24th May 2017

Royal Ascot - Singing Around The Bandstand

Since the 1970s racegoers have gathered at the end of each day of the Royal Meeting for a joyous choir. It was the late Lady Jinny Beaumont, wife of Sir Nicky Beaumont, Clerk of the Course from 1969 to 1994, that first introduced this communal tradition that has become synonymous with Royal Ascot.

She was famed for conducting the band and the event grew in popularity to such an extent that song books were distributed and a bandstand erected in 2007 to recognise this prized Ascot tradition. Royal Enclosure members and Grandstand ticket holders can gather around the Bandstand on the Plaza Lawns from 6pm to enjoy this unique occasion.

Listen to the full Singing Around The Bandstand playlist below.