Silverstone Classic announces 30th anniversary line-up
The annual Silverstone Classic (31 July – 2 August) is renowned for its unrivalled roster of retro races but is equally loved for its family entertainment and live music concerts staged at sunset on both Friday and Saturday evenings.
The live music has become one of the show’s many major highlights and, with more and more visitors of all generations choosing to spend the entire weekend at the Classic, a true festival atmosphere is fuelled. Even more so as the live music is included with all tickets.
In recent times, a number of notable bands have enthralled visitors including Santana, Status Quo and UB40. Now, with the Classic celebrating its own 30th birthday, this year’s cast certainly won’t disappoint revellers.
Hailing the Classic’s early days, Friday night will be ‘Nineties Night’ with bands reviving a boom decade that boasted every kind of music from grunge to Britpop.
Pearl Jamm, the finest Pearl Jam tribute band in Europe, will get the evening started, before Britpop Reunion, the UK’s only professional ’90s tribute band, will then play a medley of memorable songs from Oasis, Blur, Pulp, James, the Stone Roses and more.
With the party in full flow, The Brand New Heavies will bring the opening Nineties Night to a stirring crescendo with chart-topping tunes including Midnight at the Oasis and Dream on Dreamer. As funk royalty and pioneers of the Acid Jazz scene in the ’90s, the Londoners have achieved 16 UK Top 40 singles and released two double Platinum-selling albums.
Saturday night sees performances from two chart-toppers – Aswad and Scouting For Girls – following a warm-up set by DJ Sterling Moss. Aswad reached the pinnacle of the UK charts with Don’t Turn Around in 1988 while Scouting For Girls had four UK Top 10 hits including This Ain’t A Love Song which reached Number 1 in 2010.
Earlybird tickets to this year’s Silverstone Classic are available until the 31 March, click here to buy now. Want to attend the Classic in style? Motorsport UK members can save 10% on the Parc Fermé VIP hospitality package. Login to the membership portal for more information or to redeem.