13th March 2017

Jo Whiley (from BBC Radio 2) to DJ after racing on Investec Derby Day

Broadcaster Jo Whiley (from BBC Radio 2) has today been unveiled as the DJ for the official After Party on Investec Derby Day, 3 June 2017. The DJ set will take place in the Hyperion Marquee, the apres-racing venue at the Investec Derby. All racegoers with a Grandstand or Queen’s Stand ticket will be able to enjoy the live DJ set for free after racing has concluded.

Arguably one the most recognisable voices in British Broadcasting, Jo Whiley has had a prestigious and varied career and is considered one of the nation’s favourite radio DJs. She has worked for BBC Radio since 1993 and currently hosts weekday shows on BBC Radio 2. She has also presented the highlights from Glastonbury Festival on television.

Jo Whiley said:

Wow Derby Day!!! Looking forward to being there with everyone to celebrate such an important day in the racing calendar. I’ll be playing massive tunes across all musical genres to make sure winners or losers alike all end the day on a real high-I cannot wait!!!! See you all there, Love Jo xxx

Renowned as the world’s greatest flat horserace and Britain’s richest race at £1.5million, the Investec Derby is one of the biggest social events in the British calendar. This year the two-day horseracing Festival takes place on Friday 2 June, Investec Ladies Day and Saturday 3 June, Investec Derby Day. The event promises to attract the best racehorses in Europe to battle it out for millions of pounds in prize money. The event will be packed full of action and a range of attractions will be available throughout, with Investec Derby day finished off in style with Jo Whiley’s DJ set. Racegoers are welcome to stay once the afternoon of racing has finished to enjoy the live DJ set and soak up the atmosphere of what will be another historic Investec Derby day.

Investec Derby Day tickets are on sale now. For further information on the enclosures and to book tickets please visit www.epsomderby.co.uk or call Epsom Downs Racecourse on 0344 579 3004. Tickets for the Grandstand Enclosure cost from £45.