Alternative places to stay:
For those looking for an alternative to wild camping you could consider:
2.3 miles from the festival
A traditional 250 year old pub nestled in the heart of the beautiful Dorset Downs in the rural village of Ansty
8.5 miles from the festival
A beautiful old pub that deserves its place in the Dorset Dining Pub of the Year Good Pub Guide 2017
8.6 miles from the festival
17th Century pub, renowned for its B&B, restaurant and riverside garden.
Rather than worry about how to get home, why not consider wild camping overnight on the Friday night before the festival, Saturday night after the festival closes or both?
The campsite is alongside the music and food, on reasonably flat ground (at least by Dorset standards), will have toilet facilities provided (but no showers) and is set in a stunning location on Bulbarrow hill with plenty of dog walks and lovely views.
For those arriving and camping on the Friday night we are will be providing music. We'll also open the bar and have a BBQ and some other food for you to choose from
Spaces are limited, and MUST be booked in advance so if you are interested, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Please see use the "Buy Tickets" tab for prices and to book your space.
Please note that discounted camping tickets will only be available until 31st May and no camping tickets will be sold after midnight on 11th June.
Any questions, please feel free to contact us
"Bulbarrow Hill is probably the best known hill in Dorset and is a chalk hill, site of an Iron Age hill fort - the name comes from barrows or burial mounds on the hill. Standing at 274m (899ft) high and giving the longest view in Dorset, with spectacular views over five counties, Bulbarrow Hill is the second highest point in Dorset and is a very popular beauty spot" - www.classicguide.co.uk
Panoramic shots from the path to Rawlsbury Camp at the top of Bulbarrow Hill taken on 31st May 2017 before a DorsetFest 2017 meeting. Truly spectacular views that are well worth the short walk or detour.
Notes for campers:
After you have purchased your ticket(s) you may be sent an e-mail asking for more relevant information to help us to prepare for your visit. This will need to be returned at least 72 hours before you arrive.
Friday Access - the campsite will open at 4pm and vehicles will not be admitted after 7pm
Saturday Access - no vehicles will be permitted through the festival venue to/from the campsite between 11am on Saturday morning and 6pm so please ensure you arrive before 11am
Due to increased demand this year, campers may be placed in the large field at the top of the drive. This is most likely for Saturday night only campers
Please note that the festival is on a working farm so to keep the animals safe, please can campers remove their own rubbish, so don't forget to bring your own rubbish bag.
Aerial view of DorsetFest 2016 by an Unknown Parasender
Drone footage of the site for DorsetFest 2017
The festival is on a working farm, so to help keep the animals safe we ask campers to please remove their own rubbish