Camping

The campsite opens at 11am on Thursday and closes at 11am on Monday.

For safety reasons no camping will be permitted outside this time.

Please pitch only where directed to camp.

General camping rules and conditions

We do not allow glass, such as bottles, glasses and jars.  Please bring only unbreakable cups and bottles.

This year we will have camping in four separate areas: motorhomes/caravans without hook-ups; tents without hook-ups; motorhomes/caravans with hook-ups and tents with hook-ups. There will also be a camping area for people with mobility disabilities, closer to the Arena and facilities (see disability access). Staff and volunteers will camp in another separate area.

If you wish to camp next to friends please meet up and check in together so you can park and pitch your tents in the same area. You will not be able to save spaces for those arriving later. You must all have the same type of camping ticket. Sorry but it won’t be possible for a motorhome with a hook-up to camp next to a tent without a hook-up. However all the areas are very close (just across a roadway from each other) so no one is far away.  The campsite is all within about 200m of the facilities and Arena.

Several people may share a pitch, if using one tent or motorhome/caravan. Awnings are permitted with caravans and motorhomes, but please keep your awning and motorhome or caravan + car within an 8 metre square.

Lightweight garden gazebos are prohibited.

We have been advised that the wind on the showground can be 10-15 mph stronger than local forecasts.  Tents must be fit for purpose and properly erected.

Attach the tent tag to the outside of the tent facing the nearest roadway. Display the vehicle tag in the windscreen or window facing the nearest roadway. These tags will be issued at the Box Office when you arrive in exchange for your camping ticket.

We aim to allow cars to be parked by tents for your convenience and security. To facilitate this you will be directed onto your pitch.  Please reverse park facing outwards, convenient for access to your boot, and allowing fast evacuation of vehicles in an emergency.

Vehicle movements within the campsite should be very limited and under steward control, to avoid harm to pedestrians.  A speed limit of 3 mph - walking speed - is enforced on site. If you wish to drive off site during the festival please move your vehicle to the day carpark after pitching your tent.  A curfew on vehicle movements will operate from 11pm to 9am (except Monday when the gate will open earlier).  If you need to leave the site during this time, please use the day carpark.

Sleeping overnight in vehicles in the carpark is not permitted. You must use the campsite or leave the showground.

Candle flares, charcoal BBQs, naked flames and fires are not permitted under any circumstances.

Charcoal BBQs and fires are strictly prohibited. They are a major fire hazard and damage the site. All lamps with flames are prohibited. Gas BBQs are allowed but must be raised off the ground on a stable fireproof base. Gas, liquid and solid fuel stoves are acceptable provided they are properly installed, raised off the ground, and operated and refuelled competently, safely and carefully.  Motorhomes and caravans should carry a fire extinguisher and fire blanket.  Stoves must never be operated inside a tent.

There will be lighting at the site entrance, parts of the Arena and toilet block areas. For the darker areas, we recommend you bring a torch.

Toilet and shower facilities will be available with 24 hour access from the campsite (except when being cleaned).  There is an Elsan disposal point behind the toilet block.

Water standpipes are located around the site. Remember water is a shared resource. Please don't run taps onto the ground or wash under them.  No one wants mud or food waste around their drinking water supply.

Electric hook-ups can be pre-booked as an optional upgrade on Motorhome/Caravan and Tent camping pitch tickets. Hook-ups will be provided only on specific pitches, to which hook-up ticket holders will be allocated on arrival. For practical reasons, these pitches will be located together, fairly close to the showers, toilets and Arena. If you prefer to camp elsewhere, we cannot provide a hook-up. Click button for further details: