30 DecVintage Festival relocates for 2012

The award-winning vintage festival is relocating to the East Midlands for 2012.

The event, which was last held in London, is moving to Boughton House near Kettering in Northamptonshire .

The 2,345 acre site is famous for its attractive gardens, its Grade 1 Listed Park, and collection of fine art, including paintings, furniture, porcelain, weapons, and textiles.

Designer Wayne Hemingway and his family first launched Vintage at Goodwood in 2010. It attracted more than 40,000 visitors. The event showcases the best in old-school music, fashion, and film, as well as arts and crafts such as clothing and vintage bunting.

On the location change, Hemingway said: “We decided to look for a place where 75 per cent of the population could get to within two hours.

“We wanted a venue that was not only inspiring but somewhere new for people to explore.

“By chance we came across Boughton House on a Google search. It looked beautiful and we couldn’t believe we hadn’t heard of it before. We started to talk with the owners and they liked the idea.

“It fits the bill perfectly. It really is amazingly beautiful and really well connected by road and train.”

The festival runs from July 13-15. You can find out more at http://www.vintagebyhemingway.co.uk/.

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