CarFest dates and ticket sales announced for 2014

| 8 Nov 2013

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.