FUNZONE – OUTSIDE
For 2022 we will again have one massive FUNZONE to give everybody a whole lot more room.
This fun zone will include ALL the MAIN MARQUEE, to give us all more space to play in whatever the weather.
We have something VERY SPECTAULAR (And certainly unique to ANY VW Event) happpening in this Marque at this years event.
THE BUSFEST "HUB"
Situated on Main Street, it's a massive 3,500 square metre roof structure that forms the centre of our festival, and the ideal place to drop by, meet with friends, chill out, grab a bite to eat or drink, or get involved in the various activities going on in there. With plenty of seating, a bar, a food wagon, children's entertainments, performers, walkabouts, and the Vdub Radio Roadshow,
To kick off the excitement, we have a 'first' for Busfest. For three days we are transforming the inside of the North section of The HUB (our massive marquee right in the middle of the festival on Main Street) into a
Themed around a German Christmas Market, we will have nearly 2000 square metres of wintery wonderland for you to enjoy.
We start with a complete Christmas market in decorated Alpine huts, selling hand-made crafts, gifts, jewellery, candles, fragrances, artisan products etc. Then we move onto our enchanted forest, where a couple of naughty elves might just distract you or take you into our unique 'photo opportunity' sleigh and reindeer display before you while away some time with a mug of warm Gluhwein or hot chestnuts as you wait to go on our star attraction - the WINTER WONDERLAND SKATING RINK!
Yep, we're going to town with this - complete with an Alpine hut for reception and skate fitting, scenic backdrops and music, you can show off your 'Torville & Dean' moves! With lights, decorations, and other attractions still to be added yet (we'll let you know!), this is going to be a stunning centrepiece to the festival!
The HUB is the new 'Place To Be' at Busfest!
What's going on: (Limited on Friday, full program Saturday & Sunday)
- The 2Men. Our resident crazy duo using The HUB as their base.
- JunkFish Interactive Children's Activities. Fun for all the little ones.
- B Bunny Search for a Star. Our 'mini X factor' with a trophy for the winner
- Animal Antics. All manner of furry animals and creepy crawlies.
- Kenny the Clown
- Jumuna. Face Painting & Henna Artist
- Artikids. Come have fun learning to paint.
Vdub Radio Roadshow. Vdub Radio will be broadcasting live over internet radio throughout the whole festival, as well as doing live slots, games, giveaways and guest appearances from their studio/stage set-up in The HUB.
Saturday night 19.00 – 21.00. Vdub Radio will be hosting two hours of Live Party Night Sessions from their stage in The HUB. A great party night with plenty of tuneage to set you up for your travels around all the evening entertainment stages!
The OUTSIDE FUN ZONE is located right outside the BUSFEST HUB & 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 in to the evening too..
- Jennings Funfair
- JUNKFISH Interactive
- Poi & Fire Juggling
- KWEENONY Disco PARTY BUS
- WALKABOUTS - THE 2MEN:
- MUSICAL RUTH & ELTON WRONG
- CHALKIE THE CHIMP
So many of you have told us how much you love the 2MEN - our hilarious walkabout duo. " Why fix it if it ain't broken?" is our motto, so we've basically given these two guys a residency here at Busfest...... and yep. this year we are also bringing back ELTON WRONG & MUSICAL RUTH
Wandering around the festival, getting up to all sorts of mischief, make sure you keep an eye out for them, as they'll certainly be keeping an eye out for you!
NEW for 2022 - CHALKIE THE CHIMP
Our Fun Zones (Located at the Busfest Hub and the Severn Hall) are in operation throughout the day & feature a wide range of activities that should be of interest to our younger (and young at heart!) Busfest Fans.
- JUNKFISH Interactive Workshops,
- Bee Bunny Search For A Star – A Talent Show for Children
- Children’s Entertainers
- Artykids Pottery Painting
- Face Painters
- Animal Antics
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.
Two shows every day....The Man....The Vehicles.....The Legend.....that is........The Jez Avery Stunt show!
Jez will be thrilling us all with his magnetic personality and the cunning stunts that amaze you every time. He is undoubtedly one of the top performers in the world and a world champion and record holder to boot! He will also be accompanying our Busfest Syncro Crew in the Syncro Rallye 'Rebel' Rallayebus around the obstacle course giving us his hilarious commentary as he goes.
One not to miss!
SYNCRO OBSTACLE COURSE
The SYNCRO OBSTACLE COURSE is part of our SYNCRO ZONE.
This is something we used to do at the earlier events at Malvern which gradually tailed off as the event got bigger & H&S took over.
We have come up with a set of family or club games that both vehicles and people AND CLUBS can participate in.
We are looking for up to 10 teams or clubs to take part in these games which will take place in the Main Arena on the Saturday of the event.
Our “DISPLAY ARENA” is in the stables area will also be in action all weekend and present the BUSFEST SHOW & SHINE Competition on the Sunday.
