Festival events – 2023
UPDATED: 30 May 2023
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
See our Facebook Page on the day for precise timings of the flypasts.
Note: Subject to weather and aircraft serviceability.
Ticketed Concerts & Dances
On sale now, here: DANCE TICKETS
DROP IN DANCE CLASSES
Drop-in dance class, no booking required, details here: DROP-IN
Will be updated soon.
Do you have a vehicle you’d like to display?
Vintage vehicle booking form for 2023 now on the site here: BOOKING FORM
Our 2023 Festival is getting closer and we are excited to share the great line up of performers coming along to entertain you. We welcome faces old and new each with their own repertoire of period favourites.
Entertainment will commence on Friday night (7th July) with the fabulous Kalamazoo Swing Band at Coronation Hall – tickets now available on this site here: DANCE TICKETS .
Amongst our other entertainment, from previous years, we have: Brandyn Shaw, Jayne Darling, The Ragtime Rewind Band, Miss Sarah Jane, The Battlepipes, Jeep Johnson, Kyle Evans, Cleopatra Ridgeway, Lancashire Belle, Johnny Victory, Dreambelles, Messrs Churchill and Montgomery, The 78 DJ, Alan Jackson, Alison Jay, The BBB Girls, The Bluestones Band, Blitz Dancers, Kelly Ann, Miss Lily Lovejoy, Paula Marie, Home Front Dancers, Piper Phil Meadows, Rachel Hamby, 40s Home Front, Blighty Belles and Stuart Lowther.
We are also very excited to welcome some new acts for 2023: Miss Charlotte Porter, Felicity Turner, The Lahdidahs and Josh Wiley.
Performances take place across the village over the Festival weekend at times and venues which are being finalised.
So come along and enjoy a great weekend’s of 40’s entertainment.
Living History Groups and Military Vehicles
This year’s show see’s the exciting arrival of some new Re-enactment groups and displays to the village over three areas.
Firstly Jubilee Park has two sections of displays, the main area near the cricket club and the small area next to the bowling club.
The woods along Coronation Road will be home to over 200 re-enactors with lots of new displays both sides of the road and further into the woods.
The woods during the later part of the war were used by the 1st Battalion Border regiment as a base camp before they left to take part in operation Market Garden in Holland.
They were part of the 1st Airlanding Brigade that was stationed in and around Woodhall Spa.
The third display area is in the Petwood hotel ground’s and comprises of a full size Spitfire fighter aircraft plus ground crew and a large mobile control tower.
The grounds of the Petwood hotel will also be the location for a battle skirmish on both days.
There will be plenty of military vehicles to see in all three areas ranging from motorbikes to tanks plus more along the main street in the village.
Will be updated soon.
We encourage a spot of friendly competition at the Festival giving many of the participants and Festival goers the chance to have their efforts rewarded.
At the Festival the following winners and runner up certificates will be awarded:
- Best Living History Group
- Best Military Vehicles
- Best Vintage Civilian Vehicle
- Best Dressed Window
- Best Dressed Staff
- Best Vintage Menu
Winners and runners-up will be announced on our Facebook Page.
Best of luck to all the entrants!