CleanEvent Services client Jockey Club Racecourses is launching a brand new joint venture with entertainment specialists Live at the Races to create Jockey Club Live, an exciting move which will see much more live music and other entertainment performed across their venues.
Performances from well known artists such as Kaiser Chiefs, Labrinth and Meatloaf saw over 200,000 people visit JCR venues in 2013 for live music alone and with many more acts set to appear this year, attendances should improve still further. CleanEvent Services will be working with JCR providing cleaning services before, during and after forthcoming events.
Given CleanEvent Services’ vast experience in providing facilities services at racecourses, including JCR’s prestigious Aintree and Cheltenham tracks, and to the live music industry, such as at Wembley Stadium and Wireless Festival, we are excited to work in an environment where the two worlds collide on a regular basis.
CleanEvent Services has provided cleaning services for over 70,000 guests on Grand National Day at Aintree and for nearly 68,000 per day at the Cheltenham Gold Cup as well as hosting crowds of up to 90,000 at Wembley, experience that will be vital as Jockey Club Live develops.
Paul Fisher, managing director of Jockey Club Racecourses, commented on the venture: “The great thing about racecourses is you’ve got the facilities, the stands, the back-of-house stuff, the catering, the utilities.”
Andrew Wilkinson, the new Chief Executive of Jockey Club Live, added: “The ever increasing interest in live events means there is a growing opportunity for venues of all sizes, particularly racecourses that are generally not hamstrung by licensing restrictions and objections from neighbours, to provide a range of music and entertainment.”