Festivals have traditionally been enjoyed by youngster but the lure of good music, party atmosphere and a chance to dress up and dance with friends has drawn the over 50’s to the festival scene.
The over 50’s may want to attend a festival in style by booking a campervan for the occasion. A campervan festival stay means friends and family can enjoy a relaxed, fun filled weekend of music, entertainment knowing they will have a warm, comfortable dry bed with a nice cup of tea and a shower at the end of the day.
Yescapa, the leading peer-to-peer campervan and motorhome rental platform, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2022, offers some comfortable and stylish vans so that, even if the British summer weather takes a turn for the worse, festival lovers can have an altogether more luxurious (and dry!) experience.
So let loose, don the hunter wellies and an outrageous ensemble (take inspiration from Harry Styles’ sequinned Gucci tracksuit at this year’s Coachella…), and spread a bit of festival sparkle. Explore some fabulous UK summer festivals along with these suggestions for the perfect Yescapa campervan:
1 Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Suffolk: 21- 24 July
Latitude is a family-friendly festival in the wilds of the Suffolk countryside: the vibe is relaxed and laid-back. Featuring multiple music stages highlighting indie and pop musicians, headliners include Lewis Capaldi, Foals, plus legendary Snow Patrol, as well as live comedy from Frankie Boyle and Russell Howard, theatre performances, podcasts and poetry readings. There is also a chance to get active with wild swimming, paddle boarding and yoga.
Pick up James’s converted van in Tring, Hertfordshire. This beautifully bespoke four-person campervan with hand-crafted interiors is fashionably designed, with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and bike racks.
2 Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, Dorset: 28 – 31 July
Camp Bestival offers lots of family fun, with activities for children such as a family silent disco and farmyard circus, and some cracking musicians and bands. 2022’s headliners not to be missed include Fatboy Slim, Rag ’n’ Bone Man, Becky Hill, Rudimental and Sister Sledge. The festival also offers theatre performances and shows from children’s favourites such as Horrible Histories, Dick and Dom, and Mr Tumble. For a spiritual connection and relaxation, there is yoga (including kids’ yoga), sound meditation and gong baths.
Pick up Anthony’s Volkswagen campervan from Bournemouth. Ideal for a family festival escape, this van can comfortably sleep two adults and two young children.
New for 2022, Camp Bestival has opened its first campervan field. A separate campervan ticket is from £97.50 per vehicle for general campervan admission. The additional adult weekend festival ticket is £220 pp or £102.50 pp for a child ticket (age 5 to 9); under 4s cost £82.50 each.
3 Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire: 4 – 7 August
This magical festival in the Oxfordshire countryside offers an otherworldly vibe with a myriad of alternative performances, activities and workshops, from learning circus skills and bathing in lakeside hot tubs to willow weaving, flower crown workshops and secret parties. Dance around listening to the 2022 headliners – Underworld, Years & Years, and electronic dance group, Jungle.
Pick up Bruce’s campervan in Twyford for a magical festival visit. Creatively covered in flowers and fairies, this van has a solar panel on the roof which keeps the battery topped up to run the fridge without mains power, ideal for keeping the beers cool. There’s also a wide double bed and a small child’s cab bed.
4 Boardmasters, Newquay, Cornwall: 10-14 August
Combining surfing and music into one big festival, Boardmasters is perfect for beach bums. Situated right on famous Fistral Beach, just outside of Newquay, there’s a mix of dance, indie, rock, and hip hop alongside outdoor activities including kayaking, coastal running, and, of course, surfing lessons. Witness some of the best surfing in the UK with a surf competition and enjoy 2022’s headliners – George Ezra, Disclosure, and Kings of Leon.
Natalie’s converted van can be picked up in Oxford; it’s a cosy two-berth campervan that is ideal for a couple’s adventure. The calming and well-designed interior incldes a double bed, a kitchen and dining area, and plenty of storage space, making the van the perfect festival companion.
5 Reading & Leeds Festivals: 26 – 28 August
These urban festivals are for the die-hard music fans who want to get up close to rising and established indie bands, metal groups, hip hop, and alternative pop acts. An enduring rite of passage for a teenager and a great introduction to festival culture for the young UK festival-goer, Reading & Leeds are not to be missed. This year’s festival line-up includes Dave, Megan Thee Stallion, Arctic Monkeys, Bastille, and Halsey.
Andrew’s campervan can be picked up from Buckingham and is the perfect accompaniment to a trip to the Reading festival. It certainly has the rock ‘n’ roll look to impress friends! New for summer 2022, this five-berth beautifully-restored vintage 4×4 Mitsubishi Delica has a spacious kitchen, a rear lounge area, and a double rock and roll bed. Extra features include custom-built bike racks, a drinks/cocktail cabinet, and handy a WiFi connection.
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