We’re busy finding the best entertainment for the 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX BRITISH GRAND PRIX weekend and will add entertainment as it’s confirmed, so make sure you check back to this page closer to the event for more updates.
Scroll down for a full list on music and entertainment activities.
Travis will be kicking off the 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX BRITISH GRAND PRIX weekend with a concert on Thursday 13 July! The band will be performing hits from their 25 years in the music industry, including new music from their latest album release ‘Everything at Once’.
You don’t need to have 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX BRITISH GRAND PRIX tickets to purchase tickets to the Travis concert.
Tickets are £40 for adults and £20 for children aged 15 & under – BOOK NOW.
Metaxas is the kind of artist who will permanently carve his folk & downtempo infused songs in to your psyche. Metaxas was born in New York to Cypriot parents and at the young age of 3, Metaxas showcased a love for singing along to his dad’s favorite records.
At the age of 21, he moved to America and soon released a 5-song EP titled “Home” while on a month-long tour supporting Ronan Keating. With “Selene” being the standout track on the EP, Metaxas shifted gears with the February 2017 release of the downtempo electro-folk track “Walk”, garnering praise and earning a spot on the popular Spotify playlist “Fresh Finds”.
Metaxas will be supporting Travis and this is included in the cost of your Travis concert tickets.
Sara Cox will be headlining our Friday night entertainment as she presents ‘Just Can’t Get Enough 80s’… “Dig out your lace gloves and ra-ra skirts and join me for the BEST music from the BEST decade.”
Bolton lass, Sara, joined Radio 1 in 1999 and is now hosting her own show every Sunday 10am-1pm. All around the country, Sara’s fronted a number of Radio 1 live events, as well as taking her show to Ibiza, Glastonbury and the Radio 1 Love Parade.
Sara’s DJ set is included in the cost of your Friday/weekend British Grand Prix ticket.
Geoffrey Deane and David Jaymes formed Modern Romance from the ashes of punk band The Leyton Buzzards, in 1981. Andy Kyriacou soon joined the band and they released their first hit single “Everybody Salsa” which was quickly followed by “Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey” and reached top ten in the UK singles chart.
After a break, Andy Kyriacou reformed the band in 2001, joining the burgeoning 80’s revival scene and put together a line-up of top flight musicians, to make Modern Romance the perfect 80’s band for the 21st Century.
Modern Romance will be supporting Sara Cox’s DJ Set and this is included in the cost of your Friday/weekend British Grand Prix ticket.
T’Pau burst onto the music scene in 1987 with the hit “Heart & Soul” reaching No. 4 in both the UK & US charts. Taken from the debut album “Bridge Of Spies,” its innovative use of a rap verse by a white female vocalist introduced the world to the distinctive lead vocals of Carol Decker.
In 2007, Carol and Ron Rogers reunited to release the single “Just Dream”, their first new music together is over 15 years. They continued writing and performing together, with the collaboration resulting in the 5th studio album from T’Pau, 2015’s “Pleasure & Pain”. Meanwhile, Carol continues to tour, particularly on the festival circuit doing many of the popular 80’s concert tours.
Carol Decker will be supporting Sara Cox’s DJ Set and this is included in the cost of your Friday/weekend British Grand Prix ticket.
After fifteen albums and two decades on the music scene, Aswad remains one of Britain’s best loved reggae bands. Aswad (a name derived from the Arabic word for “black”) was formed in the Ladbroke Grove area of West London in 1974. Along with contemporaries Matumbi, The Cimmarons, and Black Slate, the band was among the first home grown acts to prove that Caribbean music could successfully take root in Europe.
Aswad will be supporting Sara Cox’s DJ Set and this is included in the cost of your Friday/weekend British Grand Prix ticket.
We are delighted to confirm that Reef will be performing a full set on Saturday 15 July.
Since the arrival of Jesse Wood on guitar in April 2014, Reef are back stronger and better than ever! 2016 was a rich and fulfilling year for the band thanks to an overwhelming response to their comeback single How I Got Over which consequently lead to a sell out UK tour and the recording of their first studio album in 17 years!
The Reef concert is included in the cost of your Saturday/weekend British Grand Prix ticket.
We are pleased to announce that The Hoosiers will performing a full set on Saturday 15 July
The Hoosiers are an English-American pop rock band formed in 2003 and consists of members Irwin Sparkes (lead vocals, lead guitar), Sam Swallow (keyboards, backing vocals), and Alphonso Sharland (drums, percussion). The band reached multiplatinum success with their 2007 debut album, The Trick to Life, thanks to the success of singles such as “Worried About Ray” and “Goodbye Mr. A”.
