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Truckfest to celebrate 40th year at East of England Arena

by Olivia Powell

Truckfest, an annual exhibition and festival of trucks and trucking, has agreed to extend their agreement with the East of England Arena and Events Centre, following its 35th consecutive year at the venue, taking the long-running event to its 40th anniversary in 2024.

The decision was made by Live Promotions Events, the events company who created Truckfest over 30 years ago.

Truckfest has grown steadily since it debuted at the East of England Arena in 1984. The event features live monster trucks and motor stunt shows, movie-star trucks, 3000 trucks on display, and many exhibits by manufacturers.

Truckfest 2020 will be on 9-10 May to coincide with the VE Day Celebrations, but afterwards will be reverting to its traditional date of the May Day Bank Holiday.

Colin Ward, managing director of Live Promotions commented on the extension: “We have so many happy memories since bringing Truckfest here in 1984, and we look forward to many more in the future.”

Jason Lunn, venue director of the East of England Arena and Events Centre, welcomed the decision by Live Promotions, saying: “It’s no exaggeration to say Truckfest is an extraordinary event. It combines the exuberant atmosphere of a festival with the attention to detail of true enthusiasts and attracts some of the biggest brands in commercial vehicles and engineering to the exhibition. In 2024, when Truckfest celebrates its 40th year at the Arena, I am expecting something more extraordinary, if that’s even possible.”

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