Final preparations are in full swing for the Yorkshire Motorsport Festival – and organisers have issued some important updates for visitors.

The three-day event, starting on Friday near Holmfirth, Kirklees, has been given the green light to go ahead, with numbers restricted to 4,000 per day.

However, it will be a condition of entry that everyone aged 11 and over must have had a negative Covid test result prior to their arrival. Organisers say the simplest tests are the Lateral Flow Tests, which are free. A negative test will remain valid for the entire event.

In a further development, organisers have revealed that, following discussions with Kirklees Council, there can be no staged musical entertainment at the festival. The event had been due to feature music on the Friday and Saturday evenings, including a Queen tribute act.

A spokesperson said: “This is a source of great disappointment to us and we are sure to all who have bought tickets.

“By way of recompense, the organisers are offering the facility of a free family ticket for the festival in 2022 for all ticket holders for this year’s festival.

“A Covid-free festival next year will be on a much larger and expansive scale and those Free tickets will represent exceptional value.”

Meanwhile, work to prepare the Wolftones Hill Climb for the competitive motorsport element of the festival is well underway, with safety bales being put in place at the side of public roads that will be closed to form the 0.8-mile course.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Road closures and safety works as the Wolfstones Hill Climb course is prepared for the Yorkshire Motorsport Festival

It will be the first ever closed-road hillclimb event to be held in the North of England.

A wide range of mainly pre-1986 cars are competing, from 1923 3.5-litre Bentleys to 1978 German touring cars and special saloons. A round of the Jaguar Drivers Club 4 Hills and Sprint Championship will be featured on Saturday and Sunday.

Vintage stock cars, iconic rally cars and supercars will all be putting on displays.

There will be a truck, tractor and plant machinery show; fun fair; fashion shows; a Yorkshire-made shopping village; over 40 Yorkshire-based artisan food and drink vendors.

A festival spokesperson said: "The good news is that the Yorkshire Motorsport Festival now has the green light to go and all those magnificent men, (and women) in their motor machines will be performing, competing and showing off their wares at the festival, along of course with the artisan trade stands, the fashion show, street food and much, much more.

"The event is still going to be an amazing event - like never seen in Yorkshire, with all the car displays, racing and many attractions still in place."

More about compulsory Covid-19 testing

In discussion with the Kirklees Council, Public Health Officials, and having now been provided with the national regulations over the period of the Festival, it will be a condition of entry that everyone aged 11 + MUST have had a negative Covid test Result prior to their arrival on site.

This also includes everyone who has already been vaccinated.

• To comply with this requirement is a simple process. The simplest tests are the Lateral Flow Tests. They are FREE; they can be obtained from the Government/NHS ( OR collect from most pharmacies and/or test centres.

• You can also book in by googling your local council and following the “rapid lateral flow testing” link.

If you have not already been able to complete an RLF Test, there will be dedicated, sanitised, secure test stations on site where you can do a Rapid Lateral Flow Test and await your result before entering the Festival site. Results take about 30 minutes. The test stations will be in a 3x3 Marquee, there will be a table, test kit, sanitiser, wipes and yellow bin. A steward will be in attendance to sanitise the station after each test has been undertaken.

A negative test result is valid for the duration of the festival

N.B. Organisers also ask all adults with smart phones to download the NHS Track and Trace App in preparation.

Once a ticket has been purchased you will receive an email with a link to process your Covid secure entry. We will guide you through the procedure necessary to ensure a smooth entry to the Festival.

The result of the Lateral Flow Test is the evidence that you will need to display at the Entrance to the Festival, together of course with ticket/wristband. There will be dedicated Festival Stewards to assist you.

More about road closures

On Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June the traffic around Holmfirth and surrounding areas will be busy.

Roads affected by closures are:

Wolfstones Road, from Wilshaw Road to Bradshaw Road.

Bradshaw Road, from Wilshaw Road to Thick Hollins Road.

Wilshaw Mill Road, from near the entrance to Australia Farm to Bradshaw Road.

Wickens Lane, from Lower Wickens Farm to Wolfstones Road.

Road closures to enable the preparatory and take-down works required for the Festival, which will still permit access for residents on the closed roads, will be operative from 21st to 24th June 2021, and from 28th to 29th June 2021.

Full road closures for the Festival will be in place for the three days of the Festival from June 25th to 27th 2021, when access for residents will still be available by arrangement.

Diversionary routes will be in place and clearly signposted throughout the full duration of the closures.