Bristol Volksfest to celebrate their 30th birthday in style next month

Bristol Volksfest to celebrate their 30th birthday in style next month

Posted on: 18 May 2023

From their humble beginnings in a small Southmead car park to a lively three-day event in Long Ashton, Bristol Volksfest has come a long way in thirty years.


Bristol Volksfest will take place at Birches Farm, Bristol between Friday 9 and Sunday 11 June 2023.


Like every trip out in a vintage Beetle, it's been a great journey so far, so why not head down to Birches Farm and celebrate in style with fellow Volkswagen scenesters for a weekend of exhibits, awards, and an exciting range of wild and wacky attractions?


Find out more and book your tickets HERE.



Bristol Volksfest 2023 is all set to be a riotous affair jam-packed with music, art, circus and Volkswagens. Attendees can expect ska, live drum and bass, dub, hip hop and rock n roll from a range of exciting Bristol bands including Dr Meaker and Dj Dazee. 


There will also be astonishing artwork from Andy Council, Cheo, Inkie and See no Evil as well as mind-boggling installations from Quatermass Construction. Volksfest is well and truly part of the Bristol collective framework. 


Then, of course, there is the prime attraction - the cars! As one of the largest classic and modern classic VW shows in the country, Volksfest has always had a fantastic following for its much sought-after Best in Show award. 


Sunday will the show cars rolled out and this year they will be out in force to join the celebrations of the festival’s 30th event with only one year missed due to the pandemic. 


With circus and wrestling workshops also taking place with free kids’ entertainment all weekend, Bristol Volksfest is brimming with things to keep attendees of all ages entertained until the wee hours. 

Bristol Volksfest runs at Birches Farm, BS48 3RN, Bristol from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 June 2023. With a range of ticketing options available, head to the festival website for more information.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.