Retrofestivals are very popular in the UK with people who love all things vintage. The two most acclaimed festivals are the ones held in Newark, Berkshire and in Newbury, Nottinghamshire in June and August of 2017. This is a time of year when the weather is beautifully sunny and you can rent out a caravan or motor home to camp at the sites for the duration of the festivals. These festivals are filled with amazing entertainment and live music and you can find spend your time browsing through lots of affordable vintage clothing while you are there. At the Newark festival in June there will be three main stages each with their own line up of great entertainment and fun things to get involved with.
Spitfire Pavilion - This stage will be filled with music, dance and even a circus so you can enjoy the rest of the night having fun. One of the greatest acts is a professional vintage style band called Phil Lyon and his New Vintage Band who play a mix of everything retro. From 1930’s jazz to 40’s swing and jive this band will have you jiving and twisting all night long.
Black Hanger Stage- The Black Hanger Stage is all about rock n roll and will host rock bands playing everything from their own compositions to classic 50’s songs. Four piece band The Revolutionaries will be playing and they are incredibly popular for their Rocking RnB tracks which demonstrate their raw sound and high energy. Many other bands will be playing n this stage during the festival, so if you are a rock n roll fan this is ideal for you!
The Alternative Stage- This stage is all about the 60’s with classical songs from that era being played by a number of bands and even solo artists. One of the bands that will be performing is The Union Gap which is a very popular UK band in the 60’s circuit. They will be playing a number of classical hits from the 60’s and 70’s performed in both their own unique style and in the songs original form.
Vehicle And Air Shows- The Retrofestival will be hosting an amazing show of pre and post war classic cars, military displays, motorbikes and much more! If you have your own vintage car you can even choose to have it displayed by entering it into the festival beforehand. Aside from vehicle shows there will also be a stunning array of flying displays including The Battle of Britain’s Memorial Fight, A Typhoon, and A Hawk and a Tornado. This is a great opportunity to gaze up into the sky and observe some of the oldest, and best loved aircraft from history so it’s not to be missed!
Other Great Attractions To Enjoy At The Retrofestival- If all of that wasn’t enough for you threes more to see and do at Newark this June with some fabulous extras! You can enjoy some breathtaking views of the festivals from up above in a helicopter, more than 1200 feet high and take pictures as the captain points out the landmarks. Or if you fancy a bit of pampering you could visit the Vintage Victory Rollers who are bringing their mobile parlour to the festival and offering a range of beauty service such as a vintage hair and makeup for the ladies and beard and hair trims for the men. There will also be a vintage funfair on the site which has over 30 fantastically exciting fun rides for you and your friends to enjoy!
Staying At Newark- You have a better chance of experiencing all this RetroFestival has to offer if you decide to stay at Newark for the three days the festival is on. There are many options for doing this such as renting a pitch and bringing your caravan or motor home along. There is also an option for those who want a touch of glamour and luxury during their stay by hiring one of the Brook Bell Tents on site. These fabulous tents come with cosy Indian rugs, luxury inflatable mattresses, a hanging vanity mirror and old fashion magical lighting. There are lots more to enjoy with this option so it’s really worth checking it out!