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The British International Motor Show Music
The British International Motor Show Music Festival Line Up Announced
23 July to 3 August 2008, ExCeL London
London, Thursday 14th February, The British International Motor Show today announce the first set of artists scheduled to appear in its Music Festival which takes place in the specially created riverside concert venue, as part of the Motor Show at Excel in London. A collection of world-famous live acts will perform late night concerts in the purpose-built dockside arena each night of the Motor show. The current line up includes UB40, Status Quo, Squeeze, Here and Now 80s Tour (featuring Bananarama, Belinda Carlisle, Paul Young, Toyah, Kid Creole, Midge Ure and Nick Heyward) Deep Purple and Jools Holland featuring Marc Almond. More Acts will be announced soon, and further updates to the full line up can be found at www.britishmotorshow.co.uk. Music Festival tickets will be sold separately but include free access to The British International Motor Show on the day of the concert giving you two shows for the price of one, saving between £10 to £14.g
British International Motor Show Live Concert Dates July 2008
Wednesday 23 UB40
Thursday 24 Jools Holland feat. Marc Almond
Friday 25 Status Quo
Saturday 26 Squeeze
Sunday 27 Here & Now 80's show
Wednesday 30 Deep Purple
Ticket prices: £25.00/ £30.00/ £27.50 / £32.50 - Wheelchair spaces are available with Carer free (All tickets subject to booking fees).
The British International Motor Show is open from 10.00am - 9.00pm daily. The actual concerts commence at 9.00pm with doors at 8.00pm
entry to the Motor Show on the same day - worth £10 - £14!
Building on the runaway success of 2006, which saw the British International Motor Show return to London for the first time in 30 years, the two week extravaganza expects to attract over half a million people, making it the biggest show in the UK.
With over six hundred cars, 60 car marquees, plenty of global premieres and interactive features, the Show promises something for everyone from car enthusiasts to families looking for an exciting day out.
Visitors can look forward to brand new, exciting features, including:
The Heritage Enclosure and Parade
A unique driving display of high performance super cars from the last five decades, from the 1950s to today. Positioned right at the front of the Show, the parade will rev up regularly throughout the day.
The Autoglym Supercar Paddock
A high-octane collection of exotic marquees, the Autoglym Supercar Paddock is your chance to get up close and personal with some of the fastest, sexiest, most expensive and highly revered performance cars on the planet.
The Honda Theatre of Dreams
The 3,500-capacity purpose built Motor Theatre will provide wheel-spinning, awe-inspiring stunts in an all-action live show. Breath-taking stunts will wow crowds with performances throughout the day.
The Marine Experience
A partnership with National Boat Show means visitors to the dockside will find an incredible line up of boats ranging from million pound yachts and motor cruisers to more affordable ribs and sailing dinghies. An exciting programme of on-water entertainment will also be on hand to thrill dockside crowds.
Kidz Car Zone
The Kidz Car Zone is a fun-packed area for the drivers of tomorrow. Children of 2 to 14 years of age will be kept amused with 'car-themed' entertainment whilst learning important lessons about cars and road safety. This zone will also feature motoring services designed for parent drivers.
The Greener Driving Pavilion & Electric Vehicle Village
An interactive showcase of green innovations and exciting new automotive technologies. The feature includes a seminar area where hot or contentious environmental topics will be debated by industry movers and shakers and visitors will find essential information like tips on greener driving and how the latest technologies will work with differing lifestyles. This feature also boasts an impressive collection of the latest electric cars.
My Car is the Star
One lucky person will win the incredible opportunity to see their own car proudly displayed at The British International Motor Show. To be in with a chance, simply send a photograph of you and your car to firstname.lastname@example.org along with 300 words on what your car means to you and why your car should be chosen. Hundreds of runners up will be able to see their car displayed on a huge "My Car is the Star" wall of fame at the Show.
IMIE Marketing Director Kirsty Perkinson said, "This year's show is set to be even bigger and more exciting than ever before. Whilst we have the largest collection of cars under one roof in the UK, the Show is not just for petrol-heads. With fun features like the Kidz Car Zone, the Marine Experience and all new Motor Show Music Festival, there really is something for everyone."