Are you headed to any music festivals this summer? Whether you’ve already booked your tickets, or are looking for some festival inspiration, we’ve pulled together a comprehensive guide to the best summer festivals across the UK.
All of the festivals listed have spaces for motorhome camping, so you can forgo the muddy tents and rock up in style with a warm bed and all the comforts of home.
P.S. Summer spaces fill up fast – so get in contact with the bookings team if you’re looking to hire one of our motorhomes for your next festival!
26th – 29th May 2022
Catton Park, Derbyshire
Bearded Theory is a multi-award-winning creative and performing arts festival set in the beautiful grounds of Catton Hall in the heart of the National Forest.
Line-up: Placebo, Patti Smith, The Flaming Lips, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Hives, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, The Mission, Wilko Johnson, Peter Hook & The Light, The Neville Staple Band, Amy MacDonald and loads more.
Bearded Theory Festival has seven campsite areas, Oakland’s campsite for Campervans and Caravans, Family camping and Accessible camping. Campervan and Caravan tickets aren’t included in the ticket price but are available for purchase in advance only.
Bearded Theory Festival hosts a range of artists throughout the weekend across 7 stages, each with their own unique character! The Pallet Stage features the mainstage line-up but if you’re searching for a different sound check out one of the many other stages; The Woodland Stage, Magical Sounds, Maui Waui, Convoy Cabaret and the brand-new Convoy Buskers Stage.
Families with younger children can head down to the Children’s Village which hosts a range of fun family-friendly activities, including arts and crafts, puppet shows, sing-alongs, family yoga, party games and a kids’ disco! The team also run Bearded School, providing educational kids classes on Thursday & Friday – Bearded School is sold out for 2022 but keep your eyes peeled for next year!
Teenagers can find loads of fun things to do in Rogues Hideout, a dedicated teen area with DJ workshops, build-a-band workshop, art workshop, graffiti and a teen chill space.
Food & Drink:
Bringing your own food and drink is permitted, but festival goers are encouraged to buy food and drink locally or at the festival to support the local economy! The festival has 5 bars with a variety of drink options, including award-winning ales, and there is a good selection of food vendors onsite with plenty of options to suit all tastes.
10th – 12th June 2022
Donington Park, Derbyshire
Download Festival is a mammoth five-day rock event, based at the spiritual home of rock, Donington Park.
Line-up: Kiss, Iron Maiden, Biffy Clyro, A Day to Remember, Deftones, Korn, Skindred, Volbeat, Black Veil Brides, Shinedown, The Pretty Reckless, Rise Against, Alestorm, The Distillers, Airbourne, Megadeth, Steel Panther, The Darkness, Ice Nine Kills, Funeral for a Friend, Descendents, Marianas Trench, Creeper, Boston Manor, Sepultura and loads more. See full line-up here.
Download have a dedicated spaces for Campervans and Caravans – campervan passes must be bought in advance and numbers are limited! Download have two options for campervans and caravans; standard campervan passes and campervan plus – which provides a bigger an electrical hook up point plus toilet and shower facilities.
Download hosts a huge range of alternative bands and artists across the weekend, with smaller shows and events running on Wednesday and Thursday for 5-day campers. Outside the campsites, you can access The Village 24/7 which has a huge variety of shops, food and drink stalls, entertainment and other essential services.
Children can attend Download Festival with a parent or guardian over 18 years, and there is a great atmosphere and lots of cool things going on both in The Village and arenas for older kids to enjoy including film screenings, rides and shows – but Download isn’t a kids’ festival per se, and the campground set-up means there is quite a bit of walking to the main arena, so this festival is probably better enjoyed by kids aged 10+!
Food and Drink:
You can bring your own alcohol into the campsites (no glass bottles permitted due to safety reasons) but not into the main arena – but there are many bars in the main arena, plus a huge variety of food stalls including vegetarian and vegan options.
16th – 19th June 2022
Seaclose Park, Newport
The Isle of Wight Festival aims to cater for music lovers of all ages, featuring a huge range of musical talent from Rock and Indie, to Electronic and Dance.
