Status Quo to rock the Classic

Status Quo are playing at Silverstone
Status Quo are playing at Silverstone

The World’s biggest classic motor racing festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary in style this weekend with a host of music alongside the racing.

British rock legends Status Quo will headline the Saturday night, with Paul Young, Fleetwood Bac and The ZZ Tops playing the opening night.

Status Quo have sold more than 188 million records, had 63 hit singles and appeared on Top Of The Pops more than 100 times.

They opened Live Aid at Wembley in 1985 and six years later entered the Guinness Book of Records when they played four British shows in 11 hours and 11 minutes.

The same year they were presented with the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution To The British Music Industry.

In their 39 year history, it’s estimated they have played more than 6,000 shows to 25 million people.

Founder members Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt are joined in the band by keyboard player Andrew Bown, bassist John Edwards and drummer Leon Cave.

Paul Young was formerly the frontman of the bands Kat Kool & The Kool Cats, Streetband and Q-Tips.

His following solo success turned him into a 1980s teen idol and made him famous for hits including Love Of The Common People and Wherever I Lay My Hat.

Since the mid-1980s, he has had international success along with his backing band Los Pacaminos.

He will be accompanied at the Silverstone Classic by OI&B Zucchero.

The Silverstone Classic will include more than 20 races.

There will be more than 10,000 classic cars on display, parades, aerial displays, a 40-meter Ferris wheel, vintage fun fair, shopping village and interactive driving activities. The Silverstone Classic is from July 24 to July 26. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Adult admission starts from £40 and includes booking fees, parking, grandstands, paddock access and admission to the live music.

For full details visit www.silverstoneclassic.com