Retro-lovers it’s time to celebrate and make merry! The much awaited and much loved Retro Festival is coming to UK in 2017. A dream come true, this festival offers the enchanting fashion, food and music of the classic retro era. Here you can live and experience the best times of 1940s, 1950s, and the 1960s. It is a beautiful way to glorify and indulge in the vintage fashion, art and culture. Indulge in the retro festival in UK this year either on 9th June 2017 or 11th August 2017. Here’s all you need to know about the Retro Festival 2017.
Event location and dates This fun and festive event, grandly decorated in the best of retro fashion is taking place on 9th, 10th, 11th June 2017 in Newark UK and 11th,12th, 13th August in Newbury UK. Attending this event will be a real time-travel experience. At this event, there is something for everyone to indulge in and enjoy. The event will kick start on Friday 6pm till 11pm, Saturday 10am till 11pm and the finale on Sunday is from 10am till 11pm. The event location is equipped with toilets for all (including disabled). Plus, you can hire a mobility scooter or wheel chair at the showground. It’s the perfect place to start a great family weekend. Like any festival, you must take care of all your personal belongings as the festival will not be responsible for any loss. You are not allowed to bring any alcohol to venue, and doing so can result in you being told to leave the event. However, you can bring your own chairs to the venue if you like. Photography for personal use is allowed throughout the event but prior permission is required for any kind of professional photography.
Though we always recommend guests to take care of themselves but in case of an emergency the event is equipped with first aid and paramedics’ team. Please be aware that there are no free cash machines on the venue, so it is advised to carry some cash before reaching the venue, if you wish to eat here and shop. The event is well-organised and well-guarded by proper security. You need to wear a wristband provided by the event organisers throughout the event. If you lose it, you can get a replacement from the ticket office or the information marquee. Pet lovers can bring their furry friends to the event, keeping them on leads at all times and cleaning after them.
Things-to-do Organised to give you a fun-filled time, a lot of engaging and entertaining activities are planned throughout the event. Here you can indulge in wings, wheels, speed, steam, music, dance and bands. During this weekend you can indulge in live music, great food, lots of dancing on retro styled wooden dance floors and trend-setting vintage fashion.
There is the line-up where you can check out the most-loved bands that have played in the event before along with some newcomer bands/gigs.
Camping at the festival is also one of the most anticipated features of this event. But to be able to camp at the event you need to book a space by 8th may 2017 for Newark and 10th July 2017 for Newbury. You can bring your caravan; motorhome or tent ensuring it’s no longer than 7 metres. The event site opens from 12pm on Thursday for campers; just to help them settle before the festivities begin. Plus, they should leave the venue by 12pm on Monday. There are on-site showering and toilet facilities for campers.
If you are dealer in retro vintage things, you can contact the organisers and buy a stall/pitch for selling your goods. Trading in the event premises is not allowed in any other form. A lot of stalls will be there serving retro goodies, beverages and food.
There is vintage vehicle show, air show and lovely galleries to witness.
Dress Code To add more fun to this classic event, you can dress up in your favourite retro fashion and take a trip back to the retro-vintage era.
How to reach the destination You can reach the festival by train or car. If you are travelling by train you can use the shuttle service provided by the event organisers for a pick-up and drop to and from the station. For car owners, there is free parking for all event attendees, or you can choose the premier parking (a nominal fees is applicable) option that will get you to the heart of the festival. So book your tickets today to secure your spot in the exclusive Retro Festival of 2017.