TICKETS for this year’s CarFest South are now on sale.

The family friendly music festival held at Laverstoke Park Farm will feature the likes of Boy George & Culture Club, Texas, Jools Holland, Rick Astley and Beverley Knight.

The brainchild of radio presenter Chris Evans, CarFest South will return to Laverstoke Park Farm for an eighth year.

Organsiers say the weekend will be full of activities for all of the family, underpinned by ‘great music, celebrity chefs and as the name suggests, plenty of cars’.

Held over the weekend of August 23 to August 25, this year’s festival will feature some new additions including two paddocks filled with a range of cars plus track races and celebrity go-karting.

Along with the music on offer, visitors to the event will be able to explore four ‘worlds’, which are: Kids Kingdom, ‘where kids rule’; Eden, a place to do better for the planet; Vintage Carfest, where guests can go back in time with all the theatre of the circus and a love of nostalgia; and Car-Feast, a family food festival.

CarFest was created by TV presenter and radio DJ Evans in 2012 with the sole purpose of raising funds for UK children’s charities and over the past seven years CarFest has successfully raised more than £13.5million for BBC Children in Need.

This year the festival has added a further four charities to the mix and, alongside BBC Children in Need which will receive 50 per cent of the funds raised, with Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust, Rainbow Trust, Starlight Children’s Foundation and Teenage Cancer Trust will get 10 per cent each.

The DJ said: “Each year we try and add a little extra sparkle to CarFest and this year is no exception, with a line-up that will take all our CarFesters on a veritable musical journey through the decades.

“The ball is well and truly rolling to make CarFest 2019 a year to remember and a year to raise even more money for UK children’s charities.”

To purchase tickets go to, where a full line-up of mainstage acts and chefs taking part is also available.