Acts announced for 2017 so far:
Friday: Billington & Quinn, Deacon Blue, Dodgy, Olly Murs, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Kaiser Chiefs
Saturday: Cast, Coldplace, KT Tunstall, Melanie C, Seasick Steve, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Jacksons
Sunday: Busted, Rick Astley, Manic Street Preachers, Marc Almond, Texas, The Lionels, Tom Odell
Car fun: Hill Climb Track Show, Car Club displays, Vintage Village, and the ever popular Sporting Bears Dream Rides. The theme on the track sprint is ‘CAR-NATIONS’. The six biggest car manufacturing nations will be represented: Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the USA and Japan and highlights include Aston Martin’s Vulcan representing Britain, from Japan a 2004 Formula 1 BAR Honda and 1931 US Stock Car.
Food fun: ‘Food Fair Kitchen’ with celebrity chefs.
Family entertainment: dance workshops, camel racing, climbing walls, competitions, basket weaving, circus skills and more.
New for 2017:
Car-nival Parade with interesting vehicle creations, dancers, steel drums, marching bands and street entertainers.
Organisers are looking for 15 pimped up carnival vehicle ideas that festival-goers can turn into a reality at the event – with the winning vehicle invited to lead the parade.
From painting a rainbow on your car, to adding wings to your bike or turning a skateboard into a rocket, any idea is welcome. Enter the Car-nival competition at www.carfest.org/carnival-ride-competition-form.
CarFest South has gone from strength-to-strength. After the 2016 event Chris Evans said:
“Oh my goodness; time really does fly when you’re having so much fabulous fun – I can’t believe we’ve now reached double figures!I know we’ve said it before and I hope we’ll say it again, but these CarFests just get better and better and better. I just had a crazy idea one morning and now five years on, thanks to so many wonderful people, the reality has wowed hundreds of thousands of CarFesters and raised many millions for BBC Children in Need. What’s not to like about that… other than the fact we have to raise the bar even higher in 2017!”
The 2017 festival takes place on 25 – 27 August.
View photos from CarFest 2016