3With the Festival of Speed and the Revival already established as the world’s best celebration of all things automotive, Lord March is adding yet another Goodwood spectacular to the calendar. During August 13-15 of 2010, Vintage at Goodwood will be a celebration of five decades of British popular culture.

The music, fashion and lifestyle from the Forties to the Eighties will be on show in the fabulous grounds of Goodwood estate. The brainchild of renowned creative designer Wayne Hemingway and Lord March, this three-day festival will be a rare chance to dive into your favourite era. “It’s really about five decades of British cool,” explains Lord March. “The idea is to create five zones, so there will be five areas representing each decade.”

“There will be live music, DJs, period beauty salons, film screenings, crafts and vintage clothing, so each area will have its own thing going on. And while we would expect that some people will arrive completely in keeping with their chosen era, others will come on the day and get the clothes, the hairstyle and the fashion advice to put the whole look together. Like the Revival, we want people to contribute to the show, to really be a part of it.”

Organisers will be talking to performers from each era, with the aim of encouraging as much live music performance from each period as possible. But there will also be contemporary musicians on hand, performing on the ‘Inspired by’ stage. As the name suggests, these will be modern acts paying homage to performers that inspired and informed their own music. While there is the option of staying at the fabulous Goodwood Hotel, Lord March expects that most people will ‘camp out’ for the festival, and there will be separate zones set aside around the gorgeous Goodwood estate.

Preferential treatment will be give to those who turn up with classic campers or caravans. For those who prefer the five-star treatment, there will be posh tents available, complete with a butler to prepare your breakfast on-site. “We want to create a great camping experience and rather than have one big campsite, we want to create up to six different areas as there are such wonderful views and sites here,” says Lord March.

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12 Responses

  1. Jori V.A. Thacker

    I would very much like to join your new event next year at Goodwood. I have done the Revival for a few years and have enjoyed them tremendeously.
    I sell vintage clothes and accessories, and my stock are of good quality. Please keep me in mind if you are looking for stallholders for next August.

    Yours sincerely Jori Thacker

  2. Roger Crabb

    Let me simply say what a splendid idea ‘Vintage at Goodwood’ seems to be. Having just returned from the ‘Revival’ event , this comes a wonderful news. Presumably there will be an enthusiastic welcome for dressing in ‘Period’ style at both events in 2010 and I would also hope for a further edgree of overlap re presence of – at least some – period cars at the ‘Vintage’ . Dates are now in my diary – just have to buy the tickets!.


    I am very interested in your new project and would like to receive further information.

    I sell fashion and accessories from approx 1930s to 1980s. These include fashion, costume jewellery, handbags and all other accessories.

    Your flyers and newspaper have been given to me by a dealer friend of mine, and I would like to be considered as a stand holder.


  4. Tim Hudson

    Hi there, i play a 1968 Hammond C3 organ in a 10 piece funk/soul band, based at Chichester University Students Union. I also run a 1973 Corvette Stingray!
    Please consider my band for playing a live set or running a late sixties early seventies music venue as part of the ‘Vintage at Goodwood’ festival.
    I’m also the sound engineer at our University venue so am well used to rigging events/hiring Djs, acts, etc.
    Check us out on facebook or myspace at ‘Ticklinthepickle’
    yours hopefully
    Tim hudson
    07989 969 005

  5. Tasha

    I want to suggest a great band whose music and charisma would be perfect to play at the Goodwood Vintage.
    Who would I contact about this?
    Many thanks Tasha.

  6. Maria Bentley

    Hi there, I am very interested in your event and myself and my friend are Burlesque Teachers and Dancers. We would like to know how do we get involved in some way .Any help on how to book . Many Thanks Maria Bentley (Miss Candy Star – Fitness Star School of Burlesque based in Portsmouth http://www.fitnessstar.tv )

  7. Snowboy

    I’m Snowboy (but you can call me Mark), and I have the dream job of curating the 40’s entertainment in ‘The Torch Ballroom’ at the new ‘Vintage At Goodwood’ festival this year on August 13th – 15th.

