We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of the wonderful people who attended and helped us deliver the best V4V festival to date.
We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
We look forward to seeing you again next year :-)


 
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VINTAGE FOR VICTORY 2019

12th & 13th & 14th July 2019

Vintage Festival

This Boutique Vintage Festival is probably the best kept secret in the event calendar.

Inspired by the Romance and Glamour of Vintage Fashion & Nostalgia we are delighted to announce the 4th Annual Vintage For Victory weekend at The Library Gardens in Whitchurch Village, a leafy suburb of Cardiff

Set in the past it celebrates all that was great from the 1940s 50s & 60s

We invite you to drift back in time, to those halcyon days and soak up the unique atmosphere in the period costume of your chosen era. It is an opportunity for you, friends and family to dress up to the nines in timeless style, amongst a crowd of people doing the same.

Vintage Festival

With a fantastic musical line up to cater for all ages, Jive & Lindy Hop lessons, get ready to dance the day away.

Friday 12th July from 21:00 until 22:30
Campsite Party*

Saturday 13th July from 10:00 until 21:00
Live Music From 12.00 - 21.00

Saturday 13th July from 21:30 until 23:00
Campsite After Party*

Sunday 14th July from 10:00 until 21:00
Live Music From 13.00 - 19.00

Sunday 14th July from 21:00 until 22:30
Campsite After Party*

 

 

2019 Photos & Videos
We will soon be uploading the 2019 photos and videos

 
Until then here are some from the 2018 weekend
 

MUSIC - PERFORMERS - DANCING - VINTAGE EMPORIUM - VINTAGE FUN FAIR - FOOD - FASHION

LIVE PERFORMANCES SATURDAY
The Jive Aces - The Satin Dollz - Sarah Collins & Keep The Faith - All That Soul - The London Belles - Elle & The Pocket Belles - James Oliver Band - The Hot Rods - The Quarry Katz

LIVE PERFORMANCES SUNDAY
Big Macs Wholly Soul Band - Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift - Jackson Sloan & The Rhythmtones - My Favourite Things - Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer - James Oliver Band - The Bluejays - The Hot Rods

JIVE & LINDY HOP LESSONS - FULL SIZE REPLICA SPITFIRE & HURRICANE AIRCRAFT - PERIOD VEHICLES & RE-ENACTORS - BBMF LANCASTER FLYPAST

Plus much more...................

There is something for all ages so please come along with family and friends and soak up this unique atmosphere

Help us to make this one of the best #Vintage events in #Cardiff this year.
#vintageforvictory #whitchurchcardiff

THE NAAFI BIG TENT

Music

The hub of Vintage for Victory centers around the NAAFI BIG TENT

It's all about the music...

THE NAAFI BIG TENT

The hub of the festival... It's all about the music...

Inside you will be able to see the BIG BANDS and hear some fantastic vintage inspired performers with plenty to get your feet tapping.
If you're feeling brave, get out there and dance the day away on one of the two dance floors on site.
Please check out performance times to plan your day.

THE UNION JACK CLUB

Get ready to dance the day away at the Union Jack Club.
Playing a great selection of music to suit all tastes and styles.
It guarantees to be a real treat for those who want to dance the day away.
Hosted by the two very experienced teams, Valley Jive Duo Mia & Gwynfor and from Lindy Hop Cardiff, Anna & Martyn.
Beginners can learn to Jive & Lindy Hop with experienced instructors who will ensure you have fun learning - You may even catch the bug and sign up for more lessons in the future!!
Lessons are held throughout the day, so be sure to drop into the Union Jack Club.

