Carfest North 2016

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2016
Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9HQ, England MAP
£151 with camping, child £37 - sold out, some options available
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Fri 22nd Jul 2016

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C4R-Fest was conceived by Chris Evans and is an event that combines classic cars, live music and food whilst also raising money for BBC Children in Need.

The Cheshire event moves this year from Oulton Park to Bolesworth Castle, happening on Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2016, and there's a sister event in the south at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire later in the month.

Line-up

Latest additions Faithless, Kim Wilde, The Lionels, Travis, The Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, Maxi Jazz & The E-Type Boys, The Proclaimers, Who's next?, Melanie C, NHS Choir, Seal, and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

The line-up includes ABC, Texas, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Bryan Adams, Jamie Lawson, The Corrs, James Morrison, KT Tunstall, The Feeling, Billy Ocean, Squeeze, and more to be announced .

WigWam stage line-up consists of Bridges, Harris Adams, Haunt The Woods, Katy Hurt, Scott McWatt, The Cold Heart Revue, The Seniors, Andy Williamson, Archie Smith, Coyote, Mancie Baker, Phil Holbird, Son Of Jack, The Soul Rays, Tom Figgins, AnneMarie Quinn, Dirty Vertebrae, Emma Hughes, Everlate, Full House, Harry Pane, Into The Ark, and The Jeremiah Brothers.

Tickets

Tickets  have sold out. A weekend adult (aged 17+ years) ticket with camping is priced at £151 or £123 without camping, with children (age 6 to 16 years) weekend with camping tickets priced at £37, or £29 without camping and children aged 5 and under are free and DO NOT require a ticket. Day tickets are priced at £64 for Friday £12 for children, a Saturday or Sunday adult day ticket is £69 or £12for children.

A campervan permit is £70 or £85. Other ticket options are also available.

A minimum of 25% of the price of each ticket will benefit BBC Children in Need, registered charity number 802052 (England and Wales) and SC039557 (Scotland).

On site

Some of the best cars in the world will be on display. Other attractions for festival goers include kids shows from famous authors, theatre shows, and more. CarFest will also feature a central Arena for performances of all kinds, good food, Glamping and more.

Each year the Track Sprint show kicks off with a selection of machines from the collection of Chris Evans including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and LaFerrari.

CarFest visitors will have the chance to take a passenger ride thanks to The Sporting Bears Motor Club, every Dream Ride raises money for BBC Children in Need.

New for this summer, the Time Tunnel will take CarFest visitors through a timeline display of 40 standout cars covering automotive history, and more than a century of evolutionary progress. From the Oldsmobile Curved Dash and Model T Ford to Bugattis, Topolinos, Messerschmitts, Jaguars, Bentleys and Ferraris right up to a glimpse of the future with the Tesla Model X and Riverside Rasa Hydrogen Fuel Cell prototype.   
 
CarFest Motor Sport featuwa winners from the worlds of both racing and rallying. With NASCAR and Formula 5000 race cars, a pair of MG Metro 6R4s from the Group B rally era, Michael Schumacher’s F1 Benetton, a Penske IndyCar raced by Emerson Fittipaldi, and a Mark 1 Jaguar.       

Another new addition to CarFest this year is the TopGear Magazine Performance Grid, including Aston Martin's Vantage GT8, the McLaren 675LT, the Ariel Nomad, and many more. Visitors can get up close to these machines, before watching them on the CarFest track.
 
The Extreme section is another new arrival on the 2016 Track Sprint bill. Expect bonkers fiery hot-rods, built with only horsepower in mind. These classically-styled ground-tremblers include a mind-boggling 1,000bhp 1915 Model T, a 1962 Ford Consul Street Racer plus a 1941 Willys Coupe Hot Road Coupe. The no-limits Extreme show also stars one of the country's leading drift teams – Team Japspeed.
 
This year's finale will see Formula One fireworks from Red Bull Racing's 2011 title winning RB7. Former Toro Rosso GP driver Sebastien Buemi will be in the hot seat over the weekend (Saturday & Sunday). Then the Red Bull Racing display will bring the curtain down on each of the track shows.

A large number of car and motorcycle automotive brands will be displaying their latest models and brand favourites throughout the event.
 
Peugeot has always been a big supporter of BBC Children in Need and CarFest and, to-date, has raised more than £1m via some clever initiatives such as its 'Get Sudsey with Pudsey' scheme.
 
Honda also returns this year with its own selection of interactive experiences including My First Honda Licence, ATV Gymkhanas and Lawnmower challenges.

Jaguar is bringing its new 'F-Pace Experience' with live 4x4 demos, while BMW is joining CarFest for the first time to celebrate its centenary.
 
For those wanting a dash of nostalgia, car clubs will be turning back the clock with special displays in the Vintage Village.
 
There's a world-first in the Kids Zone, too, where the world’s greatest secret agent, Danger Mouse, will be revealing his latest amazing multi-purpose vehicle, the incredible Mark IV.

There will be more information here when it becomes available.



Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2016
Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9HQ, England MAP
£151 with camping, child £37 - sold out, some options available
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Fri 22nd Jul 2016


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