Please Note; This year the BUSFEST GAMES will be held in the MAIN Arena
- Other Vehicle Displays (SATURDAY)
- SHOW & SHINE (SUNDAY)
We will endeavour to keep our Busfest Entertainment programme as near to normal as possible & Include all the elements you would normally expect to see at Busfest
f all goes well we will be running FIVE MUSIC ZONES at this year’s BUSFEST
- SEVERN STAGE FRIDAY NIGHT - K-KLASS. SATURDAY NIGHT - DIVA PARTY NIGHT
- THE BUSFEST HUB STAGE - VDUBRADIO
- SHEEP SHED FRI & SAT NIGHTS DEVIOUS PLUS GUESTS ,
- CHILL STAGE FRI & SAT & SUN ANDY RICHARDS, PLUS FRIENDS
- THE DANCE STAGE - KWEENONY
SEVERN STAGE (Our main family stage)
Friday 20.00 - midnight.
As part of their world tour, we bring you the masters of world-famous clubs 'The Hacienda' and 'Cream', and electro/dance/house specialists: K-KLASS.
Everyone knows their major hits "Rhythm Is a Mystery" and "Let Me Show You" and, along with some fine tuneage from our resident ANDEEJAY, the Severn Stage will be 'bangin' with this spectacular show.
SEVERN STAGE - SATURDAY 20.00 - MIDNIGHT
BEFORE WE KICK OFF THE MAIN EVENING ENTERTAINMENT IN THIS HALL
THERE WILL BE A CHILDRENS DISCO AT 19.30.
THEN... ......... The BIG one! Our 'DIVA PARTY NIGHT'
Hosted and compered by the one and only BLOBBIE WILLIAMS, who will be doing his Robbie Williams parody show, and introducing the UK's top MADONNA (Jodie Jackson) and TINA TURNER (Kinesha) acts. With our fantastic DANCERS, and ANDEEJAY providing the tuneage, this is going to be four hours of non-stop party fun and frolics!
With our fantastic DANCERS, and ANDEEJAY providing the tuneage, this is going to be four hours of non-stop adult party fun and frolics!
THE BUSFEST HUB
Following on from the success last year of our HUB Stage, (situated in the Southern section of The HUB, the massive marquee on Main Street), for this year, we are going bigger and better!
Over 2000 square metres of undercover entertainment, a bar, cafe, massive seating & table area, a full stage with sound and lighting, and a residency from our friends at VDub Radio!
For the full three days, VDub Radio will be operating a 24hour radio station from there, available on t'internet, as well as playing across the festival. They will also be hosting live stage shows from all their DJs throughout the day and night, as well as competitions, giveaways, interviews, guest appearances and more! Fun and frolics for all!
The HUB Stage.
Vdub Radio DJ Sets
10:00-11:00 Vic Whitehouse - Chilled Sessions
11:00-12:00 Vic Whitehouse - Chilled Sessions
12:00-13:00 Tony Smoove - Soul Selection
13:00-14:00 Tony Smoove - Soul Selection
14:00-15:00 Angus - Reggae
15:00-16:00 Rudy - Ska & 2Tone
16:00-17:00 Simon C - Breaks
17:00-18:00 Simon C - Breaks
18:00-19:00 Paul White - Club Anthems
19:00-20:00 The Duke - House
20:00-21:00 Craig Scott - Funky Disco
21:00-22:00 Craig Scott - Funky Disco
22:00-23:00 Vic Whitehouse - Indie Disco
23:00-24:00 Vic Whitehouse - Indie Disco
8:00-10:00 Red Ross - Busfest special
10:00-11:00 Anton Murrells - Busfest special
11:00-12:00 Steve James - Blues
12:00-13:00 Steve James - Blues
13:00-14:00 The Duke - Rock and Roll
14:00-15:00 Craig Scott - Festival Favourites
15:00-16:00 Angus Taylor - Reggae & Soul
16:00-17:00 Vic Whitehouse - Talk Show
17:00-18:00 DJ Rudy - Oldskool House
18:00-19:00 Creation Blue - Break Beat
19:00-20:00 Flipside - House Anthems
20:00-21:00 Kev Allen - House
21:00-22:00 Love to Funk - Club Classics
22:00-23:00 Love to Funk - Club Classics
23:00-24:00 DJ Ade - Trance Anthems
10:00-11:00 Vic Whitehouse - Pop & Alternative
11:00-12:00 Vic Whitehouse - Pop & Alternative
12:00-13:00 Sunday Social - Pop & Alternative
13:00-14:00 Sunday Social - Pop & Alternative
14:00-15:00 Creation Blue - Hip Hop
15:00-16:00 Creation Blue - Busfest special
A great place to drop by as you wander around the festival, anytime of the day or night, (maybe after visiting our WINTER WONDERLAND in the Northern section of The HUB), have a drink, a bite to eat, meet up with friends, soak up the vibes............
THE SHEEP SHED STAGE.
The SHEEP SHED is our open air 'Rock' stage, which has gained a reputation for outstanding rock and alternative acts, some of whom have gone on to become well known on the music circuit.
