VANFEST 2016

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VANFEST 2016

Post by Kempmann » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:12 pm

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VANFEST 2016


"A NEW FAMILY FUN WEEKEND EVENT FOR FANS & ENTHUSIASTS OF ALL TYPES OF VANS"

Just a reminder folks ..

We are having another go at establishing a NATIONAL VANFEST event for ALL owners and enthusiasts of ALL MAKES of VANS & CAMPERS. (and that includes British, French, American, Italian, Japanese as well as German Vans ) :flower:

We are presenting the event at the THREE COUNTIES SHOWGROUND, MALVERN over the weekend of 27th – 29th MAY.

This showground is very well facilitated and the perfect place to have an event (in all weathers!).

ADVANCE BOOKINGS for CAMPING are already being taken & the Camping areas are filling up. We will be open to DAY VISITORS on the Saturday & Sunday. (Please Visit our Website http://www.vanfest.org to book for Camping) .

We really do need you to get your bookings in as soon as possible so we can have a better idea as to how things are going (or not) to ensure we have enough facilities (and space) available to make your stay (and ours!) a lot more enjoyable.

We do have a fantastic programme of events and activities lined up. There will be a full range of Tradestands and a Show & Shine . Entertainment for Children and Adults plus some very impressive evening entertainments.

We know that we are up against a calendar that is dominated by VW type events and we still (of course) welcome and expect a lot (many) Volkswagens will come to the “New” VANFEST .
BUT, we are now hoping to create a whole new type of van event which will be attended by enthusiasts and owners of ALL makes of van and camper where owners of all vans will be able to share ideas and see how things are (or used to be) done with other van & camper manufacturers. This we believe will produce a lot more interesting things for people to look (and talk) about.

We are keen to see an impressive showing of other make vans and campers at Vanfest. With this in mind for the first event (as well as the traditional Show & Shine) we will be presenting a “Malvern Vantasia Vehicle Display” where anybody who wishes can park and display their vehicle and if they want to, promote their club as well. We have the beautiful Severn Hall and the Main Arena available for this.

Having been within the VW Transporter event scene for many years (decades) and part of this and many other clubs, Forums & facebook groups I can see that (underneath!) we are all the same & have similar thoughts, concerns and needs for our beloved vans, all of which can and will be served well by establishing a NATIONAL VANFEST event.

LATEST NEWS -

Campers will be able to stopover on the SUNDAY night at NO extra charge.

This will allow you to go to the GIANT FLEA FAIR which will also be on the Three Counties Site on the BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY.
Please note that the Flea Fair is a separate event (not part of VANFEST) so there will be a separate entrance charge to that for that (£4 per person - taken at the Flea Fair Gate on the Day)

Kind Regards

Simon Holloway (VANFEST Coordinator)

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http://WWW.VANFEST.ORG
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Re: VANFEST 2016

Post by Kempmann » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:40 pm

VANFEST 2016 - EVENING ENTERTAINMENT


Well, the weeks are ticking by quickly! :flower:

Just to remind you of some of our evening entertainment in the Severn Hall (the main entertainment venue for this year), and the Teme Hall:

We will be using the SEVERN HALL for both indoor DISPLAY AND the MAIN EVENING ENTERTAINMENT.

Some of the “Original” Vanfest (and BVF!) Old timers will probably recall that during the early events we used to present some pretty impressive displays in the Severn Hall (And turn the hall around for Evening Entertainmnet & back into a Display Hall again for the Sunday )

Our Production Manager has been beavering away & has come up with a very impressive selection of Evening Entertainment;

VANFEST hits the ground running, with a weekend crammed full of top notch entertainment!

Our main venue is the SEVERN HALL, right in the middle of our festival. There will be lots going on inside during the day, but come the evening, we will transform it into a first class entertainment venue, worthy of the quality acts that we have become world famous for with our sister festival 'BusFest'.

For Vanfest, we will be producing the same quality entertainments, but we'll be doing things differently to the other festivals out there - different acts for a different festival.

Vanfest is unique and so is our philosophy about what we will be bringing you to make sure you have a great weekend, and to make sure that you come back next year for more!

IT'S VANFEST FRIDAY - IT'S PARTY NIGHT!

Doors open :19.30.
DJ 20.00 to 21.30.
Band: 21.30 to 23.00.
DJ 23.00 to midnight.

For our first VanFest Friday, we have a 'stonking' band, giving it 'large' – ladies and gentlemen, we give you:

THE ONE, THE ONLY - ULTRA 90's!!

