Celebrities to pack festival at exclusive Devon hotel

A popular annual motorsport festival hosted by chef Michael Caines is returning to Devon this summer. The stunning Lympstone Manor will host Celebration of Speed once more on Wednesday, July 10 - and a host of celebrities are set to make an appearance.

The one-day summer festival commemorates Michelin-starred Chef-Owner Michael Caines’ love of motorsport. This year it has a stellar line-up including panel discussions with TV presenter and racing driver, Jodie Kidd and TV presenter and motor specialist, Ant Anstead.

As the evening draws in, Lympstone Manor transforms for a Party in the Paddock, with a world-renowned music line-up including rock sensations, The Feeling and DJ Gok Wan. Gates open at 12 noon and the event closes at midnight.

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The 28-acre grounds will transform as it welcomes an exclusive collection of supercars and motorbikes, offering guests unrivalled access to some of the most desired and exciting brands in motorsport including Lamborghini, McLaren, Ferrari, and Porsche. Guests are invited to join the pre-festival Charity Gala dinner on Tuesday, July 9, hosted in a marquee on the lawn of Lympstone Manor.

Gala guests include Michael Caines, Jodie Kidd and Ant Anstead. Caines has crafted a four-course tasting menu featuring premium, locally-sourced ingredients and matched with a hand-picked selection of wines.

Michael Caines holding up MBE
Michael Caines is the chef/patron of Lympstone Manor -Credit:PA

An after-dinner Q&A with VIP hosts Jodie and Ant will proceed with a raffle to raise important funds for their chosen charities and offer guests a chance to win money-can’t-buy experiences and motoring memorabilia. On the festival day, Caines will be joined on a stage by Jodie and Ant, sharing behind-the-scenes insights into the world of speed.

VIP hosts also include Formula 3 driver Anthony ‘Bubbles’ Horsley, sharing stories from his time on the track with Hesketh Racing and Team Brit; the first ever all-disabled team to race at Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. Guests can also take to the track themselves and experience the thrill of Formula 1 in the F1 simulator.

Attendees are invited to the dedicated ‘Pit Lane’ for a selection of food and drink from the South West’s best festival feasts and beverages to refresh throughout the day, including Lympstone Manor’s range of Estate wines. As the day draws to a close, guests are invited to the foreshore of the Exe for a Party in the Paddock with an exciting world-renowned lineup taking to the stage with live music from 5pm.

The line-up includes rock sensations The Feeling and multi-award-winning TV presenter, stylist, and DJ Gok Wan on the decks, with more acts to be announced shortly. Guests booking the Residents VIP Tickets are invited to join Lympstone Manor for a two-night stay at an intimate pre-festival gala Dinner on Tuesday, July 9, hosted by Jodie Kidd and Ant Anstead., while the following day, residents will have VIP tickets for across the festival.

General admission tickets are £40 per person. VIP Gold Tickets are £250 per person, including a selection of complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks; and a feast from the outdoor kitchen for lunch. Resident VIP tickets are from £1,315 per night, including two-nights’ accommodation at Lympstone Manor and Charity Gala dinner on July 9.

For more information visit www.thecelebrationofspeed.com.