We hold our 9th Stonehenge Summer Solstice Festival on 18th - 21st June 2017 with sunrise at 4.15am on 21st June
Our Solstice Festival is the one and only camping and live music event within the vicinity of Stonehenge during the Summer Solstice.
We have created an increasingly popular annual four day mini-festival with a wonderful vibe for those wishing to peacefully celebrate the Solstice season in the relaxed and magical atmosphere of Salisbury Plain itself. We grow every year and our live entertainment is becoming increasingly well known throughout the area for its inspirational range of artists and for representing the best of our local talent, as well as playing host to niche international acts who go on to Glastonbury to perform during the following week.
We offer a central hub of entertainment at our Events Barn, from early afternoon each day through until late.
We attract a range of on-site caterers who provide delicious food throughout the festival, including high-quality vegetarian and vegan options, craft beers and cider. We run a fully licensed bar in the evenings and provide excellent live music. We have a large communal fire pit to create a wonderful atmosphere around the site, as people gather to talk and play music each evening. (No other fire pits are allowed during the Solstice time)
We are the closest site to Stonehenge, being only 2.2 miles by road (A303) to the Stonehenge Visitor Centre car park and 4.5 miles walking to the stones themselves. We are the only dedicated Stonehenge Summer Solstice Festival that allows camping en masse and are the main campfire and food festival for the Solstice.
All our Pods, motorhome and hard-standing pitches and grass camping pitches are available to book during the festival. Just search online for availability and pay your deposit today to secure your pitch for 2017
Our local farm shop in Berwick can also supply some very special pre ordered BBQ food - Marilyn's Sausages are legendary! Call the Berwick Farm Shop on 01722 790490 to pre book your food
Cost is £25 per head per night for your tickets to the festival. Bring a tent smaller than a mega tent or a VW Camper van size vehicle and your pitch will be free of charge! These pitches are in the field and do not include electricity! There is a minimum 2 night stay over the festival period if staying in a tent, 4 nights if booking a pod or a hard standing pitch with electricity included and charges will then apply. This is fully inclusive of the shuttle bus to and from the stones and all entertainment over the duration of the festival.
Extras such as gazebos and awnings are charged at £10 per night. Extra cars are charged at £5 per car
Shuttle Bus Transport
We organise a 29 seater shuttle bus to run campers up to the Stones between 9pm - 11pm and back between 5am-7am. This is free and included in your ticket price.
It will take you about 2 hours to walk 5 miles in daylight or 3 hours in the dark. Please do not walk up the A303... it's not safe! There are several much nicer routes across country or a shorter 50 minute walk directly to the Stonehenge Visitors' Centre (ask Wardens for details). Even better, you can just take our free private shuttle bus.
The charge to the Stones one way ranges from £15 - £20 for 4/5 people, so about £3-4 a head. These can be pre booked from our campsite. Call Value Cars on 01722 50 50 50 to book or Google/Yellow pages for other taxi firms.
You can drive and park at the Solstice car park (3miles / 10mins), but it can be very difficult getting in and out at peak times as over 30,000 people visit the event. If you do decide to drive, please note there can be grid lock between 7am - 9.30am. Please note we are short of car parking space so please car share or leave the car at the Stones or at home or come by bus! We have a maximum of 150 car parking spaces.
SUMMER SOLSTICE INFORMATION (Provided by English Heritage)
English Heritage provide Managed Open Access to Stonehenge for the summer solstice each year. There will be casual entertainment from drummers, samba bands and the like but no amplified music is allowed.
When you visit Stonehenge for the solstice, please remember it is a sacred place to many and should be respected.
Toilets and drinking water are available.
There are normally one or two food and drink vans but these can have huge queues and are well away from the stones themselves.
Please connect here to the English Heritage site for further information
Important Healthy and Safety Statement
Please bring a torch and head lights so you can see in the night (and eat your carrots) and rain coat and boots in case of rain. We have done a risk assessment of the site in particular for campers, staff, fire, electricity (we have an electric certificate in place), water (mains), pollution, insurance and first aid. Measures are in place for all of the risks agreed with H&S following their inspection.
Please contact William Grant the site safety officer for any further information.
Safety off site
All Campers are to act and drink responsibly, particularly near the campfire and electricity points for their own and others safety.
Staff will be patrolling for any unsafe activities!
We have 100% safety record over the last 5 years - please help us to keep it.
Health & Safety Policy
Your safety and that of your family and fellow campers during our Solstice Festival are very important to us - please ensure you and your fellow campers take every precaution to prevent accidents and help us to ensure we maintain our excellent 100% safety record. Please report any dangerous activity.