Line-up: Lewis Capaldi, Madness, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Sigrid, The Vaccines, Kasabian, Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics, Blossoms, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Jessie Ware, The Proclaimers, The Fratellis, Muse, Rudimental, Tom Grennan, Ub40 Ft Ali Campbell, Freya Ridings, Mavis Staples, Del Amitri, Craig David Presents Ts5, The Kooks, Shaggy, Happy Mondays and loads more. See full line-up here.
There is a range of camping options available at the Isle of Wight festival, including VIP and family camping options and spaces for campervans (although caravans are not allowed!). Campervan and motorhomes (and any tents or awnings you bring) must fit into the allocated 7x7m pitch and you will need to purchase a weekend ticket and separate campervan pass.
The festival offers a range of musical acts and other entertainment and there’s no lower age limit (children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 18) with teen tickets available and family-friendly areas. You can access the Isle of Wight by ferry with frequent services running from Southampton, Lymington and Portsmouth, and early bird travel deals are available from both main ferry operators Red Funnel and Wightlink.
Food & Drink
Bringing your own food and drink into the campsite is permitted but no glass is allowed for safety reasons. There are also plenty of bars and food stalls throughout the campsite and in the main arena, offering a variety of options.
22nd – 26th June 2022
Glastonbury Festival is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world, hosting a huge line-up of musical artists and performers plus dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other arts. Glastonbury 2022 is sadly sold out, but if you’ve already got your tickets (or are considering a visit to the next festival) read on!
Line-up: Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, Diana Ross, Blossoms, Charli XCX, Doja, Elbow, Foals, Fontaines D.C., Girl In Red, HAIM, Idles, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Kacey Musgraves, Khruangbin, Little Simz, Lorde, Megan Thee Stallion, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Olivia Rodrigo, Pet Shop Boys, Phoebe Bridgers, Sam Fender, Sigrid, St. Vincent, Supergrass, Wolf Alice, Years & Years and loads more. See full line-up here.
Glastonbury offers a massive range of camping options including family camping and several dedicated sites for campervans and caravans. You will need to buy your tickets well in advance and purchase a weekend ticket and a separate campervan pass.
Glastonbury is much more than just a music festival, the 900-acre site has many distinct areas from the main performance areas to bustling commercial areas with bars, food and entertainment and chilled out areas where you can recharge and enjoy the more spiritual side of the festival. There are also loads for kids and families too, with the Kidzfield festival held within the festival grounds and loads of activities from theatre and circus workshops, to rides and soft play areas.
Food and Drink:
Food and drink (including alcohol) for personal consumption is allowed at Glastonbury, but no glass is permitted on the site. You can also purchase food and drink onside all around the festival, with a huge range of catering options for all diets. For festivalgoers on a budget, check out the Food for a Fiver scheme with many vendors participating and offering a great variety of food options for only £5!
7th – 9th July 2022
Upcote Farm, Cheltenham
2000 trees is a 3-day independent music festival set in the rolling Cotswold Hills, offering a friendly, intimate atmosphere and a great line up of rock and indie acts – from established mainstage evening acts to the best new underground artists.
Line-up: Idles, Thrice, Jimmy Eat World, The Amazons, The Chars, Pup, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Knocked Loose, The Get Up Kids, Creeper, Young Guns, Dream State, Anti-Flag, Royal Republic, Turnstile, The Regrettes, Pulled Apart by Horses and loads more. See the full line-up here.
2000 Trees offer a range of camping and glamping options, plus a designated area for Campervans with electrical hook-up and non-electrical pitches available. You must purchase a campervan ticket in advance in addition to your weekend festival ticket. All the campsites are close to the action, so whether you’re pitching a tent or camping in a motorhome you will only be a short walk from the arena.
The festival offers a great line-up of alternative, rock and indie across several stages – and the smaller venue means you can get between all of the live music stages very quickly, which is perfect if you’re hoping to see your favourite artists back-to-back across different stages.
2000 trees is a festival ‘all about the music’ so outside of the stages you won’t find as much to entertain as some family festivals or bigger events but they do hold a fancy-dress competition (check their website for this year’s theme!), headphone discos and nature walks in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside.
