Between June 26-28, Tankfest 2020 will roll out on the internet, showcasing the Bovington Tank Museum’s incredible collection in an historic tank event.
This year’s Tankfest will be partnered and co-hosted by World of Tanks, using its vast technical and publishing expertise to bring Tankfest to fans across the world.
The main event will take place on Sunday June 28 for a unique online experience at the museum – where the famous Arena Show will be recreated via livestream for a rare demonstration of The Tank Museum’s tanks in action.
The show will be presented by World of Tanks’ Richard Cutland and The Tank Museum curator David Willey, who will cast an experienced eye over proceedings.
World of Tanks will also bring a new dimension to this year’s event, introducing tank comparisons during the livestream – using the game engine to pit the top tanks against one another.
From Tiger to T-34/85 – World of Tanks will help to educate audiences with exciting showdowns and blazing battles that showcase the strengths and weaknesses of these armoured legends.
Director of The Tank Museum Richard Smith said they were very pleased to be able to bring this event to fans in such difficult times.
“World of Tanks has allowed us to create an online Tankfest experience that will bring our famous Arena Show to life for fans across the world – while their fundraising efforts will allow us to show our collection for many years to come,” Mr Smith said.
Richard Cutland, Head of Military Relations, Europe, at Wargaming said it was a privilege to be able to support this event.
“By using our digital and publishing experience, we are excited to help educate our audiences on the amazing history of these tanks and are lucky to work with the education professionals at The Tank Museum to conserve this fascinating history,” Mr Cutland said.
“From the tank comparisons to exciting in-game events for players, this will be the most multi-faceted Tankfest ever.
“Tankfest will be streamed via World of Tanks’ usual platforms, as well as those of The Tank Museum, so everyone can take part from the comfort of home.
“And there will be a lot to take part in.”
Following the streams with The Tank Museum, there will be more tank action with The World of Tanks team on Twitch and YouTube.