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– Legendary rockers Status Quo top the 2015 live music bill
– World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival to celebrate 25 years
– New races join fans’ favourites on packed racing programme
– Special ‘Silver Sunday’ at Silverstone

With the award-winning Silverstone Classic celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, next summer’s ‘Rocking and Racing’ extravaganza will be the biggest and best yet.

Highlighting the special significance of this Silver Anniversary, it is announced today (Tuesday) – as tickets go on sale – that legendary rockers Status Quo will top the live music line-up at the milestone 2015 Silverstone Classic (24-26 July).

As tradition now dictates, the World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival will also feature an unrivalled number of exciting and evocative races starring more than eight decades of glorious motor sport history. All the established favourites will return including Group C prototypes, Super Tourers, 90s GT Legends and the FIA Masters Historic F1 Championship alongside two eye-catching new grids to be revealed in the New Year.

Massive car club displays and record-breaking on-track parades have also become part of the Classic’s spiraling success – and will be again in 2015. The extravaganza’s third day has been aptly designated ‘Silver Sunday at Silverstone’ and all owners of silver cars – whether old or new – will be invited to join in the festivities.

To mark the occasion, a special Silver ticket type has been introduced which includes a special in-field parking area plus a sparkling Silver Jubilee cavalcade around the famous Grand Prix circuit.

“We want to paint Silverstone silver!” exclaimed Event Director, Nick Wigley. “The Classic just gets bigger and bigger every year but, even by those sky rocketing standards, next year is going to be something very, very special. We are really excited to have Status Quo pumping out their hits on Saturday evening and we have lots more fantastic plans to ensure we celebrate this amazing anniversary in fitting style.”

With an unprecedented 64 British hit singles, Status Quo are one of the UK’s best loved bands. Their first chart success came in 1968 and they are still going strong today having just performed an acclaimed acoustic concert for BBC Radio 2 at The Roundhouse in London.

Early Bird tickets are now available until 31 March and offer significant savings of up to 15 per cent. Adult prices start at just £34 and stick to the Classic’s widely praised ‘access all areas’ policy, thus providing admission to both race paddocks, trackside grandstands and the live music concerts.

Saturday tickets – including a full race programme and Status Quo – also offer exceptional value. They are currently on sale for £55 rising to £62 if purchased after the Early Bird offer expires. Additional discounts are available to members of registered car clubs displaying their classics on the in-field and, fittingly, owners of silver cars can join the special ‘Silver Sunday’ track parade and associated festive activities for only an extra £25.

Full details of all tickets (which must be purchased in advance) – as well as hospitality packages and weekend festival camping – can be found on the official http://www.silverstoneclassic.com website which has been re-launched as part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations.

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