Due to the extremely wet weather and flooding that Upton has experienced over the last few months, the Town Council and Rugby Club have decided that we can have no vehicular access to the usual camping fields. This decision has not been taken lightly and we are all very disappointed. The Festival team have been working very hard to find an alternative and

– the GOOD NEWS is that we have secured a new campsite!

This has a roadway which means vehicles will not have to negotiate the muddy conditions we had last year.  We will be providing the usual toilet, shower, recycling and waste disposal facilities, as well as security.

The vehicular entrance to the new field is on the A4104 opposite Upton Marina entrance, but there is a pedestrian way which leads onto the bridge, so it is a very short walk into the town.

We can confirm that there is plenty of room for everyone who has booked a camping ticket, and we will try to accommodate the usual group camping arrangements, so long as the campsite conditions allow.

Breakfasts are no longer at the Rugby Club, but this site is closer to town where there are plenty of places to have breakfast.

More detailed information will be sent to ticket holders by Ticket Tailor and will be available on Facebook and on the website.

Please bear with us as we are having to update all our information.

We hope that you all have a great festival.


Our Campsite is still within easy walking distance of all the venues. We will provide showers, plenty of toilets, re-cycling facilities and Elsan disposal points on the site. 


DAY Times Entry and lock up
Weds All day Set-up team only. Gates locked
Thurs a.m. to 6 p.m. Set-up and deliveries only – pass reqd. Gates locked
Late afternoon – 9.00 p.m. Camping Ticket holders, stewarded
9.00 p.m. – 8.00 a.m. Security – gates locked
Fri 8.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m. Camping Ticket holders, stewarded
10.00 p.m. – 8.00 a.m. Security – gates locked
Sat 8.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. Camping Ticket holders, stewarded
7 p.m. – 8.00 a.m. Security – gates locked
Sun 8.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. Camping Ticket holders, stewarded
7 p.m. – 8.00 a.m. Security – gates locked
Mon 8.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. Gates unlocked, stewarded
7.00 p.m. – 8.00 a.m. Gates locked,
Tues 8.00 a.m. onwards Gates unlocked,
  •  For further enquiries contact Nigel Moss – Tel: 0785999673
  • You will need your ticket on entry to the campsite; you’ll be directed to the registering point for wristbands. These must be securely worn on the wrist at all times during the festival.
  • Please pitch where directed by the stewards.
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead and must not foul the campsite. Please use the dog poo bins provided.
  • No ground barbeques or open fires.
  • Site speed limit 5 MPH.
  • Please respect other campers and residents – especially – keep the volume down at night.
  • Cars may not be removed and re-admitted during the weekend except in emergencies.
  • The contents of chemical toilets must be disposed of in the designated tank.
  • Anyone using the campsite facilities without their wrist band on will be ejected.


Please stick to the walkways when going over the embankment on the field. The grass can be slippery and the bank is steeper than you’d think. Don’t let a slip, trip or fall ruin your weekend.


Security of your Personal Belongings on the Campsite

Unfortunately, Upton Folk Festival has not been immune to the thefts from campers which have affected many festivals. The organisers will be working with the local police and our campsite attendants to combat this but the solution is also in your hands.


DO NOT leave valuables in your tent or unsecured caravan even if you are asleep in it.


DO lock your instruments, wallets, phones etc out of sight in your car, especially overnight.


DO report any suspicious activity to a member of the committee, a campsite attendant or the Police on 101 or 999 for emergencies.


DO NOT confront any suspicious person.


PLEASE  turn off your interior lights when unloading camping gear. It will save you having a flat battery when you come to leave. We have had several occasions every year of this happening.


There appear to be two patterns of thefts: the first is of

instruments occurring at any time during the weekend; the second is of cash and mobile phones (especially from tents) which seem to occur during the first night.

Please be aware of the possibility of these thefts.