There are no age restrictions to attend 2000Trees festival, although those with younger children may struggle for kid-friendly entertainment. Teens (age 13-15) can attend with an adult over 18yrs of age.
You will also find no showers on site, so if you aren’t staying in a motorhome or campervan with shower facilities (all of our motorhomes have showers!) be sure to stock up on camping wipes to keep yourself fresh.
Food & Drink:
2000 trees offers a really good selection of food options, promising the best food traders on the festival circuit from authentic Mexican burritos, to wood-fired pizzas to vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.
The festival also promises several bars offering good selection of sensibly priced alcoholic drinks. Bringing your own alcohol is permitted both in the campsite and arena (no glass bottles or containers allowed) but the festival asks that people support the festival by also purchasing drinks at the onsite bars.
14th – 17th July 2022
Dockber Farm, Lancashire
Beat-Herder is an independent festival set in the heart of the Ribble Valley, offering a range of artists from reggae, dubstep, techno, house, drum and bass, folk and psychedelic rock.
Line-up: The Line-up for Beat-Herder 2022 has yet to be announced, but when it’s released you can find it here.
Beat-Herder offers a range of camping options including glamping and spaces for caravans and campervans. If you’re planning on bringing your motorhome or campervan, you will need to purchase your pass in advance and a separate weekend ticket. Beat-Herder has different passes dependent on your vehicle (car and caravan pass, campervans up to 6m and campervans over 6m) so a suitable sized pitch can be allocated.
Beat-Herder has many different stages and areas within the festival, each offering something different! From the Beat-Herder mainstage featuring festival headliners, to DJ sets at Toil Trees and the best techno and house beats at The Fortress. Trash Manor courtyard hosts an eclectic mix of music with the manor bar conveniently located for drinks or enjoy a more old-school vibe at Beat-Herder’s own working men’s club with local bands, variety acts and even a few games of bingo! You can check out the full list of areas here.
Beat-Herder doesn’t market itself as a family festival but they have a large children’s area and a variety of entertainment across the festival for children of all ages. Under 18s will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult (over the age of 25) who can accompany a maximum of two under 18s. You can find out more information here.
Food and Drink:
Beat-Herder offers a range of locally sourced food including plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans. There is no restriction on bringing food or alcohol, but the festival bars are very reasonably priced compared to bigger festivals and offer a huge variety of locally brewed ales and ciders.
21st – 24th July 2022
Henham Park, Suffolk
Latitude Festival is a music festival hosting a world class line-up of popular artists
mixed with comedy, literature, poetry, and theatre.
Line-up: Lewis Capaldi, Foals, Snow Patrol, Phoebe Bridgers, Groove Armada, Maggie Rogers, Little Simz, Manic Street Preachers, Modest Mouse, James Arthur, Freya Ridings, Rina Sawayama, Example and loads more. View the full line-up here.
Latitude provides a range of camping options including family camping, luxury camping and spaces for Campervans, Caravans and Motorhomes. Campervan passes must be bought in advance and the festival advise that you will first need to purchase a weekend ticket first for every occupant of the campervan or caravan.
Latitude has many different areas for music, comedy and arts; you can watch the mainstage headline acts at the Obelisk Arena or check out the BBC sounds stage for a mix of big acts and up and coming artists. You can also see new artists on the BBC Introducing stage, party until the early hours at the Sunrise Arena or check out the other more intimate venues including The Alcove and Lavish Lounge Arena. There is also a rich programme of arts and entertainment including the Comedy Arena, dance classes and film screenings in The Ballroom and live performances at the Theatre Arena. You can even go for a dip in the lake (pack your swimming costume!) or try paddle boarding!
Families are also well catered for, with a huge array of family-friendly activities including a dedicated Kids’ Area, Inbetweeners Area for teens over 12, arts and crafts, woodland workshops and entertainment for all ages. All children under 16 must be accompanied to the festival by an adult aged over 18 and children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult all times to ensure they stay safe at the festival.
