Since Chris Evans announced he was leaving BBC Radio 2, there have been a few changes announced for the festival. It no longer solely benefits BBC Children in Need but now supports a range of UK Children’s charities, including The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Teenage Cancer Trust and Rainbow Trust.
50% of profits still go to Children in Need and the other charities receive 10% of the total funds raised.
This year CarFest celebrated the 40th anniversary of Jody Scheckter’s F1 World Championship. The collection included his Tyrell P34 six-wheeler and his championship winning Ferrari 312 T4.
There were also two paddocks showing everything from autocross, historic rally, stadium super trucks and Le Mans to drift and movie cars.
The new DBS Superleggara Volante was on the track. It has a top speed of 211mph and a V12 twin-turbocharged engine. It’s the fastest convertible Aston.
Friday: Alex Horne and the Horne Section, Beverly Knight, The Jacksons, Tom Grennan, Tony Christie, Rick Astley
Saturday: Jools Holland, Judge Jules (Ibiza DJ set), Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Jack Savoretti, Kaiser Chiefs
Sunday: Boy George & Culture Club, Fisherman’s Friends, Sister Sledge, The Human League, Texas, Tom Odell, CarFest Supergroup (Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Feeling, Rob Brydon, Roger Daltrey, Sharleen Spiteri)
Alice Pisano, Broken Bones Matilda, Coax, Conan Mac, Darragh Finan, DODOBONES, Echotape, Eddie George, Emma Stevens, ERICA, Hugo Valentine, Maddison
Angellica Bell, Atul Kochhar, Billy & Jack, Ching He Huang, Cyrus Todiwala, Glynn Purnell, Ian Haste, James Martin, Joe Hurd, John Lawson, Jose Pizzaro, Kenny Tutt, Michael Caines, Olly Smith, Paul Ainsworth, Thuy Pham, Vivek Singh, Candice Brown, Prue Leith
New for 2019 was the ClubFest stage featuring world class DJ’s and the mega Silent Disco. On the decks were: Eddy Temple-Morris, Norman Jay MBE, Craig Charles, Kate Lawler, Danny Rampling, plus Richard Jones and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
Also new for 2019 was StarFest – your opportunity to get up close and personal with a selection of legends such as Rob Brydon, Roger Daltrey, Rick Astley, Ricky Wilson, Sharleen Spiteri, James Martin, Tom Kerridge, Prue Leith, Jody Schekter and Jason Plato.