Mexican burritos and homemade ice cream/sorbet will be available from the food stands.
Rockingham Chief Executive Peter Hardman, said: “There is always a great atmosphere when the BTCC comes to Rockingham. It is our flagship event and this year we wanted to make the spectator experience even more memorable.
“Mixing motorsport with music is a fantastic way to introduce new audiences to the UK’s best tin-top race series and the perfect opportunity to showcase our superb family-friendly facilities. This event offers a fantastic family weekend at a great price.”
Concert tickets start at £15 for adults in advance, or £20 on the gate. Children aged 16 and under get in free. Combined passes for the BTCC and concert are also available priced £45 (weekend) and £21 (Saturday) in advance.
Camping is available on both Friday and Saturday with pitches priced £5 per adult when booked in advance, or £10 on the day. Once again children aged 16 and under stay for free!
Book advance passes online at www.rockingham.co.uk or via the ticket hotline on 01546 500500, Option 1. For more information visit www.rockingham.co.uk/race events