Food & Drink:
Latitude has many options for food and drink, from a huge range of diverse food options at Street Feast, to sit down meals at The Hothouse restaurant. There are also plenty of bars around the festival, serving a good range of drinks. You can also bring your own food and alcohol into the campsite for personal consumption (no glass permitted) but not into the arenas.
Blue Dot Festival
21st – 24th July 2022
Jodrell Bank, Cheshire
Blue Dot festival fuses live music with science and cosmic culture in a unique four-day festival held at Jodrell Bank Observatory.
Line-up: Björk, Groove Armada, Mogwai, Metronomy, Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra, Spiritualized, Kelly Lee Owens, Squarepusher, Yard Act, Anna Meredith, Jim Al-Khali, David Olusoga, Steward Lee presents King Rocker and loads more. See the full line-up here.
Blue Dot offers a range of camping options including family camping, pre-pitched tent options and spaces for live-in vehicles including motorhomes and campervans. Live-in vehicles require a separate pass and are allocated a 7x6m pitch with awnings permitted provided they fit into the pitch space.
Blue Dot mixes music and performance with science, and there is loads going on around the festival for all ages. From an eclectic mix of musical acts at the main arena, to talks by scientists and astronomers and head to The Science Fields for a series of tents and stalls packed with scientific displays, games and interactive experiments.
Blue Dot has plenty of entertainment for all ages, and a small family-friendly feel. There are plenty of things for kids including arts and crafts, live science experiments, the luminarium and even a mother and baby space. Children under 16 can attend with a parent or guardian (aged 25 or older), and children under 10 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times during the festival.
Food & Drink:
Blue Dot offers a wide range of food and drink options, including a new fully-vegan area for plant-based cuisine, G’astronomy street food area and the Real Ale tent with a wide array of real ale, craft beers and other beverages. Bringing your own food and drink (including alcohol) into the campsite is permitted but you cannot bring your own alcohol into the arena.
28th – 31st July & 18th – 21st August 2022
Weston Park, Shropshire
Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Camp Bestival is a family festival with music, arts and entertainment for all ages. Camp Bestival runs two events; Camp Bestival at Weston Park in Shropshire (July) and Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle in Dorset in August.
Shropshire Line-up: Fatboy Slim, Rag ‘N’ Bone May, Becky Hill, Self Esteem, Example Sara Cox, Mae Muller, Sarah, Faithless (DJ set), Shed Seven, The Proclaimers, Scouting for Girls, Dom Joly, Heather Small and loads more. See full line-up here.
Dorset Line-up: Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Rudimental, Sister Sledge, Kool & The Gang, Earth, Wind & Fire Experience Ft. Al McKay, Razorlight, Example, Shed Seven, Faithless (DJ set), Jo Whiley and loads more. See full line-up here.
Both Camp Bestival venues offer several camping options including boutique camping, pre-pitched tents and areas for Campervans, Motorhomes and Caravans. Both venues have several spaces for campervans; a general campervan field and the front row campervan field close to the festival action – the Dorset venue also features a new Kids’ Garden campervan field next to the Lower Kids’ garden. Campervan tickets must be booked in advance and purchased with a weekend ticket.
In addition to the huge variety of live music and comedy acts, there are loads of activities to entertain all ages. From Bigtopmania Kids’ theatre & circus, to street dance workshops, fancy dress competitions, under 5s soft play, the world’s biggest bouncy castle and wild tree climbing.
Festival goers of all ages are welcome at Camp Bestival, however children under 18yrs of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Camp Bestival also have some specific rules about teen ticket holders which you can check out here.
Food and Drink:
Both venues offer a great selection of food options to suit all ages and palettes, and many bars serving a good selection of drinks. Bringing your own food and alcohol into the campsite is allowed (no glass bottles or containers permitted anywhere) but cannot be taken into the main arenas or fields.
22nd – 24th July, 5th – 7th & 19th – 21st August 2022
Scone Palace, Perth
Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield
Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames
Rewind Festival is a nostalgia-fest celebrating all things ‘80s! Rewind runs three events in the UK, Rewind Scotland at Scone Palace in Perth (July), Rewind North at Capesthorne Hall in Macclesfield (Early August) and Rewind South at Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames in late August.
