Following the release of his debut album ‘Mission Creep’, singer-songwriter Damian Lewis’ live performance accompanied by his band will be in the paddock following qualifying on Saturday 8 July.
Lewis recently took his first formal steps into music with the release of his debut album ‘Mission Creep’ via Decca Records in June 2023 – playing sold out shows in London at The Omeara, Tabernacle and Hoxton Hall as well as at Wilderness, Cheltenham Jazz and Black Deer festivals. ‘Mission Creep’ is a thoughtful collection of rootsy, rock and jazz-tinged songs that reveals a deep love of music and showcases Lewis’ songwriting which is poetic, poignant and deeply personal.
On television, Lewis most recently starred in and executive produced ITVX’s ‘A Spy Among Friends’ and will soon make a highly anticipated return to Showtime’s ‘Billions’. He is well known to audiences for his award-winning roles in Showtime’s ‘Homeland’ and the HBO series ‘Band of Brothers’.
Firmly established as a highlight of the British sporting calendar, the British Grand Prix is already sold out with around 480,000 people set to visit across the weekend. 160,000 are expected to be in attendance on raceday with millions more watching across the globe as Damian Lewis opens proceedings at the Formula 1 Grid Ceremony.
Damian Lewis says: “Never in a million years did I think I’d be singing the National Anthem or playing a gig with my band at the British Grand Prix. It’s so special, with a unique festival atmosphere and I’m honoured to have been asked.”
A regular at Silverstone and the British Grand Prix, Lewis’ performance forms part of Silverstone’s ongoing commitment to enhance its music and the arts offering. For the first time ever, the 2023 British Grand Prix will officially open with a gigantic Thursday night show headlined by British music heavyweights Calvin Harris, Jess Glynne and Cat Burns.
Festival powerhouses Jax Jones (Friday), Black Eyed Peas (Saturday) and Tom Grennan (Sunday) will headline the remaining weekend slots in the music arena, which has been expanded this year to accommodate up to 45,000 people.