VINTAGE FOR VICTORY 2024

Thursday 11th & Friday 12th & Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July 2024

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Vintage Festival

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

This Boutique Vintage Festival, now in its 7th year, is the best kept secret in the event calendar, family friendly and extremely relaxed.

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's an opportunity for you, your 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.

Thursday 11th July from 21:00 until 23:00
Campsite Party*

Friday 12th July from 21:00 until 23:00
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*

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MUSIC - PERFORMERS - DANCING - VINTAGE EMPORIUM - VINTAGE FUN FAIR - FOOD - FASHION - BIG SCREEN OUTDOOR CINEMA - VINTAGE CAMPING and much more ...

PERIOD VEHICLES & RE-ENACTORS - FULL SIZE REPLICA SPITFIRE & HURRICANE AIRCRAFT & SHERMAN TANK

LIVE MUSIC

TWO STAGES & TWO DANCE FLOORS - RNR, JIVE, AND LINDY HOP LESSONS

Confirmed Live Performances Saturday
The Bluejays - The Satin Dollz - The Swing Commanders - The Revolutionaires - The London Belles - St Louis Express - Darrel Higham & The Enforcers - Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer - The Washboard Resonators

Confirmed Live Performances Sunday
The Jive Aces - The Satin Dollz - The Firebirds - JD King's Elvis - Rockin'em - My Favourite Things - The Boulevards - Bamboozle

Confirmed Live Campsite Perfomances
The Blues Sisters (Thurs) - The Harlem Rhythm Cats (Fri) - St Louis Express (Sat) - The Class of '58 (Sun)

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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 very experienced teams of Valley Jive Duo Mia & Gwynfor, plus, Lyndsey from Mama D's Rock and Roll.
Beginners can learn to Jive & Lindy Hop & Rock n Roll 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 & Cabaret

Live Music From 12:00 - 21:00
(provisional and maybe subject to change)
Live Music From 13:00 - 19:00


(provisional and maybe subject to change)
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Live Music From 13:00 - 19:00
(provisional and maybe subject to change)
Live Music From 13:00 - 19:00
(provisional and maybe subject to change)

Dance lessons held thoughout the day by the very experienced teams, Valley Jive Duo Mia & Gwynfor, and Lyndsey from Mama D's Rock and Roll.


(provisional and maybe subject to change)

... More to come Soon !!

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

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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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RE-ENACTORS

RE-ENACTORS

A number of Re-enactment Societies and Groups with be attending to help you to drift back in time !!

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RIALTO REVIVAL CINEMA

Rialto Revival Cinema

A wonderful outdoor movie experience, screening Two Classic Movies each day

  • Sat - Summer Holiday & Rock Around the Clock
  • Sun - Some Like It Hot & Whats New Pussycat?
Deck Chairs will be available in the cinema area so arrive early !!

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

SHERMAN TANK

Sherman Tank

The M4 Sherman Tank was the most widely used medium tank by the United States and Western Allies in World War II

CAMPSITE & GLAMPING

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Bring your own Tent / Caravan / Camper Van / MotorHome to the camp site located less than 1 mile away.
We also have some Glamping Pitches with a range of Bell tents that could sleep up to 6 people!
This year we even have some 2-Berth & 4-Berth Airstream


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LIVE MUSIC

TWO STAGES & TWO DANCE FLOORS

Confirmed Live Performances Saturday
The Bluejays - The Satin Dollz - The Swing Commanders - The Revolutionaires - The London Belles - St Louis Express - Darrel Higham & The Enforcers - Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer - The Washboard Resonators

Confirmed Live Performances Sunday
The Jive Aces - The Satin Dollz - The Firebirds - JD King's Elvis - Rockin'em - My Favourite Things - The Boulevards - Bamboozle

Confirmed Live Campsite Perfomances
The Blues Sisters (Thurs) - The Harlem Rhythm Cats (Fri) - St Louis Express (Sat) - The Class of '58 (Sun)


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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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Rockin'em

A dynamic and diverse performance that covers original songs and rare '50s gems in their own style. They switch genres from Doo Wop to Rockabilly to Jive and more, keeping the audience on their toes, creating a memorable stage show that stands out from the crowd.

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The Boulevards

A sensational vintage-styled rock and roll band performing the biggest and best hits from the 1950's & early 60's without any compromise. A band full of expert musicians and entertainers that will ROCK you and keep you dancing all night long.

