Where To Stay

For many, a fully immersive festival experience starts with the buzz of a festival campsite. Our Official Festival Campsite offers great atmosphere, great views across the valley, and a great location near the Bulverton, plus improved facilities for 2023.
Pitch your tent or caravan/motor home amongst the warm community of fellow festival goers for a more budget friendly festival accommodation option.
The Festival Campsite facilities include trailer toilets, as well as portaloos, showers and washing up sinks, plus a convenient Hub area with box office, delicious festival catering, a campsite office and a useful general meeting area.
We have a designated quieter family camping area, plus the accessibility area of the campsite is now available to pre-book – simply contact access@sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk after purchasing your ticket.
Space is especially limited for Live-In Vehicles – Camping onsale in December.

Rusty Pig at the Campsite: We are delighted to announce that our lead caterers, Rusty Pig are bringing their skills to providing excellent breakfasts and some early evening dinners. Hungry campers are allowed to get down there in their droves.

The Campsite is located about 1.5 miles from the seafront, on Bulverton Road, B3176, and is open from noon on Wednesday 31st July, until noon on Saturday 10th August 2024.

All-In-One and Week Ticket holders can purchase camping throughout this period. Weekend, Day and Event Ticket holders can purchase camping for the appropriate night(s). Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

The Festival Campsite includes a campsite Hub area with box office, festival food, campsite office and general meeting area. There are toilet and shower areas plus washing up sinks.

The Campsite provides for both tents and caravans/motor homes, although space is limited for caravans and motor homes so book in advance and early to ensure a space! There is a supplement for caravans and motor homes.

The campsite has hot showers, toilets and running water at various points across the site. Please do not leave taps running. There are toilet cassette emptying facilities located on-site. Additionally, the Campsite main walkways are lit with festoon lighting at night to ensure your safety and make getting around the site that bit easier. We are pleased to share that there will be improved siting of toilets, sinks and mirrors throughout the campsite and an improved design of the Campsite hub.

Because the Campsite is on the edge of the town we also lay on a great value bus service to enable you to get safely from and to the town. We would strongly recommend the bus, as the roads near the Campsite do not have pavements or street lighting so extreme care is required if you do decide to walk.

If you really want to walk, please ask our volunteers on site who will give directions for the safest route into town: Starting from the kissing gate onto Ice House Lane (w3w is relay.scuba.couch) then onto Woolbrook Road and into town (via the Byres for a scenic route).

We want to continue to make life safer and cleaner for campers during the week and also reduce the impact of any rain on the Campsite. If you want to park your car by your tent, you will need to pitch in the live-in vehicles field (limited spaces only) and then please do NOT move your car for the duration of your stay. If you want to use your car during the week, then please park it in the Festival Car Park at the top of Bulverton Hill (a 5-minute walk from the campsite, and FREE to All-In-One, Week, Weekend and Campsite residents). Should the weather be particularly inclement, all campers will be asked to unload/load their tents etc on the designated hard-standing areas at the entrance of the Campsite. We can provide wheelbarrows to help you get your equipment to your pitch.

Please DO NOT park your vehicle in local housing estates or the narrow lanes bordering the Campsite as this can lead to bottlenecks for local residents.

FAMILIES: we have a designated quieter family camping area; please keep the noise to a minimum after 10:30pm in this area.

Catering units are on site with delicious breakfasts, sumptuous dinners and daytime snacks.

Disability Access: We do our very best to make the campsite as accessible as possible to all guests. If you have any specific requirements in regard to disability provisions, please do not hesitate to contact us prior to arriving.

The accessibility area of the campsite is now available to pre-book – simply contact access@sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk after purchasing your ticket. The positioning of wheelchair & mobility scooters at the Ham has also been improved. Any queries about access at the festival, please contact the same address. We welcome all suggestions.

A full list of Campsite Rules can be view here.

Other Accommodation Options:

There is a range of accommodation available in Sidmouth, from hotels and B&B to self-catering cottages.

Sidmouth Tourist Information Centre has information on local accommodation: call (01395)516441 or visit their website here

Info on Holiday Cottages can be found here.

Sidmouth based Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays have a wide range of cottages across East Devon

Here is a selection of links to hotels in Sidmouth which you may find helpful, even for last minute bookings: