Plymouth Volksfest 2010

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th May 2010
Newnham Park, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 5BN, England MAP
£45 for full weekend pass (4 days)
last updated: Fri 4th Jun 2010

around the festival site (VWs)

Plymouth Volksfest is a VW themed weekend being held at Newnham Park on the outskirts of Plymouth. The dates for 2010 are confirmed as Friday 28th May to Sunday 30th May 2010. The festival is still open for food on Monday 31st but no entertainment and closes at 4pm.

The idea of the event is to offer everyone a chilled out family friendly weekend with lots of entertainment for all. They have two music tents, a comedy tent, children's entertainment, stalls and more, not forgetting the Show'n'Shine car displays.


Confirmed acts include Goldie Lookin Chain, Zion Train, The Undertones, The Neville Staple Band, The Quails, The Mahones, Vince Lee and The Big Combo, Mad Dog Mcrea, Two Spot Gobi, Public Imitation Limited, The Van Daniels, Roadside, Kernuyck, and Richard James, The Redoubt, and more. The Comedy and Cabaret Tent line-up includes Rufus Hound, Ian Cognito, and Dave Thompson. For the line-up details as available please click here.


An adult ticket is priced at £45. Camping is included free of charge with weekend passes. Festival teenager (14 - 16 yrs) ticket is priced at £12, a festival junior (10 - 13yrs) is priced at £5, a festival child 5 - 9 yrs £3, and festival infants (under 5s) have free entry. All children under 18 must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Day tickets will be available.

Camping Prices

Tent camping £2, Classic VW camping (includes T25, T4 & T5) £2, and motorhome/caravan camping is £15.

To buy tickets, click here.

Non-VW owners

Whilst this festival is called Volksfest, it is not prohibitive in letting non-Volkswagon owners attend. Whilst many VW owners camp in special reserved camping beside the main arena, above the arena on the slopes of Newnham Park is open to all, with the added bonus of being able to camp next to your vehicle. BBQ's are permitted, but not open fires, there are proper festival food stalls in the main arena.

Kids stuff

There's a wealth of activities for kids to do - these are often not fully listed in the programme, and there is a chalk board at the entrance, and more information in the workshop tents, as well activities in the large kids' area.


The festival offers VW owners a chance to show off their vehicles in various categories, and provide festival goers a chance to look at all the entries on the Sunday.


The festival offers the chance to go offroad with Bajas (pronounced badgers) on a specially devised course up on the hill above the site. The BajaClub offer off road challenges over two days. Those with Bajas need to get their cars checked over by a BajaClub marshal to join in with the various off-road challenges. Festival goers are welcome to watch or ride with a BajaClub member. Rides are given for a small donation to the club.

More information will be here when available.

Volksfest 2009

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th May 2010
Newnham Park, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 5BN, England MAP
£45 for full weekend pass (4 days)
last updated: Fri 4th Jun 2010

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