FUNZONE – OUTSIDE
What's going on: (Limited on Friday, full program Saturday & Sunday)
- Jennings Funfair
- The 2Men. Our resident crazy & hilarious walkabout duo.
- ELTON WRONG & MUSICAL RUTH whizzing around on his/her mobile piano,
- CHALKIE THE CHIMP - chimping around.
- RENTADINOSAUR, Yes we will have more old dinosaurs than normal with us this year....
- 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
- Bee Bunny Search For A Star – A Talent Show for Children
- Jumuna. Face Painting & Henna Artists
- Artikids. Come have fun learning to paint.
- Poi & Fire Juggling
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,
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..
It wouldn't be the same without our crazy walkabouts, and so many of you just love what they do, so we welcome back our 'resident' makers of mirth: THE 2MEN who will be causing mayhem amongst you.
ELTON WRONG & MUSICAL RUTH whizzing around on his/her mobile piano,
And the very naughty CHALKIE THE CHIMP monkeying around.
This year we also wlecome back RENTADINOSAUR - More infor in this soon.........
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.
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.
We are very pleased to have the ON THE EDGE MOTORCYCLE STUNTSHOW staying with us over the three days. With some of the World's best professional riders doing breathtaking and death-defying stunts and a professional compère, this is one breathtaking show you must NOT miss as you go around the festival.
Also in the Main Arena, our unique SYNCRO OBSTACLE COURSE where you can watch these beasts (there's a theme coming out here – can you spot it??) strutting their stuff around our obstacle course.
If that's not enough, over on the North side, next to Yellow Campsite, there is our SYNCRO TRIAL, where they get down and dirty on our specially prepared off-road time-trial course.
And we must not forget our SPECIAL SURPRISE!
It's taken us FOUR years to bring you this surprise..........we tried to do it in 2020 but got thwarted by the C-19 lockdown, in 2021 it was C-19 again, and in 2022 it was the death of HM The Queen.
So, fingers crossed, 2023 will finally be the year we can bring it to you.
What is it? You'll have to wait and see! Where is it?
You WILL NOT be able to miss this, wherever you are at the festival!
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 be running FIVE MUSIC ZONES at this year’s BUSFEST
- SEVERN STAGE
- THE BUSFEST HUB - VDUBRADIO
- SHEEP SHED FRI & SAT NIGHTS DEVIOUS PLUS GUESTS ,
- CHILL STAGE FRI & SAT & SUN TOM DIBB, DRUIDS BREW, PLUS FRIENDS
- DANCE STAGE - KWEENONY
SEVERN STAGE (Our main family stage)
Come and join us for our 80's Weekender Extravaganza!
Soft Cell, Duran Duran, A-Ha!, Spandau Ballet, Depeche Mode, ABC, Gary Numan, Tears For Fears, Frankie Goes To Hollywood........the list goes on!
We are transforming the Severn Stage into an 80's night club, complete with props, a light up dance floor, backdrops, drapes, light up tables, and a ghetto blaster DJ console!
Open from 20.00 to midnight, Friday & Saturday, we have the tuneage being banged out by our resident 'Master of Funk', ANDEEJAY, and a great line-up to entertain you:
Friday: Playing in the style of all the bands mentioned above (and more), we welcome on to the stage the masters of the 80's tribute - FLASHBACK TO THE EIGHTIES, a five piece multi instrument band who sound just like the originals!
Saturday: This is going to be unbelievable! Our special guest is none other than the good Doctor himself - CLIVE JACKSON from Dr & The Medics.
Clive will be spinning the discs with his own 80's disco, assisted by our stunning Disco Dancers, and ending up with a live performance of Spirit in the Sky to end the evening. Be there or be square!
THE BUSFEST HUB
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!
Following on from the rip-roaring success of the VDUB Radio Roadshow last year, this year, we are going bigger and better! We are moving the stage into the North section of The HUB, and flipping it sideways to create a massive area for you all to get down and funky. The South section will have lots of seating, food and bars, and will be a great place to pop in, meet friends, or while away some time listening to the music, on your way around the festival.
As well as operating a 24 hour radio station from the stage (available online at vdubradio.com), there will be a full live DJ set from midday to midnight on Friday & Saturday, and 10.00 to 15.00 on Sunday.
In line with our 80's Weekend Extavaganza happeining in the Severn Hall, we are very pleased to announce that we will ALSO be having a throwback to the 1980's appearing in the HUB alongside Vdubradio on the Satrday Evening in the form of LOVE PARADE (which just so happens to be fronted by a lead singer who looks exactly like one of our Busfest Display Managers....... the very wonderful VW legend that is RIKKI JAMES)
LOVE PARADE - APPEARING ONTHE HUB STAGE SATURDAY EVENING
The full DJ line-up will be announced soon.
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 SHEEP SHED STAGE.
Our open air Rock & Alternative stage that has a loyal following. Full line-up to be announced, but, as Devious run this stage for us, it's safe to assume that they'll be headlining on Saturday night!
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.
9:30 - 21:00 - TBA
21:30 - 23:00 - TBA
19:30 - 21:00 - TBA
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.
Our laid-back, chill-out stage, set in the 'Dingly Dell' with canopies, twinkly lights and chilled vibes. Full line-up to be announced soon, but will include the likes of Tom Dibb, Druids Brew, the VDUB Radio Chill Sessions, and guest appearances.
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.
WEEKEND TIMETABLE FOR THE CHILL STAGE
THE DANCE STAGE
The place to be for EDM, Trance, Ambient Dance, Remixes and more! Hosted by Belgian superstar DJs KWEENONY, and with guest appearances from top DJs.
The DANCE Stage will be in operation on both FRIDAY & SATURDAY Evenings
Full line up to be announced.
YOU CAN VIEW THE PREVIOUS YEARS BUSFEST ENTERTAINMENT PICTURE ALBUMS HERE
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.
The Busfest Crew Support
Volkswagen UK (South Hereford Garages)
Berlin Bus Festival
Busfest Future Dates
2023 8th - 10th September
2024 6th - 8th September