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Salute to the 40s-One of Britain’s Best Vintage Festivals

21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019

Salute to the '40s
"One of Britain's Best Vintage Festivals"

Salute to the '40s

21st and 22nd September 2019

Tickets are now available for this years event!

Information on entertainment to be announced soon!

Buy Tickets!

Put us in the diary for this year....

Please note: 

  • Once tickets have been purchased you will be emailed a reference number – please bring this with you on the day
  • Paper tickets are not given
  • Doors open at 10am
Tickets Ticket price

1st May – 20th September

Ticket price

On the day

2 day ticket price

1st May – 20th September

2 day ticket price

On the day 

Adult £19.50 £22.00 £29.25 £33.00
Concession Senior Citizen, Ex-Forces, HM Forces with ID and Students £17.50 £19.50 £26.25 £29.25
Child Aged 5 – 15 years(Under 5’s go FREE!) £12.75 £14.50 £19.15 £21.75
Family £52.75 £59.50 £79.15 £89.25
Additional Child £8.00 £10.50 £12.00 £15.75

Application Forms for Traders, Re-enactors and Exhibitors

Download and send your application forms to:

SALUTE TO THE ‘40S – TRADER or VEHICLE APPLICATIONS – please state 

1st FLOOR NORTH, FITTED RIGGING HOUSE, ANCHOR WHARF, THE HISTORIC DOCKYARD, CHATHAM, KENT ME4 4TZ

Live Music

It’s time to warm up those vocals! Music will fill the air with two music stages of 40’s classics!

Reminisce with early 1940s wartime nostalgic at one stage, or get jazzed up with vintage songs from the late ’40s at another.

After a fantastic performance last year, we are delighted that The D-Day Darlings are back with us on BOTH days this year!

Back by popular demand, Adam Hoffman will also be joining Salute to the ’40s on both days too!

Plus NEW for 2019 – Miss Holiday Swing will be performing both days!

More exciting acts to be announced soon!

Living History

Relive the 1940s with the help of hundreds of re-enactors over the weekend!

Here are some things not to be missed!:

  • Be sure to visit Trentham Village Community who will be transforming the No.1 Smithery Courtyard with a recreation of a 1940s village
  • Learn how to use your rations with a cooking demonstration in the 1940s village
  • Watch a vintage fashion show in the 1940s village
  • Take a stroll down the “bombed out” street
  • Visit the 1940s Fire Station and watch their display!

 

Dancing

Dance the weekend away with plenty of opportunities to Lindy hop and jive!

Don’t worry if you’re not sure how – the Bournemouth & Southampton Lindy hoppers will be on hand to teach visitors and dance with you to the music!

Military Zone

Step back in time to a traditional 1940s area full of military nostalgia.

With military reenactors, home front reenactors, military vintage vehicles and music from the early 1940s!

More to be announced soon!

Food and Drink

Don’t worry about rations here! There will be plenty of chances to fill up over the weekend!

Choose from a variety of food from around the world.

The Mess Deck Restaurant and Wagon Stop Canteen will be full of your favourite British food and drink too!

Vintage Street Market

New for this year…

A Vintage Street market will line the streets!

Full of Vintage trade stalls and food stalls, this street will capture the essence of Portobello Market!

You’ll be sure to find anything from military memorabilia to your next fashion must have accessory!

Family Fun Zone

Whilst music of the late 1940s fills the air, there will be plenty of family fun to do too!

Here are some of the things you can get up to…

  • The Bournemouth & Southampton Lindy Hoppers will be dancing away – don’t be afraid to ask for help as they can teach you too
  • Take part in family games
  • Have a go on some family favourite vintage fairground rides!

More to be announced soon!

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