Chart-toppers will headline at the Classic's 30th birthday party
The Silverstone Classic isn’t just about fantastic racing, it's ‘Rocking and Racing’ with great live music to enjoy after racing on Friday and Saturday evenings; the perfect way to round off an action-packed day!
This year, to celebrate our 30th birthday and 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. The Brand New Heavies will be headlining; bringing their 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. Britpop Reunion, the UK’s only professional ’90s tribute band, will be getting the party started on Friday evening, playing a medley of memorable songs from Oasis, Blur, Pulp, James, the Stone Roses and more. Pearl Jamm - the finest Pearl Jam tribute band in Europe - will also be performing as, like the Classic, the American grunge icons were formed in 1990 and also as the Classic is, of course, marking its pearl anniversary in 2020!
Saturday night promises to be equally unmissable with performances from the reggae legends, Aswad, and indie rockers, Scouting For Girls! Aswad reached the pinnacle of the UK charts with Don’t Turn Around in 1988 and 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). Scouting For Girls had four UK Top 10 hits including This Ain’t A Love Song which reached Number 1 in 2010 and, with unmistakable anthems such as She’s So Lovely, Elvis Ain’t Dead and Heartbeat, Scouting For Girls are the perfect party band to help celebrate the Classic’s 30th birthday bash after sunset on Saturday. They'll both follow a set by DJ Sterling Moss.
It’s going to be an incredible party atmosphere - not one you’ll want to miss!