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It is with great sadness that we announce that the Doncaster VW Festival is postponed until September 16-18th 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in the UK. 

For the last few months we have kept a watching brief, monitoring UK Government and Public Health England advice and recommendations, hoping that we would be able to find a way to make the 2021 festival happen.  However, as time has continued to pass without clarity about what restrictions we might need to operate the festival under, it becomes harder and harder to make the plans necessary to ensure that we deliver to our own high standards.   

The cancellation of this years festival has been a tough decision, and one that we have not taken lightly having committed significant time and money already, but we feel that it’s the right thing to do.  We know that you, like us, will be disappointed, but the health and safety of our visitors and team is our highest priority. 

We will automatically transfer all tickets already purchased for 2020/1 to the 2022 festival, and hope that you will be able to join us and continue to support the show.  However, we know that times are hard for many and so we are committed to offering refunds to all those that would prefer their money back.  If you would like a refund please email and we will arrange it ASAP.  

For now, take care and know that we can’t wait to welcome you to the 2022 festival – which we aim to make the best yet!

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Doncaster VW Festival 2012 - 2021

Next year we return to Parklands on 16th-18th September for an even bigger and better festival. We hope that you will be able to join us for a fun filled weekend for all the family, with cool cars, cold beer, great food and a packed programme of music. The site covers ten acres, with plenty of room for campers.


Back in 2012, Clive had always wanted his own local show. A group of friends, with Clive's help made that dream come true.

The image above is of Clive's bus, known at Shuvarda.

The Doncaster VW Festival is now in its 9th year and getting bigger and better each year.

Our dates for 2022 are 16th to 18th September 2020

Doncaster VW Festival

Doncaster VW Festival

Now in its 9th Year
at Parklands September 16th to 18th 2022
Cool Cars, Great Music/Entertainment
Wide range of Traders
and all at the same great price!

Tickets - On Sale from January 2022


Information / FAQ

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed. They must be kept on a lead at all times and owners must clean up after their dogs.

Are fire pits allowed?

Yes, fire pits are allowed. But please either keep them off the ground or put something down to protect the ground.

Are BBQ's allowed?

Yes BBQ's are allowed, but please remember that a smouldering bbq gives of carbon monoxide. So please DO NOT take inside your tent or camper at night.

Are Chinese lanterns or fireworks allowed?

No, these are extremely dangerous for camping events.

What time do the gates open on Friday

Gates open at 9am on Friday for Traders.

Gates open at 14:00 on Friday for campers.

Show n Shine

Saturday is for clubs and Sunday is for individual vehicles.

If you're bring a club on Saturday, please let us know. (Contact Matt on Facebook on the VW Festival page.)

On Sunday the show n Shine is open to everyone. Last year it got busy, so please try to get your vehicles in place as early as possible.

If you are just coming from the show n shine on Sunday, you can come in as a day visitor and park in the shown n shine, but remember it gets busy.

Show n Shine is voted for by the public to make it their choice.

On Site Facilities

There is a club house which has a bar with reasonably priced drinks.

There are also toilets in the club house.

We also have toilets around the site.

The only area to keep off is the cricket wicket, which has a cordon around in.


On arrival you will be given a black bag for rubbish. Please use it.

There will also be two skips on site to put the rubbish in.

If you require more black sacks, they will be available on the gate.(Just pop over and ask)

Have fun, enjoy yourselves, make new friends, look at all the great vehicles, enjoy the music.


How to find Parklands



Below is the  2019 line up. 2022 will be announced nearer the show date.

Friday night In the Bar

Open mic with Terry and Steve* + featured artist Lee Moore (Acoustic indie/pop covers from Worksop)

In the Ballroom

Disco and knee sliding

Saturday day 11.00-5.30-Haybale stage

 11.00-11.30 Cruiseliner Terry (mixed covers and piss taking)

11.35-12.20 Perfect Parachute Picture (Sheffield Noise rock duo-debut album out 6th sept)

12.25-13.25 Moonshiners (rockabilly/50’s to green day covers)

13.30-14.55 Acoustica (classics rock from the 60’s to the 90’s)

15.05-16.20   Friday Street (High octane four piece party band from Scarborough )

16.30-17.30 Laura Kelly (Singer/guitarist using loop pedals and laughs assisted by Trevor)


Saturday night 7-11 Ballroom stage

7.00-7.45 Bob Douglass and the Frequency (classic country rock and original material)

7.50-8.35 Nomad Anthem (pop-punk-rock from Newcastle)

8.45-11.00 The Nutty boys (ska-mod-punk-northern soul covers)


Acoustic Sunday 11-2.30 on the Haybale stage then show n shine presentations 🏆

11.00-11.45 Tom Pryce (All original indie)

11.50-12.35 Scott wainwright (Barnsley born and bred hip hop blues crossed with lo-fi folk)

12.40-13.25 Ciaron Elm (Sheffield based original material, rousing singalong indie/folk covers and laughs)

13.30-14.30 The Sette of Odde Volumes (original material and popular classics sang in a 20’s style from the Peak District)

14.30 Show n shine presentations 

All set times subject to change

Open mic with Terry and Steve* + featured artist Lee Moore (Acoustic indie/pop covers from Worksop)