ASCOT racecourse was forced to cancel its highly anticipated post-race concert on Saturday (August 10) due to adverse weather conditions.

The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup & Concert event was set to host the likes of stars Jessie J, Tine Tempah, Go West and DJ Charlesy from 4.40pm onwards.

Event organisers at Ascot Racecourse decided to call off the concert, due to high winds which caused damage to the main stage.

Nick Smith, Ascot's director of racing and communications said: "It's disappointing but is sadly one of those things.

"Unfortunately the weather beat us. We tried as hard as we could when the stage was badly damaged earlier in the day to look for an alternative venue.

"It just hasn't proved to be practical but we are going to refund 50 per cent of admission to customers. Technically there's no requirement to offer a refund as the race programme has not been affected, but we are conscious that this is promoted as a concert and racing event so we will make refunds as appropriate."

Customers can expect refunds made within 30 days and customers who paid on the door will have to send their tickets to the sales manager.