At this year's VW Action we have two great Dance acts to play on the Friday night - Kris Gowlett and Craig 'Cut-Up' Jones along with The Narni Shakers.
Kris Gowlett has been DJ'ing for many years and is a regular at 'Dirty Secret' in St Albans - where he plays club anthems. He also makes an annual appearance at ‘Housework’ in Corfu. Playing on pirate radio stations for five years, Kris now has his own Thursday night In The Name Of House show on Mixcloud. He played a banging set at last year's VW Action - so we invited him back. Enjoy!
VW Action favourite Craig 'Cut-Up' Jones returns after a couple of years absence - to play the 'Black Friday' Dance Tent. Watch and listen to Craig play another of his blistering dance sets. His unique style of DJ'ing with video accompaniment, always has the dancefloor jumping - and having already performed at some of the biggest and best VW shows over the past decade, Craig knows what you guys like. You can expect plenty of classics - and a few very nice surprises. Not to be missed.
Main Stage/Marquee, Friday Night.
For years now one of the most anticipated elements of VW Action has been the Saturday night 'theme party'. The level of participation in the fancy dress has been mindblowing. 2021's 'Back To The 80s Party' show was particularly impressive as the marquee filled up with all manner of 80s costumes and characters. 2022 will see Saturday evening's stage dressed with Halloween icons and the fancy dress possibilities are almost endless with every horror genre a possiblity. We expect to see Vampires, Zombies and all manner of 'monsters' and we're really hoping that you go the extra mile with your costumes. On past experience it's certain most visitors will.
The party kicks of with a special 'Rock & Pop Anthems' video set, with a Halloween flavour, from Bri Vinyl who will be warming up the night for what follows... and that is one of the world's premier cover bands - VW Action favourites From The Ashes playing those huge anthems that everyone appears to love singing along and getting down to. The boys have been absent for a couple of years now - so we invited them back. Definitely not to be missed.
Jensen D Groover will be your host for the remainder of the evening, along with the Narni Shakers as sexy vampire ladies. Expect a full on party vibe with Pop, Dance and Disco anthems - and sing-along tunes to keep the party moving - and as always - expect the unexpected!
DJ Adey S will be manning the decks to keep the energy levels up - playing Indie Rock classics all night.
BOBBY DAZZLER (Fuelers Bar, Friday Evening 9.00pm)
Long time VW enthusiast, Bobby normally plays guitar and sings in a five piece band, at VW Action, he's flying solo - last year, he smashed it - so we invited him back, acoustic anthems we all love to sing along to. Not to be missed.
MARQUIS DRIVE (Fuelers Bar, Friday Evening 10.30pm)
Many years ago, we gave the lads their very first VW Festival gig and we are now really pleased to welcome them back. MARQUIS DRIVE have gone from strength to strength since they were last at Santa Pod, with album releases and recently touring with OCEAN COLOUR SCENE, the band are very much 'on the up'. They always deliver. Anthemic Indie Rock and Britpop at its very best. - please don't miss them.
For the last couple of years, we have turned the Fuelers Bar into a 'secret warehouse' - parodying the ‘secret raves’ of the nineties, it has proved to be a great success and we're doing it again. Of course, it's not 'secret' nor 'illegal' - nor do we expect a visit from the boys in blue - but hopfully we can create a vibe that oldschool dance fans will enjoy.
The evening opens with Essex based DJ Alan Burton - an original 1988 acid house raver and a self confessed vinyl junkie. He has played at iconic London venues in his time, such as Turnmills and the Fridge - and his very own Thames Boat Parties which have now been running for over fifteen years. Alan regularly performs live shows on Studio 808 and as well as Dj'ing and promoting, he runs his Inspirado Record label concentrating on underground house. He also has a weekly show on new London radio station UNITY DAB. Alan will set the tone for the evening - and is swiftly followed by the legendary DJ Summers.
Dave, has been in the music scene for over 30 years, from the dawn of House Music in the 80s. His love of DJ’ing has taken him all over Europe to play at many clubs and festivals. His musical taste is eclectic and his sets are always a journey through the many genres of the dance music scene from House to Hardcore to Acid to Techno. He was also the ‘Voice Of The Volksworld Show’ for 14 years - so it’s fair to say that his love for VWs and music go hand in hand - and he promises to keep you dancing till the cops come!!
Fuelers Bar, Saturday evening from 8.00pm
In keeping with the VW Action 2022 theme for Saturday evening, starting at 00.15am in the Fuelers Bar, the VW Action Movie for 2022 is the iconic 80s film, 'Ghostbusters' - starring Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis - and of course, ECTO-1, the 1959 Cadillac. - Enjoy!
You will need to bring your deckchair, sleeping bag or blanket - and in the tradition of previous 'sleepovers', we'll provide some free popcorn and soda. Enjoy!
Fuelers Bar, Saturday evening/Sunday morning from 00.15am
All of the music/entertainment at VW Action is at no extra cost and is secondary to the Motor Sport Event. Your ticket grants access to a Sporting Event only. Access to collateral/ancillary activities, including music, provided by the event in support of the Sporting Event will only be granted under the generic Sporting Event ticket, as no ticket for any collateral activities can be purchased as a standalone. All music/entertainment etc. is free of charge when purchasing your VW Action Sporting Event ticket.