Lovers of campervans, the great outdoors, and live music are all set to flock to the South of England Showground in West Sussex from 5-7 May as Campervan Campout takes place for the first time.
As well as multiple dealers and convertors showcasing a selection of new and pre-loved vehicles for sale, local company, Love Campers will exclusively unveil the first UK conversion of Volkswagens funky ID Buzz. Fully electric and winner of the prestigious What Car? 2023 Car of the year award, this innovative new camper is a must see.
In addition to vans, the shopping village will also be made of up of outdoor leisure retailers, artisan food and drink stands, local breweries and some of the finest street food vendors in the UK. Meanwhile, those new to the hobby, or seeking fresh inspiration, will find a superb selection of guest speakers discussing various topics in the Vanlife Hub.
The do’s and don’ts when buying a campervan, European travel ideas, Self Builds, Living in a van fulltime, Solo female travelling and earning money whilst on the road are just a few of the subjects up for discussion by bloggers, vloggers and podcasters.
The main stage will come alive from 11am each morning with live music from various bands and solo artists throughout the weekend including Chasing Mumford, Stereosonics, and Onside Brit Pop. Saturday night will see Trunk of Funk legend Craig Charles headline with a DJ Set from 9pm, meanwhile a gin festival will take place over in the Queens Jubilee Hall where ticketholders can enjoy a choice of over 100 varieties, and a light supper.
Campervan Campout, which is open to both campers and day visitors, will also host a Wellness Sanctuary sponsored by the Camping and Caravanning Club. The perfect space to unwind, guests will be invited to take part in breath workshops, yoga, foraging lessons and mental health workshops. There’s also a silent disco each evening too.
There will be something for everyone, big and small, including a children’s zone run by the Camping and Caravanning Club, archery, axe throwing, and a bird of prey experience.
Tickets are on sale now, with camping pitches costing £150 for the weekend, which includes up to 2 adults and 3 children. Gates open at 8am Friday 5th May, with campers welcome to stay until 12noon on Monday.
Day Visitor Tickets are £15 each, (children under 16 are free). The event opens at 10am each morning, with last access at 7pm. Day Visitors are welcome to say on site until 11pm each evening.