The phenomenon of 'VW festivals' has been well established in Britain for some time. These typically combine a car show of vintage and tricked out Volkswagen cars and vans with the more traditional festival fare of music, plastic cups of beer and food stalls.
Devon Dub Fest is the latest addition to the VW themed summer festival theme. Held at Crealy Adventure Park near Exeter, this one will have something of a difference in that all of the profits are being donated to cancer charity CLIC Sargent.
CLIC Sargent were formed in 2005 with the merging of two leading children's cancer charities. Their work is about helping children with cancer and their families. This is both for kids who are in hospital, but also out in the wider community.
The Devon Dub Fest is all set for 15th to 17th July, but the deadline to buy tickets is Monday 27th June. Weekend camping tickets are just £25, which includes a diverse range of entertainments. Zorbing and paintballing are available and there is a music program that includes festival Ska favourites Melosa and a silent disco.
Of course the real centre piece of the even is the 'Show and Shine' where owners of nice examples of VW cars and vans can exhibit their pride and joys for the whole world to see. You have to pre--register if you want to enter your 'dub. Details are up on their website.