The Hoosiers concert is included in the cost of your Saturday/weekend British Grand Prix ticket.
Drawing from the early grunge and post-punk movement, Woking based Severs have crafted their own raw, kaleidoscopic sound that ranges from the ethereal to chaotic.
With their EP ‘Magpie’ due to launch and a video in pre-production, Severs are gearing up for a successful 2017.
The Severs concert is included in the cost of your Saturday/weekend British Grand Prix ticket.
Rock singer Rick Parfitt Jnr is the son of the late Rick Parfitt, legendary Status Quo guitarist, and the front man of the world renowned RPJ Band. The RPJ Band has performed all over the globe alongside some of the biggest names in the music industry including Eric Clapton, Lou Gramm and Robert Plant, and have headlined many festivals in the UK and Europe.
The RPJ Band is made up of all star session musicians who all play for major artists ranging from Florence and the Machine and Robbie Williams through to Amy MacDonald and Caro Emerald.
The RPJ Band is thrilled to be returning to the main stage at Silverstone – their signature energy will have you on your feet and singing along as they perform some fantastic classics in their own unique style. Get ready to rock! The RPJ Ban concert is included in the cost of your Sunday/weekend British Grand Prix ticket.
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, is one of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams. Representing the speed, agility and precision of the RAF, the team is the public face of the service.
Flying distinctive Hawk jets, the team is made up of 120 people including pilots, engineers and essential support staff with frontline, operational experience.
Based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, the Red Arrows had flown 4,800 displays in 57 countries, as of the end of 2016 – the Squadron’s 52nd season.
Experienced parachutists from The Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment’s Parachute display team, The Tigers, will be performing an amazing aerial display for BritishGP fans that includes formations with tailing smoke and flying flags, both in the air and under their parachutes.
The parachute display team was formed in 1986 under the watchful eye of Colonel P. V. Panton and first team leader, Sergeant Bill “KIWI” Sharp who was drafted in from the Army Parachute Regiment. Without Sharp’s guidance throughout its formative years, the team would not have been as successful as it has been and still remains today.
Display date: Saturday 15 July
British soprano Emily Haig is a stylish 28 year old professional singer of high repute, based in Northampton who delights her audiences with her fine singing and her entrancing stage presence.
Emily has been a soloist for large scale proms in the park events alongside conductors such as Stephen Bell and Hilary Davan Wetton, as well as performing at Wembley Stadium for the 2016 FA Community Shield and on the grid at Snetteron for the Prototype and GT Cup races.
Emily will be opening the 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX BRITISH GRAND PRIX grid with the National Anthem on Sunday 16 July.
In between the track action we have some very exciting parades taking place over the weekend that include:
“The biggest mass-movement dance production in British Grand Prix history”
On Saturday 15 July the Pro-Excel organisation will be returning to Silverstone for the 5th year running and have something very special planned for F1™ fans.
600 talented performers from schools across the country will be showcasing the biggest mass-movement dance production ever witnessed at Silverstone in a high octane, high volume, condensed Ibiza-anthem dance party production. Pro-Excel said “we look forward to producing our biggest, and certainly loudest, show to date for you!”
The performance will take at approximately 12:30pm to celebrate the launch of F1™ qualifying. Head over at the main stage to get involved.
VANDER SKYWHEEL (WHEEL OF DEATH!)
The Vander Skywheel team will be performing a quadruple-wheel stunt show where all four members of the troupe are simultaneously standing on the outside of the wheel.
The show also features two of the performers on the outside of their wheels completing a rotation totally blindfolded to add further suspense and drama to the performance.
Shows will take place on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Towering over 100ft (35 metres) into the sky, this impressive structure is one of the tallest rides of it’s kind currently travelling in the UK. Experience the British Grand Prix like never before and enjoy panoramic views of the entire circuit!
Rides will be available at £5.00 per person.
The Bungee Trampoline allows you to jump effortlessly up to 10 meters high while safely performing somersaults or jumping up and down.
This activity is available to both children and adults. *charges may apply
Line up against friends and foe alike in this unique, mobile driving experiences which is consistently the ‘star of the show’. Participants don’t just watch the action – they ARE the action.
Take to the wheel of your own remote control vehicle and navigate the course in a bid to take home the winners trophy! Participants will also have the opportunity to gain a personalised Race Licence! Spectators enjoy a perfect view of the whole circuit and watch the driver reactions as the adrenalin builds and the start lights switch from red to green.
This activity is available to both children and adults. *charges may apply
A great experience of a modern ride, this has to be tried for you to see how amazing they are! It acts as an extended part of your body, where if you lean one way, it will go that way for you.
