The Darkness Among Headliners Confirmed For British Grand Prix MotoGP 2024
The Darkness, Sigma and The Kooks are the best-of-British headliners confirmed for next year’s Monster Energy British Grand Prix MotoGP 2024, taking place 2-4 August at Silverstone.
Boasting two UK No.1 singles, 3 UK Top 10s and esteemed collaborations with the likes of DJ Fresh, Paloma Faith, John Newman and Take That, drum and bass duo Sigma are no strangers to roaring festival crowds. Set to deliver a mammoth show of chart-topping hits on the Friday night, their performance will be the perfect opener for a weekend to remember.
Multiple-platinum selling beloved English indie rock band The Kooks soundtracked a generation with hits including ‘Naive’, ‘Seaside’, ‘Ooh La’ and ‘She Moves in Her Own Way’. Highlights on festival line-ups and summer outings alike, fans can expect sunset singalongs and party vibes when they take to the stage on Saturday night.
Glam rock royalty The Darkness dominated the early noughties music scene, claiming three Brit Awards and quadruple platinum certification for their globally-loved album Permission To Land, spawning their iconic hit single I Believe In A Thing Called Love. Known for their no-holds-barred live offering, it’s only fitting the British rockers close the adrenaline-fueled weekend on Sunday night.
A playground for bike fanatics, the action-packed weekend features some of the fastest two-wheel racing on the calendar with world class competition, jaw-dropping stunt shows, live music and more. The only chance for fans to see their MotoGP heroes race on British soil, The Monster Energy British Grand Prix MotoGP will feature a Saturday Sprint race in addition to the main race on Sunday, along with support racing by Moto2 and Moto3.
Silverstone’s Commercial Director Nick Read said in a statement: “We are incredibly excited to announce Sigma, The Kooks and The Darkness as headliners for next year’s Monster Energy British Grand Prix MotoGP.
“As we continue to strive towards our long-term ambition of making Silverstone a one-stop hub of entertainment both on and off the track, we are looking forward to upping the ante once again in 2024 and making the weekend one to remember!”
Elsewhere in The Darkness news, Justin Hawkins and company released a deluxe reissue of their debut album Permission to Land in celebration of its 20th anniversary in October. Permission to Land…Again is out now on Rhino. It will be available in a range of formats. The 4xCD+DVD deluxe reissue will feature rare B-sides, previously unreleased demos, and live albums from three of the Darkness’ early 2000s London shows: one at the Astoria in 2003, one at Knebworth Park in support of Robbie Williams in 2003, and a 2004 Wembley Arena concert.