Kaiser Chiefs' Simon Rix told ITV Border they preferred to be in Carlisle rather than watching the Tour de France. The band are from Leeds, where the Yorkshire leg of the race departed from on Saturday:
More than 10,000 people watched the Kaiser Chiefs last night, the second-largest crowd in Carlisle Racecourse's history
– Geraldine McKay, General Manager Carlisle Racecourse
What an unbelievable evening! We had some great racing, including a photo-finish in the feature race. And then the Kaiser Chiefs werejust something else. The response from the crowd, both in their numbers and enthusiasm, really was special and I'd like to thank everyone for their support. Ricky Wilson (lead singer) is a supreme showman - and we've got Jessie J here next on Sunday July 27 and then Wet Wet Wet at Ultimate Ladies' Night on Monday August 4. It's going to be along, hot summer at Carlisle Racecourse."
Final preparations are being made at Carlisle Racecourse ahead of a performance by the Kaiser Chiefs. An evening of racing will be followed by the Yorkshire band performing on a giant stage in front of thousands of people.
The Kaiser Chiefs topped the UK Album charts this year with their latest album: Education, Education, Education& War. Their hit singles include I Predict A Riot, Oh My God, Never Miss ABeat and Ruby, which also reached number one. They also played at Glastonbury last weekend.
Geraldine McKay, Carlisle Racecourse General Manager said: "It's going to be a fantastic afternoon and evening, withquality racing followed by one of Britain's biggest and best-known bands."