Rock & Alternative bands hosted by DEVIOUS & many more guest artistes throughout the weekend
SHEEPSHED - BUSFEST 2022 FULL LINE UP
9:30 - 21:00 - The Foos Fighters
21:30 - 23:00 - 80 / 90s Rewind
19:30 - 21:00 - Darryl Wyn
21:30 - 23:00 - Devious
LARGER THAN LIFE..... NO ONE EVER FORGETS DEVIOUS
The Sheep Shed has it's own Facebook page HERE and advertises it's line up on there. Failing that, you can just 'rock' up and join in the fun and see who is playing at the time!
THE CHILL STAGE. (FAMILY & DOG FRIENDLY STAGE)
Situated at the south end of the MAIN ARENA the CHILL STAGE is the Ideal venue to have a picnic or just relax & watch some of the best “Folk Rock” (and Rock Folk) you will find anywhere.
We are very please to announce the running programme for the CHILL ZONE STAGE at this years BUSFEST.
Hannigan is a 26 year old traveling singer-songwriter. Drawing from his English and Irish heritages, he has created a sound that can only be defined as his own. Settling into an acoustic soulful folk rock genre he writes honestly, inspired by the ever changing world around him.
Joseph Lofthouse has the ability to calm a room and draw an audience into his world. With technical prowess and evocative lyrics, Joseph weaves personal experiences and stories into life with the gift of a classic songsmith.
So wherever he travels, acoustic guitar in hand, his music is met with the same rapt attention.
Solo or with Full Band, Get set for a beautifully gutsy performance, as Tom tells his stories with undertones of blues, roots and folk, grown through a forest of soaring acoustic goodness.
A world tour and self drive expedition in his 1989 vw campervan all the way from the UK to Australia in 2016, lay the foundations and inspiration for much of his material.
It fits into mainstream molds, yet also satisfies a deeper creative taste.
We welcome Tim & the Druids (and JAY & SIDESHOW BOB) back to the CHILL ZONE STAGE at BUSFEST.
They will be sharing their brew, including material from their NEW Album.
- 19:00 Hannigan
- 20:00 Joseph Lofthouse
- 21:00 Tom Dibb
- 22:00 Druids Brew
- 12:00 Joseph Lofthouse
- 13:00 Tom Dibb
- 14:00 Hannigan
- 15:00 Druids Brew
- 16:00 Jay and Sideshow Bob
- 17:00-19:00 VDub Radio DJ Chill session
- 19:00 Joseph Lofthouse
- 20:00 Hannigan
- 21:00 Tom Dibb
- 22:00 Druids Brew
- 12:00 Tom Dibb
- 13:00 Hannigan
- 14:00 Druids Brew
- 15:00 Joseph Lofthouse
THE DANCE STAGE
We can confirm that our good friends from Belgium, KWEENONY will most definitely be with us again this year.
An open-air stage purely for all you EDM/Trance/House fans! It is hosted by Kweenony, our Belgian DJ specialists, with guest appearances from the likes of Lee Dagger (Bimbo Jones) and other top guest DJ's.
BUSFEST EVENING ENTERTAINMENT - POLICY
Our policy at BUSFEST is to provide entertainment across a wide section of genres, for all our guests. During the day, this is not too much of a problem, but at night, things change a bit.......We have to balance a fine line between providing 'Family' areas, as well as having areas that guests without children (over 60% of our attendees) can 'let their hair down' without worrying about offending sensitive minds. Each of our Stages is designed with different sections of our customer base in mind, and below is a description so people are aware of what type of entertainment is going on at each Stage, and whether it is sensible to take children to it.
Although we are not refusing entry to children to any of the Stages, some are more suitable than others for small children. Children (under 16) must still be accompanied by an adult (over 16) at ALL adult Stages. All our customers should be aware that certain stages have behaviour that may/will upset/disturb young impressionable minds and if you have children, you should question whether it is acceptable to take a child into that type of environment. This includes acts on the stage, as well as the punters attending, and may include swearing, pyrotechnics, VERY loud music, offensive lyrics, nudity, violence, upsetting images, smoke machines, lasers, etc:
- Severn Stage. Our main family Stage, with fun and frolics for all ages. (Family)
- Sheepshed Stage. Our Rock and Alternative Stage. (Adult)
- Chill Stage. Our laid-back chilled out Stage. (Family & DOGS)
- Dance Stage. Our pumping dance & trance Stage. (Adult)
- Main Street RADIO Stage. (Family)
What we are saying is:
"Any area that is designated 'Family' will be virtually guaranteed to be a safe environment, with customers and acts who are 'family friendly'. Any area that is designated 'Adult' cannot be guaranteed to be free from adult themes and behaviour, and, as a responsible parent/carer, you should carefully consider before taking young/impressionable children into that environment".
Dogs & Evening Entertainment Venues
We do not recommend that any dogs should be submitted to the noise and stress of the evening entertainment environments
1. Dogs WILL be permitted @ OUTDOOR Entertainment Zones.
2. Dogs WILL be permitted inside the BUSFEST HUB
3. Dogs are NOT permitted inside the main part of the SEVERN HALL during the evening entertainments.
Busfest Future Dates
2022 9th - 11th September
2023 8th - 10th September
2024 6th - 8th September