Gloucester Goes Retro is returning this summer

Take a trip back in time this August 2021, when Gloucester Goes Retro returns to the city.

After a hiatus in 2020, Gloucester Goes Retro is returning to the city this August 2021 for a celebration of all things vintage.

The car, fashion and music festival is taking place in Gloucester city centre on Saturday 28 August 2021, bringing over 500 classic cars and vehicles to the city, as well as reenactors, cosplayers and people modelling vintage fashions.

Gloucester’s streets will take visitors on a journey from 1900 through to the wartime years on Westgate Street; the 1950s on Northgate Street; the swinging sixties on Eastgate Street; and from the 1970s to the modern day on Southgate Street.

There will be a live music stage with bands playing vintage tunes, as well as a chance to have a go at swing dancing. Local businesses are also getting involved with shop window displays and retro uniforms.

Councillor Steve Morgan, cabinet member for culture and leisure at Gloucester City Council, said: ‘We are delighted that Gloucester Goes Retro will once again be celebrated in our vibrant city. In previous years, we have seen more than 80,000 visitors join us to savour bygone eras, with a huge and positive economic impact on our businesses and attractions.

‘As we were unable to hold the event last year, we hope that this year’s Gloucester Goes Retro will be the best yet, it is not to be missed. So, choose your favourite era, don your costume of choice, and we very much look forward to seeing you there.’

For more information, see Gloucester Goes Retro or visit

By Chloe Gorman

© SoGlos
Wednesday 30 June 2021

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