Where to Stay
This is our top recommendation! Immerse yourself in the festival, make new friends around the campfire and don’t miss a minute of our amazing programme. 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 and closes at 18.00 on Sunday. 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 park is just outside the main gate.
We charge a small fee for camping. 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 campsite and so you should be able to find a space which is comfortable for you.
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 £50 per weekend. If you have a caravan that’s bigger, or if we no longer have pitches available, we 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 wonderful glamping partners offering the very best in on-site accommodation so you don’t miss a minute of the action.
Norfolk bell tent hire have the following packages:
- 5m Bell £250 (up to 4 people – 1 x double, 2 x singles)
- 6m Bell £320 (up to 6 people – 1 double 4 x singles)
Both packages include raised double campbed [or raised double airbed if preferred] with king size duvet & covers, throws, fairy lighting, side tables, bunting, rugs & cushions.
To book contact Lesley on 07814 476133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or book directly using their online form.
- £280 – 5m bell tent for 4 guests
Book directly via Claire: email@example.com or see their website.
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!