Truckfest drives into the East of England Showground, Peterborough, on Sunday 2nd and Monday 3rd May bringing with it over 2,000 trucks and the best of the logistics and road haulage industry. Tachoblog’s got all the details…
Featuring the leading names and manufacturers in the business, Truckfest is much more than an industry event and attracts over 100,000 visitors with its amazing vehicles, all decked out in amazing paintjobs and gleaming chrome. See well known cartoon characters, iconic film and sports stars, beautiful landscapes and even stunning ladies captured in what can only be described as moving works of art.
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Truckfest is also known for its fantastic family entertainment with monster trucks, stunt drivers, TV stars, and much more to keep people of all ages entertained throughout the two-day event or longer if you fancy pitching up a tent or bringing your caravan along.
Camping and caravanning facilities are on offer from lunchtime on Friday so you can make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend and those staying on site will enjoy the ‘Electric Parade’ by the tracks and amazing fireworks on Saturday evening. Sunday night the party will step up another gear as rock’n’roll legends Shawaddywaddy invite you to go ‘under the moon of love’ and perform some of their best loved hits.
Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh, who plays Michelle Conner in Britain’s biggest soap, and Hollyoaks hunk Ricky Whittle join the celebrity line up that will be appearing at the show.
Former singer Kym, who will appear on Sunday, joined Corrie in 2006 and has won a string of awards for her performance as the unlucky in love sister of the factory owning family including Best Newcomer, Best TV Soap Personality, Best Dressed Soap Star and Bounty Celebrity Mum of the Year. Kym first came into the spotlight as a member of Hearsay and recently took park in another singing competition on the ITV show ‘Popstar to Opera Star.
Ricky Whittle is best known as troubled Calvin Valentine in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks and as a finalist in the recent series of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Ricky, a former law graduate, found fame as a model before embarking on an acting career. Ricky will appear at Truckfest on Bank Holiday Monday and be signing autographs and posing for photos with fans.
The soap stars will be joined by Ice Road Truckers star Alex Debogorski who will appear on Sunday and Monday to sign autographs, present awards and meet fans throughout the two-day event. Alex is a true ice road veteran as he has been driving his truck on the treacherous ice roads for 26 years, and with 11 children, who could blame him!
The lovely Sally ‘Traffic’ Boazman from BBC Radio 2 returns to Truckfest. Sally has developed a legion of fans over the past ten years who tune into her travel reports on Radio 2 and regular chats with Chris Evans, Steve Wright and Jeremy Vine.
Other celebs appearing will be of the wheeled variety as Monster Truck Big Foot celebrates its 35th anniversary with a very special guest flying in from the USA to help Truckfest celebrate the birthday of the Worlds original monster truck. Also appearing will be Britain’s number one military display team, The Flying Gunners. Formed in 1949, the Flying Gunners have gone on to perform in front of hundreds of thousands of people at events all over the country.
The main arena action takes nothing away from the extensive industry exhibits or the hundreds of competitors competing in the cherished Truckfest awards, which has euphemistically been called ‘Crufts for Trucks’. See the amazing customised paintjobs, gleaming chrome and fantastic interiors and see why these awards have become such a hard fought contest.
Truckfest is open from 9am until 5.30pm. Day Tickets are available £14.50 for adults in advance and £16.50 on the day. Children’s tickets are just £6.50 in advance or £8.50 on the day. Family tickets (two adults and two children) are £35.50 in advance and £39.50 on the day whilst Camping starts from £74.50. Call the ticket and Camping hotline on 0871 230 7149 and visit the website www.truckfest.co.uk for further updates.
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