COMPETITION: Win tickets to Truckfest

Truckfest is coming back to Peterborough.
Truckfest is coming back to Peterborough.
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Truckfest is the must see show for May Bank Holiday. Proud of its heritage in presenting trucks from all over the world, Truckfest has turned into Europe’s premier trucking event, from giant American trucks to jaw dropping customised and even the Iveco Paris Dakar rally truck.

This year will be no exception with well over 1,000 trucks on show, when Truckfest appears at the East of England Showgrounds in Peterborough on May 5 and 6.

In this special online competition, the Fenland Citizen has four pairs of tickets to give away to Truckfest 2013, so keep reading to find out how you can get your hands on some.

Truckfest has also grown in popularity as a great day out for all the family, with cartoon characters such as the Moshi Monsters to meet and Lisa from Ice Road Truckers the highly popular TV series,

Top TV Soap stars and non-stop action in the main arena will keep the masses entertained with high octane car crushing action by BIGFOOT, the most famous monster truck of them all, air defying FMX stunt bike displays by Broke FMX and much more.

This year Truckfest are really excited to welcome the ‘The Beast from the East’ jet truck, which starred in the Paralympics closing ceremony, to our Peterborough show. Rihanna, Jay-Z and Coldplay were seen performing on the vehicle in front of a one-billion viewer audience during the London 2012 ceremony.

The Beast from the East is a bespoke 4-wheel drive made from titanium panels taken from Mig-21 fighter planes, with its design based on an East German army truck.

Event director Colin Ward said: “I’m thrilled that we have such an unusual truck entered at Truckfest Peterborough this year.

“The Beast from the East jet truck made such an impact at the Olympics and those that didn’t get a chance to see the machine will get an exclusive opportunity to see it in the flesh.”

The truck will be based in the Main Arena complete with pyrotechnics on both the Sunday and Monday.

No visit to Truckfest would be complete without bumping into TV celebrities and in addition to Lisa Kelly from Ice Road Truckers. Emmett Scanlan, aka Hollyoaks bad boy Brendan Brady, and Michelle Collins, best known in her roles as Cindy on Eastenders and Stella in Coronation Street, will both be making an appearance at the show.

Truckfest has built its reputation on providing a shop window for the industry, with manufacturers and distributors showing the latest innovations, truck operators and drivers showing off stunning everyday working trucks and vintage, classic and state of the art trucks on display

Truckfest is certainly the perfect day out for families or truck enthusiasts alike and tickets are available to buy now online.

Advance ticket sales are available at £14 for adults and children (5-15) only £6. Children under five go free and car parking is also free.

Advanced booking sales close on Thursday, May 2. On the day prices are £17 adults, £9 children and £40 family. 24hr ticket hotline now open 0844-854-0064 (Calls cost 10p per minute plus network charges).

For more information or to book your tickets online log onto

To be win with a chance of winning, answer the following question: What is the name of the famous monster truck that will be crushing cars at Truckfest?

Email your answer to or go to our Facebook page and put your answer on the Truckfest competition post.

Don’t forget to include your name, address and contact details on the email. Facebook winners will be contacted through Facebook.

Closing date is 10am on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.