The original VW festival is back for another year. Exactly one week today, from Friday 17th of July, this year’s Bug Jam weekend will surely be one to remember. 

Bug Jam 2015

Bug Jam returns for its yearly festival at Santa Pod Raceway in Bedford. Home of Drag racing, Bug Jam has numerous classes and styles of races to enjoy all weekend, these include: VW Sportsman, VW Pro and the Euro Funny Car Series.

There will be a Volkswagen Drag Racing Club which holds a championship every year. From 2009 they have introduced a two class racing format; both classes are based on elapsed times. If your VW vehicle races faster than 12.99 seconds down the quarter mile you are placed in the VW Pro class. If you race slower than 12.99 seconds you run in the VW Sportsman class.

Santa Pod Raceway

If you fancy taking a few hours out from the drag racing, Bug Jam has more to offer, including live performances throughout the weekend.  Bug Jam hosts five music venues across Santa Pod throughout the weekend,  Venues include: Main Stage, Dance tent, Retro Tent, BugWarm and Fuelers Bar all including a variety of performances. From mid- afternoon until late night, the entertainment will undoubtedly live up to its previous expectations.

Crowds at Bug Jam

Early camping passes for Bug Jam can be bought now, allowing you to set up a day earlier on the Thursday before the full event starts on the Friday.

Bug Jam also offers Glamping and Pre-pitched tents for the weekend show, which are a glamorous alternative if you don’t feel like giving up your pillows for a weekend.

Camping at Bug Jam

Bug Jam 29 looks like it will be one to remember. Don’t miss out; grab your tickets and your tents for Friday the 17th of July.

– Jordan Parmar

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