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Rita Ora Haydock Park gig cancelled 'due to illness'
10:20am Friday 9th August 2013 in News
RITA Ora’s highly anticipated concert tonight at Haydock Park has been cancelled because she is ill.
The singer’s management said this morning: “Rita loves nothing more than performing live so is devastated that her doctors have insisted on her not performing this weekend. She hopes to see you all soon".
The evening’s racing will still go ahead, with gates opening at 3pm. Rita’s Ora’s support act Whinnie Williams will also not be performing.
John Baker, regional director North West for The Jockey Club, said "We were extremely excited about Rita Ora performing at Haydock Park Racecourse where we have delivered two very successful racing and music nights already this summer, seeing Legends of the 80s and Madness performing to more than 30,000 guests.
"We hope that tonight's race goers come along and enjoy the rest of their evening at Haydock Park where we have a fantastic racecard for what will be a beautiful summer’s night where they can enjoy the atmosphere of our racecourse with their family and friends.
"We wish Rita a speedy recovery and hope to welcome her back to the North West in the near future."
All customers who have pre-booked full price tickets will be issued with an automatic refund of £12 directly into their bank accounts.
Customers who have paid by cash and require a refund are requested to visit the Haydock Park Sales Office located at the racecourse.
The refund amount is to compensate for the live music performance element of the evening not taking place.
Tickets can be purchased at the usual admission price starting from £18.
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