CarFest was dreamt up by DJ Chris Evans. He wanted to create the perfect family festival and raise money for BBC Children in Need.
A mix of cars, music and family fun came together to make CarFest a reality. Two events were created – one in the south and one in the north.
The first ever CarFest South was held over the 2012 August Bank Holiday weekend at former F1 champion Jody Schecker’s farm near Overton. It was a great success and so CarFest South became an annual event.
In 2017, CarFest raised an amazing £3.1m bringing the total raised since 2012 to an incredible £10.5 million for BBC Children in Need. The 12 sell-out festivals have entertained over 600,000 festival-goers of all ages with a unique and wonderfully eclectic mix of music, cars, food and fun, and 2018 promises to be the best year yet.