Scotland Line-up: Holly Johnson, Wet Wet Wet, Billy Ocean, Queen Symphonic, Bananarama, Heather Small, The Trevor Horn Band, Heaven 17, Nik Kershaw, Altered Images, High Cornwell, The Blow Monkeys and more. See full line-up here.
North Line-up: Holly Johnson, The Human League, Kim Wilde, Level 42, The Sugarhill Gang, Heather Small, Belinda Carlisle, Soul II Soul, Tom Bailey, Midge Ure, Scritti Politti, Slim Jim Phantom, Musical Youth, Johnny Hates Jaz, Hothouse Flowers, Jason Donovan, Chesney Hawkes and more.
South Line-up: Holly Johnson, The Human League, Kim Wilde, Belinda Carlisle, Level 14, Tom Bailey, Heather Small, Mica Paris, Hothouse Flowers, Chesney Hawkes, Björn Again, Midge Ure, Martin Kemp, Odyssey, Mica Paris, The Real thing, Blancmange and more.
Rewind offers a range of camping options at all three events including general camping, boutique camping and spaces for campervans and caravans. You will need to purchase a separate campervan ticket in addition to your weekend ticket.
All of the Rewind festival events offer a great mix of live music, DJ sets and other activities through the weekend to keep everyone entertained. Watch the live music acts over on the main stage, or head to the Pink Flamingo Club tent for more of a club atmosphere with DJ sets and retro inspired décor! The festival also has a silent disco, funfair rides and kidzone with circus workshops, magicians and other fun kid friendly activities.
Rewind festival allows people of all ages to attend but any festival goers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is 21 or over.
Food & Drink:
Rewind offers a great selection of food vendors serving a good variety of food to suit all tastes. They also have a great selection of bars including a Gin Bar, Prosecco Bar, and Little Harp In serving real ales and cider on tap.
You can bring food and alcohol into the campsite for personal consumption, but no food or drink can be taken into the arenas. The festival has a strict no glass policy, so any drinks will need to be in cans, plastic or reusable containers.
28th – 31st July 2022
Lowther Deer Park, Cumbria
Kendall Calling is a music and arts festival held in the stunning Lake District. The festival features a range of musical acts, performances and entertainment for all ages.
Line-up: Stereophonics, Supergrass, Bastille, Hacienda Classical, The Kooks, The Wombats, Craig David’s TS5, Tom Grennan, The Vaccines, Declan McKenna, Amy MacDonald, Sea Girls, Pale Waves, Sundara Karma, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Scouting for Girls, Joel Corry, Faithless DJ Set, Craig Charles, Elvana, The Lancashire Hotpots and loads more. See full line-up here.
Kendall Calling has a variety of camping options including family camping, pre-pitched glamping and two sites for live-in vehicles including campervans and motorhomes – live-in vehicle tickets must be purchased separately in addition to your weekend ticket. Standard live-in vehicle spaces are 7x7m and if your vehicle is larger than the allocated space you will need to purchase an additional live-in vehicle ticket. You can also opt for a quieter space at The Frontier site (7x5m pitch) which is a fairly short 10–15-minute walk from the arena.
The festival has many different areas for live music, from headliners on the main stage, to new music at Calling Out and acoustic sets down in the Woodlands arena. You can also party to the best house, drum n bass and techno sets at Glow or check out the House Party tent with a selection of top DJs all through the weekend.
There is also plenty of other arts and entertainment on offer including the Cinema offering a great programme of movie screenings (including morning kids’ films) and Lost Eden area offering an immersive arts and culture experience. You can also head to the Garden of Eden chill-out area to unwind and recharge in a calm atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the main festival.
Children are welcome at Kendall calling but children (6-10yrs) and infants (5 & under) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Teens (11-15yrs) are also welcome but must attend with a parent or guardian aged 30 or older. The festival has a dedicated Kids Area with craft workshops, circus skills, face painting and an under 3s play area.
Food and Drink:
Bringing your own alcohol into the campsite is permitted (no glass bottles or containers) but you won’t be able to bring any alcohol into the arena.
