Monster trucks to star at HMS Sultan show

The mighty Monster Trucks will be on display at the 2014 HMS Sultan Summer Show.''''Picture: LA(PHOT) Jay Allen
The mighty Monster Trucks will be on display at the 2014 HMS Sultan Summer Show.''''Picture: LA(PHOT) Jay Allen

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HUGE monster trucks will take centre stage at a summer show this year.

Back by popular demand, the trucks will be at the HMS Sultan Summer Show in Gosport this June.

Horse display team Chariots of Fire, the Rose and Thistle Pipes and Drums Band, and the Portsmouth Area VCC Field Gun will also perform.

Show director Lieutenant Commander Roy Johnson said: ‘Everyone at HMS Sultan is looking forward to welcoming the people of Gosport and surrounding areas to the establishment once again for our annual Summer Show.

‘Having started life as a small event for Sultan staff it is now a major event in the Gosport community calendar and is attended by about 25,000 visitors.

‘The main aim of the show is to provide a wide variety of high quality, but affordable, family entertainment and attractions for all age groups.’

There will be a circus as the Festival Circus returns to the show after six years.

Members of the circus will perform under the big top, with a mix of traditional and contemporary displays.

Youngsters will also have the chance to learn circus skills at workshops.

Between shows on Saturday the Elson Youth Choir will perform, with Pompey Pluckers playing on Sunday.

Other attractions include a petting zoo, a steam fayre, wildlife displays, a funfair, military vehicles, a village fete and Jack FM.

Lt Cdr Johnson added: ‘Whether it’s the monster trucks or the circus, the funfair or the petting zoo we’re confident there is something for everyone to enjoy.

‘Equally important is the show’s commitment to being a not-for-profit event, with all monies made being donated to local and service charities and worthy causes.

‘We are proud of the fact that about £60,000 has been donated to a variety of charities from the last two shows. We want everyone that attends to have a great time and in doing so help us to help our local community.’

The event runs on Father’s Day weekend, June 14 and 15.

Advance tickets go on sale on Wednesday.

Tickets will be available on the day from 10am, with free parking. They can also be bought from The News offices in West Street, Fareham, Lakeside, North Harbour, Portsmouth, and in West Street, Havant.

Family tickets (two adults and two children) cost £15 advance or £20 on the day.

Adults cost £5 advance or £7.50 on the day.

Children and OAP tickets cost £3 advance or £4 on the day.