08 Aug

Celine Dion and Ignition Festival attract thousands to Scottish Event Campus

The Scottish Event Campus hosted two polar-opposite events across the weekend as both motoring enthusiasts and Celine Dion fans descended upon the venue. 

Ignition Festival of Motoring arrived for its second year of high octane motorsport action and amazed over 27,000 visitors with spectacular drifting and racing from cars ranging from classic F1 vehicles to more modern supercars. 

The festival, which is the biggest motoring show in Scotland, entertained thousands of visitors as they experienced a purpose-built race track, the greatest collection of F1 cars to ever come to Scotland, Driftland, the ride and drive zone amongst many more incredible features. 

High profile motoring celebrity appearances including stunt driver, Terry Grant, BTCC driver, Gordon Shedden and renowned F1 broadcast journalist, Lee McKenzie, allowed motorsport fans to fully immerse themselves in the motoring world. 

On Saturday evening, thousands of music lovers were spellbound by Canadian superstar Celine Dion in the SSE Hydro. Playing her first concert in Scotland for 20 years, she delighted her fans with classic hits including My Heart Will Go On and Think Twice alongside a variety of covers by Cyndi Lauper and Michael Jackson, to name but a few.

The weekend was a long time in planning as, behind the scenes, the SEC team worked tirelessly alongside the organisers to ensure both events ran as smooth as possible. 

Director of Operations at the SEC, Mark Laidlaw, said: “Running two large events simultaneously is always a challenge but having one event taking up the entire campus and the other being an international superstar is on another level. 

“The success of the two events is a true reflection on our team who have been absolutely relentless in ensuring customer satisfaction, security and overall success of the events. The teamwork between organisers, our internal team and our partners has been great and we look forward to many more busy and fun filled weekends here at the SEC.”

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