Busfest 2017 - a fantastic VW festival
The world's biggest VW festival is held at the Malvern Showground over 3 days - Friday 8th September until Sunday 10th 2017.
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with clear views of the Malvern Hills, it's the best backdrop for any event in the country.
Located approximately 8 miles from the M5 and M50 motorways, the Malvern Showground is easily accessible. Simply follow the brown signs for the showground from all the main routes. The Malvern Showground Postcode is WR13 6NW.
Being a festival there is something for everyone involved with the history and future of VW campervans. There are many trade stands including ourselves who will be exhibiting the Wallas XC Duo. This is a hob and heater (in one) designed for the VW camper and runs on diesel from the main fuel tank (although there is an option for a separate tank). Running on diesel means that it is totally safe with no gas risks and can give you moisture free heating and simple controllable cooking. There are also plenty of other trade stands selling everything including the kitchen sink...literally!
This year marks 70 years since BEN PON first put pencil to notebook and came up with the sketch that led to the production of the first generation of VW TRANSPORTERS. Ben was a Dutch businessman who was the first dealer outside of Germany to sell the Volkswagen brand of cars. His ideas turned into reality with the aid of Volkswagen engineers who developed them further to become the VW Type 2 Transporter - a van, commonly called the "VW Bus". There is a great article on the history of Ben that was written a couple of years back that can be found on this link.
It is also the 50th Anniversary of the production of the first Bay Window Vans. The show will be celebrating that along with lots of other displays and happenings over the weekend.
The “MAIN ARENA” is located at the Front (Malvern Hills Side) of the Severn Hall and will have lots of “Live” activities going on throughout the days.
FUNZONE – OUTSIDE
The Outside Fun zone is located along the Main Street & features the VERY excellent JENNINGS BROTHERS FUNFAIR plus a selection of other activities and entertainment that will appeal to most people throughout the day and into the evening too.
Top act in the Main Arena - THE VANDER BROTHERS & WHEEL OF DEATH - highly recognised as "The best aerial stunt act in Europe!"
There is also the Show & Shine Competition that is held on the SUNDAY in the SHOW & SHINE Arena (which includes a “Rust and Prime” class) where you will see many unbelievable examples of campers old and new.
The Festival runs well into the evening also...
There will be SEVEN MUSIC ZONES at this year’s BUSFEST
MARQUEE FRIDAY NIGHT - "WHAM BAN NIGHT" - (WHAM TRIBUTE)
MARQUEE SATURDAY NIGHT - "PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT DRAG NIGHT"
SEVERN HALL FRIDAY NIGHT - “BUSTOBERFEST” – German WEEKEND with the JONGE REMSTÄLER.
SEVERN HALL SATURDAY NIGHT - “BUSTOBERFEST” – German WEEKEND with the JONGE REMSTÄLER.
TEME HALL FRI & SAT NIGHTS - "MARKY MARK" "PIG RACING"
SHEEP SHED FRI & SAT NIGHTS DEVIOUS PLUS , INTERNATIONAL MISFITS
CHILL ZONE FRI & SAT & SUN DRUIDS BREW PLUS FRIENDS
MAIN STREET1 FRI & SAT & SUN KLUDO PLUS FRIENDS
MAIN STREET 2 FRI & SAT KWEENOMY
Take a look at last years video highlights!
ALL CAMPING IS BY ADVANCE BOOKING ONLY
ADULTCAMPING WEEKEND TICKET £40 PER PERSON
CAMPING UNIT£20 PER CAMPING UNIT (7M X 7M AREA)
ADULT DAY VISITOR TICKET £15 PER PERSON
WEEKEND DAY VISITOR TICKET £40 PER PERSON (3 days Friday - Sunday)
All Camping at BUSFEST is by ADVANCE BOOKING ONLY
The CLOSING DATE for bookings is 31st JULY (or when we are FULL).
PRE-BOOKED TICKETS WILL BE SENT OUT DURING JULY & AUGUST
Tickets are NON-TRANSFERABLE & NON-REFUNDABLE.
CHILDREN (Accompanied children up to & including 16 years free). Visit the Busfest website for more details.