Stars line up for Silverstone event

This year's Silverstone Classic motor racing festival will have an impressive line-up of artists, including some legendary names in pop and rock music such as Suzi Quatro, 10cc and Wishbone Ash.

Live music concerts are as much a part of the festival as the on-track action featuring some of the best racing cars of yesteryears.

The Silverstone Classic gets under way on July 22 with the entertainment bill also featuring tribute bands that will evoke the sound of legends - the Rolling Stones, Bob Marley and Queen.

Organisers of the event are also planning a tribute to the Jaguar E-Type, the iconic sports car that is marking its 50th anniversary this year.

Event director Nick Wigley said: "The Silverstone Classic just gets bigger and better. We have already announced a glittering array of races, special plans to mark the Jaguar E-Type's 50th birthday, the return of Group C sports cars plus a host of other exciting attractions.

"Now we have a confirmed an equally stirring line-up of top class live music with bands and an orchestra that will really appeal to lovers of classic cars and family audiences."

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