The organisers of the British GP have confirmed that rock and roll band, Status Quo, will be back to entertain F1 fans at this year's Grand Prix Party on Sunday June 11.

The hugely popular post-race celebration, free to all race day ticket holders, will round off the programme for the weekened.

"Attracting a record crowd of more than 18,000 in 2005, this year's Grand Prix Party will feature a high octane blend of stars, cars and guitars on a spectacular open-air stage in the centre of the circuit," added a statement from the organisers.

"TV broadcaster and motorsport pundit Tony Jardine will once again lead from the front, chatting on stage to a host of high profile personalities from the world of F1.

"Last year fans were treated to a multitude of guest appearances including, among others, Jenson Button, David Coulthard, Jarno Trulli, Christian Klien, Christijan Albers, Honda Racing boss Nick Fry, and F1 greats that included Murray Walker, Sir Jackie Stewart and former British Grand Prix winner Johnny Herbert. This year they will be joined on stage by Status Quo, who will rock the Silverstone crowd with a set of all-time classics including 'Rocking all over the world, 'Sweet Caroline', 'Down Down', and dozens more."

Silverstone has also announced that, in addition to the main Grand Prix Party stage at the inside of Becketts, three satellite stages will be set up in Entertainment Zones located behind the main grandstands at Stowe, Abbey and Pits Straight. Silverstone TV will be broadcast throughout the weekend on giant screens at each of the stages, which will also feature a number of celebrity guest appearances, competitions and the England vs Paraguay football World Cup game on the Saturday - all building to the big show-biz finale on the main Grand Prix Party stage on Sunday.

Looking ahead to his return to Silverstone, Rick Parfitt from Status Quo said: "We had such a blast when we played for Grand Prix fans in 2003 - we can't wait to do this again. We're all big F1 fans and to meet the drivers and play at Silverstone was a massive buzz for us."

"The Grand Prix Party has become a firm favourite with fans at the British Grand Prix," added Silverstone Circuits Ltd managing director, Richard Phillips. "Its unique blend of music and appearances from drivers and F1 personalities, provide fantastic entertainment for the fans and a perfect end to the British Grand Prix weekend. We expect a great turn out again this year and I'm sure fans will flock to the event."

Further announcements about additions to the bill will be made in the weeks leading up to the event.