VW Whitenoise is an independent, family-run Motoring, Arts and Music festival in the Eastern Region organised by Lucy and Neil Haughey
We bought our first VW Camper back in 2001 and currently own a ’71 early bay called Mrs Butterworth, imported from California, a ’71 Fiat 124 called the ‘Grandad car’ and have transformed a battered, Danish MKP Smutti caravan into what now accidently resembles an ice-cream parlour! We grew up camping and love good music and theatre and spend all year planning the show in every moment of our spare time with most of our family mucking in during the weekend.
VW Whitenoise was the very first VW Festival, established in 2002, in the Eastern region with very much its own Festival style, way before the popular CarFest concept was born! We currently raise funds for local charity Fresh Start – new beginnings during the event with over several thousand already raised and donated.
Our supporters include not only VW owners and enthusiasts but many families looking for a friendly, affordable, first festival experience and then they just keep coming back! Earlybird Tickets for VW Whitenoise 2018 recently sold out in an hour so the love is there! Low price tickets now on sale.
The 16th shindig is from 9-12 August 2018 back at the stunning Euston Park, just 20 minutes from Bury St Edmunds.
We get congratulated on our diverse affordable VW festival food every year! We welcome well-behaved pooches, have a thriving bicycle culture and even sometimes Frank Spencer wandering our site or a trapeze performance!
The final day of VW Whitenoise culminates with an impressive ‘show n shine’ which attracts hundreds of motoring competitors. Top notch examples of the best-loved and rare VWs – from splitscreens to karmann ghias – to top class, modern day VW golfs, T4s and T5s and welcome an eclectic mix of vehicles with rewards for Best Rod and Wildest Ride.
Previous venues have included Fritton Lake, Wolterton Hall, North Walsham Rugby Club and the Norfolk Showground. The event’s popularity has seen it outgrow many venues and it’s new home is perfectly placed on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, just 85 miles from London, close to Thetford and accessed via the newly dualled A11; making a speedy difference to the journey since 2017!
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