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Chris Evan's Car Fest returns to Laverstoke Park Farm

Posted: 1st May 2019

It’s official – CarFest South is back at Laverstoke Park Farm from 23rd – 25th August. The highly sought-after tickets for one of the UK’s most family-friendly festivals will go on sale at 8am on Wednesday 1st May 2019.

The brainchild of radio presenter Chris Evans, CarFest returns to Laverstoke Park Farm for the eighth year and has been described by the thousands of die-hard fans as ‘the biggest ever village fete’ with a mission to bring the true spirit of family to life. The weekend is packed to the brim with activities for every member of the family, underpinned by great music, celebrity chefs and as the name suggests, plenty of cars!

This year CarFest’s refreshed new content includes:

Two paddocks filled to the brim with a great range of cars plus track races and celebrity go-karting… be prepared for motorsport overload!
Four exciting new ‘worlds’ to discover and enjoy… including:


Kids Kingdom: Where kids rule! Built for the kids (of all ages) and run by the kids.
Eden: A place to do more good. Look after yourself, look after others, and look after our wonderful planet.
Vintage Carfest: We take you and CarFest back in time with all the theatre of the circus and a love of nostalgia.
Car-Feast: The Ultimate Family Food Festival.

A great line up of celebrity chefs doing what they do best, but with a surprise twist!
Smashing headliners on the main stage, from regular favourites to exciting new acts guaranteed to get everyone in the festival mood…

CarFest, was created by Evans in 2012 with the sole purpose of raising funds for UK children’s charities has over the past seven years successfully raised over £13.5million for BBC Children in Need. This year the festival has added a further four charities to the mix and alongside BBC Children in Need who will receive 50% of the funds raised, with Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust, Rainbow Trust, Starlight Children’s Foundation and Teenage Cancer Trust receiving 10% each*. The final charity to receive 10% will be announced shortly.

A full line-up of mainstage acts and chefs taking part is available on www.carfest.org, and the past week has seen CarFest announce a host of fabulous new acts added to this year’s line-up including:

@CarFest South: Alex Horne and the Horne Section, Boy George and Culture Club,  Fisherman’s Friends, Jack Savoretti, Rick Astley, Sister Sledge, Tom Grennan plus Sheridan Smith joins the CarFest Supergroup featuring Roger Daltrey, Rob Brydon, Sophie Ellis Bextor and The Feeling.

Chris Evans said of plans for this year: “Each year we try and add a little extra sparkle to CarFest and this year is no exception, with a line-up that will take all our CarFesters on a veritable musical journey through the decades! The ball is well and truly rolling to make CarFest 2019 a year to remember and a year to raise even more money for UK children’s charities.”

CarFest South takes place from 23rd – 25th August @ Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire