Hampshire musicians to play at CarFest 2023

Hampshire-based musicians, Carmen, Marc Burford, Rob Clamp and Grohlercoaster will be performing at this year’s CarFest on the weekend of August 25-27.

The Wigwam Stage will be showcasing some of the most talented and exciting artists around, providing an unforgettable musical experience for all festival-goers. Located at The BarFest Arms, it’s set to be an unmissable pit stop, with the stage hosting a range of genres, from rock and pop, to folk and more!

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Carmen has become known for her emotive voice and unique Irish sounding tone. She’s passionate about collaborating with other local musicians and has gained a loyal following for her captivating live performances. With a versatile repertoire that includes a range of covers spanning various genres, Carmen always manages to put her own stamp on every song she performs.

Marc Burford

Marc Burford is a multi-talented musician, songwriter and producer. With an impressive list of credits including The Knocks, Parson James, Mumiy Troll, Graham Candy, and Echotape, his music has been featured on Sky News and award-winning TV series like Brooklyn 99, as well as in top fashion stores and London’s renowned art galleries.

As a seasoned performer, Marc developed a love for live shows while touring as a singer and guitarist for Echotape, and headlining the V-ROX festival in Vladivostok. He has also received praise from industry veterans like Pete Doherty and Carl Barat of The Libertines, who offered him main support on their 20th-anniversary European tour.

Rob Clamp

Rob Clamp has been making waves in the music scene with his hit single Adelaide, which reached number one on the Voice Fm’s South Coast Music Chart. Rob regularly performs across cities such as Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton, London, and The New Forest, drawing inspiration from artists like Ben Howard and Tom Petty. He has also won prestigious awards like Purbeck Rising 2022 and the Sofia International Singer-Songwriter 2022 in Bulgaria and has been featured on BBC Introducing. Rob’s debut album is set for release early next year.


Grohlercoaster is a Dave Grohl tribute band. Their impressive back catalogue includes songs from Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures and Tenacious D, with the members faithfully mastering the signature sounds and grooves. Known for swapping instruments and still sounding amazing, Grohlercoaster has been wowing crowds since 2017, with performances at The Dublin Castle, Brightfest and Gosport Festival. Fans of Dave Grohl and his iconic rock bands won’t want to miss this thrilling tribute act on this year’s WigWam stage!

CarFest is held in the grounds of Laverstoke Park Farm.