With no Glastonbury this summer, festival lovers will be scouring the length and breadth of Great Britain to find their fix for 2018 and whether it’s live music at Download in Derbyshire or chillies in Dorset, wherever there’s a festival, Pitchup.com has outdoor accommodation aplenty. With its useful search function allowing users to search by festival, it’s the ideal place to start.
Often a less expensive way to access festivals, staying off site also provides additional peace and quiet (ideal when kids are involved) and space to relax – and recover.
Eden Sessions: 6th June – 7th July; Cornwall
This year’s line up for the Eden Sessions includes Massive Attack, Bjork and Gary Barlow. Soak up the amazing atmosphere and watch world-class artists perform in front of the iconic Biomes. There’s also fantastic food and drink to be enjoyed at the festival.
Koos Cabin near Par is close enough to enjoy all the main attractions but secluded enough to escape the crowds and just over a mile from the Eden Project. The cabin is located in an elevated woodland and enjoys a private garden with a huge firepit, barbecue, swinging seat and chairs/table. Inside this ‘mini house for two’ there is a double bed (converted from a huge squishy sofa), TV, books, games, dining area, shower room with toilet and well-equipped kitchen. Prices start from £150 for two nights (based on 11th June). Book at www.Pitchup.com
Isle of Wight Festival: 21st-24th June; Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the festival and this year’s line up includes Kasabian, Depeche Mode, The Killers and Travis plus many more.
Thorness Bay Holiday Park is a family friendly park with a whole host of facilities, including an indoor pool, bar and evening entertainment. There’s even a kids’ club for children up to 11 years old. An electric grass pitch starts from just £13 per night (based on 21st June). The site is just a 13-minute drive from the festival. Book at www.Pitchup.com
Goodwood Festival of Speed: 12th – 15th July; Chichester
This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed marks the event’s 25th anniversary. Well established as the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture, the festival is perfect for those wanting to experience a day of vehicles and motoring.
Donington Wild Camping is a beautiful place for rural camping, just a 20-minute drive from Chichester. Fires are allowed and firepits can be hired by guests, which are ideal for long summer evenings. There’s even a local pub just 15 minutes’ walk away. Prices for a grass tent pitch start from just £30 for one night (based on 12th July). Book at www.Pitchup.com
CarFest North: 27th July – 29th July; Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire
Cars, live music and plenty of fun for the whole family can be found at CarFest North. The festival is in aid of BBC Children in Need, so is a fantastic cause to support, whilst still having fun.
Manor Farm Caravan Park is a farm site on the Cheshire Plain, two miles from Tattenhall and offers grass pitches from just £30 for two nights (based on 27th July). The site is spacious and peaceful and even has a lovely pond nearby the grass pitches. The site includes a farm shop and excellent facilities such as free wifi, a function room and clean bathroom block. The site is an 11-minute drive from the CarFest North festival. Book at www.Pitchup.com
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: 3rd – 27th August; Edinburgh
Known as the world’s greatest platform for creative freedom, each year the city of Edinburgh welcomes thousands of performers to share their talent. This includes both established artists and newcomers. There’s something for everyone and the festival includes comedy, theatre, dance, circus, musicals, opera and children’s show to name a few.
Edinburgh Festival Camping has spacious bell tents available to stay in and is the ideal place for the Edinburgh festivals, as it’s a 30-minute tram ride away. The atmosphere is electric, as guests stay alongside festival performers and visitors and better still, hot showers are available for free. Bell tents can sleep up to four guests and include one double and two single airbeds. Prices for one night starts from £100 (based on 7th August). Book at www.Pitchup.com
Boardmasters: 8th – 12th August; Newquay, Cornwall
The Boardmasters festival is five fantastic days of surf, music and beach lifestyle against a backdrop of the iconic Cornish coastline. This year’s line up includes top artists such as George Ezra and The Chemical Brothers.
Trevella Park in Newquay has grass tent pitches available from just £34 for one night (based on 8th August). The award-winning site is a lovely place to stay whilst at the festival, as it has two lakes for coarse fishing, a heated pool, crazy golf, playgrounds and a games room. It’s also just a 9-minute drive away from the festival. Book at www.Pitchup.com
Bournemouth Air Festival: 30th August -2nd September; Bournemouth, Dorset
The UK’s biggest air festival is a free event and has attracted more than 9.2 million people since 2008. As well as plenty to view in the air, there’s also plenty of action on the ground, such as funfairs, demonstrations, military villages and ‘meet the display team’ opportunities.
St Leonards Farm Caravan and Camping Park offers a cosy shepherd’s hut from just £225 for three nights (based on 30th August) and is a 23-minute drive from the festival. The wooden shepherd’s hut includes one double bed, an outdoor seating area, plus all of the home comforts including duvets and pillows. Book at www.Pitchup.com
Festival Number 6: 6th – 9th September; Castell Park and Portmeirion village, Portmeirion, Porthmadog, Gwynedd
Known as one the the UK’s most unique experiences, Festival Number 6 is an award-winning music, arts and cultural festival. The main stage is a Mediterranean-inspired, grade-II-listed fantasy village and is truly a breathtaking show.
Eisteddfa Caravan and Camping Site is a family run park over 11 acres and with stunning views of the Snowdonia mountains and over Cardigan Bay. The site offers grass tent pitches from just £51 for three nights (based on 6th September). It’s just a 15-minute drive from Festival Number 6, making it an ideal base whilst at the festival. Book at www.Pitchup.com
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