CHESHIRE petrolheads are revved up with the news Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans has picked Oulton Park for this year’s CarFest North.
It was announced live on Chris Evans’ broadcast on Monday morning that the Little Budworth circuit is to host the event, which will take place on August 2-4 in aid of the Children in Need charity.
It is the second year running a Cheshire venue has been picked to host the festival, following the success of the inaugural show at Cholmondeley Castle.
CarFest was started by renowned petrolhead Chris Evans as a festival celebrating cars, food and music.
The first event, CarFest South, was held at 1979 F1 world champion Jody Scheckter’s Laverstoke Park farm, and nearly a million pounds was raised for Children in Need.
Interest in the build-up to that event was so great that a CarFest North event was created, which resulted in 20,000 visitors attend Cholmondeley Castle.
As well as the incredible line-up of motor vehicles, visitors were also able to see live performances by the likes of Texas and Razorlight.
So far, organisers have not revealed any names of musical artists for the 2013 festival.
Oulton Park, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, has now been chosen as the latest venue.
Tickets are on sale from 8am on Thursday, but are expected to sell out quickly and fans should visit the official website at www.carfest.org for further details.
MotorSport Vision (MSV) chief executive Jonathan Palmer said: “We are extremely excited to have been chosen as the venue for CarFest North.
“The event allows us to show off our greatest features – a spectacular track and stunning scenery.
“We are certain that at Oulton Park, CarFest North can be even better than last year and help to raise even more funds for BBC Children in Need.”