A star-studded line up of famous names will be topping the live music bill at this summer’s Silverstone Classic.

On the evening of Friday July 22, Silverstone will rock to the sounds of the Rolling Stones, Bob Marley and Queen as three acclaimed tribute bands roll back the years with sets featuring many of the hits from the Sixties, Seventies & Eighties.

Then, on Saturday evening, the Silverstone stage will host live performances from a trio of rock and pop’s greatest names when legendary acts: Suzi Quatro, 10cc & Wishbone Ash take to the stage.

Sunday’s musical entertainment switches from live stadium rock to the more relaxing atmosphere of the 40-piece Amadeus Orchestra playing many crowd pleasing classical favourites.

Along with promising young tenor Adriano Graziani and energetic electric string quartet Tetra Electra, the acclaimed Amadeus Orchestra will be performing as part of the innovative ‘Picnic in the Paddock’ attraction.

Another new feature is the ‘village green’ entertainment area, which will host traditional British rural pursuits with steam engines and Punch & Judy shows.

Event director Nick Wigley said: “The Silverstone Classic just gets bigger and better.

"We have already announced a glittering array of races, special plans to mark the Jaguar E-Type’s 50th birthday, the return of Group C sportscars plus a host of other exciting attractions.

He said ticket sales were already more than 100 per cent up on last year.