March 3 2015 Latest news:
Andrew Fitchett, Reporter
Monday, March 17, 2014
A caravan of Volkswagen fans could be descending on the Norfolk and Suffolk border as a popular festival moves to the area.
VW Whitenoise has found a new home at Euston Park, near Thetford, for this year’s outing from August 1 to 3.
The event had previously attracted more than 10,000 VW enthusiasts to the Norfolk Showground, but an unavailability of dates in August prompted the move to Euston.
‘Earlybird’ tickets for the event went on sale in January and sold out in three and a half hours, with the box office now open again.
The festival features a free Super Funk roller disco, free cardboard campervan making workshops plus ‘glamping’ options from Magical Camping appeal to the VW Whitenoise family audience.
Norwich-based band Killamonjambo are confirmed for the Whitenoise live stage as are UK Kasabian tribute act, Cambridge dance music favourite Goldstar and Tom Dibb, who performs from his campervan.
Neil Haughey, organiser, said: “The setting and location of Euston Park make it a first class venue for VW Whitenoise, a return to our ‘Fritton Lake’ feel.
“We’ll be recreating the grand ring we had at the Showground to accommodate the 300+ show vehicles that fought it out in 2013 and our popular Custom and Retro Bicycle competition. We’re also adding a new theatrical performance and art installation around a ‘Fantastical Contraption’ theme which we’re really excited about.”
Weekend Family tickets are £69.50 and adult tickets start from £27.50. Day tickets are available on the gate and cost £10 per adult and £3.50 per child. For more details, to book a trade pitch, sponsor the event or buy tickets visit www.vwwhitenoise.com