Silverstone set to swing

The annual Silverstone Classic (31 July – 2 August) is renowned for its roster of retro races and equally loved for its array of family entertainment.

Live music has become one of the high octane 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 generated. The live music is included with all tickets.

With the Classic celebrating its own 30th birthday, this year’s cast won’t disappoint revellers.

Friday evening will be ‘Nineties Night’ with bands reviving a boom decade that boasted every kind of music from grunge to Britpop. 

Pearl Jamm, the Pearl Jam tribute band, will get the evening started.

Getting everyone in the right party mood, 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.

The Brand New Heavies will bring the opening Nineties Night to a crescendo with chart-topping tunes including Midnight at the Oasis and Dream on Dreamer.

Saturday night promises to be equally unmissable with performances from two chart-toppers – Aswad (pictured above) 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.

After the huge success of UB40 with Classic crowds in 2018, reggae legends Aswad are certain to be equally popular with partygoers at the Classic – more so as the current line-up still includes two of the band’s three founders: Angus ‘Drummie Zeb’ Gaye (on vocals and drums) and Tony ‘Gad’ Robinson (on bass).

Indie rockers Scouting for Girls have picked up nominations for four BRIT Awards, sold out Wembley and performed their infectious pop at countless festivals.

With unmistakable pop anthems such as She’s So LovelyElvis Ain’t Dead and Heartbeat encouraging fans to sing along in unison, Scouting For Girls are the perfect party band to help celebrate the Silverstone Classic’s 30th birthday bash after sunset on Saturday.

Early Bird tickets for the 2020 Silverstone Classic are on sale until the end of March, offering significant savings of up to 17 per cent. For those buying now, adult prices start at £39 with the increasingly popular three-Day Weekend ticket available for £105. Convenient camping is offered right on the circuit’s doorstep at Silverstone Woodlands.

All admission tickets (which must be bought in advance) provide access to both race paddocks, trackside grandstands, funfair rides, car club displays and a host of great family activities, plus the live music concerts.

Full details of all ticket options – including a selection of hospitality packages – can be found on the official website.