As the sun begins to kick in and the season’s boating festivals get underway, it’s worth taking a slight tangent and paying some attention to an event that is keen to abandon power-driven boundaries in favour of a wholesale celebration of anything and everything that is loud, powerful and fast.

Yes, the world-famous Cholmondeley Pageant of Power, the UK’s biggest celebration of power and speed, is set for an explosive return in 2013 with a set of seriously high-octane attractions and features. Taking place for the sixth time at the beautiful Cholmondeley Castle in Malpas, Cheshire, from June 14-16, it will feature a record number of supercars, race and rally cars, superbikes, helicopters and powerboats, as well as a grandstand aerial display. In fact, this year’s Pageant is so delightfully obsessed with the majesty of internal combustion that its key theme for 2013 is ‘NOISE’…

Rather brilliantly, visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favourite sounding engines in staged ‘Noise-Off’ battles between exotic pieces of machinery, both classic and modern, from thunderous aero-engined cars to wailing Formula One racers. It will be a deliberate assault on the senses with a cacophony of sound from the most extreme and outlandish engines of the land, the sea and the air. In fact, it’s expected to be so extreme that anyone who buys tickets before April 2013 will be supplied with a free set of earplugs. And if you buy your tickets before the end of March, you can get to witness the action for £26 (saving more than a quarter on the gate price).

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Bigger, better and lounder!

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Event Director, James Hall, has already stated that this year’s Pageant will be “bigger, better and louder, with such a varied collection of machinery on show that attendees will be hard-pressed to find a more evocative range of sights and sounds anywhere in the UK” - and from the look of things, it seems he has a point. To buy tickets or find out more, visit www.cpop.co.uk. We’ll see you there…

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