The Classic, Silverstone rebrands to “Silverstone Festival” for 2023.

2nd December 2022

Spurred on by its ever-increasing popularity, ‘Silverstone Festival’ marks a new era for the venue’s much-loved event with a new name and fresh look for 2023, celebrating all that happens both on and off the track.

The Home of British Motorsport has played host to the event – formerly known as ‘The Classic’ – since 1990 and the new name celebrates the wider experience now enjoyed by festival-goers. 

Silverstone Festival (25-27 August) continues to boast an unrivalled line-up of incredible track action as well as record-breaking displays of classic cars. All the crowd-pleasing grids will be returning in 2023 along with some landmark automotive anniversaries, an incredible line-up of off-track entertainment, main stage music and family fun. 

Last year saw the popular addition of Foodie Fest, extreme stunt shows, three nights of live music and current F1 car displays including a world-exclusive tribute to Lewis Hamilton, and now Silverstone is injecting even more vibrancy into the non-stop, fun-fuelled weekend. 

We’re so excited to mix the very best historic motorsport on track, with even more energy and adventure off track to entertain the whole family,” explained Nick Wigley, Silverstone Festival Event Director. 

Full details of the 2023 Silverstone Festival can be found at: www.silverstone.co.uk/events/  

The MG Car Club attend as a display club and members can join us on our exclusive in-field display area by purchasing tickets with the booking code found in the MGCC members area of the website and within the pages of Safety Fast Magazine.

Never been? This is what it’s all about…

Silverstone Festival (previously known as The Classic) is an epic award-winning event that regularly attracts close to 1,000 race entries and draws crowds of more than 100,000. The festival is staged at the famous Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire: birthplace of the FIA Formula One World Championship and home to the Formula 1 British Grand Prix. Over a three-day bank holiday weekend in August, it not only features the very best of historic motor racing but a non-stop timetable off-track too, with live music and a packed programme of family entertainment. This includes a Foodie Fest, funfair, shopping village, interactive experiences, a classic car auction plus huge showcases of classic cars from over one hundred car clubs, often celebrating important milestones in automotive history.