ULTRA 90's are "The 1st and ONLY 90's Dance Tribute show in the UK and possibly the world!"

Ultra 90's is the first and only show of its kind taking you back to the most exciting musical movement in decades - the dance era of the 1990's. It's fresh, new, unique and not to be missed!
It is easy to forget just how important and exciting dance music seemed during its heyday. These days, people write books and make films about how the mid-90s were the sole domain of guitar-fuelled Britpop. But during exactly the same period, clubs and house music were such big business that they were widely assumed to have changed the British youth's leisure habits forever.
With very few other acts daring to touch this style of music, Ultra 90s goes where so many of us want to be taken, back to our youth. School days, Uni days, clubbing, first holiday without parents... Even the more mature audiences love this show with its exciting arrangements, powerful vocals and bags of energy.

Supplementing this superb band, our resident DJ “ANDEEJAY” will be laying down his own beats to keep you in the party spirit.
We don't just want you to be there, we want you to FEEL it, VIBE it, DANCE it!! Get out your dayglo, your furry leg warmers, your hotpants, lightsticks, hoodies, and get into our 90's groove!
We're 'avin' it! LARGE!!

Then, ON SATURDAY NIGHT , we are going where NO OTHER festival has gone!

Everyone else does bands, but we are bringing you the heady days of variety with a 'never before seen' cabaret night -


THE VANFEST CABARET.

Guaranteed to be:

“AN EVENING OF TOP QUALITY FUN, AMUSEMENT AND ENTERTAINMENT!!”

Neil Pickett, our Event Director, has designed and put together a fantastic line up that will keep you entertained for several hours throughout the night. Interspersed with music from our resident DJ “ANDEEJAY”

Our VANFEST CABARET stars:


BLOBBIE WILLIAMS.

Tony James (AKA Blobbie Williams) will be our compere for the show, as well as doing his hilarious Robbie Williams act "Blobbie Williams".
"International Tubby Pop Star! Come Dine With Me Winner. Deal Or No Deal and BGT contestant, CBBC and many more.

"The BIGGEST Robbie Williams Parody/Tribute in the UK!"

PLUS THE FOLLOWING FANTATIC ACTS.....

DAVID OAKLEY - Magician and Illusionist.
David will do close up work, going around the audience, as well as some stage based tricks.
"David's interest in magic started as a young child, when he saw somebody demonstrating magic cards. A pack was purchased and the bug bit. The interest was fuelled each year with visits to the Paul Clive Magic shop, Murray's Magic Mart and The House of Secrets, where his savings were spent on all sorts of miracles. David started performing shows when he was 17 and also joined the Wolverhampton Circle of Magicians. He is proud to have been elected as their President four times. David is also a member of the world famous Magic Circle, The International Brotherhood of Magicians and Equity. Since beginning his journey into the world of magic, David has won numerous awards for his Stage and Close up entertainment. Performing entertaining magic that isn't just a collection of card tricks, but magic with rope, money, rings, chains, some metal bending and even a touch of mind reading. David's magic will astound you!".

THE VANFEST CABARET DANCE TROUPE
Taking you to the world of burlesque, we present our Vanfest dancers. With multiple costume changes, they will be supporting Blobbie Williams, and doing their own routines, as well as coming amongst the audience on stilts, with fire etc.

MAL RICH - COMEDIAN.
Be prepared for a rib tickling session with our comedian Mal Rich!
"Mal originates from Liverpool, or at least Merseyside, but don't hold that against him! He has been an entertainer for over twenty years and his experience is vast. His early days were spent honing his unique blend of humour in cabaret, and the list of stars he has worked with in live situations and television, is a veritable who's who of showbiz, including, Victoria Wood, Cliff Richard and Jasper Carrott. As a comedian he has appeared both live and on TV delivering an exceptional 1st class performance every time. There is nothing routine about his act, every one is unique to the event with much of the material exclusive to each audience. Mal has earned recognition not only for his talents but also for his enthusiasm and efforts in supporting various charities; in light of which he was recently appointed an ambassador for the Variety Club."

RUBY RED PERFORMERS from BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT.

Contrary to what you may have heard, there are no Vanfest Crew members in this dance act!.

A hilarious act of 'Women from 25 to 65' guaranteed to bring the house down!
You must have seen, or heard about the Ruby Red Performers! They amazed the judges, and wowed the audience on BGT, and will be doing the same for us! No cabaret would be complete without their comedy dance routines.

