Scott Mills to perform after Pelican Charity Race Evening on Thursday, June 30

Newbury Racecourse announced today that DJ Scot Mills (from BBC Radio 1) will play a DJ set after Pelican Charity Race Evening on Thursday, June 30, as part of the ‘Thursday Nights Live’ series of evening race fixtures.

Scott Mills currently hosts his own show on Radio 1 every afternoon on weekdays between 1pm-4pm. He joined Radio 1 in 1998 as the Early Breakfast Show host and very shortly after was asked to cover for the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show. Since then, Scott has become the first choice to deputise for the Radio 1 Breakfast Show and the Radio 1 Official Chart Show as well as continuing to delight audi


ences with his own show.

Scott Mills said: “I’m really looking forward to playing at Newbury. Hopefully, the crowd will have had some luck on the horses and will be in the mood for a party. If not, I’m sure I can cheer them up and get them dancing!”

Julian Thick, Chief Executive of Newbury Racecourse, added: “We’re delighted to announce Scott Mills will be performing live after a competitive evening of racing in aid of a great cause in June. The British Summer will be in full swing and we hope plenty of people will join us to start the weekend early.”

Scott Mills has also hosted many live events for Radio 1 including The Brit Awards and Radio 1’s Big Weekend. His particular style of mixing comedy and popular culture has ensured that his Radio 1 show has a cult following.

He will play a live DJ set on Pelican Charity Race Evening, after a seven-race card with a Charity Race at 5:20pm in aid of the evening’s sponsors, who aim to raise money for innovations in cancer surgery.

Pelican Charity Race Evening will be the second in the ‘Thursday Nights Live’ series, launched last year. Each evening will feature music after racing, with Pump Technology Irish Night Live kicking things off on June 23, Scott Mills on June 30, Motown Live on July 7 and Newbury Night Live on July 21.