Silverstone is delighted to kick-start a new era of music and the arts at the home of British motorsport with the announcement of an unprecedented music line-up for the Formula 1 Aramco British Grand Prix 2023.
One of the biggest artists, DJs and producers in the world, Calvin Harris, will headline the event for the first time ever, alongside Jess Glynne and Cat Burns for the best of British launch party on Thursday night. Festival powerhouses Jax Jones (Friday), Black Eyed Peas (Saturday) and Tom Grennan (Sunday) will headline the remaining weekend slots, with support acts still to be announced.
The new-look music offering will see Silverstone deliver four gigantic evenings of live music and entertainment at no extra cost to existing ticket holders.
Celebrating the best of British music and motorsport, Thursday’s era-defining show is set to reach heights never seen before at Silverstone. This year’s music offering has been curated by Grammy nominated and Ivor Novello Award winning British songwriter and producer Jamie Scott, who was appointed Director of Music and the Arts at Silverstone last year.
As well as securing the headline acts, Scott has also recruited industry pioneers Library Productions, who manage the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, to create bespoke staging that towers over previous years and breathe new life into the expanded music arena, which now accommodates up to 45,000 people.
Jamie Scott said: “I never imagined I’d get the opportunity to merge my two biggest passions in life: motorsport and music. Anyone who has visited Silverstone knows it already has the feel of a British summer festival. We want to capture that and build on it to create something truly special.
“In the past the music offering has been secondary to the action on the track, but we are changing that. We want to deliver something that matches the race action and lifts the weekend experience as a whole. I know how ambitious that sounds, but that’s exactly what we plan to do – starting with this year’s Thursday night launch party!”