Five fabulous things to do this week

Status Quo
Status Quo

Our pick of the best events across the region.

1 You’ll like it

Doncaster Racecourse hosts it’s first race and music meeting of the summer, with thousands expected to descend on Town Moor.

Following an evening of racing, legendary rockers Status Quo will take to the stage to belt out hits from their six decade back catalogue including Rockin’ All Over The World, Whatever You Want and Paperplane.

The racecourse is planning another two similar meetings later in the summer when James Blunt and the Kaiser Chiefs will perform.

WHERE: Doncaster Racecourse

WHEN: Saturday. Doors open 3pm, first race 5.25pm and last race 8.35pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets from £31

CONTACT: Call 01302 304200 or visit www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk

2 Football giants

Soccer stars will pull on their boots once more for a fundraising football feast at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Former football legends and special guests will take on a team of charity fundraisers to raise money for the Eve Merton Trust - which raises funds for terminally or seriously ill cancer patients in Doncaster - at the second annual Legends v Heroes encounter.

Big-name players signed up (subject to change) include ex-Sheffield Wednesday and England ace Des Walker, Liverpool’s Alan Kennedy, former England star Darius Vassell, Sky Sports’ Peter Beagrie and former Rovers captain Brian Stock. WHERE: Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster

WHEN: Sunday, May 18. Kick off at 6pm. Children activities start at 4pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £5 for adults, and £3 for children

CONTACT: Visit www.evestrust.co.uk

3 Faking it in style

Tributes acts to some of the world’s biggest music stars are set to descend on Doncaster for this year’s Fake Festival.

Among the acts on the bill will be The Stereotonics, The Total Stone Roses, the Bon Jovi Experience as well as five local tribute acts.

License holder for Sandall Park Fake Festival, Chris Webster, said of the festival: “We have been coming to Sandall Park for a few years now and it’s always proved to be a fantastic day, and it’s a great opportunity to see some of your favourite bands without the high price tag or having to travel too far.”

WHERE: Sandall Park, Doncaster

WHEN: Saturday from 12.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £20 for adults, and £10 for children aged between 10 and 17

CONTACT: Visit www.fakefestivals.co.uk or call 0800 652 2852

4 It’s all about mcbusted

Supergroup McBusted which includes members from Busted and McFly, have embarked on a nation-wide tour and now they arrive in the region ready to rock the Motorpoint Arena.

Together Busted and McFly have sold 15 million records worldwide and chalked up 14 number ones, 20 top 3 singles and 27 top ten singles.

People attending can the concert can expect to hear hits from both groups such as Crashed The Wedding, That’s What I Go To School For, 3am and Five Colours in Her Hair, It’s All About You, One For The Radio and Shine a Light.

WHERE: Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

WHEN: Monday, May 19 from 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets £43.45

CONTACT: Call 0114 256 5656 or visit www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk

5 Life is a cabaret

Hilarious comedy cabaret play, Sparkles, arrives in Barnsley.

The play begins when much to his surprise, and against all the odds, the play’s protagonist, Vince reluctantly becomes an international gay icon.

Everything’s fine as long as the folks back in Ryecroft don’t find out.

WHERE: Barnsley Lamproom Theatre

WHEN: Runs from May 16 until May 24

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £11

CONTACT: Visit www.barnsleylamproom.com