Ghostwriter announces new ARC partnership

“Everyone at Ghostwriter is delighted to have secured an exclusive long-term partnership with Arena Racing Company to program and deliver their ‘Live After Racing’ events” said Carl Bathgate, Director of Ghostwriter Consultancy & Events.

Bathgate explained further, “We are very much looking forward to working closely with Mark and his team to develop the Live After Racing brand and further diversify the events program across their estate. From Summer 2020 onwards ARC’s 10-20,000 + capacity sites will be made available to promoters as production inclusive venues offering a viable low risk option for hosting large scale outdoor events in these challenging times”.

Managing Director of ARC’s Racing Division, Mark Spincer, said, “We are delighted to have signed this agreement with Ghostwriter, which will see us working together throughout the coming years. Carl, Richard and the team have done a fantastic job with us in the planning and delivery of a wide number of events and live music concerts across our venues and have been a huge help to us during what has been a difficult period for racecourses and the wider live events industries.

“We look forward to continuing this relationship with Ghostwriter into the future as we work on plans to allow customers and spectators back to events at our venues in a safe and secure manner.”


Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) is the largest racecourse operator in the UK. In 2019 ARC Group racecourses hosted 570 fixtures with 1.2 million people attending racing at one of ARC’s racecourses each year.

ARC is made up of the following sixteen racecourses: Bath, Brighton, Chepstow, Doncaster, Ffos Las, Fontwell Park, Great Yarmouth, Hereford, Lingfield Park, Newcastle, Royal Windsor, Sedgefield, Southwell, Uttoxeter, Wolverhampton and Worcester. ARC operate hotels at Wolverhampton, Lingfield Park and Doncaster Racecourses, the latter of which opened in summer 2018.



Live After Racing fuses touring artists with a full race program to produce an odds-on favourite for a great day out.

2021 will see the following, amongst others, to be confirmed as next year’s runaway winners:

• Shed Seven – Doncaster Racecourse – 15/05/2021
• Rick Astley – Uttoxeter Racecourse – 15/05/2021
• Kaiser Chiefs – Ffos Las Racecourse – 29/05/2021
• Kaiser Chiefs – Bath Racecourse – 04/06/2021
• Tom Walker – Lingfield Park Resort – 05/06/2021
• UB40 – Worcester Racecourse – 12/06/2021
• Pete Tong – Newcastle Racecourse – 26/06/2021
• Kaiser Chiefs – Doncaster Racecourse – 26/06/2021
• UB40 – Lingfield Park Resort – 26/06/2021
• Jess Glynne – Newcastle Racecourse – 24/07/2021
• Jess Glynne – Lingfield Park Resort – 07/08/2021
• Jess Glynne – Doncaster Racecourse – 14/08/2021
• Jess Glynne – Royal Windsor Racecourse – 28/08/2021
• Rick Astley – Lingfield Park Resort –  11/09/2021

For more information on Live After Racing, click here.