FESTIVAL NEWS: Inaugural Speedmachine Festival Celebrated As A Huge Success

The inaugural Speedmachine 2018 saw around 30,000 fans descend on the iconic Silverstone race track for a weekend of world Rallycross action, live music, track drives, delicious street food, eSports and much, much more.

Music came in the form of headliners Ministry of Sound, Dizzee Rascal and Basement Jaxx with crowds also being treated to a DJ set from Craig Charles, indie-rockers Razorlight and grime star Lethal Bizzle amongst others.

On-track World Rallycross action was fast and furious with supporting competitions (WRX2 and ARX) providing exhilarating warm-ups for the WRX final which was won by current leader Johan Kristoffersson.

Car fans had plenty to enjoy as Speedmachine gave them the chance to get up close and personal to some of the sport’s most iconic vehicles. Past and present rally cars, American Muscle Cars, Big-wheelers and classic cars were on display and took to the track as well as Monster Energy’s Drift stars burning rubber in front of the grandstand crowd.

Foodies were also well and truly spoilt with street food from all corners of the globe including London’s MyPie, (main stage DJ and host) American DJ BBQ, Mexican Café Pacifico, The French Compte and Spanish Paelleria.

On a very unexpectedly sunny English Bank Holiday weekend, huge crowds of racing fans enjoyed the air-conditioning inside Silverstone’s Wing complex to watch the final of the DiRT eSports World Championship which had had over 20,000 entries in the run-up to the weekend’s decider.

Did you miss out this year? Speedmachine will return at May Bank Holiday (24-26 May) 2019.

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