Truckfest, Europe’s largest trucking festival, has extended its tenancy agreement with the East of England Arena and Events Centre, for a further four years.

Jason Lunn, general manager of The East of England Arena and Events Centre, said: “We are delighted to welcome Truckfest to the venue for another four years. Over the last twelve months we have increased our investment into the venue with almost £1 million being spent on our buildings, grass and roadways, to improve the experience for visitors and event organisers. We are particularly pleased that our improved ground conditions are ready to receive over 2,000 trucks that are expected to attend Truckfest 2018 between the 6th and 7th of May.”

In 2017 Truckfest welcomes tens of thousands of visitors, monster truck displays, celebrities and entertainment to the venue and showground, making it the largest Truckfest event to date.

“Truckfest and Live Promotions Events are valued clients and their choice of Venue for the UK’s largest Trucking Festival since 1983, is welcome news for us, and great news for the region,” concluded Lunn.

Colin Ward, CEO of Live Promotions said ‘This is great news for us and for our thousands of regular visitors and hundreds of exhibitors. Truckfest is a key event for the Road Haulage Industry as well as an important show to the region and we are pleased to know that the event will be staged at the East of England for many years to come.’

The Truckfest concept was launched by Live Promotions Events Ltd. thirty years ago, and there are now eight Truckfest events around the country every year, with Norfolk and Newbury venues being the latest to join the line-up of Peterborough, Edinburgh, Hop Farm, Knutsford and Newark.