This coming Sunday 2 August soprano Emily Haig will be performing the national anthem live immediately prior to the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit.
The race will set off at 14:10h and will be live broadcast on Sky F1 and Channel Four . This is Emily’s 5th occasion at Silverstone and although there will be no race fans in the stadium urging their teams on, the race will be watched by approx 400 million viewers worldwide.
Emily is a popular choice on the sporting scene with 24 anthem performances at the iconic Wembley Stadium, including twice for the Emirates FA Cup Final and 4 times for the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final. In addition, Emily has opened many of the nation’s other top-flight events in rugby union, rugby league, ice hockey and international women’s netball at venues all over the UK, and this will be her 49th televised performance.Emily has toured with international tenor Russell Watson on several occasions and is a regular headline artist for the cruise and hotel industry. Emily stated “I am absolutely honoured to be performing the national anthem before the British Grand Prix this weekend. It is such a privilege to be a part of such an iconic sporting event, and although Silverstone won’t be hosting any fans this weekend, the race will be epic and I am really looking forward to it.”