THOUSANDS of people returned to Laverstoke Park Farm yesterday to enjoy the second day of CarFest 2014.

The Kaiser Chiefs pulled in the biggest crowd of the event so far as they headlined a jam-packed line-up of musical entertainment just before 10pm last night.

The band belted out a selection of their hits including I Predict A Riot, Ruby, Modern Way and Everything Is Average Nowadays with lead singer Ricky Wilson frequently leaving the stage to get closer to fans.

And the band returned for two more songs with a surprise twist after adoring fans in the crowds screamed for more.

Ricky Wilson and bassist, Simon Rix, volunteered to take part in the ice bucket challenge to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Research, and a host of famous faces including Chris Evans, The Great British Bake Off host Paul Hollywood and The One Show presenter Alex Jones, poured six buckets of ice cold water on the pair during their last song.

Earlier in the day families were treated to a host of free activities and shows.

A selection of vintage cars wowed crowds as Chris Evans’ Magnificent Seven procession, which is made up of vintage Ferrari’s and the new La Ferrari, made its way around the Hill Climb.

An air display featuring a Chinook, Spitfire and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight performed flips and other tricks whilst the Red Barrows – a comedy act involving men dressed in red boiler suits pushing wheelbarrows – kept crowds entertained on the ground.

Children were also treated to a host of shows and activities to take part in with SamSam’s Bubble Show and the Bugfest: Wild and Deadly Animal Show providing a chance for parents to put their feet up.

The entertainment continued in the evening as The Red Arrows performed a routine consisting of flips and twirls leaving crowds speechless as they watched in awe.

English rock band Toploader warmed up the crowd for headline act, The Kaiser Chiefs, belting out a selection of their hits including Dancing in the Moonlight and Just Hold On.


Father-of-one Steve Henry, who lives in Montserrat Road, Popley told The Gazette: “It is brilliant and it is an amazing place. It is great for the kids and my daughter has really enjoyed it.”