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CarFest, the family festival has a star studded line up for the Covid-compliant ‘Camp’ CarFest North taking place at Bolesworth Estate in Cheshire, 23rd-25th July 2021.

McFly, Basement Jaxx, All Saints, Texas, The Charlatans, Tom Grennan and The Magic Numbers top the music bill for the highly sought after event. As well as artists appearing on big screens there will be viewing pods in front of the stages so guests can party in style safely.

Don’t forget your dancing shoes, as capacities will be reduced and the amount of space increased to ensure social distancing (and grooving) can still take place whilst enjoying the live performances. CarFest North has also gathered together some of the country’s top DJs to spin the decks and keep the festival vibes flowing on the Club CarFest Stage with performances from Gok Wan, Richard Jones & Sophie Ellis-Bextor and an epic DJ Battle from top kid’s entertainers Dick and Dom.

In addition to the hottest music line up, foodie lovers prepare to get excited…the kitchen stage will be hosting celebrity chefs and bake off winners, as well as Michelin star restaurants delivering a programme of culinary fun. From Candice Brown and Atul Kochhar to Melissa Hemsley and José Pizarro – the great line up will be cooking up a storm and doing what they do best on the kitchen stage throughout the weekend long event.

The Covid-compliant Camp CarFest has been described by the thousands of die-hard fans as ‘the biggest ever village fete’ with a mission to bring the true spirit of family to life. The hard-working events team has designed the festival to be fully covid-compliant, so friends and family can enjoy all the usual treats from their favourite summer festival with special measures in place to ensure everybody’s safety.

CarFest was created with the sole purpose of raising funds for UK Children’s charities and over the past nine years has successfully raised over £16million for BBC Children in Need. In 2021 Camp CarFest aims to raise a further £2million for its charity partners - BBC Children In Need, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, Rainbow Trust, Starlight Children’s Foundation and Teenage Cancer Trust.

CarFest, has also launched a limited-edition double vinyl album featuring some of the greatest live performances by the CarFest Supergroup. The album is available to pre-order now for £30.00, with all proceeds going to the festivals five UK Children’s Charities. Roger Daltrey, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Gary Kemp, Rob Brydon, Sharleen Spiteri, KT Tunstall, Ricky Wilson, Beverley Knight and The Feeling – all feature on the fantastic double album! Curated and produced by Richard Jones from The Feeling, this very personal collection of live performances was recorded across three shows from CarFest North and South 2019 and CarFest South 2018. The double vinyl album features 19 amazing tracks including the iconic 9 to 5Delilah and I Predict a Riot and comes with a special double CD featuring an additional seven tracks.

Camp CarFest North takes place from 23rd – 25th July @ Bolesworth Estate in Cheshire

Tickets on sale now and are only available online at: www.carfest.org.

For further information and images please email laurag@switchedoncomms.co.uk

About CarFest

CarFest features an incredible combination of cars, food, live music and family entertainment, the inaugural weekend event was staged at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire in August 2012, and a further fifteen festivals have followed.

Covid compliant CarFest:

All three festivals have been redesigned to be Covid-compliant with some key guiding principles in place.

•       Space:  enough space to be properly socially distanced at all times

•       More stages: all with socially distanced ‘designated’ pods for bubbles of six

Plus the team will be working to ensure that the whole site, stands and all exhibitors meet with government guidelines:

·       Socially distanced exhibitor stands spread across a larger space

·       Strict 2m queuing regulations

·       Bigger campsite pitches

·       Temperature checks on arrival, plenty of hand washing  and cleaning facilities, sanitisers, on site signs and marshalls to  make sure everyone sticks to the rules and keep each other safe

Fundraising details

In 2021, all profits from CarFest and Retro CarFest, including a guaranteed 20% of the price of each ticket, will be donated to UK children’s charities.

BBC Children in Need (a charity registered in England and Wales under number 802052 and in Scotland under number SC039557) will receive 50% of the total funds raised*.

The following four charities will each receive 10% of the total funds raised**:

  • Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust (Registered Charity No.1096491 in England & Wales and SCO44013 in Scotland)
  • Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity (Registered Charity No.1070532)
  • Starlight Children’s Foundation (Registered Charity No.296058 in England & Wales and SC047600 in Scotland)
  • Teenage Cancer Trust (Registered Charity No.1062559 in England & Wales and SC039757 in Scotland)

More details on the beneficiaries of the final 10% will be announced shortly.

*broken down as follows: 12.5% of the price of each ticket and 50% of the other profits from CarFest

**broken down as follows: 2.5% of the price of each ticket and 10% of the other profits from CarFest

Full Music Line Up


  • Reef featuring Andy Taylor
  • Basement Jaxx
  • The Charlatans
  • Banners
  • ELO Again


  • Faithless Sound System
  • McFly
  • Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott
  • The James Martin Band
  • All Saints
  • Tom Grennan
  • The Magic Numbers


  • The CarFest Supergroup with: The Feeling, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Freya Ridings, Beverley Knight and Roger Daltrey
  • Marc Almond
  • Embrace
  • Texas
  • Bjorn Again
  • James Carpenter

The Kitchen Stage 

·       Angellica Bell

·       Galton Blackiston

·       Candice Brown

·       Atul Kochhar

·       Ching He Huang

·       Melissa Hemsley

·       Dale Pinnock

·       José Pizarro

·       Bryony Williams

·       Ryan & Liam Simpson-Trotman

·       The Bosh Boys - Henry Firth & Ian Theasby

·       Matt Tebbutt

·       Juliet Sear

Club CarFest Stage

·       Judge Jules

·       Jumpin Jimmy Flash

·       Kate Lawler

·       Dick vs Dom – DJ Battle

·       Gok Wan

·       Richard Jones & Sophie Ellis-Bextor

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