CarFest South 2018

CarFest South will take place from 24th – 26th August. Set in the rolling landscape of Laverstoke Park Farm, the unmissable family festival is set to be bigger and better than ever for 2018.

Tickets went on sale 8am on Thursday 9th November 2017. There’s another release in April if you missed out.

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Acts announced so far – The Feeling, The Proclaimers, Peter Kay (DJ set danceathon) (Saturday night), Status Quo, Jools Holland, Billington & Quinn, The Lionels, Who’s Molly, Texas, Alfie Boe and Michael Ball.

Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs) will be putting together a ‘pizza’ band with The Feeling, Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet), Sophie Ellis Bextor and Beverly Knight.

More acts are still to be announced and we’ll update this page with more information when it becomes available.

Once again, CarFest will offer incredible cars, great food, live music, and a rich mix of family entertainment.

Cars – More supercars, historic F1, CarTopia (the future of cars with driverless cars, LED cars, Formula E, Hoverboard racing and more) Octoberfest with German vintage cars, car bungee and more. Plus – The Gravity Games – soapbox carting.

Food – There will be more chefs this year and the line-up is expected to include – James Martin, Tom Kerridge, Nadiya Hussain, Candice Brown,  Atul Kochhar, Joe Wicks, Frances Quinn and Angellica Bell (Celebrity Masterchef). There will also be a Top of the Pop-ups, Britain’s Best tent and Vintage Tea tent.

Other entertainment – the first every Drone Quidditch, Horrible Histories World (travel back in time to a medieval world, with the stars from the TV Show plus archery, jousting, falconry and more), a world of Christmas – be the first to try some of the newest toys, Party Sunday (with world record attempts, fancy dress and the fantastic Car-Nival Parade which has a superheroes theme) and Carters Steam Fair will return.

Highlights of CarFest 2017 included an outstanding lineup of live singers and bands, car extravaganzas and celebrity chefs. Busted, Olly Murs, and the Kaiser Chiefs took to the stage alongside festival favourites, Texas and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Car fanatics were able to celebrate some of the coolest and fastest cars from around the world in a ‘Car-Nations’ themed track sprint and foodies were able to sample mouthwatering food as Joe Hurd and Candice Brown cooked up a storm!

CarFest 2017 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.

Check out our photo gallery of CarFest South 2017