  • Guaranteed to be a real treat for those who want to dance the day away
  • Great selection of music to suit everyone (Jive, Rock 'n' Roll, Lindy, Swing, Rockabilly and Walk)
  • Beginners Jiving lessons from experienced instructors
  • Live Music
Live Music From 12:00 - 21:00
(provisional and maybe subject to change)
  • 12:00 - 12:40 - The London Belles
  • 12:50 - 13:30 - Elle & The Pocket Belles
  • 13:45 - 14:30 - All That Soul
  • 14:45 - 15:30 - Sarah Collins & Keep The Faith, Northern Soul Band
  • 15:40 - 16:25 - The London Belles
  • 16:35 - 17:20 - Elle & The Pocket Belles
  • 17:35 - 18:20 - All That Soul
  • 18:35 - 19:20 - Sarah Collins & Keep The Faith, Northern Soul Band
  • 19:35 - 21:00 - The Jive Aces plus The Satin Dollz
Live Music From 13:00 - 19:00
(provisional and maybe subject to change)
  • 12:00 - 13:00 - Jive & Lindy Hop Lessons
  • 13:00 - 13:45 - The Hot Rods
  • 13:45 - 14:45 - Jive & Lindy Hop Lessons
  • 14:30 - 15:30 - The Quarry Katz
  • 15:30 - 16:30 - Jive & Lindy Hop Lessons
  • 16:30 - 17:15 - The James Oliver Band
  • 17:15 - 18:15 - Jive & Lindy Hop Lessons
  • 18:15 - 19:00 - The Quarry Katz
  • 19:00 - 20:00 - Vintage Radio Cardiff Live
Live Music From 13:00 - 19:00
(provisional and maybe subject to change)
  • 13:00 - 13:40 - The Bluejays
  • 13:50 - 14:30 - Jackson Sloan & the Rhythmtones
  • 14:40 - 15:20 - Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift
  • 15:30 - 16:10 - The Bluejays
  • 16:20 - 17:00 - Jackson Sloan & the Rhythmtones
  • 17:10 - 17:50 - Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift
  • 18:00 - 19:00 - Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band
  • 19:00 - 21:00 - DJ Background Music
Live Music From 13:00 - 19:00
(provisional and maybe subject to change)
  • 12:00 - 13:00 - Jive & Lindy Hop Lessons
  • 13:00 - 13:45 - The Hot Rods
  • 13:45 - 14:25 - Jive & Lindy Hop Lessons
  • 14:25 - 15:10 - My Favourite Things
  • 15:10 - 15:50 - Jive & Lindy Hop Lessons
  • 15:50 - 16:35 - The James Oliver Band
  • 16:35 - 17:15 - Jive & Lindy Hop Lessons
  • 17:15 - 18:00 - My Favourite Things
  • 18:00 - 18:10 - Radio Cardiff Live
  • 18:10 - 19:00 - Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer
  • 19:00 - 21:00 - Vintage Radio Cardiff Live

See you on the dance floor..............

WHAT TO WEAR

Fashion

We encourage everyone dresses for the occasion.

The good news is that you don't have to spend a fortune to join in with the fun.

The 40's, 50's and 60's were all key periods for fashion, much of which wouldn't look out of place on the high street today.

The 1940's look was very tailored and smart. Ladies generally would wear a dress with fascinator hats, fur shawls and little gloves. The dresses in this era are very much like you would see within an office today.

For 50's dress we recommend a dress with a swing skirt, or a top and swing skirt. In the 50's, bigger was better, so the bigger your skirt the more authentic it will look. These looks really look complete with red lipstick and stockings.

The swinging 60's was a revolution for fashion and was a decade which really broke traditions. This decade included the creation of the mini skirt, it was the period where women really stood up for what they believed in and it showed through their choice of clothes. Clothes were used as a means of expression.

And for the Chaps its easy, you have an array of choices from a Country Gentleman, Slick City Man, MP, Armed forces Officer, Race Car Mechanic / Driver, Teddy Boy, Greaser or Rocker, Hippy and so on

For the Kids its easy too, dresses for the girls and shorts for the boys, Evacuee, School Uniform, Mechanic Overalls, 60s Child, the kids will love it

So let your imagination go wild and lets bring some glitz and glamor to the village

STREET FOOD & DRINKS

Street Food

The best Artisan street food and drinks vendors are on offer to add to a great day out.

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VINTAGE EMPORIUM

Vintage Emporium

A great selection of vintage inspired retailers to tempt you; come prepared to shop.

THE UNION JACK CLUB

Dance Tent

Guaranteed to be a real treat for those who want to dance the day away Great selection of music to suit everyone (Jive, Rock n Roll, Lindy, Swing, Rockabilly and Walk) Beginners Jiving lessons from experienced instructors Live Music

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VINTAGE CARNIVAL

Vintage Carnival

Traditional vintage side shows for all the family to enjoy.

