Norfolk’s VW Whitenoise Festival moves to the Norfolk Showground in Costessey

A festival dedicated to Volkswagens and live music is set to move closer to the city for its 10th anniversary celebrations.

The VW Whitenoise Festival, which attracts more than 8,000 people from across the county, will be held at the Norfolk Showground, Costessey, from August 3 to 5.

It was established in 2002 by Norwich couple Neil and Lucy Haughey, 40 and 35, and held its first summer show a decade ago at Wroxham Football Club attracting a few hundred visitors.

It has since outgrown all its venues including North Walsham Rugby Club, Wolterton Hall and most recently Fritton Lake.

Louise Wilkinson, business development manager at the Norfolk Showground, said: 'We are delighted that VW Whitenoise has chosen the Showground for their event this year and hopefully many more year's to come.

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'It is a lovely family event and everyone will enjoy the colourful array of camper vans as well as entertainment on site.

'The Showground is the ideal venue for this event due to our central location, ample parking and the infrastructure we have on site including electricity, water and shower and toilet blocks. I wish Neil and Lucy a very successful event. It has been a delight to work with such committed enthusiasts.'

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This year's event will include 25 live bands, including tribute acts Kazabian and the Antarctic Monkeys plus local favourites Monkey Spanner, Killamonjambo and The Voice singer Bill Downs, free camping, a free roller disco and a VW show and shine.

There will also be children's activities including a kids' craft tent and a bouncy campervan and more than 70 traders, a small funfair and stack of auto-jumble.

Sponsors include Wilco Direct, Norfolk Retro Campers, Magical Camping, Silvershield Windscreens, Norwich and Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers.

Full weekend adult passes are �25 and family passes �55. For more details, to book a trading pitch or buy tickets visit

Are you holding an event which promotes Norfolk? Call reporter Kate Scotter on 01603 772326 or email

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