Legendary rockers Status Quo will kick off the seventh Cholmondeley Pageant of Power this summer.
The veteran band have been confirmed to play the opening night of the annual motoring festival on Friday June 13, adding a touch of rock and roll to the popular event.
As one of the most successful groups in British history, Status Quo are bound to get crowds rocking playing some of their 64 hit singles which include ‘Rockin’ All Over the World’, ‘Whatever You Want’ and ‘Great Balls of Fire’.
The three-day event has a lot to live up to after the success of last year, which saw record numbers witness the high-octane attractions, delighting petrolheads and families.
This year is set to be no different, featuring a host of unique cars, boats and planes and the explosive power on track, water and air that the festival is famed for.
Among the attractions for this year will be the famed Supercar paddock, aerial acrobatics and daredevil stunts on the water.
Status Quo singer Rick Parfitt said the band were excited to perform in Cholmondeley.
“The Cholmondeley Pageant of Power is all about noise, engine fumes and having some serious fun which works for me,” he said.
“Whilst all the band love cars and the world of motoring, I have been a serious petrolhead for as long as I can remember. “As well as getting to perform for what we know will be a great crowd, being in amongst the action with some serious machinery is going to be a real buzz for me! Cars, bikes, helicopters - count me in!”
Lord Cholmondeley added: “The Pageant has gone from strength to strength each year, and now in our seventh year it’s brilliant to welcome such an iconic band like Status Quo to be part of our unique event.
“It’s definitely going to be an action-packed three days with something on offer for everyone, and we’re really looking forward to the opening night with the extra excitement factor that the band will bring.”
Tickets for the Pageant of Power are available from January 17. For more information visit www.cpop.co.uk where you can also find video highlights of last year’s festival.