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Festival Italia important information

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Festival Italia comes to Brands Hatch this Sunday (14 August), and we hope you’re looking forward to visiting the circuit. To help you make the most of your trip to the circuit, here is some important information about this event.  

Gate opening times
Public admission to the circuit is from 9am and Italian car owners will only be admitted entry to the venue between 9am and 11am. Display vehicles are to follow the black square symbol on the yellow event traffic signage.

Southbank Parking
Southbank (inside the venue opposite the rear of the pits) is available for car parking for £5 per car. Click here for more details and to download a pass.  

You will need to bring your original tickets to the circuit as copies and receipts are not accepted. All advance tickets have now been dispatched and were sent by either Recorded or Special Delivery, meaning a signature is required.  

In the rare instance that your tickets have not arrived in time you will need to purchase them at the gate price and obtain a refund after the event by returning the gate ticket stubs and your original tickets to the venue office. Please have your tickets separated before arriving at the gate.  

Grandstand seats
Grandstand seating is available in the Paddock Hill and Pit Straight Grandstands for £5 and are available from the Megastore opposite the Kentagon restaurant.

Viewing upgrades
Trackside Lounge upgrades are available on race day for £76 on the day in addition to your ticket fee. The Trackside Lounge package provides access to one of the stylish Brabham/Stewart suites at Brands Hatch, with superb views of the race circuit along the start/finish straight. Includes a cold buffet lunch, fruit juice, water, tea and coffee making facilities and a souvenir event programme.

Official souvenir programmes are available from vendors across the venue and the Megastore for £5. Each programme features in-depth articles on the event along with entry lists and information on the racing timetable.  

Grid Walks
There is a free-of-charge grid walk at lunch time on Sunday (13:40) ahead of the headline Pirelli Ferrari Formula Classic Race. Last admission will be at 13:50. Please queue at the Paddock Hill Gate in good time ahead of this to take part.  

Off-track entertainment
There is much more than just racing going on at Festival Italia, including the following off-track attractions:

- Italia in Piazza market
- Italian car displays
- Italian bike display
- Zonin 1821 wine tasting for those that registered interest in advance – and wine stall
- Children's pizza making at the Kentagon
- YoungDrive!
- Go Karting
- Children’s entertainment

On-track action
There will be action on-track throughout the day, including:

- Italian-themed racing for Ferraris and Alfa Romeos
- Demos for special Italian cars including F1 machines

Live Music
For a relaxing interlude, head over to the picnic area and live music stage for entertainment from the Hetty and the Jazzato band and David Burzotta.  

Click here to download a timetable for this weekend’s event.

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