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Tire Streets Drift Matsuri 2023


Once a year, Anglesey Circuit opens its door to drifting for the Drift Matsuri.

This year see the tenth running of the event and we are going to party like never before! 

This is THE event on the Drift calendar wherever driver wants to be! The driving is incredible, the nightlife amazing and the event is one HUGE party! 

The iconic track in on the Island of Anglesey North Wales is the perfect setting for the event. Incredible layouts, fantastic views and the best atmosphere at any drift event in the UK! 

Drivers are all treated exactly the same!

Drivers will get chance to drive on 3 different tracks

– National Circuit, for those who love the ultimate thrill with incredible high speeds required 

– Touge Track, it’s like being in Japan with incredible trains!

– The Hairpin where drivers can test their skill doing backwards entries or simply having a blast!  

– A night time demo from some of the finest drivers in the UK with the chance for drivers to be chosen at the event to take part! 

– Then the legendary PARTY in the pits

– Sunday, we open the tracks for more incredible fun and smiles all round! 


Advance Tickets

Driver tickets – These tickets are for the driver only and do not include any additional tickets 

Saturday driver £210

Weekend driver £399

Sunday driver £210

Additional driver tickets will be available on the day for £60


There will be a limited number of garages available to rent. These will be available from Friday evening until the end of the event and hold 4 cars comfortably £299 

Additional tickets online

Saturday spectator £50 –  £20 refundable on removal of wristband before 8.30pm on Saturday

Weekend spectator £50 Non camping 

Weekend spectator £55 includes camping – *Camping will be available on Friday and Saturday*

Sunday spectator £25

Children under 14

Children Saturday ticket £20 (non refundable)

Children Weekend ticket £25 Under 5’s go free of charge 

Children Sunday ticket £15 

** Children under 5 go free of charge

On the gate tickets

Saturday spectator £55 – £20 refundable on removal of wristband before 8.30pm on Saturday

Weekend spectator £55 Non camping

Weekend spectator £60 includes camping *Camping will be available on Friday and Saturday*

Sunday spectator £30

Children Saturday ticket £20 (non refundable)

Children Weekend ticket £30 Under 5’s go free of charge

Children Sunday ticket £20

 Children under 5 go free of charge

The small print

** All tickets are subject to a small booking fee. 

** All spectator tickets are non refundable. 

 Drivers ticket refund policy.

Driver tickets can not be sold or transferred to another driver.  

The driver must be named when buying a ticket !

Any requests for refunds will discussed on a case by case basis. 
Any refunds issued will be 80% of the value of the ticket. 

No refunds will be issued under any circumstances after 21st October. 

For a full list of rules, please visit the following page >

This is not a missile event your car must be smart and have every panel attached when you arrive at the venue, preferably all one colour or the correct colour!

Excessive bumper bars on vehicles will not be permitted on track – Full stop. If you have any doubts about your car, drop us an email BEFORE buying a ticket. 

All cars must be fitted with seat belts and the minimum of a 1kg dry powder fire extinguisher. This must be within reach of the driver when seated in the driving position. 

If your battery is located within the driver compartment, visible within the cabin, they MUST be in a leak proof box with no exceptions. 
Under the bonnet, they must be secure! 

Drift Matsuri 2019: The Report

Drift Matsuri held its 7th annual end of year event at Anglesey Race Circuit in North Wales. Since 2013 it has grown to become the one event that many of the drift scene strive to do regardless of other competitions, practice days and demos.

The weekend really starts early as most people try to leave work early on Friday, making their way to the track from all corners of the United Kingdom along with a few from Ireland.

The paddock quickly filled up with drivers setting up their pit area and checking over their cars before a long weekend of drifting. The rain didn’t dampen people’s spirits as they caught up with friends, fitted their sun strips and got their cars scruitineered.

Saturday morning kicked off with driver briefings before the tracks went live for the morning session. The usual three tracks were open for all drivers, giving them the option to swap between them as much as they wanted.

The fast track is always popular as its one of the only times that drivers can drift at such high speeds with many drivers managing to link the first corner to the hairpin without needing to manji the straight.

The touge track is the other busy layout with the queue often being the biggest throughout the event. The drivers didn’t have to wait long between runs with large trains of cars leaving the start line.

This track twists its way up the hill to the top of the circuit before looping back around and down to the finish. It’s a favourite of many of the drivers and spectators too as the view is incredible!

Aside from the attraction of being able to drive several different tracks within one venue, Drift Matsuri gives drivers of all abilities a chance to drift together and learn from each other. It’s not uncommon to see a British Drift Championship driver on track with drivers that may have never competed before.

The spectators get to see a wide variety of cars on track, the usual S-Chassis and R-Bodies were well represented but also some rarer cars were out on track.

