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Japfest Donington

COVID-19 Outbreak

In light of the continuing situation surrounding the Coronavirus, Kelsey Media, organisers of the Japfest and TRAX events have the following update concerning its 2020 calendar.

Japfest and TRAX Donington, which was due to take place over the weekend of the 18th and 19th July 2020, has now been deferred to 2021. The exact date for the 2021 Donington Japfest and TRAX weekend will be announced nearer the time.

We would like to thank the support of our venue partners, our customers, clubs, traders and sponsors for their patience and understanding at this time.

All existing bookings for either Japfest Silverstone, or the Donington weekend can be carried forward to the TRAX Silverstone date of the 4th October, or used for a future event. We advise ticket holders to check our social media pages, website and their inbox for further updates in the coming weeks.

We will of course continue to monitor developments in the weeks ahead. The safety of the public and our staff is our number one priority and we will continue to be guided by the advice from public health bodies and the UK government.

Like other companies in this sector, Kelsey Media remain committed to delivering our events in a safe environment. We are working closely with our venue partners, taking whatever steps necessary to ensure the safety of the public and staff alike.

If you have any further queries, please email us at, or call 01959 543730.




Expect an unmissable event when Japfest Donington bursts back onto Donington Circuit in 2020!  Japfest Donington is the ultimate high performance event and is all about pushing the cars to their limits and delivering an adrenaline pumping, heart racing day out. ‘Take on the track’ with our Jap only track times, enjoy the amazing feature car displays from Fast Car Magazine and Banzai, the Show & Shine competition, the large retail village and not to forget the diverse range of Japanese cars on display from both individuals and clubs.



Tickets purchased can be transferred to our event TRAX Silverstone on 4th October 2020
To do this, please email

Donington Park
Castle Donington
DE74 2RP

10:00 – 17:00

Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel
Melbourne Rd
Isley Walton
Castle Donington
DE74 2RN

Friday 17th July          09:00 – 21:00
Saturday 18th July     10:00 – 21:00
You must vacate the campsite on Sunday 19th by 12:00.

As part of our commitment to make the show accessible to all we will provide those disabled ticket holders that require full time assistance with 1 free ticket for a partner, accompanying friend or personal assistant (PA). You will need to provide a copy of your most recent Personal Independence Payment form (PIP) showing your current entitlement and your ‘blue badge’ if car parking is required. On arrival at the show please liaise with the staff on the gates when presenting your entry ticket.

To apply for media accreditation please click here. We will be in touch closer to the event date to let you know if you have been accepted.



We’ve pulled together some useful FAQ’s for you below. If your question is not answered please call us on
01959 541444 or email to speak to a member of our team.


What time does the show open?
Gates are open to the public from 10:00, Clubs and Special Displays from 07:00. The event closes at 17:00.

Is the event solely for Japanese cars?
Yes – all cars being displayed or going out on track must be Japanese. Visitors can park their cars in the public car park no matter what make or model.

Are motorcycles allowed to display at the show?
No we’re afraid motorcycles are not allowed to display at this event.

Will there be a cash point on site?
No, please bring cash with you.

Are credit cards accepted on the gate?
Yes, credit or debit cards can be used on the gate.

Can I bring my pet?
No. To comply with the venue’s rules, no animals are allowed on site, apart from assistant dogs.

Are there food units on site?
There are many food and bar units and a permanent on-site cafeteria open throughout the day. You can bring your own food and drink into the show if you prefer. Glass bottles are not permitted and will be confiscated.

Are BBQ’s allowed on site?
No BBQ’s are not permitted.


How can I buy ticket?
Tickets are purchased online. Advanced ticket sales close midnight (GMT) Friday before the event. Tickets can also be purchased on the gate from 10:00. If you are attending within a display car and you haven’t got a ticket, you can purchase a ticket on the day from 07:00.

Can you purchase tickets over the phone?
All tickets are purchased online through our ticketing system. If you have any problems please give us a call on 01959 541444 or email

Can I get a refund for my tickets once I’ve bought them?
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you have taken out refund protection please visit where you will be taken through to a refund process.

Do I have to print the tickets?
The tickets are valid printed off OR on your smart phone, as long as the barcode is clear.

My tickets haven’t arrived yet, when will I get them?
General admission tickets are emailed out to you upon completion of payment. Please check your junk or spam folder. If you have not received your tickets, please contact a member of our team.


Are there facilities on the campsite?
There are toilets and showers on site at the Campsite. Electric hook ups are available on a first come, first served basis, payable on arrival. There is an onsite bar open until late where you can purchase a range of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. Camping is in fields, no hard standing is available.

Can we BBQ?
Yes, BBQ’s must be raised off the ground and disposed of by dousing in water before placing in any bin/skip. No open fires are permitted.

Can I park next to my tent?
Yes, vehicles are parked with your tents, so we ask you to restrict movement as much as possible so not to cause a disturbance to other campers nearby. Campers are directed through to the next available area upon arrival.

Will our stuff be safe?
The campsite has security, but we would advise that you keep any valuables with you or leave them at home. The campsite accepts no liability for loss or damage to any personal property. Security searches may be conducted to ensure safety of persons at the event.

Campsite Rules:

  • No noise after midnight, all music must be stopped
  • No pets allowed on site, except guide dogs
  • Drunk drivers will have their keys confiscated and the police will be called
  • No unauthorised trading is permitted on site
  • No unauthorised vehicles i.e quads, mini-motos, drones
  • No glass will be permitted in the campsite
  • No fireworks – it is illegal and the police will prosecute offenders
  • No refunds or exchanges will be made

All guests are responsible for assisting with the enforcement of the campsite rules, by being vigilant and notifying security immediately of any incidents.

In the event of non-compliance, guests may be asked to leave the campsite and/or the event organisers will be informed which may result in event entry being cancelled without refund.

See our Event Terms & Conditions here