eScala, finalists of the ITV hit show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, are set to take centre stage on Saturday 26 July at the 2008 Silverstone Classic, with two 30-minute performances at 6pm and 8:30pm.
The all-female electric string quartet who played to an audience of 14 million on the hit ITV show were immediately snapped up by judge Simon Cowell with whom they signed a multi million pound international recording contract. eScala were classically trained at the Guildhall School of Music, Royal Academy and Royal College of Music and have spent years of intense work honing their skills. They formed as a group two years ago when touring as part of the string section of an orchestra and it was there that they became great friends and decided they wanted to take centre stage themselves and form a band incorporating both their talent for playing classical music and their love of contemporary styles.
“We saw eScala perform on ITV and knew they would be the perfect musical act to star at the Silverstone Classic,” said Event Director Roger Etcell. “eScala form part of an exciting line up of musical talent which will add an important new dimension to the festivals live entertainment.”
eScala will perform at the Scarf and Goggles stage on Saturday 26 July with two 30-minute performances at 6pm and 8:30pm. Live music will be a key feature of the 2008 Silverstone Classic. In addition to the two performances by eScala, visitors can also enjoy live music in Scarf & Goggles with ‘Imagine the Beatles’, ‘Soul Convention’ and the ‘Peter O’Donnell Quartet’.
The annual Silverstone Classic festival will be organised and promoted by Motion Works UK Limited (MWUK), the company recently licensed by Silverstone to stage the event for the next five years.
The annual Silverstone Classic is a celebration of motor racing across all decades from the 1920s to the 1990s on a current FIA approved circuit and is not totally historic as it also invites more contemporary races such as Group C, Saloons and late Formula One cars to be raced and seen in their appropriate surroundings. Classic Car Owner Clubs from across the UK and overseas play an important supporting role in recent years with 4,000 cars expected this year.
The event Auction remains an important landmark and features such as the Scarf & Goggles meeting area, art & photo galleries, period air displays, funfairs, themed catering, will be retained and enhanced, with new attractions being added over the next few years.
For more information, ticket prices and the latest news on the 2008 Silverstone Classic visit silverstoneclassic.com