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN PLANES

Battle of Britain War Planes

Iconic full sized replica Spitfire and Hurricane along with re enactment RAF flight crew to tell you all about the Battle of Britain, the people and planes.

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VINTAGE VEHICLES

Vintage Vehicles

An array of vintage military vehicles,cars and bikes,from the 40s 50s and 60s.
Please get in touch if you would like to join them.

RAF FLY BY

Lancaster PA474 Fly By

We are delighted the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) have notified us of the Flypast of LANCASTER PA474 at Vintage For Victory on Saturday 13th July.
It's a dream come true for us, so our thanks goes to the RAF & BBMF

Time TBA - Saturday 13th July Only

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CAMPSITE & AFTER PARTY

Camping and Caravan Site photo from pixabay_com

Bring your own tent, caravan or camper to the camp site located less than 1 mile away.
(Separate tickets needed for the Campsite After Party featuring Live Music Band*)

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LIVE MUSIC


Mr B Gentleman Rhymer

Mr. B began his Chap-Hop career in the summer of 2007 when he decided to bring elements of his previous incarnations (UK rapper, jump-up breaks producer, banjolele maverick and dandy) together and create a genre.

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Elle & The Pocket Belles

Delve into the New age of Old...
These sassy and stylish ladies quite simply sizzle on stage and will transport you back in time.

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The Satin Dollz

From all corners of the United States, the lovely Satin Dollz were brought together on one stage in 2005 to deliver top-notch entertainment reminiscent of the WWII USO Camp Shows from 1941-1947.

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Sarah Collins & Keep The Faith

Sarah Collins & Keep The Faith are an authentic 9 piece Northern Soul band with full brass section, based in North Yorkshire.

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Jackson Sloan & The Rhythmtones

Veteran swing and jazz singer Jackson Sloan has assembled a sterling cast of crack musicians.

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Big Mac's Wholly Soul Band

They've played in Cairo, Tenerife, Germany and Dublin. Such far reaching appeal is witness to the band's adaptability and versatility.

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All That Soul

All That Soul is a luxury band performing the best of classic and contemporary Soul, Motown, Funk, Disco and Gospel. Dressed in the glitter and glamour of the Motown and Disco eras, they take you on a timeless musical journey.

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The Jive Aces

Renowned for their high-energy spectacular showmanship and for being the first live band to reach the final rounds of "Britain's Got Talent", The Jive Aces have firmly established themselves the UK's No.1 Jive & Swing band.

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My Favourite Things

Aiming to spread a bit of happiness to all. Combining authentic dance moves and classic hits from the 1930's-1950's, will they be your favourite thing?

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The London Belles

Originally hailing from England, Ireland and Wales, The London Belles are London's premier Vintage Vocal Trio, who put the chic into your favourite antique classics and a unique post-modern twist on contemporary pop hits.

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Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift

Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift are a 6 piece, Bournemouth based, 1950s Style Roots Rhythm & Blues Band.

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The Bluejays

The Bluejays offer the UK's most stylish and authentic 1950s vintage rock 'n' roll themed experience. The group formed in 2013, after years of performing together in West End rock 'n' roll theatre shows such as 'Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story', 'Million Dollar Quartet' and 'Dreamboats & Petticoats'.

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The Hot Rods

The Hot Rods

The Hot Rods are a South Wales based Rock n Roll band. Influences include 50s Rock and Roll, Rockabilly and Jive Dance

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James Oliver Band

James Oliver Band

From Blackwood, South Wales, James Oliver Band play a wide range of music including rock n roll, blues, country, r n b, 50s/60s and much much more.

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The Quarry Katz

The Quarry Katz

Delivering a live set that moves you through the 1950's era of rock n roll, to more recent songs influenced by country and Americana artists.

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CAMPSITE AFTER PARTIES*


Madassa Soul Band

Madassa Soul Band*

Exclusive to the Saturday night Campsite After Party*
Wales' Premier Soul Band since 1983! Specialising in 60s Soul from Stax and Motown.

*Separate Ticket Required*

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Route 403

Route 403

Exclusive to the Friday night Campsite After Party
Performing music inspired by the likes of Louis Jordan, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Mose Allison, and many others associated with the cool world of Jazz, Swing and Jump Jive.

