Plymouth Volksfest is a VW themed weekend being held at Newnham Park on the outskirts of Plymouth. The dates for 2014 are confirmed as Friday 23rd to Monday 26th May.
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.
Latest additions include The Feeling, Razorlight, Heaven 17, Hayseed Dixie, Toyah, Johnny Borrell & Zazou, Moriaty, The Rising, Coda, Melosa, THePETEBOX, The Scribes, Electric Swing Circus, The Retro Gents, Vince Lee & Becca Langsford, The Manic Shine, Jazz Morley, Joanna Cooke, Forever 27, Tom Baker, Deficit, The Paisley Strays, Ben Robey, Sam Green & The Midnight Heist, and more.
The first acts confirmed included Boomtown Rats, Yes Sir Boss, Winter Mountain, 4th Street Traffic, Dreadzone, Emma Stevens, The Apples, Babyhead, Joey The Lips, Mad Dog Mcrea, Risky Business, Land Of the Giants, DeckaJam, These Reigning Days, Judge Jules, Danny Byrd, DJ Rap, Nick Coles, Mark EG, Jake Nicholls, Soundfixation b2b Paul Webber, Louk, Hakka b2b Noizy Boy, Drifft b2b Raze, Kev Hoskin b2b Kev Thomas, Golding b2b Simon McCan, Oli Power b2b Steve Duban-Haines, Steve Lid, Nick The Kid, Harry Shotta, Maxxi P b2b Freshold, Catalyst b2b Ginge, Tom Costelloe & Aaron Cook, Luke & Joel Heaton, The DJ Producer, Top Buzz, Brandon Block, John Kelly, Vinyl Junkie, Nick The Kid, Baila la Cumbia, Alex Hart, Del Strain, Demitris Deech, Belfast Busker, Bert Miller and the Animal Folk, C Force 2, The Waterboarders, Kati Tribe, Juliet D, Miss Von Trapp, Rambunctious Social Club.
This year's comedy line-up will include Hal Cruttenden, Anna Keirle, Demitris Deech, David Arnold, and Frankie Dore.
The first Burlesque acts have also been unveiled and include the Fantastic Ms Fanny, Miss Angelique Dominique, Miss Dixie Daggers and more for Kitty's Dolls Sunday Late show.
The line-up across seven stages, including the main stage, 3 dance stages, a chill out stage, a jammin stage, a cabaret tent, open mic, burlesque, kids performance classes, and more.
For the line-up details, as available please click here.
An early bird adult weekend ticket is priced at £65, add £10 for camping, or £20/£50 for a campervan. Youth (16 - 17 yrs) weekend with camping ticket is priced at £75, a festival junior (6 - 15yrs) weekend with camping ticket is priced at £30, children aged 5 years and under have free entry. All children under 18 must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.
New for 2014
This year a new Dance Village is being introduced situated within the main arena. It will offer a choice of 3 zones, including an outdoor stage with DJs from around the world, a real beach, foam parties and more.
Hosted by Liquid Pulse, Rinseout, Hindsight vs Wonderlust, Recharged, SouLoud, Electro-Static, and Universe Reverse.
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 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.
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 in the arena. This year the show and shine display is going to be held on the Sunday.
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.
Fancy dress theme
This year's fancy dress theme is 'Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside' think nautical.'
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.
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