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The Firebirds

Recognised as one of Europe's top Rock 'n' Roll bands, The Firebirds; Jim Plummer, Dan Plummer, Rich Lorriman and Paul Willmott, four first class musicians/vocalists able to cover the complete spectrum of music from the 1950s and 1960s, including rockabilly, doo wop, instrumentals and ballads

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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 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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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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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 Revolutionaires

Scorching a trail across live music venues, this sizzlin' hot 1950s R&B combo, power-out jumpin' hot rhythm & blues in their own indomitable hard-hitting style

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The Swing Commanders

The Swing Commanders play joyful music, from American Songbook classics to Western Swing.

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JD King's Elvis

One of the the highest-rated and best reviewed Elvis tribute artists in the world is JD King; he aims to performs an Elvis tribute show that even the King himself would be proud of!

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Bamboozle

Rhythm and blues swing band.

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The Washboard Resonators

Sounding and looking like a ragtime street band meets a Hollywood musical on a theatre stage somewhere in around 1932.

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Darrel Higham & The Enforcers

Along with solo albums and records released with his Rockabilly band, The Enforcers, Darrel Higham also played lead guitar in the West End production of Elvis, and produced many other artists.

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CAMPSITE AFTER PARTIES*


A Live Band will be playing in the club house between 21.30 and 23.00
(* Free Entry for V4V Ticket Holders *).

  • THURSDAY NIGHT - Live Music & Dancing featuring The Blues Sisters *
  • FRIDAY NIGHT - Live Music & Dancing featuring The Harlem Rhythm Cats *
  • SATURDAY NIGHT - Live Music & Dancing featuring St Louis Express *
  • SUNDAY NIGHT - Live Music & Dancing featuring The Class of '58 *

The Blues Sisters

Exclusive to the Thursday night Campsite After Party

Unique 3 part girl harmony and accomplished band performing swing, R&R, R&B with a mix of original material.

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The Harlem Rhythm Cats

Exclusive to the Friday night Campsite After Party

The Harlem Rhythm Cats guarantee to have you hip-shakin' & toe-tapping' with our infectious groove of Boogie and Blues spanning from the early days of the genre right up to the present day.

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St Louis Express

Exclusive to the Saturday night Campsite After Party

A 7 piece band playing Swing, Jump Jive music from the 1930's to early 60's, Louis Prima, Ray Charles, Sinatra and Louis Jordan.

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The Class of '58

Performing all types of 50's Rock & Roll from Classics to Doowop, Jive, Boogie Woogie to Rockabilly.

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DANCE TUITION


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Mama D's Rock and Roll

Mama D's Rock and Roll

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Valley Jive

Valley Jive

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VINTAGE EMPORIUM


Vivien of Holloway

Vivien of Holloway
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Wishbone & Comb

Wishbone & Comb
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Viva Vintage

