Camping on Venue

NWF 2018 online camping tickets will be available from 1st February!

The NWF festival site is at Rutland Water Sykes Lane, LE15 8PX will be OPEN FROM 0800HRS on Friday 8th June for campers and participants to arrive and set up.

This year, NWF in partnership with Anglian Water and The Grainstore Brewery are offering premium camping spots (for additional cost) as well as standard camping.  Please be aware that a camping ticket ONLY covers you for 6m x 6m pitch, which all your accommodation MUST fit into this space.  If you wish to put up an additional tent or gazebo, you will be able to purchase an additional camping pitch.

Rutland Water have our participant’s safety at heart and therefore, we have to adhere to strict fire safety guidelines regarding camping plots and the minimum distances between vehicles. Please support the NWF team by following the directions of our site stewards on your arrival.

Once parked up, please head to the registration tent where your camping wristbands will be issued. These provide access on & off the camping area and will subsequently be monitored throughout the weekend.

On arrival, please have your printed ticket confirmation on hand to show our stewards. This will allow us to direct you to the relevant camping area and your festival experience can get started quickly!

Competitor’s Camping Zones

Yellow Zone – Tents Only Premium Camping – Limited Space

This is a grassed area allocated for tents only and each pitched is priced at £85, with vehicles being parked in the hard standing area nearest the camping zone (black zone on map).  No vehicles will be allowed next to tents. All living accommodation must be contained within the pitch area, otherwise additional pitch(s) must be purchased.

Orange Zone – Vans & Caravans Only Premium Camping – Limited Space

This is a grassed area close to the main competition area and is for vans with awnings and tents and priced at £90.  Those with caravans and vehicle would require an additional pitch at £40. Accommodation must be contained within the pitch area otherwise additional pitch(s) must be purchased.

Black Zone – Standard Van & Caravan Camping Area

Hard standing area suitable for motor homes but no awnings or tents allowed priced at £75.  Those with caravans would require to unhitch and park the car in standard car parking area or alternatively purchase an additional pitch at £40. This location is the rear Black zone as the closest black zone to the water is reserved for all cars of those camping in the yellow tented zone. All living accommodation must be contained within the pitch area, otherwise additional pitch(s) must be purchased.

Green Zone – Standard Tent & Van Camping Area

Grass area located 400m from the main event area which will accommodate both tents and van/motorhomes and priced at £75. You will be able to keep vehicles next to your tent in this area.  We do have the flexibility to accommodate larger vehicles than 6m within this area.

Red Zone – Families / Quiet Camping Area

This is a quiet area positioned 300m from the main event.  Tents and vans/motorhomes are allowed in this area priced at £75.

If you have friends coming along but are not participating, this is not a problem as you can purchase an additional camping place for £10 per night. (For under 5yr olds it’s free) This cover the site admin fee for the duration along with marshaling, cleaning, security, portable toilets, fire appliances, first aid.  Additional party tickets are also available for £20 (both nights) or £10 on the door.

If your accommodation does not fit in a 6mx6m pitch allocated within the yellow, orange, black and red zones then an additional pitch will be required, this can be purchased for £40.

Non On-Water Participant Camping Permit

If you have not entered as an on-water participant, but wish to camp on site, you will be required to purchase a camping ticket for £75  (Unless you upgarde to a premium spot) which includes 3 days camping on a plot for 1 person and your party ticket gaining access to both Fri & Sat night parties.

Onsite Facilities

 This is not a ready-made campsite.  So onsite facilities are very limited! 

Following feedback from last year, a number of improvements have been made in regards camping and the facilities:

  • Showers will be provided and will be located close to the Visitors Centre
  • Toilets – as well as the visitors centre, additional portaloos will be placed around the site
  • BBQs – these are allowed as long as they are off the ground
  • Food / Drink Stalls – there will be a number of food and drinks stalls which will be during the weekend.  Further details will be available closer to the time.

Please familiarise yourself with the fire safety points around the site which are there in case of emergency – BUT PLEASE DO NOT TAMPER WITH THE EQUIPMENT – it is there for your safety!

Dogs are allowed on site – no problem. They just have to be kept under control, on a lead and are not allowed in the water. There is an “off the lead” dog walking area at Sykes Lane though.

Any questions, ping us an email

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