TEME HALL.
Doors open 20.00
DJ & Pig Racing 20.00 to 23.00

Pop into the Teme Hall on your way around the showground and spend some time with our resident DJ Mr Marky Mark! Not only will Mark be spinning some top tunes from his repertoire, he will also be running the hilarious PIG RACING throughout the evening. Bring in a group of friends, bet on your pig, and win some money! It's FUN, it's HILARIOUS, It's ENTERTAINING!

http://WWW.VANFEST.ORG

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Re: VANFEST 2016

Post by Kempmann » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:36 pm

VANFEST 2016

CALLING ALL VANFESTERS, CAMPERS & VAN ENTHUSIASTS :flower:

This is the LAST CALL for those of you who want/need to book ADVANCE CAMPING TICKETS for this year’s VANFEST :)

We will be CLOSING our ADVANCE BOOKING System on SUNDAY 8th MAY
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After that you will have to wait & Pay MORE for your CAMPING if you pay at the Gate. :(

REMEMBER; You can also STOPOVER for FREE on the SUNDAY NIGHT and attend the GIANT FLEA FAIR also being held at the Showground on the Bank Holiday Monday :bounce:

(Please note; The Flea Fair is a separate event to VANFEST so there is a £4 per person entry fee if you go to it)

VANFEST 2016 - Current (ADVANCED) Price for CAMPING ADULT is (just) £30 plus £20 for your camping Unit.

Pay on the Day CAMPING ADULT price will be £35 plus the £20 for your Camping Unit.

Our Promo Crew will be at STANFORD HALL next weekend and will be selling VANFEST (and Busfest) tickets there.

LINK to VANFEST TICKETS…… http://www.busfest.org/orders/section/12/1/vanfest/

http://WWW.VANFEST.ORG


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VANFEST 2016 - LAST CALL

Post by Kempmann » Sat May 07, 2016 12:12 pm

OK FOLKS this is the very FINAL REMINDER that we will be closing the ADVANCE BOOKING SYSTEM for CAMPING for our VANFEST event THIS WEEKEND (on Sunday 8th MAY). :flower:

So if you want to take advantage of cheaper priced tickets & a guaranteed camping place in one of the prime campsites within the actual showground itself them please get your bookings in NOW.

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Re: VANFEST 2016

Post by Kempmann » Sun May 15, 2016 11:08 am

VANFEST 2016 – NEWS (MAY)


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OK, we can now give you a bit of an update as to how things are going with our new VANFEST event. :flower:

CAMPING

Advance bookings for camping are now closed BUT we do have plenty of camping space available to us this year SO you WILL still be able to come to the event and pay at the gate on the DAY (and be sure that you will get a camping space).

Those of you who have already ordered camping tickets should be receiving them in the next few days. :bounce:

There will only be ONE Entrance for Campers & Day Visitors & that will be Via theYELLOW GATE

We will aim to get as many campers on site as possible before expanding into the North Camping Areas.
Entrance for all Pedestrian Traffic will be via the North Pedestrian Gates.

We will open the Camping Gates from 10.00am on Friday 27th May.

SOMETHING NEW FOR DAY VISITORS. :blob5:

It is often the case at many events that some of the best vehicles are to be found lurking in the Day Visitors car park!. :(

We want to change all that and give Day Visitors (and their vans) a much better deal and a chance to really be part of the event. (and to save a lot of legwork for people trudging through car parks looking at vans!).

We have scope (and space) this year (on the Saturday & Sunday) to allow Day Visitor Vans to come on to the site as they arrive and be part of our MALVERN VANTASIA DISPLAY

Please note this will only be open to VANS arriving at the event up until the time the display areas are full. Then Normal Car Parking arrangements will have to be used.

ALL Day visitor vehicles must then vacate the site by midnight

DAY VISITORS & EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

Some of you might want to come to the site on the FRIDAY and stop on for the Evening Entertainment (ULTRA 90’S). Not a problem, you will be able to come to site on the Friday AFTER 14.00, park in Day Visitors Car park and attend the entertainment but must vacate the site @ Midnight. (Price per Adult – just £10)

The event will be FULLY open to DAY VISITORS on the Saturday & Sunday. Gates open at 09.00 & Day Visitors can stay on site until MIDNIGHT. so you will also be able to see our SATURDAY EVENING ENTERTAINMENT as well ... A full VANFEST CABARET featuring many different acts

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http://WWW.VANFEST.ORG

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