Camping FAQs

Q. When can we gain vehicular access to the campsite?

A. First entry for weekend camping tickets is from Friday 05th August 08:30am. There will be NO access to the campsite prior to this. Please be considerate of local residents and businesses.

Q. When does the campsite close?

A. Registration and admission to the campsite will close at 20:00 on Friday 05th August, if you are staying with us Friday night please be sure to arrive before this time. Registration and admission to the campsite will         re-open Saturday morning at 09:30.

Q. Can I park my car next to my tent?

A. No, please use the designated car park facility.

Q. Can I have a barbecue?

A. No, barbecues, firepits and open fires are not allowed at Elvaston Castle Country Park.

Q. Are gas bottles allowed?

A. Gas bottles are allowed if fitted fully within the caravan / motorhome. Small gas camping stoves are permitted for campers with tents.

​We allow Greenheat Base Camp Cookers, firelighter stoves and solid fuel stoves.

NO BBQ's, gas BBQ's canisters or similar are permitted.

Q. Can I park my campervan/caravan in the main car park?

A. There is a visitor car park just across the road from the Event Arena, however sleeping in vehicles in the car parks is strictly forbidden, as it is contrary to our licence. Regular checks will be made by Security patrols.

Q. How far is the car park from the campsite?

A. It is approx. 2min walk.

Q. Does every person staying in our campervan/caravan need a Festival ticket?

A. Yes. No one will be allowed into the campsite without a Festival ticket.

Q. How do our friends gain access to the campsite if they travel separately?

A. If your friends are arriving separately to your campervan, caravan or tent they will not be able to gain vehicular access to the campsite (as only one car is permitted on the pitch). They will need to park in the main car park, or travel by public transport, and make their way to the campsite on foot via the pedestrian path to the campsite entrance where you can meet them with their tickets.

Q. What counts as a live in vehicle?

A. Your campervan/caravan MUST have purpose-built fitted sleeping facilities and either fitted cooking or washing facilities. Any converted vehicles must clearly be live-in vehicles. This does not mean simply a van with a piece of foam cut to size for a bed, and a bucket for washing.

Q. What will happen to my vehicle if it is considered unsuitable for the campsite?

A. Unsuitable vehicles, including unconverted vans, with tickets for the campsite, will not be allowed entry and will be sent to one of the festival car parks – and, as it is contrary to our licence, security patrols will not permit sleeping in any vehicles in these car parks.

Q. What facilities are provided in the campsite?

A. Water, toilets, waste disposal points and showers. The campsite is patrolled by security staff.

Q. Is electricity available?

A. There is no electricity provided for campers.

Q. How do we gain access to the campsite on arrival?

A. Please follow the festival signage on the approach to the site.

Q. Can our group of friends have pitches next to each other as a group?

A. Sorry, we can’t hold pitches so if you want to park next to each other you will need to arrive together.

Q. Can my car be kept beside the caravan on the campsite?

A. Yes, providing your car and caravan fit in your camping space. However, should you leave the campsite you will have to park in the main car park until you are ready to leave. Any other member of your party arriving separately by car will need to park in the main car park.

Q. Can I pitch a tent beside my caravan/campervan?

A. No, only one accommodation unit per pass.

Q. Will I be able to put up an awning?

A. Yes, manufacturers’ awnings are acceptable providing they fit within your allocated space.

Q. Can I sleep under the awning?

A. No, for health and safety purposes sleeping in an awning is not permitted.

Q. How will I know where to place my campervan/caravan/towing car/awning in the field?

A. Stewards will be on hand in the campsite to advise on siting vehicles. It is not possible to reserve a specific area – space is allocated on a first come first served basis. Caravans, their towing cars and campervans will be parked in rows. Each pitch will be 6 metres wide by 9 metres long.

Q. Can I bring alcohol for personal consumption in my tent, caravan, motorhome?

A. Yes, you may bring alcohol onto the campsite on you first arrival, there is no re-entry with alcohol over the weekend. No alcohol is allowed in to the event arena. Please drink responsibly, disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated and will lead to ejection from the event and campsite.

Q. Can I buy camping passes from anywhere else?

A. No, the only official seller of camping passes and event passes are www.livetickets.org, passes bought online from anywhere else may be fake or already used/sold on multiple times.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Each Caravan, Campervan or Trailer Tent must have a Campervan ticket and each person within the vehicle must have a vaild weekend Festival ticket. To comply with the Festival’s license, and in the interests of safety as well as the welfare and goodwill of other Festival-goers and local residents, please adhere to the following:-

  • Only vehicles with fitted sleeping, cooking and or washing facilities may use these fields.

  • Each Caravan or Campervan must have a Campervan ticket and each person within the vehicle must have a valid Weekend Festival ticket.

  • Vehicles are parked within an approximate 6m wide x 9m deep pitch as directed by Parking Stewards.

  • Only one Campervan/or Caravan with car may be parked in each approximate 6m x 9m pitch, space is very limited. Please be aware total amount of space available for your motorhome/caravan and car is 6 metres x 9 metres.

  • Only one tent may be pitched in a 6m x 6m pitch. Cars are not permitted to park with tents.

  • Fireworks, potential weapons, portable laser equipment including laser pens or any illegal or offensive items or substances are not permitted in these fields and will be confiscated.

  • All litter must be cleared and put into litter bins or recycling bins.

  • Towing vehicles that fit must remain with caravans, not parked elsewhere.

  • Please respect the Country Code at all times.

  • Security staff may evict those that do not adhere to the conditions above, and may also confiscate their festival weekend tickets and any contraband items.

  • Security staff may evict anybody acting in a disruptive manner.

  • The Festival and Premises License Holder accept no responsibility for any loss or damages to campervans or caravans (whether hired or privately owned). Any insurance or deposit claims arising from your campervan/caravan use at the festival should be directed to your insurers or campervan/caravan hire company.

  • If you have any disabled access enquiries, please email: dogloversfestival@gmail.com