Harry Hudson has been getting everyone’s attention this year in the ex-Huxley Motorsport RA28 Celica. The car is driven hard in Driftcup and this event was no different, Harry managed to hit some tyres causing some damage to the car but he was still enjoying himself afterwards!

Ford might not be the brand that you associate with drifting but they were out in force with a few Escorts and even an Escort van.

A quick walk through the paddock wasn’t possible with so many cars to draw your attention away at every turn.

The end of the day came around after what felt like only a few hours but as the light faded the drifting wasn’t over. A selection of invited drivers lined up for the night demos. Think 40+ drivers, very little lighting other than what’s on the cars and large trains of cars on track at the same time.

The drivers really excelled this year with their lighting solutions with several cars sporting rally light bars and neons.

The night session was purely for the entertainment of the crowd which loved every minute of it.  

After an hour or so the drivers all left the line together for a couple of runs in trains of 20+ cars before the session ended with a fireworks display.

That ended the track action for the day but the party was only just starting for many people around the track. The official party was in one of the pit garages with Mike Lewis smashing out the tunes until the early hours but groups of friends could be seen all over the paddock having their own parties.

Sunday morning was a slow start to the day for the guys that partied until late but for others they were eager to head out onto the tracks for another full day of drifting.

After another 7 hours of drifting the paddock slowly started to clear out, drivers loaded up their cars and headed home, memories made that will need to last through the next year before we will do it all over again. Until next time!

Drift Matsuri 2019 date confirmed

The annual pilgrimage to the wonderful venue of Anglesey Circuit is confirmed.

The 2019 Drift Matsuri will take place on October the 26th and 27th.

You may have witnessed some good drift events in 2019, but nothing compares to the Matsuri.

2 days
3 tracks
Over and 150 cars
Night time drifting
Party in the pits
Special guests
1000’s over people having a good time

Keep checking our social media outlets for updates and we get closer to the event @driftmatsuri

Drift Matsuri 2018: The Report

For 6 years, Drift Matsuri has marked the end of the season for many in UK Drifting with a festival weekend at Anglesey Circuit.

More than 150 drivers took part in the on track action with multiple layouts in use throughout the weekend with thousands of spectators lining the track to catch all of the action. The paddock filled up quickly on Friday evening as people headed to the track from all over the country, it wasn’t uncommon to find people that had travelled 7 or more hours to be there.

There was something for all levels of drivers, the first of the three tracks was a simple hairpin which was being used to attempt backward entries by the more experienced drivers.

The next track is the touge style run up through the corkscrew before cresting the hill and winding its way back down the other side, a favourite for drivers looking to run in large trains of cars.

The final track layout is the fastest of them all, many of the BDC drivers were managing fourth gear for much of the track although drivers will less powerful cars were still having plenty of fun on this layout too!

As the tracks opened on Saturday morning the drivers flooded out onto the start lines, all trying to get the most seat time out of the day. The drivers swapped between the tracks whenever they wanted so if there was any downtime on one track everyone ran on one of the other tracks so there was no reason to be sat in long queues for anyone.

The weekend really brings everyone together one last time before the winter, from BDC drivers to grassroots drivers, which means it’s a great chance for people to drive with more experience drivers and learn from them.

As the sunlight faded the tracks closed to the majority of drivers with around 40 selected drivers lining up ready for the night demos. In the past we have seen battles between the UK and Irish drivers but this year they would all work together to put on a show for the crowds.

The atmosphere around the track was great with everyone joining the commentators in some banter whenever the odd car had to be recovered off track or tyres put back in place, even the drivers that had spun out were joining in!

The evenings track action came to a close with a fireworks display and possibly the longest drift train the UK has seen, with all of the drivers that leaving the start line one after another. As they got to the hairpin there were cars everywhere with drivers taking different lines, everyone made it through without any damage so it was now time to party through into the early hours!

Sunday morning is always quiet in the paddock with everyone recovering from a late night on Saturday, it’s also the ideal time to take a look around at the variation of cars that come to the event. BDC driver Matt Denham’s RX8 sat looking a bit sorry for itself after breaking early on Saturday morning.

AE86’s always make a popular appearance in large numbers at Drift Matsuri, this year was no different.

The tracks were opened up for another day of drifting shortly after 9am but that wasn’t the only thing for spectators to do during the days, one of the garages had been turned into a carpeted RC Drift track.

By the end of Sunday the drivers had started to filter out of the track, several cars were needing repairs, others had ran out of tyres but they all left with smiles on their faces!

It’s been another memorable Drift Matsuri, bring on the next one!

Drift Matsuri 2017: The Report

The 5th annual Drift Matsuri was held recently at the picturesque Anglesey Circuit, this event has become the place to be for the end of season party over the last few years.

