StarFest at CarFest 2024 – a stellar line up

With radio DJ Chris Evans at its helm, it’s no surprise that a host of fan favourites and award winning celebrities would join him for this year’s StarFest, one of the much loved festivals within CarFest presented by bp pulse.

Chris Evans

Following the triumphant success of last year, CarFest showcases seven festivals in one: AdventureFest, FoodFest, KidsFest, RetroFest, StarFest, SpaFest, and, of course, CarFest! Whether you’re keen to explore new talent or hear from your favourite celebrities, it promises something for everyone.

Tim Peake

At the UK’s biggest family fundraising festival, visitors will be delighted by the up close and personal access to some of the UK’s biggest names across film, TV, radio, books and space! Offering a diverse range of talks, exclusive behind-the-scenes discussions, captivating performances, and workshops, StarFest brings together renowned icons for an unforgettable weekend on 23-25 August at Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire.

Rob Brydon

Get ready for a stellar experience at The StarFest Stage, where a galaxy of acclaimed figures will shine bright. Visitors will be entertained by stars including car aficionado James May, TV presenter Rob Brydon, astronaut Tim Peake, architect George Clarke, BAFTA winner Ben Miller, and Ted Lasso star James Lance, all stepping into the spotlight. See these captivating personalities as they share hilarious and heartwarming anecdotes and unveil inside scoops, ensuring an enthralling experience all weekend!

Rob Brydon

Embark on a literary journey as acclaimed writer Adele Parks MBE takes to The Author’s Stage. Adele will be sharing the stage with best selling author and mental health advocate Bryony Gordon, a beloved writer whose works have left an indelible mark on readers.

Joining them is prolific novelist Jojo Moyes. Her books have topped bestseller lists in 12 countries, with “Me Before You” even inspiring a blockbuster film starring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke. Award winning author Mike Gayle will also take a seat on The Author’s Stage delighting audiences with his literary tales.

The Masked Singer

The Masked Singer returns again with characters making surprise appearances throughout StarFest, offering guests the opportunity to marvel at the elaborate costumes that have captivated audiences. CarFest is the only festival in the UK where visitors can see and interact with these incredible characters.

The Masked Singer

Founded by radio presenter Chris Evans, CarFest presented by bp pulse enters its 13th year this August, and vows to be the best edition yet, packed with activities and attractions for the whole family. Since its inception in 2012, the charity’s core mission has been to raise funds for UK children’s charities, and over the years, the festival has amassed millions for its partners. In 2024, CarFest presented by bp pulse will be supporting BBC Children in Need, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, My Black Dog, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Teenage Cancer Trust, Young Epilepsy, and Hampshire-based charity Naomi House & Jacksplace.

Ellen MacArthur

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