Silverstone has announced the headline acts performing at the 2023 British Grand Prix, including Calvin Harris, Black Eyed Peas and Tom Grennan. Details of Thursday night’s Launch Party have also been revealed.
Silverstone has announced further details of its entertainment line-up for the 2023 British Grand Prix on July 6-9. For the first time, the British Grand Prix weekend will feature a special launch party on Thursday evening, with Calvin Harris set to headline the event.
There will be headline acts performing on each night of the 2023 British Grand Prix weekend. DJ Jax Jones will take to the stage on Friday evening, Black Eyed Peas will perform on Saturday night and Tom Grennan will close out the British Grand Prix weekend on Sunday.
British Grand Prix organisers have announced that the concert area has been moved for 2023 – though they’re yet to announce where the new concert area will be. The new staging area has been designed by Library Productions, who manage the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. The new concert area will allow space for over 40,000 fans to watch the nightly concerts.
Thursday Launch Party at the 2023 British Grand Prix
Silverstone are describing their Launch Party at the 2023 British Grand Prix as “a celebration of the best British music and motorsport.” Headlining the event will be world-leading DJ and producer Calvin Harris. This will be the second F1 race at which Calvin Harris has performed in 2023, having also appeared at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in March.
The line-up is completed by Jess Glynne, who has topped the UK charts no fewer than seven times, and multi BRIT award nominee Cat Burns.
A weekend ticket does not guarantee access to the Launch Party – a decision which has been greeted with disappointment by some ticket holders. Instead, ticket holders will need to enter a ballot to be in with a chance of attending the Thursday event. The ballot opens on April 12 and is open to all single-day and weekend ticket holders. Golden Circle upgrades, guaranteeing access to the best viewing areas for the Launch Party, will be available at an additional cost.
Those who are not successful in the ballot will still be able to attend the circuit on Thursday, with access to the outside of the circuit between the Copse and Stowe corners. Food and drink will be available, while giant screens will show the Launch Party and the Sky F1 Live show, which usually takes place on the Hamilton Straight on Thursday evening.
2023 British Grand Prix Weekend Line-Up
In addition to the Launch Party, Silverstone has announced the acts who’ll perform over the 2023 British Grand Prix weekend. So far, two acts for each evening have been announced so far. Further artists are expected to be announced at a later date.
This year’s musical line-up has been curated by Silverstone’s Director of Music Jamie Scott. The singer-songwriter and producer has previously worked with acts such as One Direction, Westlife and Ed Sheeran.
Jax Jones & Girls Don't Sync perform on Friday
Jax Jones will headline after Free Practice on Friday evening at Silverstone. The English DJ is best known for hits including You Don’t Know Me, Out Out and Where Did You Go? Jax Jones previously performed at the 2022 British Grand Prix, as part of the VIP Mahiki Party. Female DJ collective Girls Don’t Sync will play before Jax Jones takes to the stage.
Black Eyed Peas & Mae Muller performing after qualifying
Black Eyed Peas will be Saturday night’s headline concert. The American band have performed at numerous Formula 1 races in the past, most recently having headlined at the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix. They’ll be performing hits such as Where Is The Love?, I Gotta Feeling and Pump It after the track action has finished on Saturday.
Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am recently released a new Formula 1-inspired song, titled The Formula. The music video for the track was filmed over the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekend.
The United Kingdom’s 2023 Eurovision act Mae Muller will also perform on the main stage at Silverstone on Saturday evening.
Tom Grennan headlines Grand Prix Sunday
Rounding out the 2023 British Grand Prix, Tom Grennan will perform on the main stage on Sunday evening. Known for hits such as Little Bit Of Love, Lionheart, plus his feature on fellow British Grand Prix performer Calvin Harris’ track By Your Side, Grennan previously performed at the F1 Live event in London back in 2017, where he sang All Goes Wrong – a song which featured on Sky Sports F1’s end of season montage in 2016.
In addition, British indie rock band The Big Moon will perform on stage after the Grand Prix on Sunday. As has become the tradition at the British Grand Prix, a number of Formula 1 drivers are also expected to make an appearance on stage throughout the evening.
More 2023 British Grand Prix tickets to be released
Most tickets for the 2023 British Grand Prix have already sold out. However, the circuit will release the last remaining tickets at 10am BST on Tuesday April 18. These will be the final weekend grandstand tickets and enclosure tickets released for the 2023 British Grand Prix. Learn more about the best grandstands at Silverstone in our guide to buying tickets for the British Grand Prix.
Hospitality tickets remain available via our ticket shop, while VIP packages are available via F1 Experiences, Formula 1’s official ticket package partner. Ticket packages from F1 Experiences include insider access at the 2023 British Grand Prix, including VIP access to the Thursday Launch Party, guided tours of the F1 paddock and all-inclusive hospitality.
The 2023 British Grand Prix is set to be action-packed on track and off. In addition to the Formula 1 action and the nightly concerts, Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Supercup are all confirmed to be racing across the weekend.