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Thank You For 2023

Vintage For Victory - Vintage Festival Wales would like to say a "Massive Thank You" to all the Friends (aka Dads Army), Supporters and Organisations that generously gave of their time and energy to deliver the most successful V4V to date.

The list is long, and to say we couldn't do it without you is an understatement, You are all amazing, We raise a glass to you

Thanks Again ~ Cymru Am Byth

VINTAGE FOR VICTORY 2023

Friday 7th & Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July 2023

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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 6th 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.

Friday 7th July from 21:00 until 23:00
Campsite Party*

Saturday 8th July from 10:00 until 21:00
Live Music From 12.00 - 21.00

Saturday 8th July from 21:30 until 23:00
Campsite After Party*

Sunday 9th July from 10:00 until 21:00
Live Music From 13.00 - 19.00

Sunday 9th 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 & WW1 BIPLANE

LIVE MUSIC

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

Confirmed Live Performances Saturday
The Signatures Northern Soul - The Satin Dollz - The Bluejays - The Class Of '58 - JD King's Elvis - The London Belles - The Jive Aces - St Louis Express
The Harlem Rhythm Cats (Fri)

Confirmed Live Performances Sunday
King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys - The Satin Dollz - The Firebirds - The Swing Commanders - Ding Dong Daddios - My Favourite Things - The Hot House Combo



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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, and new for 2023, Lyndsey from Mama Dís 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)
The Signatures Northern Soul - The Satin Dollz - The Bluejays - The Class Of '58 - JD King's Elvis - The London Belles - The Jive Aces
Live Music From 13:00 - 19:00

Dance Lessons held throughout the day by the very experienced teams, Valley Jive Duo Mia & Gwynfor, and new for 2023, Lyndsey from Mama Dís Rock and Roll


(provisional and maybe subject to change)
... More to come Soon
Live Music From 13:00 - 19:00
(provisional and maybe subject to change)
King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys - The Satin Dollz - The Firebirds - The Swing Commanders - Ding Dong Daddios - My Favourite Things
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 new for 2023, Lyndsey from Mama Dís 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 - Viva Las Vegas & A Hard Day's Night
  • Sun - The Sound of Music & Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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.

WW1 BIPLANE

WW1 Biplane

Iconic full sized replica British WW1 SE5a Biplane

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CAMPSITE & GLAMPING

Camping and Caravan Site photo from pixabay_com

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

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LIVE MUSIC

TWO STAGES & TWO DANCE FLOORS

Confirmed Live Performances Saturday
The Signatures Northern Soul - The Satin Dollz - The Bluejays - The Class Of '58 - JD King's Elvis - The London Belles - The Jive Aces - St Louis Express - The James Oliver Band
The Harlem Rhythm Cats (Fri)

Confirmed Live Performances Sunday
King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys - The Satin Dollz - The Firebirds - The Swing Commanders - Ding Dong Daddios - My Favourite Things - Hot Gin Swing - The Hot House Combo


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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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King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys

...the ultimate boogie band."The hardest act to follow since the parting of the Red Sea"
Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2, The Manfreds & The Blues Band

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The Signatures - Northern Soul Band

A 10 piece Northern Soul Band bringing their own brand of power an energy which has given them the reputation as one of the best live acts around. Covering many Northern Soul Classic creating a true balance between Modern and Authentic in sound.

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The Firebirds

Recognised as one of Europeís 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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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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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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Ding Dong Daddios

Looking for Swing? Looking to jive? Look right here! Doo-wop harmonies, trombone solos, guitar licks and a drummer who appears to be one bass-drum short of a kit - the Ding Dong Daddios are unique and ready to perform

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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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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 *).

  • 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 Hot House Combo

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 Hot House Combo

Exclusive to the Sunday night Campsite After Party

Exuding a giddy blend of vintage charm and captivating rhythms, The Hot House Combo will transport you to the colourful and carefree foot-tapping era of yesteryear. Inspired by the great musicians of the 1920s, '30s and '40s, this upbeat, exciting 4 piece perform songs they love and they create new ones in the same style! Their passion and energy will have you struggling to sit still - and they wouldn't want you to anyway! So, fasten your swing seat belt - you're in for a thrilling ride!

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DANCE TUITION


Mama Dís Rock and Roll

Mama Dís Rock and Roll

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Valley Jive

Valley Jive

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VINTAGE EMPORIUM


Vivien of Holloway

Vivien of Holloway
Visit Vivien's Website

The Pamper Lounge

The Pamper Lounge
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Frontline

Frontline

Queen B Vintage

Queen B Vintage

Bees Bowtiful

Bees Bowtiful

Hulaballoo

Hulaballoo

Pussyfoot Vintage

Pussyfoot Vintage

Land Girl Vintage

Land Girl Vintage

Tina's Retro Clothing

Tina's Retro Clothing

Babydoll Blush

Babydoll Blush

JS Vintage

JS Vintage

Hot Rockin Retro

Hot Rockin Retro

Whitchurch Collectibles

Whitchurch Antiques and Collectibles

Bygone & Era

Bygone & Era

KnittyKnutty

Knitty Knutty

Sunflower Bee

Sunflower Bee

Retro Revivals

Retro Revivals

Tommy's Treasures

Tommy's Treasures

Viva La Rosa

Viva La Rosa

Room Momo

Room Momo

Vintage Milly May

Vintage Milly May

Retro Rides

Retro Rides

Cherry Bomb Vintage

Cherry Bomb Vintage

Retro Made Gifts

Retro Made Gifts

PLUS MORE TBA




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STREET FOOD


Cardiff Dough Co

Cardiff Dough Co

Pimms & Prosecco

Pimms & Prosecco

Big Red Bus Bar

Big Red Bus Bar

Hello Good Pie

Hello Good Pie

Black Tie Bartenders

Black Tie Bartenders

The Mex. Co

The Mex. Co

Boyo Barista

Boyo Barista

Aga Farm

Aga Farm

Gathering Ground

Gathering Ground

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


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2023 FESTIVAL TIMES

Friday 7th July 2023

V4V Campsite Opens at 12:00

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

Saturday 8th July 2023

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 9th July 2023

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 10th July 2023

V4V Campsite Closes at 12:00

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

Discount for SAT/SUN "Weekender Tickets"

General Admission - Adult Ticket
Adult Saturday Sunday Weekend
2023 Price £40 £30 £60
General Admission - Young Adult 16-21 & Concession Ticket
Youth Saturday Sunday Weekend
2023 Price £35 £25 £50
General Admission - Child U16 Ticket
Child Saturday Sunday Weekend
2023 Price Free Free Free

Campsite After Party - Tickets
Per Person Must be Booked online
Friday Night Included in Day Ticket
Saturday Night Included in Day Ticket
Sunday Night Included in Day Ticket

Campsite Pitch per Tent / Caravan / Camper Van / MotorHome
Pitch Up to 3 nights
Weekend Pitch £45
Available 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.

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.

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


New for 2023 Shuttle Bus Service

By Popular Demand we're delighted to team up with Swansea Bus Museum & Transport Heritage Centre
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 and use of the on site club house.

Available 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.

+++ CAMPERS VERY IMPORTANT +++

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

 
 

GLAMPING PITCHES

New this year!

Glamping Pitches by Rent Bell Tents

Various Options Available Fri / Sat / Sun / Mon
As space is limited, so 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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+++ 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 (* Free Entry for V4V Ticket Holders *).
2023 ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

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 Hot House Combo *

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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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