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Car Fest 2015, a Unique Car Festival

Car Fest 2015, a Unique Car Festival

Posted On 12 Jan, 2015

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The dates for Car-Fest 2015 have just been set. Car-Fest South will take place from 28-30th August, 2015 and it’s northern cousin will take place over July 31st-August 2nd weekend. And so the countdown has begun!

Car-Fest is unlike other outdoor festivals. It was set up some three years ago by BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Chris Evans. The aim of the event is to combine a passion for fast cars and music, while acting as a fundraising portal for the BBC’s Children in Need charity. To date, Car-Fests have had more than 200,000 visitors, raising over £2m for BBC Children in Need.

The 2014 events took place at Oulton Park on the first weekend in August, and Laverstoke Park Farm over the 22-24th August Bank Holiday weekend. An amazing array of cars were on display, like Nick Mason’s Maserati 250F. In addition, aerial fly-bys from the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial flight, in addition to the Red Arrows, were on hand.

Bringing together cars and an outdoor, festival environment isn’t all that’s on offer. DJ Evans says the days feature fabulous food, fast cars and live shows from the kind of bands we all love.

Previous acts at the festival include names like Erasure, Simple Minds and Seasick Steve, plus Jamie Cullum and Texas.

In addition, major brands like Lexus and Honda have recently got behind the festival, endorsing its quality and the meaning behind the great causes it supports. There are opportunities to volunteer at the event too. Should you feel you’d like to get to work yourself to raise money for the children’s charities involved?

Many car festivals can be a little overpowering for anyone but a complete petrol head. Car-Fest aims to draw a wider audience from across families, music fans, and car owners with an interest in looking after UK charities too. This diverse cross section makes for a fascinating mix of attendees and a calm, relaxed and fun ambience too.

More importantly, Children in Need supports over 2,600 projects working with children who have disabilities, disorders, who live in poverty or situations of deprivation, or are suffering from illness, distress, abuse or neglect.

That reason alone is enough to get involved.

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