Goodwood Revival 2021: Tickets, dates, venue and dress code for the historic racing meet
From the when and where to what to wear and what to see at the world famous motorsport fetival
The Goodwood Revival was one of the many motoring events which had to be abandoned in 2020 due to lockdown and social distancing restrictions.
However, after a year’s hiatus, the historic motor racing festival is back in 2021, promising its usual mixture of wheel-to-wheel action and vintage style.
Here’s everything you need to know about the what, where, when and how much for this year’s event.
When is the Goodwood Revival 2021?
After last year’s break, the Goodwood Revival is back in its regular September slot for 2021.
The event begins on Friday 17 September and runs until Sunday 18 September, with gates opening at 7.30am each day.
Where is the Goodwood Revival held?
The Goodwood Revival is held at the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit, in West Sussex.
The former airfield was converted to a motorsport venue by the ninth Duke of Richmond in 1948 and racing was held there until 1966.
Since 1998 the circuit has hosted the Revival, celebrating the track’s post-war heyday.
How much are Goodwood Revival tickets?
Three-day passes for the Goodwood Revival have now sold out but there are a limited number of individual day tickets still on sale.
Adult Tickets start at £62 for standard admission on Friday, rising to £82 on Saturday and Sunday while child tickets are half the adult price.
Optional grandstand tickets are from £39 on Friday and £70 on Sunday, while hospitality packages start at £360.
Is my 2020 Revival ticket still valid?
If you chose to roll over your ticket from last year’s cancelled event it remains valid for the 2021 Revival. Anyone who carried the ticket forward rather than opting for a refund will receive a new ticket for this year’s event in advance.
Goodwood Revival dress code and outfits
Unlike most other car festivals where visitors wear their everyday clothes, the Goodwood Revival has a dress code to enhance the event’s atmosphere.
Although it’s not compulsory, attendees are strongly encouraged to get into the revival spirit and wear period-inspired clothing from the 1940-60s.
Outfits can range from simple 1950s-style mechanic’s overalls or tweeds to high fashion from the 1960s’ catwalks, military uniforms or Marlon Brando-inspired biker get-up.
The event’s website even has pages dedicated to outfit suggestions.
What is on at Goodwood Revival 2021?
The heart of the Revival is the racing, with priceless historic vehicles from the period up to 1966 going wheel to wheel around the famous West Sussex circuit. Highlights including the RAC TT Celebration for GT cars, the St. Mary’s Trophy for touring cars, the Glover Trophy for F1 models and the Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy, featuring some of the rarest pre-1963 GT cars.
There’s also a special celebration of the classic Mini Cooper, with the John Whitmore Trophy featuring a 45-minute two-driver per car race and a brace of famous faces. Among those taking the wheel of a Mini will be Olympic superstar, Sir Chris Hoy and AC/DC legend Brian Johnson; competing with former Formula 1 drivers Jochen Mass and Brendon Hartley.
Other big names from the world of motorsport will also be appearing including Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button, Le Mans winners Emanuele Pirro and André Lotterer, Formula E Champion i Jean-Eric Vergne; as well as F1 drivers-turned-broadcasters Martin Brundle, Karun Chandhok and Tiff Needell.
Alongside the racing, there will be a period-correct fun fair, a recreation high street for some retail therapy, a suitably glamourous car boot sale, a concours d’elegance for pre-1966 aircraft and a victory parade celebrating the work of emergency and healthcare staff during the pandemic.