Thousands of vintage enthusiasts and classic car owners are expected to attend this year’s Vintage Nostalgia Festival at Stockton Park, May 31 to June 2.

The festival is a weekend filled with live music, dance, vintage and antique shopping, classic cars, automobilia, children’s entertainment and much more.

Hundreds of cars from the 1920s to the 1970s will be on display and visitors are encouraged to dress up for a chance to enter the “Best Dressed Competition” (Pearls Pin Up parlour will be on site to create any look).

The line-up of live music and dance acts over the weekend offers jazz, blues, pop, swing and rock and roll from as far back as the 1920s right up to the 1980s.

On Friday, May 31, the Bandits perform a back catalogue of full on 50s and 60s rock and roll classics, and “Great Scott” delivers the best tunes from the 80s.

Bamboozle headlines the Saturday with The Tootsie Rollers also performing.

Other activities include: Learn to Jive, swing dance to Annie & The midnight Shift, sample real ale from Ringwood Brewery, enjoy vintage theatrics from the re-enactors, meander through the Vintage Village trade stand area or get busy in the children’s activity and entertainment section.

There will be lots to do, but if you would rather sit back and relax you have the opportunity to have a drink at the airstream cocktail bar.

Festival-goers can visit for the day or stay the whole weekend camping from May 30 (subject to availability).

Glamping is also an option, provided by Zoobells who host the boutique camping area.

To get a flavour of the festival and to buy tickets, visit https://www.vintagenostalgiafestival.co.uk/ or their social media sites.

New for 2019:

  • Vintage Motorcycle Auction and Automobilia
  • Great Scott Band
  • Salisbury Big Band performing on Sunday
  • The Retrobaits offering fast paced Rockabilly
  • New area of Traditional Fun Outdoor games for the kids
  • Vintage Crazy Golf
  • Tipi Tent – hosted by the Dust Bowl Sinners Offering Jamming sessions, open mic and a variety of Skiffle and Western Swing bands.
  • The Humming Birds close harmony trio
  • Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift

Pictures by Last Scene Photography and Neumann Graham Photography.