Trained instructors will provide tuition and safety briefs so you can master the concept before challenging others. A track will be designed to your test control and balance. *charges may apply
FACE TO FACE CLIMBING WALL
The unusual design of this Face 2 Face mobile climbing wall means that a head to head challenge between two climbers is possible and the fact you can see each other adds extra spice to the competition.
You’ll be harness up so and attached to an auto belay, so it’s completely safe – then it’s a race to the top to hit that buzzer! *charges may apply
The Trailer Cave is made-up of 30 meters of realistic and challenging cave-like courses for adventurers of all ages to explore.
Put your helmet on, switch on your torch and venture into the unknown. *charges may apply
The British Army will be attending the British Grand Prix weekend and visitors who have an interest in seeking a challenge, adventure or training can find out more about Army life and the latest state of the art Army kit.
Visitors will also get to experience a parachute jump or drive a Challenger 2 battle tank through virtual reality headset technology, see a variety of military vehicles including a MAN SV 6 tonne truck, an OSHKOSH (fuel tanker), a Lynx and an Apache helicopter Local soldiers will also be talking to visitors and answering questions about their roles in the Army Reserves and Regular Army. *location provisional and subject to change.
Joining us for the first time, is the stand out Helter Skelter, an amusement ride that has a spiral slide around a high and colourful tower. Users climb up the stairs inside the tower and slide down the outside.
Its also gives you a pretty good view of the entire F1™ Fan Zone and parts of the track! *charges may apply
F1™ FAN ZONE
The F1™ Village is a great place to visit at every Grand Prix, where you can shop for your memento of the event. The F1™ Village is a focal point of the entertainment zone which features the Formula 1™ manufacturers’ displays, exhibitions from sponsors and is the perfect place to purchase your official merchandise from all the Formula 1™ teams.
The F1™ Gamezone is an interactive entertainment centre in the F1™ Village which is all about race-car simulation and racing. We put YOU in the driving seat to give you a unique perspective of what Grand Prix racing is all about.
Make sure you check out the F1™ Gamezone for your chance to win prizes over the weekend.
The Family Zone at the UTC is back for the 2017 Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix weekend and will include*:
*provisional and subject to change
ACADEMY OF FUN!
Academy of FUN! will be taking the Manchester spirit of adventure to Silverstone during the 2017 Formula 1 British Grand Prix weekend where they will be delivering 3 days of FUN!-filled activities from a build zone, creative stations and a sport zone.
Children will be able to create a building-block race car and race it around the specially built track, craft a race helmet and complete a super-hero bootcamp! There is even a pizza delivery relay! Wonder who will race past Lewis Hamilton to take the glory?
Atomic Science returns to Silverstone for more awesome science fun!!!
Come and see us do experiments with dry ice and watch amazing bubbles!! You can even mix chemicals together to make a pot of slime to take home with you!
Electric Go-karts provide kids with the opportunity to test their skills as a Formula 1 driver in the F1 style karts!
Each kart with a changeable speed limit between 4-10mph and all karts can be remotely stopped by staff to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
In the Family Zone at the UTC we will be offering face painting, body art, glitter festival eyes & temporary tattoos for all ages!
In 2017 we will have an additional entertainment area behind Stowe grandstand with the following activities:
Plus more activities as listed below…
Come and check out our new Garden Games area in the Sports Zone – perfect for relaxing!
See how hard you can strike a football by shooting into the inflatable tunnel.
A digital display gives you an accurate result of your speed so you can compete against your friends and other F1™ fans!
New for 2017 is the Street Zone at Becketts where we will have the following entertainment:
Participants must pedal to power the bike around a full 360 degree loop. The winner of the head to head contest is the competitor who cycles the most loops in one minute!
Riding the Looping Bikes is real adrenaline rush, as you need to be able to overcome your fears to keep pedalling and turn your bike through a full 360 degrees. This is not a test of strength: Each of the Looping Bikes has a special gearing system that allows you to cycle through the upside down position with same power you would need to cycle along a flat road. This activity is more of a mental challenge!
If you’ve ever wanted to walk a tightrope high above the circus floor but got nervous just thinking about it, slack lining may be for you. Slack lining is an increasingly popular sport sweeping across Europe and involves walking across a stretchable strap that is only a couple inches off the ground.
Slacklining is a balance sport that uses nylon webbing tensioned between two anchor points. Slacklining is distinct from tightrope walking in that the line is not held rigidly taut (although it is still under some tension); it is instead dynamic, stretching and bouncing like a long and narrow trampoline..