CarFest is the UK’s largest family fundraising festival and returns this year to Bolesworth Estate in Cheshire and Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire
cinch to donate money from every car sold during the week of each festival in order to help meet CarFest’s £3 million target
cinch, the UK’s leading online car retailer, and , the UK’s largest family fundraising festival, are partnering to return to Bolesworth Estate in Cheshire and Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire this summer for two weekends of family fun, music and motoring must-sees.
As part of the partnership, cinch will be donating £50 from every car sold online in the week before each festival to help in CarFest’s mission to raise over £3 million for UK children’s charities this year.
Avril Palmer-Baunack, Executive Chair of Constellation Group said of the partnership: “This felt like a really natural partnership for cinch. We are all about cars, family & entertainment, and supporting the core activities and values that bring and keep a family unit together. CarFest matches our pillars perfectly and we can’t wait to meet the thousands of visitors and support Chris and his team in their endeavours to raise such vast amounts of money for charity.”
Formed by radio presenter Chris Evans, CarFest will be entering its 11th year with a revolutionary makeover: featuring ‘seven festivals in one’, with a large celebrational party hosted each evening across the dates. The new festivals include:
CarFest: honouring hero drivers, hero brands and hero cars… past, present, and future
AdventureFest: a chance to explore and discover not just the great outdoors, but more about your own talents and skills
KidsFest: fun, fun and even more fun, for all kids, big and small
Great British Food Fest: the perfect place for foodies, where we celebrate everything great about British Food
RetroFest: a chance to step back in time and discover the world from the past
StarFest: agathering of the greatest stars from the worlds of TV, film, music, literature and comedy
SpaFest: to help you on your journey towards a healthy mind, healthy body and healthy spirit
Tickets for the festival are now on sale here.
Anjna Raheja, Show Director of CarFest said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for CarFest and cinch to create some very memorable experiences for our visitors. It is, without doubt, the perfect marriage of principles and we’re looking forward to bringing that all to life this Summer.”
About cinch presents CarFest:
CarFest North, which takes place at will play host to a huge array of talent across the weekend, from Main Stage music artists including the likes of Richard Ashcroft, Ronan Keating, Steps, McFly and Natalie Imbruglia to stars of TV, film, radio and sport including Eddie Izzard, Sir Chris Hoy, Giovanna Fletcher and Louise Minchin; Health and Wellbeing experts such as Caroline Girvan, Dr Megan Rossi, Dr Rangan Chatterjee, Gemma Atkinson and Andrea McLean; and some of the UK’s most famous celebrity chefs including Candice Brown, The Bosh Boys, Jeremy Pang and Shivi Ramoutar amongst others at the Kitchen Stage with Napoleon Grills.
CarFest South, which takes place at , will play host to a huge array of talent across the weekend, from Main Stage music artists including the likes of Rag‘n’Bone Man, Tom Walker, James Blunt, Paloma Faith, Kaiser Chiefs, Steps, McFly and Natalie Imbruglia to stars of TV, film, radio and sport including Adam Woodyatt, Bonnie Langford, Giovanna Fletcher, Jed Mercurio, Philip Glenister and Sarah Parish; Health and Wellbeing experts such as Bryony Gordon, Dr Megan Rossi, Dr Rangan Chatterjee and Andrea McLean; and some of the UK’s most famous celebrity chefs including Atul Kochhar, Theo Randall, Matt Tebbutt, Candice Brown, and Jose Pizarro amongst others at the Kitchen Stage with Napoleon Grills.
Both festivals will also play host to a brand new stage, ‘Pudsey’s Spot’ a destination for children and families, that brings the biggest names from CBBC and CBeebies to CarFest. Located in KidsFest, it’s a chance for younger visitors to join some of their favourite BBC stars for music, dancing, games, and most importantly loads of fun! Pudsey and Blush will be joined by YolanDa’s Band Jam, Hey Duggee, Bluey and many more characters brought to life on the stage.
Each site will be packed with focused activities for the whole family, including three shows per day at the Kwik Fit-Michelin track with over 120 cars honouring past, present and future cars and motoring heroes; The Author’s Stage and Reading Room hosted by Costa; The BarFest Arms with Timothy Taylor’s; an extreme adventure park with rock climbing, zip wires and BMX demos; a live graffiti wall; food and drink masterclasses and tasting tents; art workshops; yoga, meditation and mindfulness masterclasses and so much more!.
CarFest, was created by Evans in 2012 with the sole purpose of raising funds for UK children’s charities and over the past 10 years has successfully raised over £20 million for BBC Children in Need, Comic Relief, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, My Black Dog, Rainbow Trust, Starlight Children’s Foundation and Teenage Cancer Trust and other local charities and hospices.