Chris Evans revs up for CarFest

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With just weeks to go, the final preparations for Chris Evans’ eagerly anticipated CarFest South and CarFest North are taking place.

The two CarFest weekends – to be staged at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire (August 25-26) and Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire (September 8-9) – will raise vital funds for BBC Children in Need with a mix of live music, classic cars and food.

“It’s getting quite scary,” admitted Evans. “I had this crazy CarFest idea back in March and since then everything has gone completely bonkers. We’ve sold thousands and thousands of tickets, launched a second event in the north, been overwhelmed with offers for super-duper cars, some of my favourite live bands plus fabulous food and now the clocks are ticking down. From a personal and selfish point of view, this really is going to be good. It’s my kind of festival – I’m just hoping everyone else agrees with me, the sun shines and that we raise humongous amounts of money for BBC Children in Need as, after all, that’s what all this fantastic fun is really all about.”

Both Laverstoke Park Farm and Cholmondeley Castle already have strong automotive links. The former is renowned for its organic food and is owned by 1979 F1 World Champion Jody Scheckter while the latter is famous in motoring circles as the glorious setting of the annual Pageant of Power. Now their respective reputations will be furthered as the country’s first two venues to host one of Evans’ dazzling CarFests.

Brand Events will organise and operate each event on behalf of Evans and BBC Children in Need.

A limited number of VIP tickets are still available for CarFest South while an extended licence has enabled the organisers to offer some additional day and weekend tickets for CarFest North.