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 worrying about how to get home, why not make a weekend of it and camp?
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.
After you have purchased your ticket(s) you will need to complete a form and send it to the email provided. You need to complete this as soon as possible to validate your booking so we can send you a voucher.
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. Any vehiles outside of these times will have to park in the top feild
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. Please don't forget to bring your own rubbish bag.
For those arriving and camping on the Friday night we are pleased to announce The Few will be playing folowed by the amazing N.U.M.B.. 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 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 23rd of June.
Any questions, please feel free to contact us
We hope you enjoy you wild camping experience at DorsetFest. Mike and Marlayne are your camp hosts. They will be available to answer any questions.
The campsite opens at 16:00 on Friday 26th of June, vehicle access open until 19:00. Saturday 27th June vehicle access up until 11:00 and then Check out is 11:00 on either Saturday 27th June or Sunday 28th June 2019. The access road is closed during peak times of the festival so please arrive on time.
We have added a few little extras so that it’s not completely wild! Toilets, a hand washing area and a stand pipe with drinking water all comes with no extra cost! We suggest you bring a powerful torch as there is no lighting or electricity.
You are free to select your own pitch but please keep the emergency access route clear. Try not to camp too close to other tents as it could represent a fire risk (the recommended distance is 6 meters). Talking about fire, there is a fire point and a fabulous clacker to raise the alarm.
You are welcome to use gas/portable stove and contained BBQ, but again please do this well away from tents and please never cook in your tent or bring in a lighted BBQ. The fumes from a BBQ or gas stove are lethal in confined spaces such as tents.
Open fires and bonfires are not allowed, if you want to warm up come and enjoy some dancing.
Dogs are welcome but please keep them under control and pick up their poo, not nice to step in late at night!
IMPORTANT: we are a child friendly event but the site is a working farm and hazards are clearly marked. Please keep an eye on young children and ensure they know how to stay safe.
We are working towards becoming a green festival so recycling bins are provided across the site. However, we ask that you take your camping waste home with you –farm animals will be taking your place once you leave!
When you arrive and have cracked open your first beer please take time to read the safety notice.
We’ve complied a few tips so you can make sure your festival experience is a safe and happy one.
Remember, Mike and Marlayne are there in case of an emergency and have direct contact with
the medical officer on call.
For further information please contact: Catherine Langham on 01258 817516 or 07800 595058