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Rocket Joe Joe & the Old Time Bangers

Rocket Joe Joe & the Old Time Bangers

Exclusive to the Sunday night Campsite After Party
1950s and 60s inspired, they really know how to make a party Twist and Shout. Taking a lively, authentic approach to Rock 'n' Roll classics from the 50s and early 60s, The Old Time Bangers tailor much loved songs for a live environment.

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DANCE & RADIO


Lindy Hop Cardiff

Lindy Hop Cardiff

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Valley Jive

Valley Jive

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Radio Cardiff

Radio Cardiff
YouTube interview


VINTAGE EMPORIUM


Penny's

Pennys

Cerys' Closet

Cerys Closet
Check for stock

Coastal Vintage Interiors

Coastal Vintage Interiors

L&J Vintage

L&J Vintage

Hulaballoo

Hulaballoo

Three Little Pigs

Three Little Pigs

Land Girl Vintage

Land Girl Vintage

Marnie's Vintage

Marine's Vintage

Wishbone & Comb

Wishbone & Comb

Silly Old Sea Dog

Silly Old Sea Dog

That's Retro Vintage

That's Retro Vintage

Norma Jeans

Norma Jeans

Bygone & Era

Bygone & Era

Timeless Treasures

Timeless Treasures

Heavenly Scented

Heavenly Scented

Pritchard & Moore

Pritchard & Moore

Whitchurch Collectibles

Whitchurch Antiques and Collectibles

Trunk Junkies

Trunk Junkies

Otto's Emporium

Otto's Emporium

Florianda

Florianda

PLUS MORE TBA


Whitchurch Tennis Club

Whitchurch Tennis Club

Central Explosion

Mojo King

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STREET FOOD


Alfie's Beer Bus

Alfie's Beer Bus

Artisan Crepes

Artisan Crepes

The Little Tipple Van

The Little Tipple Van

Big Red Bus Bar

Big Red Bus Bar

Tin Can Filly

Tin Can Filly

Barrio and Lewigi

Barrio and Lewigi

Mad Bean Coffee

Mad Bean Coffee

Puckin Poutine

Puckin Poutine

Bwydiful

Bwydiful

The Traveling Tea Pot

The Traveling Tea Pot

Black Tie Bartenders

Black Tie Bartenders

Tram Dogs

Tram Dogs

Split Screen Ice Cream

The Split Screen Ice Cream Co

Return of The Mac

Return of The Mac

Teifi Toastie Company

The Teifi Toastie Company

Plus more to be announced soon


FESTIVAL TIMES

Friday 12th July 2019

V4V Campsite Opens at 12:00

V4V Campsite Music
Music from 21:00 - 22:30

Saturday 13th July 2019

V4V Main Site Open from 10:00 until 21:00
Live Music from 12:00 until 21:00

V4V Campsite After Party*
(Separate Ticket Required)
Live Music from 21.30 - 23.00

Sunday 14th July 2019

V4V Main Site Open from 10:00 until 21:00
Live Music from 13:00 until 19:00

V4V Campsite Music
Music from 21:00 - 22:30

Monday 15th July 2019

V4V Campsite Closes at 12:00

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TICKETS

Tickets will be released in 2 phases:
Early Bird Discount - a limited number of discounted tickets
Full Price

Tickets will be on sale via Eventbrite
(all subject to a booking fee)

Tickets On Sale Now via EventBrite

Discount for SAT/SUN "Weekender Tickets"

A limited number of tickets will be on sale at the gate at full price.

Main Event - Adult Ticket
Adult Saturday Sunday Weekend
Early Bird £20 £20 £35
Full Price £25 £25 £40
Main Event - Young Adult 16-21 & Concession Ticket
Youth Saturday Sunday Weekend
Early Bird £15 £15 £25
Full Price £20 £20 £30
Main Event - Child U16 Ticket
Child Saturday Sunday Weekend
Early Bird Free Free Free
Full Price Free Free Free

Campsite After Party - Tickets
Per Person Must be Booked online
Friday Night Free
Saturday Night - Early Bird £10
Saturday Night - Full Price £12
Sunday Night Free

Campsite Pitch per Tent or Caravan
Pitch Up to 3 nights
Weekend Pitch £30

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All Under 16s MUST be accompanied by a paying adult!

