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Best Festivals to Drive to with a Campervan

There’s nothing quite like the excitement that builds as you prepare to go to a festival, with the anticipation of live music, vibrant crowds and unforgettable experiences. However, the struggle of overpriced camping gear and crowded, muddy campsites can dampen the excitement.

That’s where campervans come in, offering the freedom and flexibility to enjoy festivals without the usual camping hassles. In fact, the number of people opting for campervans at festivals has increased significantly, with campervan sales reaching record numbers in the UK.


What are the benefits of taking a campervan to a festival?

Driving to a festival with a campervan comes with numerous benefits, with the potential to make your festival experience smoother and more enjoyable.


Festival crowds can be overwhelming, and the risk of theft is a common concern. However, with unpredictable weather and busy surroundings the chances of you misplacing your valuables can be high too. A campervan provides a secure space to store your valuables and festival essentials that you don’t want to leave unattended. You can enjoy the festival knowing your belongings are safe.



The British weather is notoriously unpredictable, one second it’s glorious sun and the next, pouring rain. A soggy tent or campsite is a sure way to put a dampener on your festival experience. A campervan offers a dry, cozy retreat where you can relax and enjoy the music without getting soaked. No more worrying about muddy grounds or waterlogged tents!



Festival food can be expensive, and queues for these food stalls can be long and tedious. With a campervan, you can cook your favourite meals whenever you want, all whilst saving a significant amount of money!


Home comforts

One of the downsides of festivals is often the less-than-ideal toilet and shower facilities. With a campervan, you can have a hot shower, without any nasty surprises! Some campervans even have their own toilet facilities. You can get a good night’s sleep after a long day of festivities, in a comfy bed with proper bedding, which you might not get in a tent.



Which are the best festivals to drive to with a campervan?

The UK offers a wide selection of festivals for all types of music lovers and adventurers. Take a look at some of the best festivals to drive to with a campervan.


Glastonbury is an iconic festival with a legendary lineup, attracting music lovers all over the world. Held at Worthy Farm in Somerset, the festival began in 1970 and has grown into one of the world’s biggest festivals. The festival features dedicated campervan fields equipped with on-site food traders and water facilities. For this festival, you do need to book separate campervan tickets alongside their standard festival entry tickets.



Download is a haven for hard rock and metal music lovers. It is held annually in Donington Park in Leicestershire, the festival features big names and emerging acts. It boasts an on-site village with bars, food vendors and a rock karaoke tent, ensuring you will have a blast! And even better, the festival has a dedicated campervan site, allowing you to park close to the action.



Latitude is a family friendly festival held in Henham Park in Suffolk, featuring indie rock, pop, comedy, theatre and more. The campervan campsite at the festival offers a relaxed atmosphere, and the festival has a strong focus on sustainability, appealing to eco-conscious festival-goers.


Kendal Calling

Nestled among the breathtaking scenery of the Lake District, Kendal Calling is perfect for nature lovers and music fans alike. All ages are welcome at Kendal Calling, and the festival even offers its own Kids Calling area for children. Explore the surrounding national park during the day and enjoy the festival’s diverse music lineup at night. You can also bring your home from home in the form of your campervan to the site, and stay in the festivals live-in vehicle field.


Green Man

For those seeking a more intimate and artistic festival experience, Green Man is perfect. It offers a mix of music, literature, theatre, and workshops, all set in the picturesque Brecon Beacons. The road trip to the festival is just as unforgettable as the event itself! The festival also has a dedicated campsite specially for campervans and live-in vehicles, so you can settle right in to comfy festival living.



How can I prepare for a festival with my campervan?

Planning ahead is crucial as festival tickets and campsite spaces sell out quickly. Ensure you arrange short-term campervan insurance if needed, so you can be safe in the knowledge you’re covered throughout your trip. You should check the regulations for campervans at your chosen festival, such as size restrictions and noise curfews to avoid any issues upon arrival.


Win VIP tickets to Kendal Calling Festival 2024

To celebrate our partnership with Kendal Calling, we’re giving away VIP tickets to Kendal Calling 2024, one of the UK’s top festivals based in the heart of the Lake District! To be in with a chance of winning a pair of these tickets, simply check out our dedicated page here. Don’t miss out, competition closes on 15th July 2024. Terms and conditions apply.


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Take out temporary campervan insurance with Dayinsure to ensure your festival trip goes smoothly. Dayinsure offers flexible and affordable short-term insurance, catering to your specific needs.

Get ready to hit the road and enjoy the best festivals the UK has to offer with the comfort and convenience of a campervan. Get a quote today.