The acclaimed VW Whitenoise festival is set to return for the 16th year at Euston Park from 9th – 12th August 2018.
The family-friendly festival is celebrating its fifth year at Euston Park near Thetford where it is expecting record attendance of over 10,000 people with a mixture of campers and day visitors.
I’ll be heading along with the kid, the festival sounds fab. We love Euston Park after having recently attended the East Anglian Game & Country Fair there and we do enjoy a festival. Hopefully we’ll see some of you locals there.
NEW for 2018 there are a limited number of electric pitches in the Family Camping area and some brand new entertainment for children in ‘Planet Kids’.
Festival organiser Lucy Haughey said: “This is our 16th year which is going to be bigger and better than ever. This year we have secured sponsorship of the main stage from Lacons Brewery and they will be serving their award winning ales in the Whitenoise Bar called The Sunburnt Arms. We have an excellent line up of live stage acts, tasty local food, brilliant family entertainment and the best toilet and shower facilities all located in one of the most beautiful parks in the area. It’s set to be a fantastic festival with lovely summer weather.”
What’s on Stage?
This year’s live stage music line-up includes The Neville Staple Band (from The Specials), dance music favourites Shades of Rhythm (Saturday) and Soul and Funk DJs The Allergies (Friday) which are headline acts on the new ‘Lacons Brewery’ Main Stage and in the Big Top this summer.
Lakuta, DJ Format, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, Bu Bounce and tons of local talent is also on the bill plus new confirmations for the Sunday include ‘The Marley Experience’, the ultimate Bob Marley tribute band and popular Killamonjambo (Friday).
What’s on Child-Friendly?
The child-friendly festival will see the return of the fantastic ‘Planet Kids’ area which will include some brand new FREE additions from mini-golf and a ginormous bubble blower to magic shows and Suzanne the Storyweaver on the Woodland Stage. Children will be fully entertained with hip-hop dance, hula-hooping, trombone, drum and clay workshops as well as safari themed creative recycled art activities. There will also be a fun-fair where charges will apply.
What’s on the Menu?
You won’t be going hungry at the VW Whitenoise festival with the fantastic selection of independent caterers including many street food pop-ups from across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Look out for Milkshakes on the Moov, Gingers Gourmet Grill, Charlie’s Homemade Chip Company, Norfolk Thai, Flipping Pancakes, Fratelli’s Pizza, Ron’s Fish n’ Chips, First Class Toast (toasties), Spice it up Caribbean BBQ, Squilla and Squidge (Middle Eastern and Mediterranean), Another One Bites the Crust (pies and pasties), Starvin’ Marvin (burger central), Beach Box Café (coffee and cakes), the irresistible Sweets and Slush stand and our fabulous Lacons sponsored bar The Sunburnt Arms serving tasty ales, ciders and spirits.
What’s on Competitions?
As well as this there will be some fun competitions to enter!
On Saturday August 11th at 5.15pm enter the ‘Jungle Safari’ fancy dress competition in the ‘Big Top’. There will be prizes for the best adult, child, group and of course ‘Best Dog!’*
Also on Saturday the Otherness Motor Competition welcomes all VAG plus Rods, Customs, Retro & pre’87 Classics (if it’s cool it’s welcome) and the Retro and Custom Bicycle Competition take place in the main arena. No pre-booking is required to enter and cash prizes await.
The Sunday at VW Whitenoise culminates with an impressive ‘show n shine’ which attracts hundreds of motoring competitors. Top notch examples of the best-loved and rare VWs, from splitscreens to karmann ghias, to top class, modern day VW golfs, T4s and T5s and welcome an eclectic mix of vehicles with rewards for Best Rod/Custom and Wildest Ride.
Unlike many other UK festivals, VW Whitenoise invests heavily in their free toilet and shower facilities, so you can be sure to have a home from home experience if you are camping, bring your VW camper, caravan, motorhome or tent.
What’s the cost?
Camping Tickets – online and pre-book in advance only
SOLD OUT: Early arrival camping tickets from Thursday to Sunday.
Camping Friday to Sunday is from £49.50 per adult +BF and £14 per child (age 3-15 yrs) +BF, under 3s are free. Tickets include camping and free entertainment where stated. Buy online herehttps://www.seetickets.com/tour/vw-whitenoise-festival/ Camping is pre-book only.
Day Tickets – discounted in advance and on sale on the day
Day tickets are only available on Saturday and Sunday and start from £10 per adult +BF and £4 per child (3-15yrs) + BF and under 3s are free. Buy online here: https://www.seetickets.com/event/vw-whitenoise-festival-day-tickets/euston-park/1195983.
Day tickets are available to buy on the gate on Saturday and Sunday too and cost £20 per adult and £5 per child on Saturday and £12.50 per adult and £5 per child on Sunday.
Discounted advance day and camping tickets are also on sale at Leaping Hare in Thetford and Norwich Camping and Leisure in Blofield in advance.
Disclosure – this is a collaborative post