East Sussex Festival Accommodation

East Sussex, and in particular 1066 Country has an abundance of festivals throughout the year. Whether you’re a music fan, or into the arts, there is sure to be something for you. Why not couple your festival visit with a camping or glamping stay. Perhaps stay during the festival and have chance to escape to the wilderness after a busy day. Or stay with us after your festival to wind down in the wild. Either way, we have your East Sussex festival accommodation sorted.

East Sussex Festivals in 2020 – MUSIC

Hastings Fat Tuesday – 21 – 25 Feb 2020

Billed as the UK’s biggest Mardi Gras Festival, Hastings Fat Tuesday has grown from a one night event in 2009 into a five day festival and is the South East’s fastest growing festival. 2020 celebrates the festivals 11th year with Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club headlining.

Beech Estate Campsite is around nine miles from Hastings, so you won’t have far to go to get into and out of the town.

Hastings Fat Tuesday Website

Hastings International Piano Festival – February 26 – 8 March 2020

Artists performing include Rufus Wainwright with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jazz Queen Claire Martin with guest artist Liane Carroll, Oscar winning film composer Rachel Porter, Sam Smith’s song-writer and collaborator Reuben James with his 10 piece band, songwriter Guy Chambers, The Puppini Sisters with The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Actors Patricia Hodge and Alex Jennings with pianist Lucy Parham, BBC Young Musician of The Year Martin James Bartlett and film critic Mark Kermode and his band The Dodge Brothers.

Beech Estate Campsite is around nine miles from Hastings.

Hastings International Piano Festival Website

Both the Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival and International Piano Festival are part of the 1066 Music Month which runs from Valentine’s Day – St Patrick’s Day (14 Feb – 17 March).

Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival 27 – 31 August 2020

One of the best boutique music festivals celebrating the finest in jazz, blues, r&b, soul, funk, contemporary and crossover. It takes place in the historic town of Rye, East Sussex. The festival involves world class international headline concerts, extensive free music programme, street music, workshops and fringe events at local venues.

Rye is around eighteen miles from Beech Estate Campsite.

Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival Website

Jack in the Green, Hastings – 1 – 3 May 2020

A festival of Morris and other traditional dance with visiting teams from all over England and Europe, and a huge procession with music, dance, singing and street entertainment.

Beech Estate Campsite is around nine miles from Hastings.

Jack in the Green Festival Website

Arts – East Sussex Festivals in 2020

Hastings Storytelling Festival – 17 – 25 October

A fantastic festival for families and children. With Sir Quentin Blake as its patron, the festival presents storytelling in all forms, for all ages, across Hastings. There are digital installations, dance, cabaret, psycho-geography, walk/talks, puppet shows, author events and much more.

Beech Estate Campsite is around nine miles from Hastings.

Hastings Storytelling Festival Website

Battle Festival – throughout October

Battle Festival is a month long arts and music festival running throughout October in the historic town of Battle, East Sussex, site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The festival is now in its fifth year and has a diverse family friendly focus with an eclectic mix of music, film and visual arts, held in historic venues across the town.

Battle is just over two miles from Beech Estate Campsite.

Battle Festival Website

East Sussex Festival Accommodation Options at Beech Estate Campsite

Beech Estate Campsite is set on a private 2000 acre estate, taking up around 20 acres of a fantastic 600 acre forest. This forest is just for you! Well, you will have to share it with our other campers but with just thirty camping pitches you’ll have plenty of room to feel like it’s your very own forest. We are an off grid campsite but provide you with flushing and compost toilets, running water and quirky outdoor bucket showers(hot water supplied). We even provide eco friendly washing up liquid, soaps, shampoo and toilet paper.

Tent Pitches

You can opt to bring your own tent to pitch up in our beautiful East Sussex woodland campsite. Pitches are set in private woodland glades, each with its own firepit. We also have larger double pitches if you’d like to camp with another family and group pitches if there are even more of you.

Check out our group accommodation options here

Bell Tents

Don’t want to pack the tent for your festival camping trip? No problem! Our pre-erected bell tents are all set up and ready for your stay. We provide everything you need for a stay in the woodland, including cookware, cutlery and crockery, utensils and even a bag of firewood to get you started. The only thing you’ll need to bring is your bedding for the weekend.

Learn more about our bell tents here

If you’re not sure what option is best for you then please give us a call in the office on 01273 980218. We’ll be happy to help! To check availability and book on our live system, just click the book now button at the top of the page.

Visit the 1066 Country website for more information about what’s on in East Sussex


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