‘Pitchup’ for the best sites at this summer’s festivals
Apr 20 2015 Posted by Samantha Marsh
Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com has some great ideas for where to stay!
“That’s where we come in,” says founder of Pitchup.com, Dan Yates. “We have great search facilities on Pitchup.com for festival goers, making it easy to find somewhere to camp near any festival in the UK.”
“Major festivals are listed within our site so by simply entering the festival name into the search box, users will find a number of sites located closeby. If the festival is not listed then simply search by typing in the name of the nearest town or the postcode, which will present various choices of somewhere to stay.”
Among the events coming up this summer are:
Masked Ball: 2-3 May 2015
Cornwall’s answer to a funky disco festival, this two-day event takes place in Porthleven, Cornwall, right on the southern coast. Headliners include Bonobo and Simian Mobile Disco. Pitchup.com has bargain accommodation just a four-mile walk away at Lower Polladras Touring Park where tent pitches start from just £26 for two nights.
How The Light Gets In: 21 - 31 May 2015
Known as ‘the world’s largest philosophy and music festival’ this 10-day long event features an impressive line up from the worlds of music, theatre, literature and dance. Among the big names are Rae Morris, Molotov Jukebox, Mike Skinner, Natalie Bennett, Paul Krugman and Fiona Shaw. Pitchup.com has excellent camping available nearby at Bridge Inn Camping Site. Set within the grounds of a pub, it’s an excellent choice for festival goers who will have all they need after a day of entertainment. There are pitches here for tents, caravans and motorhomes starting from just £20 per night and there is plenty of availability throughout the festival.
Love Supreme: 3 - 5 July 2015
This jazz-inspired festival has attracted some big names for 2015 including Chaka Khan, Van Morrison, Rebecca Ferguson, Candi Staton, Lisa Stansfield and Neneh Cherry across two packed days of entertainment. Camping is available just a few miles away at Oakfield Farm Campsite in Hailsham. From just £16 per night visitors will find spacious pitches along with basic facilities.
Cornbury Music Festival: 10 - 12 July 2015
Music lovers looking to mix it up with an eclectic collection of artists should head for Cornbury Music Festival in Oxfordshire. Headliners range from Tom Jones, Razorlight and The Fratellis to Blue, Lulu, Billy Ocean and Chas & Dave! The Pig Place is a ‘crackling’ local campsite offering pitches from only £11 per night. As the name suggests the site is located on a working pig farm and visitors have access to the farm shop for purchasing all types of local delights from bacon, sausages and eggs to apple sauce and stuffing. Plenty to ensure a tasty breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Bestival: 10 - 13 September 2015
Having become one of the UK’s most popular festivals, this event attracts big-name headliners including the Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran and Underworld. The Isle of Wight has plenty of places to stay but one of the nearest sites is Roebeck Camping and Caravan Park where three nights starts from £42 for a grass pitch. The site offers simple facilities including a shower block and laundry room. Greater home comforts can be found a little further away at Sunnycott Caravan Park where three nights in a four-berth holiday home costs from £246. With a fully-equipped kitchen, shower room and exterior decked area, it’s an ideal retreat away from the festival fun.
For more information and other nearby accommodation visit www.pitchup.com. All prices correct at time of writing.
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Founded in 2009 by former lastminute.com man, Dan Yates, multi-award winning Pitchup.com is a free guide to all types of outdoor accommodation in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Croatia, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland and Switzerland. Pitchup.com, which currently lists over 5,800 sites, provides users with a simple platform in which they can search and book an outdoor holiday with total ease: the customer journey from landing on the homepage through to booking a holiday can be completed in as little as four pages. The site also goes beyond traditional searches by allowing users to search for accommodation based on more than 80 criteria, such as adults only and campfires allowed, and view nearby events, Good Pub Guide pubs and VisitBritain attractions. It’s also possible to check out water bathing water quality in the surrounding area with data provided by the European Environment Agency. Users can also search on the offers page to find the best deals available.
In 2013 Pitchup.com became the first business of its type to launch a bookable mobile app and site, making the site easily accessible to users of mobile and tablet devices. The mobile site, m.pitchup.com, now accounts for 21% of bookings.
Pitchup.com enables users to search for all types of parks and sites from the major brands right through to one-off campsites and unique outdoor accommodation options, which may not have previously had a web presence.
Awards include Best UK Travel Website of the Year at the British Travel Press Awards 2011, and most recently Best Travel / Leisure / Sports / Mobile Strategy / Campaign at the Marketing on Mobile Awards 2014.