Fans of Beetles, campers and all things Volkswagen will be pulling up in a field near Bristol this weekend. Volksfest returns for the 24th year and organisers say it will be bigger and better than ever. The festival, which celebrates the German manufacturer’s vehicles and the cult surrounding them, will run from tomorrow until Sunday June 19 to 21 at a 40-acre venue in Easter Compton.
For the first time at this year’s Volksfest, there will be a wall of death display. A family of performers will defy gravity by riding motorcycles around vertical walls.
There will also be displays of classic and vintage V-dubs and a “show and shine” competition, where owners are given the chance to show off their vehicles in a competition judged by the public.
An off-road track will allow owners of custom 4×4 VWs to go through their paces, while there will also be a VW-themed display by Bristol urban street art festival Upfest.
Stepping away from the traditional showcasing of VW models will be the UK lowrider nationals, an event for owners of low-slung American cars with custom suspension to show off their tricks.
There will also be live music every day at the family camping weekend.
Organiser Adrian Ashby said: “It will be a great family show with tons of things for people to see and do. You couldn’t ask for a better Bristol weekend.”
For more information and ticket details visit the website bristolvolksfest.co.uk