Ghostwriter (NOEA Member) partners Arena Racing Company
“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
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.”
ABOUT GHOSTWRITER CONSULTANCY & EVENTS.
Founded in 2019 by former AMG and VMS Live Directors Richard Maides and Carl Bathgate, Ghostwriter
Consultancy & Events have assembled a hand-picked team of industry specialists whose experience across
all event disciplines enables us to deliver a wide range of services.
The team have a proven track record in large scale outdoor events, live music venue management, concert
promotion, ticketing, marketing, health & safety compliance and business to business consultancy.
Ghostwriter’s mixture of big company experience and independent values allows them to focus on the
clients’ needs, with an even blend of creativity and practicality ensuring projects are delivered on time and
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ABOUT ARENA RACING COMPANY.
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.
ABOUT LIVE AFTER RACING.
Live After Racing fuses touring artists with a full race program to produce an odds-on favourite for a great
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