Holmfirth Motorsport Festival Set to Go


The Yorkshire Motorsport Festival is set to go on Friday 25th June and will run for three days as planned. The Organisers have had to make some changes to the organisation of the event in the current COVID-19 climate. The Festival organisers, in close consultation with Kirklees council have embraced the wider COVID-19 issues and the ever-changing landscape, taking the difficult decision to limit the sale of tickets to accommodate a maximum of 4,000 per day. This restriction will remain in place regardless of any lifting of COVID-19 restrictions on or before 21st June.

As a further precaution, the acreage over which the Festival will be staged has been increased, thereby ensuring that, coupled with the restriction on numbers, there will be more than adequate space to ensure that social distancing at the Festival, will not be an issue. Recognising the current restrictions, and given that headline acts would attract larger numbers of people, the Festival are no longer offering MUSIC-ONLY TICKETS and will be showcasing local bands and musicians only. Day and Weekend Ticket Holders will have sole access to the live music stage. The reduced numbers means that instances of bottle-necks will be reduced, thereby helping to ensure social-distancing and the smooth flow of attendees on the day. The Yorkshire Motorsport Festival is the first of its kind to the region and will attract motor enthusiasts and festival goers alike. The Wolfstones Hill Climb is a first for Yorkshire, being the first ever Hill Climb in the county to have road closures put in place, and will be a draw for the diehard petrol heads, with over 80 classic and high profile drivers and vintage cars taking part each day. Families and enthusiasts alike can enjoy displays of vintage vehicles, trucks, plant machinery, American hot rods, supercars and an extensive engineering village. There is a full line-up of live music, a shopping village, artisan food and drink stalls and fun fair. Demonstrations and activities including thrilling car stunts, sheep theatre, Formula One demos, driver simulators and much more will be taking place over the 3 days of the Festival. The aerial display has had to be cancelled due to safety issues and will not be featured this year. This exciting outdoor festival is something truly spectacular to look forward to and combines the best of the country's motorsport attractions with the bonus of family entertainment, all set in some of Yorkshire's finest countryside. The event is supporting Yorkshire Air Ambulance, who will also have a presence over the weekend. Michael McErlain, CEO of the YMSF said, " This is an outside event and we are putting every precaution in place, going the extra mile to ensure that all guidelines are followed and our event is safe for everyone. Of course, we are taking the safety of our guests seriously and ask all visitors to comply with our safety directions. Whilst it is a shame to have to limit the event in this way, we believe it to be a socially responsible act and in absolute compliance with current guidelines. In light of this announcement if you do wish to come and enjoy the Festival, we strongly urge you to buy your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, as we’re currently experiencing a very healthy demand. We have built this event for 10,000 visitors, so the four thousand who are lucky enough to get a ticket will certainly be treated to a spectacular display." For more information visit the website https://ymsf.ne