Daily Pass Outs will be issued to allow you to exit and re-enter the site throughout the day.

Sorry, NO refunds once tickets have been purchased.

MAIN EVENTS LOCATION

Whitchurch Library Gardens
Park Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 7XA

 
 

PARKING

We are delighted Cardiff & Vale University Health Board - CVUHB have kindly agreed to allow those who are attending Vintage for Victory to park in the hospital grounds

Whitchurch Hospital
Park Road, Whitchurch
Cardiff, CF14 7XB

Cancer Research Wales volunteers will be on duty at the entrance with donation buckets so please give generously as 100% of donations will go to Cancer Research Wales

Limited car parking will also be available at the Diamond Ground, Forest Farm Rd, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 7JN

 
 

DISABLED ACCESS

The site is wheelchair friendly with disabled toilet facilities easily accessible.

CAMPSITE & AFTER PARTY LOCATION

Cardiff Harlequins RFC
Diamond Ground, Forest Farm Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 7JN

 
 

CAMPING

Situated close to the main event site within easy walking distance On site facilities have running water, toilets, showers and use of the on site club house.

Available Fri / Sat / Sun - As space is limited this must be pre booked to secure your pitch

+++ CAMPERS VERY IMPORTANT +++

You will also need to buy admission tickets in order to attend ANY of the festival events

 
 

CAMPSITE AFTER PARTIES

A Live Band will be playing in the club house between 21.30 and 23.00 (*Separate Tickets Required).

FRIDAY NIGHT - Free Entry - Route 403

SATURDAY NIGHT - Exclusive Campsite After Party *Madassa Soul Band (separate tickets required)
EARLY BIRD TICKETS £10
FULL PRICE TICKETS £12

SUNDAY NIGHT - Free Entry - Rocket Joe Joe & the Old Time Bangers

 
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

FAQs

What can or can't I bring into the event ?

NO ALCOHOL (this is available on site) otherwise please feel free to bring all you need to enjoy a family picnic, including hampers, blankets etc

NO BBQs - NO GLASS BOTTLES or GLASSES

DOGS will be allowed at V4V. They must be on leads and all waste must be picked up and disposed of properly

What's the refund policy? = Sorry NO Refunds.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Telephone : 029 2031 2611 - Email : events@KMEvents.co.uk

TRANSPORT

BY BUS

Easily accessible from Cardiff City Centre Bus Stops and surrounding stops on numerous routes. Destination Whitchurch Village / Whitchurch Library - Bus stops directly outside entrance
www.cardiffbus.com

BY TRAIN

Easily accessible from Cardiff Central Station and surrounding stations. Destination Coryton Station or Llandaff Station - its just a short walk to the festival site
www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk

DISABLED ACCESS

The festival site is wheelchair friendly with disabled toilet facilities easily accessible.

RAF FLY BY

Lancaster PA474 Fly By

We are delighted the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) have notified us of the Flypast of LANCASTER PA474 at Vintage For Victory on Saturday 13th July.
It's a dream come true for us, so our thanks goes to the RAF & BBMF

ABOUT THE LANCASTER
The Avro Lancaster is the most famous and successful RAF heavy bomber of World War Two. It is a legend that lives on today and the contribution made by the aircraft and its crews to the freedom of our nation will, hopefully, never be forgotten. The prototype Lancaster took to the air for its first flight from Ringway, Manchester, on 9 January 1941; the first production Lancaster flew later that year on 31 October.

LANCASTER PA474
PA474 is one of only two Lancaster aircraft remaining in airworthy condition out of the 7,377 that were built (the other is in Canada with the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at Hamilton, Ontario). PA474 rolled off the production line at the Vickers Armstrong Broughton factory at Hawarden Airfield, Chester on 31 May 1945, just after the war in Europe came to an end, so she was prepared for use against the Japanese as part of the 'Tiger Force'. However, the war in the Far East also ended before she was deployed and she did not take part in any hostilities. PA474 completed a 'major' servicing at Duxford across the winter of 2016-17.

Time TBA - Saturday 13th July Only

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SUPPORTING PARTNERS
Vintage for Victory is proudly supported by a number of local businesses.
We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to them all for their generous support

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WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON THE WEEKEND


 

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