    The festival itself is being run along the principles of the Festival Of Britain – it is a celebration of British Music, Fashion, Culture, Cinema, Lifestyle and Art from the 40’s to the 80’s and all things that inspired it and ARE being inspired by those periods. It’s an incredible concept and the festival itself will be set in the glorious grounds of the Goodwood estate. Capacity-wise it will be second only to Glastonbury. The best way to describe it is to go to the website http://www.vintageatgoodwood.com. It’s going to be quite incredible.

    So, my area -‘The Torch’ – is a specially constructed 40’s style 2,000 capacity night club with a lovely dancefloor, big stage and a 500 capacity restaurant with a sumptuous menu for luncheon and evening dining served by waiter staff in period dress. Entertainment-wise, I’ve gone for a really hard-hitting line-up of bands like James Langtons Solid Senders, the John Miller Orchestra, Ray Gelato, Mike Sanchez, the Swing Commanders, Laura B and The Moonlighters and Pete Long’s Gillespiana , I have the incredible George Formby impersonator, P.E. Casper, the very best DJ’s – Jeffs Two-Tone Boogie, Ian ‘G.I. Jive’ Hartley and Tim Hellzapoppin’, Burlesque from Kitten Von Mew and Gwendoline Lamour, all-star vintage comedy with Barry Cryer and Simon Donald, the Beaux Belles showgirls, a Sunday sing-along with Kate Garner – the daughter of Chas Hodges (Chas and Dave), Jazz Dancers ‘The Floor Technicians’ special superstar midnight torch song sets, Tap lessons with the world- famous Tobias Tak and last but not least – an afternoon Tea Dance with our own orchestra, so you can brush-up on your vintage social dancing like the Quickstep and Slow Foxtrot! Damn, I couldn’t fit in the Bingo!

    Myself? I’m a professional Latin Percussionist, recording artist, band leader, DJ, journalist and author. I have a collection of over 30,000 records of all styles and have had many legal compilations released and am regularly commissioned to do sleeve notes and contribute research to television and radio music documentaries. My website is http://www.snowboy.info.

    The thing is: I need many different voulunteer helpers – from backstage ‘Call Boy’ to keep the stage running smoothly, stage hands, people helping to set up the stage a few days before the festival, people to flyer the relevant club nights, shops, bars, cafes etc and we’re looking for people to get the word out. If you’ve got something to offer, please contact me on whispervalley@hotmail.com There might be something in it for you!

  8. nick harpa

    hello i sell various hats panama top and bowler hats felts seude leather straw flat caps etc and various other hats and like to attend any of your shows if possible regards nick.

  9. Go Bang Brighton

    Loving the concept, one we totally understand as having grown up with much of the featured musical attactions on show.

    Really looking forward to joining all the dots over the course of one whole weekend in one place.

    Looking forward to coming along and enjoying Chris Hills, Rampling, Jazzy B, Horsemeat Disco, Greg Wilson, Lowlife DJs, The Idjuts, The Unabombers and The Floor Technicians.

    Could we suggest you find DJ Martin Eccles from 80’s Weston Super Mare Mr B’s, ask The Floor Technicians about him, he was the southern version of Greg WIson for us.

    Kind regards, see you this summer x

  10. kim jones

    hi ive just started selling vintage clothing .very interested in your coming event,very exciting.would love any information regarding being part of this great weekend.im sure its going to be fantastic.cant wait.

    kim (so_me_vintage clothing)

  11. Lucinda Hollingsworth

    Dead Mans Glory our Southsea based store will be holding one of the largest stalls at this years new event, we do other large events but we believe this one targets a broader audience than any other vintage/nostalgic event the UK has held yet. We have had interest from all types of people regarding this event.

    Look forward to it, you can facebook us at dead mans glory vintage also on twitter.

    over and out