The event saw over a hundred drivers on three separate tracks over the two days with a huge variety of cars, from the usual S-Chassis’….


and BMW’s,

Rarer cars like a Daihatsu Charmant….

Jaguar E-Type…

The Driftworks freshly built 1972 Toyota Hilux, dubbed the DWHi5.

As usual the Toyota AE86 was well represented at the event with at least 5 on track over the weekend.

The three layouts included a touge style course that ran up and over the top half the track in the opposite direction to the way that the circuit runs during race weekends.

The fast track used the first three corners of the circuit, this had many drivers using third or fourth gear throughout each run as they tried to link the track with just a quick manji down each straight.

The third track was the single hairpin, this had a long run up to the corner to give drivers a chance to practice backward entries without the risk of hitting anything.

The event had something for every level of driver, from grassroots to BDC Pro drivers, everyone was welcome and often the grassroots drivers would come around the corner with a BDC driver following closely.

Saturday night featured the third showdown between the UK & Irish drivers, in the past this has been won by James Deane and Richard Grindrod.

The crowds gathered around the outside of the track to see who would take the trophy this year.

As the battles went on a few people were shining through as strong contenders including Martin Richards, Matt Carter and William Rose.

In the finals Matt Carter threw the car in with a huge backwards entry, impressing the crowd and taking the win from William Rose.

Now it was time to party through to the early hours before another full day of drifting.

By the end of the weekend there were many exhausted drivers, broken cars and shredded tyres throughout the paddock.

It was another successful weekend and a great way to end the season. We will leave you with some more photos from the event, until next time…..

Spectator Ticket confirmation

Ladies and gents

If you are one of the lucky ones who will be attending the Matsuri this weekend and have bought tickets in advance, we have sent you an email on how to collect your tickets!

If you haven’t/don’t receive an email, do not panic!

The conformation email you receive has an order number, simply make sure you have this when you arrive at the venue and your tickets will be waiting for you to collect!

If you have any inquiries email us at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you over the next few days!

Autumn Matsuri 2016

As the season comes to a close, we look forward to the annual Drift Matsuri at Anglesey Circuit in North Wales.

The details you all need for this event are as follows:

A driver ticket will be available for Saturday – SOLD OUT

You will be able to buy a driver ticket for Sunday – SOLD OUT

A discounted driver ticket for the weekend – SOLD OUT

All driver tickets will come with entry for two people, the driver plus one.

Garages (8 available) that holds four cars for the weekend – SOLD OUT

A weekend spectator tickets will be £30 if bought in advance from the website.  £35 on the gate

A Sunday spectator ticket will be £16.50 if bought in advance from the website. £20 on the gate

Passenger wristbands will be available for sale at £25 per day

Additional drivers will be charged £50 per day

Camping is free of charge for all

Drivers, if you buy two tickets or someone else pays for your ticket, you MUST tell us the drivers name. Tickets WILL BE REFUNDED if we are not told within 14 days!

Each driver will have their own disclaimer to sign at the event. If you are not named as a driver, there will be no disclaimer for you and you will not drive.

Driver tickets are not to be sold or transferred. The person named must be the driver on the day. There will be a reserve list set up for those who miss out on buying a ticket.


If you fail to secure a ticket, we will be operating a reserve list, to be placed on the reserve list you must send a message to us via the Drift Matsuri facebook page. Drivers will be placed on the list in the order of request.

The reserve list will not be started until all places have been sold.


All driver and garage tickets:

A 75% refund will be granted up to and including Sunday the 16th October 2016.

No refunds will be offered after Sunday the 16th October 2016.

All spectator tickets are none refundable.

The event will run an open pit lane policy on all three tracks.

There will be a United Kingdom vs Ireland battle on Saturday night under flood lights.

Once the battles have finished the party will start, Mike Lewis will return on the decks until the small hours.

Refreshments will be available on site in the cafe.

The event is for EVERYONE, whether you are drifting or not, this is the event to be at!

Cars do not need to be caged and drivers of any level are welcome due to the nature of three different track.

The official film from the Spring Matsuri

The event would be the largest drift event the UK has EVER seen!

Over 200 drivers would take part in the event at Rockingham Motor Speedway.

They would experience the thrill of the oval in TWO specially designed track!

The Infield circuit would see car destroying tyres at an alarming rate!

The event was a HUGE success and we hope to return for more of the same in the future!

For now, sit back an enjoy some of the highlights int he official film of the 2016 Spring Matsuri!

Spring Matsuri 2016 teaser video

The first ever spring Matsuri at Rockingham Motor Speedway took place in March 2016

The action was fast, furious, took place over two full days and long into Saturday night!

Here is the teaser of the full length film to on Thursday the 31st at 2000!

Set your alarm so you do not miss it!