HEREFORDSHIRE musician Bastie Ingram is bringing his unique sound to a motoring and music festival founded by radio presenter Chris Evans this summer. 

The rising indie-pop artist from Ledbury, known for his infectious melodies and emotive lyrics, is a former BBC Introducing Artist of the Week, and has received extensive airplay from BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, as well as performing at a string of festivals.

He will be taking to the WigWam stage at cinch presents CarFest 2023 at Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire on August 26, playing an unforgettable set as part of the much-anticipated CarFest music lineup.

Hereford Times: Bastie Ingram from Ledbury will be taking to the stageBastie Ingram from Ledbury will be taking to the stage (Image: CarFest)

Festivalgoers looking for a lively pub vibe are in for a treat as they can enjoy some of the most talented up-and-coming live music acts on the WigWam stage at the festival's BarFest Arms.

Serving award-winning Timothy Taylor’s cask ales along with a selection of lagers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, the festival pub provides the perfect pairing for any pint: live music.


Festival-goers can discover new artists up close and personal, as these rising stars showcase their signature style and energy on the WigWam stage.

The festival also features big-name established artists such as Craig David, McFly and Texas, and promises a whopping seven magical festivals in one: AdventureFest, FoodFest, KidsFest, RetroFest, SpaFest, StarFest, and CarFest.

Created in 2012, CarFest’s sole purpose has been to raise funds for UK children’s charities. Since its conception, the festival has raised millions for its partner charities.

In 2023, CarFest will raise funds for BBC Children in Need, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, My Black Dog, Rainbow Trust, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Teenage Cancer Trust, Young Epilepsy, and Naomi House & Jack’s Place.