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Welcome to CarFest North 2020


For those of you who may have missed it, we launched this year's CarFest on 20th November with an amazing party at Virgin Radio, where Chris Evans, hosted a special breakfast celebration. We took over the 17th floor at News UK offices and transformed the space into a mini festival with circus performers, hula hooping, half life-sized cars and more… all with fantastic views overlooking London. 200 guests, including CarFest’s buddies, competition winners, festival partners, the UK Children’s Charities supported by the funds raised by CarFest and members of the celebrity CarFest family joined us to look forward to 2020!.

Chris carried on hosting the show throughout the morning, but was helped out by our fave supporter Sharleen Spiteri, with special guests James Martin, Beverley Knight and Angellica Bell popping in to the studio and party to keep them company.

Giant cheques totalling £2,502,724, raised by CarFest 2019, were given to the UK Children’s Charities supported by CarFest 2019, including BBC Children in Need, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, Teenage Cancer Trust, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, Starlight Children’s Foundation and charities nominated by the winners and runners up of The Sun’s ‘Who Cares Wins’ Awards.

A massive 'Thank You' to everyone who came to CarFest in 2019 and helped raise funds for all of our charities, and a further Thank You to all of you who have already bought tickets for 2020 and started our new fundraising journey with a bang!

CarFest will be nine years old in 2020, and over the past nine years we have played host to nearly one million visitors and your amazing fundraising efforts have helped thousands of vulnerable, disadvantaged and sick children and their families across the country.

The team at CarFest HQ is busy planning and creating more fabulous things for you to do over the weekend, so you and your families can continue to #MakeMoreMemories.

CarFest 2020 is going to bring you more music, more cars and even more stars!

Introducing... the Seven Wonders of CarFest!


In 2020, We’re marking our ninth year with some by not only continuing to raise some serious amounts of money for UK Children’s charities, but also to try and play a bigger part in preserving their future and the future of the planet.

This year CarFest will be #GoingGreen and working towards making our events Carbon Neutral. You can find out more about how much we have achieved so far and our plans for 2020 on our Sustainability pages. Read more...

As well as #DoingMoreGood, both for children and the environment, we want 2020 to be even bigger and better, with more stages, more entertainment and more activities for the whole family! We want to #MakeMoreMemories of great and happy times and of all the friendships made at CarFest, so continue to share your fondest memories of CarFest, no matter how long ago with us.

Last year, your amazing generosity helped us raise £2.5millon for BBC Children in Need and our other partner charities. This year the festival will continue to #DoMoreGood and raise funds UK Children’s charities. Read more…

We can’t wait for the Summer and we’ll keep you up to date with all the developments, artists signings and other CarFest news over the coming months… stay connected via our socials and make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter… and See you next Summer!


Watch the action from 2019

  • Take a look back at a JAM-PACKED weekend of music, magic and memories at CarFest North 2019.
  • Join CarFest TV and Beverley Knight for a catch-up behind the scenes at CarFest North 2019!
  • The BarFest Arms!

    01 Sep 2019
    CarFest TV checks in at the first ever CarFest Pub, hosted by Timothy Taylor's, to join the party!

    01 Sep 2019
    Journey into the world of Kids Kingdom at CarFest North 2019!

    01 Sep 2019
    Take a look back at a slice of the exhilarating track shows of CarFest North 2019. Drifts, donuts and cheers aplenty!

    01 Sep 2019
    Look back at the first ever live performance from the CarFest Inspirational Kids Choir!

    01 Sep 2019
    Meet Mrs Potato-Head!
  • Take a look back at another super sunny weekend of fun, friends and fantastic music at CarFest South 2019!
  • It's KT Tunstall!

    01 Sep 2019
    It's KT Tunstall! The Scottish Superstar arrived extra early for her Main Stage performance in order to surprise CarFesters with a secret set on the Wigwam Stage in Eden.
  • CarFest TV Presenter Jo joins the front row ready for a fantastic hay bale interview in the sun at CarFest South 2019, featuring Chris Evans and Rob Brydon!
  • Sophie and Dan!

    01 Sep 2019
    Jo Pickard popped over to visit EMCTrust's very own Sophie and Dan! Join them as they chat about sailing, making new friends and going up on the main stage with Chris Evans! #CarFestTV
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