THOUSANDS of families who have camped out over the last three days are now preparing to leave Laverstoke Park Farm following the finale of CarFest 2014.
Jazz singer Jamie Cullum pulled in thousands of people to watch him close this year’s CarFest with a catchy selection of his hits including The Same Thing, Get Your Way and Everything You Didn’t Do.
Earlier in the day, a host of activities and workshops that have been held over the three-day event continued to attract crowds and provide families with welcome entertainment.
Thousands of people also made their way to the paddock area of the farm during the day to admire three Formula One cars driven by Jody Scheckter during his racing career and a selection of vintage supercars.
And it was not just the visitors at CarFest that got to admire cars yesterday afternoon.
A parade of prestigious cars made its way through Overton with hundreds of people flocking to the streets to enjoy the spectacle.
Back at Laverstoke Park Farm the entertainment at the Main Music Arena was kicked off by The Great British Bake Off judges, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, who announced the winners of the Cakes vs Pies competition.
Musical talent followed the judging of the competition as pop band Texas drew in thousands of cheering fans with a selection of their hit songs including Summer Son, I Don’t Want A Lover and Halo.
Pop band The Feeling provided crowds with a selection of their easy listening hits such as Fill My Little World, Never Be Lonely and Sewn before Sophie Ellis-Bextor performed Young Blood and Love is a Camera from her new album before getting the crowds on their feet with her dance hits including Take Me Home, Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) and Murder On The Dancefloor.
And the party atmosphere continued later on in the evening as surprise guest, Dario G, played a mix of catchy dance hits including Sunshine, Dream to Me and Carnaval de Paris.
Chris Evans told The Gazette that this year’s CarFest has been the “best yet”, adding: “The weather has been miles better than we thought it would be. We have raised £1.7million this year which is the most we have ever done and we will try and get more next year.”
Read more reaction on the success of CarFest 2014 in this week’s Gazette which in on sale from Thursday.