Where to Stay
This is our top recommendation! Immerse yourself in the festival, have that third glass/bottle of Prosecco without worrying, make new friends around the campfire while looking at the stars and listening to the owls hooting. Never camped before? Don’t worry there will be plenty of people around to help you set up and lend you the tent pegs you’ve forgotten.
The campsite opens at 12.00 on Friday 29 July 2022 and closes at 19.00 on Sunday 31 July 2022. You won’t be able to drive on site to drop off your belongings but we’ll provide lots of helping hands to help you load in. The car parks are just outside the main gate.
We are charging a small fee for camping this year. This is to offset the cost of providing extra toilets, washing facilities and cleaning in order to keep you safe during the weekend of the festival.
There is plenty of space in the campsites for the capacity attending and so you should be able to find a space which is comfortable for you.
On arrival at the campsites, please ask the gate staff to direct you to the camping field. Once camped, take a note of a nearby fixed point or mark your site with a flag so that you can find your way back. Say hello to your neighbours so you can watch out for each other throughout the festival.
Toilet facilities, showers and water points are available for all campers. Don't forget we have the world’s best festival toilets and showers (see social media for affirmation) so you’ll stay fresh and fragrant all weekend.
We have a few spaces available for campervans which are smaller than 5.5m in length. These will be parked separately to the campsite (no vehicles are allowed to park on the campsite) without a hook-up. These require an additional ticket of £75 per weekend. If you have a caravan that’s bigger, or if we no longer have pitches available, we’d recommend Stonham Barns which is only a couple of miles away, and which has the added attraction of a Sunday morning boot sale!
You need a campervan, caravan or motorhome pass for each vehicle – each occupant, including the driver, must also have a Weekend Ticket. You must buy a campervan, caravan or motorpass for your vehicle when tickets go on sale.
We have two glamping partners, both offering the very best in on-site accommodation so you don't miss a minute of the action.
Norfolk bell tent hire have a 'Belle a Bell' package on offer that includes:
- 5m Bell £250 (up to 4 people)
- raised double size beds with king size duvets & covers, throws, fairy lighting, side table, wicker basket, bunting, rugs & cushions
- (extra single bed and bedding £20 /extra double bed and bedding £40)
The Creative Canopy Co are currently offering:
For £200: 1 x 4m furnished bell tent for 2 guests.
For £300: 1 x 5m furnished bell tent for 4 guests.
Details are on their website. You can book with them directly by calling 07970 778139 or sending them an email.
There are two hotels in Stowmarket: the Cedars, and the Travelodge Stowmarket. Further afield (but not far: just over three miles away) in Ipswich there is another Travelodge hotel which is budget-friendly and will be offering deals closer to the time of the festival. There's also an Ibis, Novotel and easyHotel in Ipswich.
If you're looking for a bit of luxury for the weekend, we can recommend the Ufford Park hotel and spa.
There are lots of lovely properties for rent on the Heart of Suffolk website, many just a short walk from the festival site.
To look for local B&Bs you can go onto the Visit Suffolk website. They have lots of accommodation but unfortunately their search doesn’t work by postcode so you should select Stowmarket.
If you go onto AirBnb you can do a search by postcode (IP14 1DE). If you use Booking.com key in Stowmarket as the location. We’ve heard really good things about Bays Farm which is pretty close, but they get booked up so book early!