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Withfest 2018

Initially known as Withstock Festival, the event started in 1994 by a group of people to raise capital for Christmas lights for the public areas of Withernsea. Read on to find out more about this fun-filled event.

Initially known as Withstock Festival, the event started in 1994 by a group of people to raise capital for Christmas lights for the public areas of Withernsea.

The organisers realised that if they held a music festival, getting sponsorships from individuals and local businesses could be possible. The idea proved to be a success as the festival was backed by local businessman, Teddy Clark in 1995. As the festival tasted success, several groups such as the Low Riders Motorcycle Club and Holderness High Riders have been helping the festival’s committee to organise the bike side of the event.

After several years, Withfest has become the largest festival to take place in Yorkshire, where you don’t have to pay an entry fee. Taking place from 3rd - 5th August 2018, let’s dive in to find out what the festival has in store for all its attendees.


As the Withfest is also a music festival, the organisers have acquired the services of various artists to keep you entertained throughout the weekend.

On Friday, the main stage (The Valley) will be occupied by Bad Guys Don’t Knock, Delta Vega, Eye The Bomb, Jackson D, East Yorkshire Discos, The Ex Kittens, and the Cydonia Knights (Muse Tribute Band). Phil White will also host his radio show from 12 – 2:30 pm.

On Saturday and Sunday, the host is Darren Lethem, a popular radio presenter.

Ken Fox Wall of Death

The Fox family - who have been travelling and entertaining worldwide audiences - will be at the festival. Along with their wall, which is 20ft high and the legendary Indian Scouts, the Ken Fox troupe will be performing unbelievable death-defying stunts that require incredible balance and skill. They will also be executing their most popular and unimaginable stunt, where three riders will simultaneously be on the wall of death. They will pass each other while only a few inches separate them. Their stunts sound implausible until you see them in action.


The bike festival cannot be complete without having stalls on display. Some of the popular faces you will see at the stalls include: Ideal Training, Squires Motorcycle Marshalls, National Youth Bikes, Lexham Insurance, Hull & East Riding Advanced Motorcyclists, Bike Tours for the Wounded, British Motorcyclists Federation and National Association for Bikers with Disability.

Two Brothers Stunt Team

Mark Van Driel, Paul Todd and Katrina Van Driel will be performing some of the craziest tricks you can imagine while providing the commentary for their theatrics. Get ready to have your adrenaline pumping throughout the show as the trio execute some of the latest freestyle tricks in the motorbike world. As the trio has performed in numerous shows, watching them ride will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.


You can set camp at HU19 2QH in Withernsea for a fee of £15 per unit for the entire weekend. This mind-blowing deal gets you portable toilets, water, food, a chemical disposal point and 24-hour security, which is a mind-blowing deal

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