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15-16th June 2018

Alternative places to stay:


For those looking for an alternative to wild camping you could consider:


The Fox Inn, Ansty

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



The Brace of Pheasants. Plush

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



The Poachers Inn, Piddletrenthide

8.6 miles from the festival

17th Century pub, renowned for its B&B,  restaurant and riverside garden.


Why not make a weekend of it?

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, amd 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 camping tickets will not be sold after midnight, Monday 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 will be sent an e-mail within within a few days.  This will be asking for more relevant information to help us to prepare for your visit.  This will need to be returned at least 24 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. Please ensure you arrive before 11am


If you arrive and vehicle access is not available, it will still be possible to park up and camp safely at the end of the car park, but this will be further from the facitities.  


If you have any questions please click here to contact us


Supplies are available locally from Brewery Farm Shop in Ansty, just 2.3 miles from the festival and a very limited range of products may be able to be purchased from stalls at the festival

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Aerial view of DorsetFest 2016 by an Unknown Parasender

Drone footage of the site for DorsetFest 2017