December 12 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Over 10,000 people are set to descend on the Norfolk Showground this weekend for the VW Whitenoise festival.
Car enthusiasts will be entertained by local bands and fairground rides, as hundreds of pristine, classic, modified and quirky Volkswagens go on display.
Sales are up 35pc on last year and advanced tickets, club camping and family camping are all sold out already.
General camping tickets are available on the gate for the festival’s 11th year, priced at £38 for adults, £9 for children and free for under-threes.
Day tickets are also available on the gate, priced at £10 per adult, £3 per child, a family pass for two adults and two children of £25 and under-threes again free.
Gates open tomorrow at 5pm, costing £10 on the gate, for those who want to join campers for the live music on offer, including a headline act from a Kings of Leon tribute act and local acts Lee Vann, matt Watson and Solko.
A tribute act covering The Police will headline on Saturday night, with other local acts across the weekend including Kilamonjambo and Dumbfoundus.
Neil Haughey, organiser of Whitenoise, said: “We work especially hard to make our festival affordable. We allow our camping visitors to bring their own food and drink into our main arena, unlike many other festivals.
“We are the largest VW event in East Anglia and visitors come from all corners of the UK to be part of it. We are proud to be attracting new visitors to Norfolk.
“There will be many VWs flooding the routes into and across the county this weekend and a fine display of them in our Sunday Show and Shine.”
For more information, go to vwwhitenoise.com
View photos from last year’s Whitenoise festival in the gallery at the top-right of this page.