The Newbury Retro Festival 2022

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12/08/2022 - 14/08/2022 All day
Newbury Showground
Phone:Please contact the venue or organiser for bookings, cancellations or further information on 01635 015 788
Address: Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, RG18 9QZ

The Newbury Retro Festival 2022

The Retro Festival Newbury is back in 2022 !
That's right... they will  be at the Newbury Showground  on the 12/13/14 August 2022 , making their fabulous festival accessible for Retro lovers.
Step back in time to the evocative music of yesteryear. Whether you seek to capture the lost glamour of the 30’s or the nostalgia of the 40s, you can rock n roll to 50s tunes, then get down to some rhythm and blues.
There’s family fun for everyone at this epic retro weekender. You can have a whirl on the dodgems, jump & jive at a tea dance and set your senses alight at our burlesque cabaret show.
Adore the classic & vintage cars they have on display. Browse the vintage clothing and retro treasures on offer with stalls aplenty. Hosting some of the best talent in the UK across 3 stages. With extended camping facilities to accommodate, Retro Festivals are not to be missed!

BACK FOR 2022!

The Black Hangar stage will be inside the ‘Society Building’
with a 30m square flat sprung dance floor.

Stompin’ Steve and Dawnie will be running the Black Hangar stage over the weekend and Steve will be your DJ and MC on Friday evening and Sunday.

Formed in 1981 and one of Europe’s finest Rock ‘n’ Roll bands, The Firebirds are Jim Plummer Guitar/Vocals, Dan Plummer Double Bass/Vocals and Jason Bryant Drums/Vocals, with three first class musicians The Firebirds are able to cover the complete spectrum of 1950s’ and 1960s’ music, from Commercial Rock ‘n’ Roll Songs to Rockabilly, Harmonised Doo Wop, Instrumentals, Ballads, and their Own Compositions

Other acts awaiting confirmation

+ DJ – Stompin’ Steve


Awaiting confirmation

+ DJ – Rockin’ Eddie, SplinterW

Bo Walton & Red Alertood Radio

Vander Super Heroes Space Wheel Show present Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and Captain America performing on the Amazing Quad Space Wheel.

Up up and away!!!!

On the Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings of Retro Festival 2020, a selection of hot air balloons (weather permitting) will launch.

For over 35 years members of the 3-4-40 Region BBAC have been flying in the Newbury area. The 3-4-40 Region is a local ballooning club, one of a number of UK organisations affiliated to the British Balloon and Airship Club ( The Region is named after the three motorways which pass through it and includes North Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire (east of Salisbury Plain) and Oxfordshire.

Unfortunately they are unable to offer hot air balloon flights from Retro Festival. However, if you would like to experience a hot air balloon flight in the UK,they recommend visiting the Balloons Over Britain website ( or Virgin Balloon Flights (

They are looking forward to a very impressive show of military pre and post war (1900s and 1940s) military displays, including, they hope, the Field Hospital.

Airshows, Shopping village, vehicles, book a hairdo, shopping village, fun fair, punch & Judy and much, much more ..

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