The Hollies top Silverstone Classic’s music line-up

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The Hollies will top the live music bill at this summer’s Silverstone Classic in July.

Formed in the early 1960s, The Hollies enjoyed more than 30 singles in the UK charts and along with the Rolling Stones are one of the few British groups from that era that have kept performing for more than 50 years.

Two of the original band members – guitarist Tony Hicks and drummer Bobby Elliot – are still present today and festival-goers at Silverstone are promised a memorable Saturday evening, including many of the band’s hits such as Just One Look and He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.

The Friday night will feature stars from The Commitments – featuring cast members from the BAFTA winning film.

They will play many of the film’s hits including Mustang Sally and In the Midnight Hour.

Festival-goers will also be treated to a host of other familiar favourites from four top tribute bands. Floyd Reloaded and Bootled Zeppelin will perform Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin classics on Friday while The Hollies will be supported on Saturday by the Ultimate Eagles and the Guns N’ Roses Experience.

There will be live music on Sunday with the all-female Tetra Electra Quartet performing amplified arrangements of many much-loved classical favourites.

The Silverstone Classic runs from July 26 to July 28 and is the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival.

All tickets give free access to the live music concerts on both Friday and Saturday evenings as well as racing paddocks and trackside grandstands.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and ‘early bird’ tickets booked before the end of March start from £30

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