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Latest Festival Announcement!

Great News, CarFest is back and we are planning not one, not two, but THREE great events this summer to celebrate our 10th Birthday!

Following the announcements about the new ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown, we’re delighted to be able to bring you some great news, that we are all super-excited about!

Retro CarFest moves to 13-15 August.


We have had to do a bit of juggling, but we believe that these changes will mean we can all finally meet for a fantastic summer of celebrations!

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Latest News

Dream Rides With Sporting Bears
Sporting Bears are back and this year they are giving you the opportunity to ride in the most exclusive cars you can imagine!

Don’t miss out - Be sure to book yourself a ride on track or maybe take a blast around the beautiful roads surrounding each festival site.

Every Dream Ride with the Bears raises money for our Children’s Charities, helping raise over £628k in the past 9 years!
Kwikfit-Michelin Track
We’re delighted to welcome back out track partners Kwikfit-Michelin Track! The team will be joining us to share the thrill and excitement of our four daily track shows at CarFest North, South and of course Retro. Join us at the Kwikfit-Michelin Track as we celebrate the very best of motoring spirit, taking you on a journey through 135 years of the motorcar!
Neil Rankin Joins Forces with Napoleon Grills
Leading BBQ Chef Neil Rankin has joined forces with Napoleon Grills, and will be gracing the CarFest Kitchen Stage, on Saturday 24th July at CarFest North and Saturday 28thAugust at CarFest South, to create some amazingly mouth-watering barbecue dishes for our visitors. 
Neil will be firing up a Napoleon BBQ to cook a grilled beef kebab and steak sandwich with a three cheese fondue, pickles and toasted sourdough... and for those looking for a no meat option - vegan grilled cumbers and burnt harissa flatbreads!

CarFest is back and we will be celebrating our 10th Birthday this year! Created by Chris Evans, CarFest is the biggest family fundraising festival in the UK – raising over £16.5 million to date. Packed to the brim with activities for every member of the family, this year’s CarFest festivals promise family fun, with the best music, the fastest and loudest cars, and the brightest stars!

CARFEST NORTH @ Bolesworth Estate, Cheshire from 23rd – 25th July 2021.

CARFEST SOUTH@ Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire from 27th – 29th August 2021.



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The Fratellis

Retro CarFest is a celebration of the 60s, 70s, 80s, with a splash of the 90s. Packed to the brim with activities for every member of the family. Take the ultimate nostalgia trip at this BRAND NEW FAMILY FESTIVAL with the music, films, gadgets, cars & legends from your childhood, all in aid of UK Children's Charities! Brought to you by Chris Evans, and the team behind the UK's biggest family fundraising festival CarFest.

Dress up and join us at Retro CarFest @ Bicester Heritage from 13th – 15th August 2021.



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Boomtown Rats

2021 Marks 10 Years Of CarFest

To celebrate our birthday, we’ll be bringing together the best music, the fastest cars and the brightest stars to celebrate with you.

Over the past nine years, CarFest has raised over £16 million for UK Children’s charities and we’re on a mission to continue raising funds for them in 2021. This has been a challenging year for everyone, but especially for charities as they continue to support some of the most vulnerable people in society.

We are proud to be supporting


The CarFest Supergroup Live! Album, is now available as either a Double CD , a double Vinyl with additional double CD, or via digital platforms – so you can listen however you want to, wherever you want to!

Synonymous with CarFest Sundays, we’ve been lucky enough to have so many great artists join The Supergroup, including The Who’s Roger Daltrey, The Feeling, Ricky Wilson from The Kaiser Chiefs, and Beverley Knight. This amazing compilation album features some of the great live performances from 2018 and 2019 for you to enjoy and will take you back to the festival field at sunset, enjoying live music with a drink in your hand!

All profits from the sale of the album will go to CarFest’s Children’s Charity partners.


‘ I love CarFest because it is a TRUE family event. A real opportunity to go analogue, switch off from the "real world" and make precious memories. It brings everyone together and you get to support some amazing, special charities. Chris Evans and the team see the good in the world and it is reflected in Carfest’

Sonja Weed

‘We love Carfest, because every year, rain or shine, it’s enabled us to create the most amazingly special memories with family and friends’

Emma Sharratt

‘I love CarFest because it was one of the "feel the fear and do it anyway" moments after completing treatment for cancer.’

Alison Palmer

‘I (we) love CarFest because of the family feel! There’s something for everyone. Music, cars, food, camping, more cars, fairs, more food, silent discos and the excuse to be silly! Everyone’s polite, kind, caring and in a good mood’

JoBo Anderston