For the second year running Mazda will bring live music to the world’s most prestigious motoring festival. Celebrating the delight of roof-down motoring, this year’s ‘Raise the Roof’ will take place within a unique backstage inspired open-air space in the Laundry Green area of the Goodwood Estate.
Free and open to everyone, live music will run each day from 23-26 June, giving Goodwood Festival of Speed spectators the chance to see, hear and enjoy up and coming music acts before they go on to perform at major festivals across the summer. The curved main stage at the heart of the experience sits alongside a series of interconnecting decked areas that have been chosen represent the design, style, spirit and iconic nature of the world’s best-selling two-seater sports car.
These include the Mazda MX-5 Spyder concept car first shown at the 2015 SEMA tuning show, the all-new Mazda MX-5 and a classic example of the car that started it all – the original Mk1 MX-5. The stage will be hosted by the Royal Organ Duo and DJ Lulu Le Vay and feature standout performances from some of the best acts of last year, Brassroots and Gospel House Choir, along with a similar stellar line up of new and up and coming artists on Goodwood’s only live music stage.
Commenting on ‘Raise the Roof’, Claire Andrews, of Mazda Motors UK said, “We are thrilled to bring live music back to Goodwood for a second year. This event allows us to stand out from all the automotive noise at the Festival of Speed and do something different in a uniquely Mazda way. The ‘Raise the Roof’ space allows us to share the fun-to-drive ethos of the Mazda brand, simulating the happiness and feel-good sensations of an open-topped summer drive with an uplifting musical soundtrack. Something few cars can do as well as the World Car of the Year winning all-new Mazda MX-5.”
The Mazda main stand at the Grid will feature ‘The Pete Box’, an award-winning R1 beatboxer genius that will promote ‘Raise the Roof’ at the Laundry Green by performing around the all-new Mazda MX-5 RF, taking inspiration and sounds from the car to bring into his performance. ‘The Pete Box’ will perform daily across the festival weekend.