Over the last 10 years, music festivals have become part of the Great British summer. And it’s not just about the music anymore. Throughout the warmer seasons, you’ll find festivals for everything ranging from food and drink to literature, comedy and art.
So, it’s fair to say that there’s something for everyone. What’s more, campervans and festivals go together like summer and fun! In fact, in recent years they’ve become more popular for a number of reasons. Most obviously, they’re more comfortable than a tent. And you get all your home comforts while enjoying all the fun of the festival.
To help you plan out your summer, and because we need something to look forward to in the depths of winter, we’ve put together a guide to UK festivals for 2020. We’ll give you a run-down of campervan friendly festivals and events across the country, so you can get your van life fix in style.
Isle of Wight Festival 2020
Thursday 11th June – Sunday 14th June
In 2020, the Isle of Wight Festival features of a star-studded line up including Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, The Chemical Brothers and…Duran Duran!
Offering a wide range of camping options including boutique camping and luxury backstage camping, visitors are also able to bring their campervans along. Be aware that you do have to buy both a Weekend Ticket and a Campervan Pass for this type of camping, which is an add-on to the main ticket that has to be purchased in advance.
Download Festival 2020
Friday 12th June – Sunday 14th June
It is fair to say that Download is one of the biggest and best rock festivals in the country, if not across Europe. And this year promises to be no different. At the time of writing, headliners include KISS, Iron Maiden, System of A Down, Deftones, Korn and more.
Campervans are welcome this year, at the campervan site. However, no electric or water hook-up is provided. Permitted vehicles include campervans, motorhomes, caravans, and trailer tents. To find out more about campervan permission at Download Festivals, click here.
Glastonbury Festival 2020
Wednesday 24th June – Sunday 28th June
If you haven’t got a ticket for Glastonbury 2020, it’s safe to say you won’t be going this year. But it will be televised – so there’s that, at least! This year promises megastars such as Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Diana Ross, with many more to be announced.
If you have got yourself a ticket…first of all, lucky you! If you’re planning on taking a campervan with you you’ll need a campervan ticket too to be able to park in the dedicated fields.
Latitude Festival 2020
Thursday 16th July – Sunday 19th July
Latitude Festival in Henham Park, Suffolk offers an eclectic mix of music, literature, theatre and comedy. For 2020, the line-up includes Keane, The Chemical Brothers, HAIM, The Lumineers, Liam Gallagher, and Bill Bailey – and there’s still more to come!
For this festival, you’ll need a campervan, caravan or motorhome pass as well as Weekend Ticket to gain entry to the appropriate campsite.
Camp Bestival 2020
Thursday 30th July – Sunday 2nd August
Curated by Josie and Rob Da Bank at Lulworth Castle in Dorset, Camp Bestival is a family-friendly festival with a line-up of music, comedy, circus and food!
There are several different camping fields, including a dedicated campervan area where you can either hire a campervan or bring your own.
Boomtown Fair 2020
Wednesday 12th August – Sunday 16th August
Boomtown Fair aims to achieve ‘A world of unity, creativity and freedom’ at Matterley Estate in Hampshire. A festival split into four areas, there’s something for everyone including a children’s district, theatrical venues and more.
There is a dedicated camping space for campervans on site. Again, you must purchase a campervan ticket alongside your main ticket to access this and all vehicles must fit within 5m wide x 8m deep pitch.
Enjoy Your Next Festival With A Denby Campervan
Festivals are best enjoyed with good friends. But a campervan can certainly make your stay more comfortable. At Denby Campervans, we have a wide range of campervans for sale, all of which you can view here on our website. Alternatively, if you are considering a conversion in time for you next summer festival, talk to us about our conversion options today. We’ve got all the know-how and expertise to help you live the van life you’ve been dreaming of.