CarFest South 2021

After the missed year in 2020 because of the pandemic, CarFest South is back for 2021 at Laverstoke Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend with a fantastic line up for their 10th Birthday year, and a second festival on the site too – RunFestRun.

View photo gallery from CarFest South 2021

CarFest is the biggest family fundraising festival in the UK – raising over £16.5 million to date.


Favourites will be returning to Laverstoke Park such as the Hotrods, Supercars, Movie Cars, Race Cars & Crazy Cars.

It’s 135 years since the motor car was invented and you’ll be able to see some of the landmark cars that have been major turning points over the years. From the single-cylinder, three-wheeled 1886 Benz Motorwagen, created by Carl Benz to the latest contemporary supercars, 135 years of motoring is celebrated in style at CarFest.

This year the E-Type Jaguar celebrates it’s 60th birthday – and you can see 60 of the country’s most beautiful E-Types to mark this momentous birthday.

Grand Prix Through The Ages

There’ll be a fantastic display and demonstration of the world’s most famous grand prix cars from the turn of the last century to the current day.

The Michelin-Kwikfit Track allows the rare privilege of getting up close and personal to some of the most important and famous Grand Prix cars of all time.

Coachbuilt Cars Through The Ages

A fantastic display of some of the grandest and most beautiful cars ever built

Main stage acts

Texas in 2019


Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Alex Horne & The Horne Section, Faithless DJ Set, Marc Almond, Lightening Seeds, Reef featuring Andy Taylor, The Charlatans, ELO Again.


Rick Astley, All Saints, Bjorn Again, James Bay, James Blunt, Miles Kane, The James Martin Band, The Magic Numbers.


McFly, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, Texas, Ronan Keating, The Fratellis, The Bohemians, Banners, The CarFest Supergroup featuring The Feeling, The Charlatans, Kevin Clifton, Beverly Knight, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Joanna Page, Rob Brydon, Lulu and Ricky Wilson.

Club CarFest


Dick and Dom DJ Battle, Judge Jools, Tim Cocker


Eddy Temple-Norris, Gok Wan DJ Set, Kate Lawlers’s Club Classics


Anthems with Ben Jones, Howard Donald



Bakes and Treats – Candice Brown, Galton’s Here as Delia Wasn’t Available: James Martin and Galton Blackiston, Simply Spiced Vegetarian: Cyrus Todiwala, Sustainable Eating: Ryan & Liam Simpson-Trotman, The Medicinal Chef: Dale Pinnock


Bakes and Treat – Candice Brown, Eat Green – Melissa Hemsley, Home Comforts – John Torode & Lisa Faulkner, Modern British Cuisine with Michael Caines, Simple Indian: Atul Kochhar, Simply Spiced Vegetarian: Cyrus Todiwala, The Vegetarian Kitchen with Prue & Peta Leith


Fantastic Eats!: Angelilca Bell, Hook, Line & Sinker: Galton Blackiston, Indian Feasts: Vivek Singh, Rib Ticklers and Coux-ins with Glynn Purnell, Simply Good For You With Amelia Freer, Truly Tapas: José Pizarro + Olly Smith

Starfest Stage

Lights, Camera, Action

Gaby Roslin puts your questions to some of the most familiar faces from some of the UK’s most popular dramas – Amanda Abbington, Helen George, John Simm and Philip Glenister take you behind the scenes of shows like Sherlock, Life on Mars and Call the Midwife.

Audience With: Rob Brydon

Join Angela Scanlan as she gets to know national treasure Rob Brydon.

Eastend Soap Stars

Albert Square comes to CarFest with Jake Wood, Tanya Franks, Ricky Champ, Emma Barton and Jane Slaughter


View picture gallery from 2019

RunFest Run

Paula Radcliffe in the 10k

First held in Wiltshire in 2019 RunFestRun will be held for the first time in Hampshire.

Running routes are designed by Steve Cram and range in difficulty. Choose from:
5k • 10k • Half Marathon • 2.5k Family Road Race • Sunset Shuffle • Running Club Relay •
Families on Track • Family Fun Run

CarFest and RunFest Run are separate events but in the evening, people at RunFestRun can watch the live music at CarFest.