Plymouth Volksfest 2013

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May 2013
Newnham Park, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 5BN, England MAP
£71.50 for full weekend with camping
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Tue 30th Apr 2013

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Plymouth Volksfest is a VW themed weekend being held at Newnham Park on the outskirts of Plymouth. The dates for 2013 are confirmed as Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May 2013.

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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 VW displays.

Line-up

Latest additions are Friday headliners Alabama 3, plus Hazel O'Connor, Seth Lakeman, Freshly Squeezed, James Robinson, Cosmo Jarvis, The Diamond Geezers, Krafty Kuts, Ed Real, Nick Coles, John 00 Fleming, Claudia Cazacu, Moriaty, The Poet Junkies, and more. For the line-up details as available please click here.

They join Zion Train, and Levellers, plus Mad Dog Mcrea, Land Of The Giants, Ruarri Joseph, Josie Ghost, Grooveyard, The Scribes, Empire Of Fools, The PJP Band, 4th Street Traffic, Forever 27, Secrets for September, Vince Lee, The Lena Smith Band, Shoot The Moon, Week Night Thieves, Black Jack Davey, Hamer and Isaac Gypsy Jazz Band, Thomas Ford and the Dirty Harmonies, Jeff 'The Horse' Horsey, Peter Crawford, The Magnus Puto Band, These Reigning Days, Chris Davies, The Retro Gents, The Paisley Strays, Ayre Point, Dream Bringer, Crowleys Tears, Miss Von Trap, Harry and Libby, and more.

There will be lots of changes this year, including a main outdoor stage, as well as four other stages, including a 'Live & Local' stage, a cabaret tent, a brand new open mic stage, a new dance stage, burlesque, kids performance classes, and the Dirty Pirates will be back again this year with a bar and chill out area.

Tickets

The early bird offer has ended. An adult weekend with camping ticket is priced at £71.50. Youth (13 - 17 yrs) weekend with camping ticket is priced at £56.50, a festival junior (5 - 12yrs) weekend with camping ticket is priced at £26.50, children aged 5 years and under have free entry. All children under 18 must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. A club members weekend and camping ticket is priced at £35.

Non-camping prices

An adult weekend ticket is priced at £61.50. Youth (13 - 17 yrs) weekend ticket is priced at £46.50, a festival junior (5 - 12yrs) weekend ticket is priced at £16.50, children aged 5 years and under have free entry. All children under 18 must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

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 most of the time. BBQ's (off the ground) are permitted, but not open fires, there are proper festival food stalls in the main arena.

No Glass

No Glass is permitted on site, please remember this when packing. Please do not leave any kit behind when you leave the Park. There are specific designated recycling points on the hill, please use them, try to leave the site as you found it.

Club camping/ Campervan camping

For 2013, campervan pitch sizes are designated areas of 6mX8m to allow for awnings. ONE vehicle per pitch/pass these are not reserved. To guarantee camping together considering booking as a club in White camping.

Areas

The campsite areas are divided into different colours:

Green Gate – This is 'Festival Camping' most commonly associated with young adults and party goers who will more than likely want to carry on the party!

White Gate – This is for the well behaved types that might not fancy lights out at midnight, but won't be annoying the neighbours either!

  Blue Gate – 'Quiet Camping' perfect for those with young families who need to get a good night’s sleep before an early start in the morning. No noise after midnight here.

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.

Show'n'Shine

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 in the arena. This year the show and shine display is going to be held on the Sunday with the Saturday being aimed at the clubs displays with great prizes for the best and wackiest club.

Bajas

The festival offers the chance to go offroad with Bajas (pronounced badgers) on a specially devised course beside 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.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome onsite under full supervision. They must be kept on leads at all times, even in camping areas, and must be cleaned up after.

More information will be here when available.

around the festival site

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May 2013
Newnham Park, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 5BN, England MAP
£71.50 for full weekend with camping
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Tue 30th Apr 2013


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