Friday 26th – Sunday 28th August 2016
Carfest is one of the most hyped events in the Hampshire calendar and has all the hallmarks of a great festival, including live music, car shows and of course, a wonderful, friendly atmosphere that everybody can enjoy. If you’re staying at Mill Rythe Holiday Park or fancy a little summertime getaway, it’s well worth checking out.
At Carfest there are always a vast selection of motor vehicles on display; from strange, eccentric one-of-a-kind creations to the classics. Demonstrations will occur throughout the whole weekend by professional drivers who will be performing stunts, burn outs and wheel spins. All of the action will be broadcast on a number of big screens throughout the festival site, ensuring that you never miss out.
The Vintage Village
The Vintage Village is one of the most popular events of the festival. Because it was such a huge success in 2015 the Carfest team have decided to expand it for 2016. The theme of the event is to celebrate the history of motoring, starting from the 1930s, going all the way up the 1970s. Among the magnificent display there will be numerous stalls, all of which will honour the vintage theme.
It’s not all about the cars! There is also a top quality line up of bands and solo artists as well. Friday will host ABC, The Darkness, The Lionels, Texas and The Proclaimers; Saturday will host James Morrison, Rick Astley and Stereophonics; and Sunday will host The Feeling, Ronan Keating and Status Quo, among others. Therefore, whether you’re a sucker for old school rock n roll or enjoy the sweet melodies of pop, there’ll certainly be something to satisfy your musical needs. The main stage isn’t the only place that will feature music, there will also be the WigWam Stage, which will host a vast array of local artists and national up-and-comers.
Ride with the Bears
Have you ever wanted to drive a Ferrari or Lamborghini? There are some cars that most of us will never be able to afford. But rather than gawk at their class and prowess on the race course, you can actually give them a spin. The Sporting Bears provides a vast selection of classic and sports cars that can be ridden throughout the day. Proceeds raised will go towards Children in Need.
Over the years Carfest has managed to raise £3.5 million for Children in Need. Each year festival organizers pledge 25% of the ticket prices, plus further profits from the event. So if you have a passion for motoring and want to support a good cause, drive on down!
If you’re traveling from far away, take a look at our Hampshire accommodation and make Mill Rythe Holiday Park your base this year!