Viva Vintage

Postcardiff

Postcardiff

Bees Bowtiful

Bees Bowtiful

Hulaballoo

Hulaballoo

Pussyfoot Vintage

Pussyfoot Vintage

Land Girl Vintage

Land Girl Vintage

Tina's Retro Clothing

Tina's Retro Clothing

Doghouse Vintage

Doghouse Vintage

JS Vintage

JS Vintage

Pinup Perita

Pinup Perita

Carringtons Vintage

Carringtons Vintage

Bygone & Era

Bygone & Era

Harrison Tea Group

Harrison Tea Group

Timebomb Vintage

Timebomb Vintage

Toadstool Trinkets

Toadstool Trinkets

Nijipin Vintage

Nijipin Vintage

Klubtastic

Klubtastic

Room Momo

Room Momo

Cherry Bomb Vintage

Cherry Bomb Vintage

Gully Collectables

Gully Collectables

Lauton Vintage

Lauton Vintage

Lou Bradley Interiors

Lou Bradley Interiors

Happy Sunday Vintage

Happy Sunday Vintage

Random Works

Random Works

Tommy's Treasures

Tommy's Treasures

PLUS MORE TBA



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STREET FOOD


BBQ Steam Train

BBQ Steam Train

Pimms & Prosecco

Pimms & Prosecco

Big Red Bus Bar

Big Red Bus Bar

Hello Good Pie

Hello Good Pie

Anna-Loka

Anna-Loka

The Mex. Co

The Mex. Co

The Drunken Sailors

The Drunken Sailors

Aga Farm

Aga Farm

The Good Stuff

The Good Stuff

Little Lion Pizza Co

Little Lion Pizza Co

Daisy & Belle Ice Cream

Daisy & Belle Ice Creamp

Kebab'elicious

Kebab'elicious

Plus more to be announced soon


2024 FESTIVAL TIMES

Thursday 11th July 2024

V4V Campsite Opens at 12:00

V4V Campsite Music & Dancing
Music from 21:00 - 23:00

Friday 12th July 2024

V4V Campsite Music & Dancing
Music from 21:00 - 23:00

Saturday 13th July 2024

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

V4V Campsite Music & Dancing
Live Music from 21.30 - 23.00

Sunday 14th July 2024

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

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

Monday 15th July 2024

V4V Campsite Closes at 12:00

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TICKETS

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

This is a Unique Boutique Vintage Festival with very Limited Ticket Availability

Tickets On Sale Now via EventBrite

Discount for SAT/SUN "Weekender Tickets"

A limited number of tickets may be on sale at the gate at a more expensive price.

General Admission - Adult Ticket ±
Adult Saturday Sunday Weekend
2024 Price £40 £30 £60
General Admission - Young Adult 16-21 & Concession Ticket ±
Youth Saturday Sunday Weekend
2024 Price £35 £25 £50
General Admission - Child U16 Ticket ¤
Child Saturday Sunday Weekend
2024 Price Free Free Free

Campsite After Party - Tickets
Per Person Must be Booked online
Thursday Night Free Entry
Friday Night Free Entry for V4V Ticket Holders
Saturday Night Free Entry for V4V Ticket Holders
Sunday Night Free Entry for V4V Ticket Holders

Campsite Pitch per Tent / Caravan / Camper Van / MotorHome
Pitch Up to 4 nights
Weekend Pitch £50
Available Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun / Mon
As space is limited, this must be pre-booked to secure your pitch.

Sorry but we DO NOT have an electric hook up option.

GLAMPING PITCHES

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AIRSTREAM

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ALL children Under 16 ¤ will only be given entry when accompanied by a responsible adult with a General Admission FULL PRICE ADULT ticket!

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.

Buy Tickets At The Gate
There might be a limited number of tickets available for purchase at the entrance gate (payment by cash or card).
 
However, we recommend that you buy your ticket in advance to guarantee entry.

ON THE GATE TICKETS - If any Tickets remain, these will available to purchase on each Day


ON THE GATE TICKETS
SaturdaySundayWeekend
Adult £45 £35 £70
Youth £40 £30 £60
Child U16 ¤ £ Free £ Free £ Free

MAIN EVENTS LOCATION

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

 
 

PUBLIC 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
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BY TRAIN

Easily accessible from Cardiff Central Station and surrounding stations. Coryton Station and Llandaf Station - are just a short walk to the festival site
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PARKING

We are delighted that Cardiff Harlequins are providing free event day car parking facilities at their Diamond Ground, where the Campsite Parties are also being held.
Forest Farm Rd, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 7JN

 
 

SHUTTLE BUS


Shuttle Bus Service

By Popular Demand we're delighted to operate a Shuttle Service between the V4V Campsite and the main Event Site
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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, elson point, and use of the on site club house.

Available Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun / Mon
As space is limited, this must be pre-booked to secure your pitch.
Sorry but we do not have an electric hook up option.

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+++ CAMPERS ~ VERY IMPORTANT +++

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

 
 

GLAMPING PITCHES

Glamping Pitches by Rent Bell Tents

Various Options Available Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun / Mon
As space is limited, this MUST be pre-booked by the 1st April to guarantee availability.
Sorry but we do not have an electric hook up option.

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+++ GLAMPERS ~ VERY IMPORTANT +++

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

 
 
 
 

AIRSTREAM

New this year! Hire a 1950's Airstream

Airstream by Timebomb Trailers

2 & 4 Berth Airstreams Available Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun / Mon
As space is limited, this MUST be pre-booked by the 1st April to guarantee availability.
Solar powered.

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+++ AIRSTREAMERS ~ 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 (* Free Entry for V4V Ticket Holders *).

THURSDAY NIGHT - Live Music & Dancing featuring The Blues Sisters *

FRIDAY NIGHT - Live Music & Dancing featuring The Harlem Rhythm Cats *

SATURDAY NIGHT - Live Music & Dancing featuring St Louis Express *

SUNDAY NIGHT - Live Music & Dancing featuring The Class of '58 *

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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 : support @ VintageForVictory.co.uk

DISABLED ACCESS

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


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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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Event Organiser

Vintage For Victory is organised by K & M Sports Events Limited

Some other local events that you might be interested in attending:

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