29th June 2021

Goodwood's Festival of Speed confirmed as a pilot event

Goodwood have confirmed that the Festival of Speed is going ahead as part of the Government's Events Research Programme (ERP) as a pilot event, taking place as planned from Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th July.

Sold out across Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the capacities agreed with the ERP means that everyone who has purchased a 2021 ticket, hospitality and grandstand pass or those with rolled over tickets from 2020 will be able to attend the event. There are still some tickets available for Thursday.

As one of the pilot events being held in the UK, everyone on site will need to agree to the conditions of entry set out by the ERP, including having had both doses of the vaccine at least 14 days before the event, or proof of a negative lateral flow test, which can be taken at home or at a recognised centre within 48 hours of the event.

The Festival of Speed will be entertaining as ever, honouring ‘The Maestros – Motorsport’s Great All-Rounders’, celebrating the drivers, teams and manufacturers who have succeeded in motorsport. The event will also include appearances from F1 teams and drivers, road car debuts, the Future Lab, a new interactive Central Feature celebrating Lotus, Goodwood Action Sports and the Shootout.

Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said: “We are continuing to expand the Events Research Programme’s remit to include more of our iconic cultural and sporting events and the Goodwood Festival of Speed will now return for the first time since the pandemic broke.

“Festival goers will now be able to enjoy the raw horsepower of Goodwood’s legendary automotive, aeronautical and equine offerings up close thanks to our tremendous vaccine rollout and the increasingly popular use of the NHS App to prove your Covid status.”

Further details around conditions of entry, consent required from all fans to opt into the Event Research Programme and the NHS Test and Trace requirements will be announced by Goodwood soon.

Buy tickets and find out more about the Festival of Speed on their website. 

Are you going to Festival of Speed this year? What are you most looking forward to?