18th – 21st August 2022
Crickhowell, South Wales
Green Man Festival is an independent music, science and arts festival held the Brecon Beacons.
Line-up: Kraftwerk, Michael Kiwanuka, Beach House, Metronomy, Bicep, Kae Tempest, Parquet Courts, Low, Ty Segall & Freedom Band, Cate Bon, Black Country New Road, Ezra Furman, Dry Cleaning, Yves Tumor & Its Band, Jenny Hval and loads more. See full line-up here.
Green Man has several camping options including Family and Quiet camping, pre-pitched camping and a dedicated campsite for campervans and caravans. You will need to buy a separate live-in vehicle ticket and your festival ticket. There are two types of ticket, one for vehicles under 6m in length and tickets for vehicles between 6m & 9m.
Green Man has 10 areas, each offering something different! Watch the headline acts at Mountain’s Foot, or head to the smaller Walled Garden stage to enjoy some of the other musical talent on offer. Unwind at Nature Nurture with yoga, massages and meditation, or enjoy the fantastical artworks and interactive installations at Fortune Falls.
Kids of any age and teenagers are welcome at Green Man, with plenty to keep them occupied including the Little Folk children’s area with workshops, music and even a children’s parade on Sunday afternoon. There is also a teenage area with DJ workshops, fire shows, filmmaking fun and T-shirt design workshops. Science lovers of all ages can head to Einstein’s Garden, and The Cinedrome offers a selection of kids’ films showing from 10am. Festivalgoers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21, with a maximum of four under 18s per adult.
You can also enjoy the welsh countryside for longer than the weekend by booking a Settler’s Pass ticket and enjoy live music, workshops and entertainment for a whole 7 days.
Food and Drink:
Green Man offers a great selection of food and drink, including plenty of options for vegetarians, vegans and those on a gluten-free diet. There are 10 bars serving a range of beers, ales, cider, wine and non-alcoholic options, and the festival also hosts the Welsh Beer and Cider festival in the main courtyard serving hundreds of locally brewed and sourced drinks.
You are permitted to bring your own food and drink into the camping areas (no glass bottles allowed) but won’t be able to bring it into the main entertainment areas.
26th – 28th August 2022
Bramham Park, Leeds
Richfield Avenue, Reading
Line-up: Rage Against the Machine, Arctic Monkeys, Halsey, Dave, Run the Jewels, Måneskin, Bastille, PoloG, Little Simz, Megan Thee Stallion, Wolf Alice, Fontaines D.C., Bring Me the Horizon, Enter Shikari, Circa Waves, Glass Animals, Pale Waves, Hybrid Minds and more artists to be announced. See all the artists announced so far here.
Both venues offer a range of camping options including standard camping, luxury glamping and spaces for campervans and motorhomes. You will need to first purchase a weekend festival ticket and a separate campervan ticket.
Leeds and Reading host a huge bill of live music across the weekend, from mainstage headliners to up-and-coming acts on Radio 1 and BBC Introducing stages. There should be something on the line-up to suit all musical tastes including The Radio 1 Dance stage and The Pit/The Lockup for punk and hardcore acts.
You can also head to the funfair, watch some comedy acts, see a film or head to the silent disco after the main live acts have finished.
Festivalgoers of any age are allowed at both Leeds and Reading with free tickets for under 13s but they do advise the events aren’t suitable for young children. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a ticket holder over 18 years old at all times.
Food & Drink:
You will find many food stalls in the arena and main festival areas, with options to suit all tastes including plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans! There are also many bars around the festival serving a good selection of beer, cider, wine and non-alcoholic drinks.
You can bring food and drink (including alcohol) into the campsites but glass bottles and containers aren’t permitted for safety reasons. You won’t be able to bring your own alcohol into the arenas, but bringing food for personal consumption is permitted.
We hope you enjoyed our Festival Guide for Summer 2022 – and hopefully inspired you to check out some of the amazing festivals across the UK! If your favourite festival has sold out of motorhome spaces for this year, we can also take bookings for next year so that you can book your 2023 festival tickets and campervan tickets as soon as they are released!