CarFest dates and ticket sales announced for 2014


Superstar DJ Chris Evans has confirmed the dates and venues for two CarFest festivals in 2014.

CarFest North will take place at Oulton Park from 1-3 August, while CarFest South happens three weeks later (22-24 August) at Jody Scheckter's Laverstoke Park Farm near Basingstoke in Hampshire.

Tickets for both events go on sale as from 7am on Wednesday 13 November to coincide with BBC Children in Need week. More tickets will be available to purchase in the spring.

Although only conceived in early 2012, CarFests held so far have welcomed more than 200,000 visitors and a raised over £2m for BBC Children in Need.

Evans said: "It's onwards and upwards for CarFest. To date we've had some absolutely brilliant fun and raised more than two million pounds for BBC Children in Need. How could we not do it all over again in 2014? I promise you that CarFest will be even bigger and even more fun than ever before.

"Don't ask me how we’re going to top what we've already achieved but, believe me, we will. There'll be more great bands, more fantastic cars, more fabulous food, more unbelievable air displays, more terrific sideshows… more of everything, in fact. It gets me all excited just talking about – I already can't wait for the gates to open at Oulton Park next August. I just want to be there now!"

The full line up of cars, bands and celebrities will be announced much nearer to the events but Evans has confirmed that the music bill will include both chart-toppers Erasure and festival favourite Seasick Steve.

For more information visit the official CarFest website. 



I would love to attend "CarFest North" but I have no chance as the cost of a ticket is so far out of my price range that I can but wish.
I fully realize the benefits that the money raised can bring to needy children and I applaud Chris Evans and his team for the excellent work they do, but for people like me (I am disabled)who would also have to pay for their carer it is a' no go', attendance would cost me more than half of the one and only benefit I receive each month. I would have loved to attend, enjoy the entertainment and the wonderful cars that could be viewed and leave with a smug feeling knowing that I had had a good time and helped needy children, there must be others like me.
Please Mr Evans, consider people like myself who cannot afford to be "smug".


Quite true Radioman. Didn't  realise how expensive tickets are as we had thought about going, but as the cost of the ticket alone is about what us "old wrinklies" get as a government pension for a week we are excluded.  The total cost would absorb at least a month's pension.......Smiles don't extend to us!


I do agree about the unfairness of the BBCs method of auctioning off the prizes for children in need in particular. Often the people who would benifit most from 'the prize thet money cannot buy' (when clearly it can) would be the very individuals who the charity event is sopposed to be helping. It would be much fairer run as a raffle say £5 a ticket with the option that rich people could increase their chances of winning by buying multiple tickets but at least ordinary people would get a fair chance.

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