Music festivals

Dawsonrentals campervans are the first choice for those who like to turn up to their festivals in style, and be confident that after a busy day and night they can return to enjoy a cosy and dry sleep. We guarantee that you will wake up feeling refreshed and ready to begin your day. But first, put the kettle on, fill the tea pot and cook breakfast to enjoy in bed or outside with the awning up and the sun shining. With the music festival season just around the corner, Dawsonrentals' diary dates will guide you to the best music festivals of 2017.

Diary Dates 2017


May

The Great Escape 2017
18th – 20th 

Based across 30 venues in Brighton & Hove, The Great Escape showcases new music from a variety of genres. 

Campervan friendly: N (No official festival camping but find a nearby campsite and you're sorted!)
 
Bearded Theory
25th – 28th

A family orientated festival in Derbyshire that includes a children's village, filled with hundreds of activities and entertainment. It was awarded 'Best Independent Festival' in 2011. 

Campervan friendly: Y


June

Wychwood Music Festival
2nd – 4th

Held at Cheltenham Racecourse, Wychwood is a great one for family fun and music, and is great value for money!

Campervan friendly: Y

Isle of Wight Festival
8th – 11th

The first of two Summer music festivals on the island, the Isle Of Wight festival continues to attract big artists to the main stages, with the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Kings Of Leon playing in recent years.  

Campervan friendly: Y

Download Festival
9th – 11th

Heavy metal and rock fans unite in Donington Park for the annual Download festival. Past live appearances have come from Aerosmith, Black Sabbath and AC/DC.

Campervan friendly: Y

Glastonbury Festival
21st – 27th

The globally renowned festival returns for another year of amazing music and family fun. This is a must any festival-goer, if you're lucky enough to get tickets!

Campervan friendly: Y


July

Latitude
13th – 16th

Held in Suffolk, Latitude always has a comprehensive bill of musicians, bands and artists as well as featuring elements of theatre, art and comedy. Recent acts to feature included Portishead, Elbow and Florence & The Machine.

Campervan friendly: Y

The Secret Garden Party
20th – 23rd

The independent music festival was first launched as an alternative to mainstream music festivals and the 2015 event saw emerging artists Bears Den and Jack Garrett making the bill. 

Campervan friendly: Y

WOMAD
27th – 30th
 

WOMAD is a celebration of the world's many forms of music, arts and dance and features many workshops, international food stalls and sampling sessions.

Campervan friendly: Y

Camp Bestival
27th – 30th

The 'little sister' of Bestival, this festival is held in Dorset and has won numerous awards for it's family-friendly nature. The great variety of music is always an added extra too! 

Campervan friendly: Y

Kendal Calling
27th – 30th

Held in the Lake District, Kendall Calling has featured live performances from notable artists such as Blondie, Calvin Harris and Mumford & Sons.

Campervan friendly: Y

Y-Not Festival
27th - 30th

The Peak District festival saw the one and only Snoop Dogg take to the stage in 2016 and combines a variety of different music genres for a weekend of alternative music. 

Campervan friendly: Y


August

Boardmasters
9th - 13th

The music and surfing festival takes place in Cornwall and attracts big-name headliners every year. It has seen the likes of Ed Sheeran, The Streets and Groove Armada grace its stages.

Campervan friendly: Y

Bloodstock Open Air 2017
10th - 13th

Appealing to heavy metal fans, the festival has been running since 2005 and has seen live appearances from Motorhead, Alice Cooper and Lamb Of God. 

Campervan friendly: Y

BoomTown Fair
10th – 13th

BoomTown is a music and arts festival held near Winchester in which 50,000 people descend on the 22 main stage areas. 

Campervan friendly: Y

Beautiful Days
18th – 20th 

Organised by The Levellers, Beautiful Days annually takes place in Devon and caters towards the alternative rock fan. It is held on the same weekend as V Festival, and challenges the ethos of the major mainstream festival. 

Campervan friendly: Y

V Festival
19th – 20th
 

2017 will be the 22nd celebration of the festival and it is sure not to disappoint with another bill of great names in pop and rock music, don't miss out!

Campervan friendly: Y

Shambala Festival
24th – 27th
 

The small family-friendly festival features a variety of music, including rock, pop and world music. There are also independent films, workshops and debates so there's something for everyone to do!

Campervan friendly: Y

Creamfields
24th – 27th

Calling all EDM fans! Creamfields always presents a jam-packed line-up of world renowned DJs and dance artists so it is the perfect opportunity to throw some shapes during the Bank Holiday weekend.

Campervan friendly: N

Leeds Festival
24th – 27th
 

Spend the Bank Holiday weekend listening to the greatest indie and rock acts around at the legendary Bramham Park, where recent line-ups have seen Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters and Metallica take to the stage.

Campervan friendly: Y

Reading Festival
24th – 27th

Simultaneously linked with Leeds, Reading has a greater capacity but still the same line-up and is a great weekend for seeing legendary indie and rock music, as well as new and emerging artists within the genre.

Campervan friendly: Y

Greenbelt Festival
25th – 28th

A festival of arts, faith and justice, Greenbelt is attended by around 20,000 people and a place for discussion about the Christian faith. Notable artists that have played include U2, Cliff Richard and Moby.  

Campervan friendly: Y


September

End Of The Road Festival
31st – 3rd

An alternative folk festival in Wiltshire that marked its 10th anniversary in 2015. Past line-up artists have included Super Furry Animals, Fleet Foxes and Sigur Rós.

Campervan friendly: Y

Bestival
7th – 10th

The final festival in the calendar has a new home at Lulworth Castle in Dorset but will still showcase some of Rob Da Bank's finest picks to end the Summer with a bang, it's not to be missed!   

Campervan friendly: Y