The vanlife community is ever growing, and what better way to get to know some fellow campers than to head to some vanlife festivals this year? I’m a huge lover of these events, having ventured to several over the past few years. Vanlife festivals are an incredible way for creative minds to get together in a safe, exciting environment where everyone’s love for life on the road unites together. 

Let’s talk about the 10 amazing vanlife festivals in the UK in 2024!

The top UK vanlife festivals in 2024 are Campervan Campout, Vanlife Fest, Vanlife Festival, Vanlife Eats, Van Love Fest, Urban Van Fest, Camper Jam, Vanlife and Overlander Celebration, and VW Breakout, with Camp Quirky back in 2025. You can purchase tickets to attend one of these vanlife festivals by visiting the festival websites.

When travelling solo in a campervan, it sometimes feels like you’re the only one living this way. Going to vanlife festivals each year makes me feel part of a community where I can be myself, exchange travel stories, pick up vanlife advice and tips, and make memories with new and old friends. I’m also honoured to have attended some of these events as a guest speaker, and I’m excited to return to this role in 2024!

Camp Quirky Vanlife Festival for handmade camper vans in Northampton

10 Amazing Vanlife Festivals In The UK (2024)

I’ve put together a list of the top vanlife festivals worth visiting this year. Let 2024 be the year of pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, and getting social with like-minded people. Even if it’s your first time attending a vanlife festival, there’s no need to feel nervous. There are plenty of others who are new to vanlife, so buckle up, get socialising, and make some incredible memories!

 

1. Camp Quirky

Kicking off the list is Camp Quirky, a vanlife festival close to my heart as I’ve given talks on solo female travel for the last couple of years, alongside sitting on panels. It's the festival baby of the one-and-only Quirky Campers, who buy, sell and rent camper vans and will be familiar to many aspiring vanlifers. One thing I'm very proud of is being part of the Diversify Vanlife UK platform they also created – the talks I have given have both been on the Diversify Vanlife UK stage and provide a platform for minority voices in the vanlife space. Each time I attend Camp Quirky, I’m reminded of what a wonderful camper community is out there, and how magical it is to have a beautiful space to share advice and gain knowledge. Unfortunately, Camp Quirky won’t be back until 2025, but as this is such a popular festival in the UK, with tickets selling out fast, I thought I’d give it an honourable mention on my list!

Location: Kelmarsh, Northampton

Date: TBC 2025

Price: TBC

Camping: TBC

Festival Website: click here 

Buy Tickets: TBC

 

2. Campervan Campout

Looking for a jam-packed few days of fun and entertainment this summer? Campervan Campout might be the vanlife festival to tick your boxes. This festival features everything you can imagine such as a shopping village, live broadcast from VDubRadio, guest speaker interviews, a build and display vehicle show, wild foraging, family-friendly activities, and even an exclusive swimming pool for dogs. I’ll be at Campervan Campout giving a talk about solo female travel and solo female vanlife, so it would be great to see some friendly faces in the crowd if you fancy coming along!

Location: Ardingly, Eng, UK

Date: 3 - 5 May 2024

Price: From £10 

Camping: On-Site Availability (£150 for 3-day camping)

Festival Website: click here 

Buy Tickets: click here for 25% off

Absolutely Lucy - solo female travel expert and solo female vanlifer giving a talk at Camp Quirky Festival. Hire me to speak.

3. Vanlife Fest

Vanlife Fest is one big party for van-lifers! With quality live music, a trade village with crafts and accessories, family entertainment like climbing walls and a circus, a fully licensed bar, street food vendors, and more. This is the perfect vanlife festival for encapsulating the essence of the lifestyle in such a spirited way. 

Location: North Yorkshire, Eng, UK

Date: 21 - 23 June 2024

Price: From £15 

Camping: On-Site Availability (£60/adult)

Festival Website: click here 

Buy Tickets: click here

 

4. Vanlife Festival

Vanlife Festival has such a friendly vibe, so it’s the perfect place for everyone from families and couples to solo travellers. It’s a festival perfect for admiring the work of others, especially those with self-build campers, gaining knowledge and skills in the various workshops, listening to travel talks, meeting YouTubers, dancing to live music, enjoying the delicious tastes of street food, and more. 

Location: Shrewsbury, Eng, UK

Date: 31 May - 2 June 2024

Price: From £20 

Camping: On-Site Availability (£59/adult)

Festival Website: click here 

Buy Tickets: click here

Solo female vanlifer at Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire wearing silver space outfit with her camper van

5. Vanlife Eats

A picturesque farm at the heart of the green hills of Hampshire is the location for Vanlife Eats. This is one of my favourite vanlife festivals combining good food and music with a tranquil location and plenty of quiet spots to escape the crowds. The farm shop and brewery are just a couple of the unique elements of Vanlife Eats, and with diverse vendors, yoga, DJs, and a van bake-off competition, there’s something for everybody.

Location: Basingstoke, Eng, UK

Date: 23 - 25 August 2024

Price: From £69

Camping: On-Site Availability (£79/adult)

Festival Website: click here 

Buy Tickets: click here

 

6. Van Love Fest

For three days rammed with music from DJs, comedy, workshops, a wellness village, and more, look no further than Van Love Fest. This vanlife festival represents everything it suggests in its name; a love for all things vans! This year, Ellie Sax will be taking to the stage to provide groovy tunes for a memorable night. 

Location: York, Eng, UK

Date: 19 - 21 July 2024

Price: From £19.50

Camping: On-Site Availability (£69.50/adult)

Festival Website: click here 

Buy Tickets: click here

Vanlife panels and discussions at festivals. Camp Quirky Festival.

7. Urban Van Fest

Open to both vans and tents, Urban Van Fest is a summer vanlife festival you won’t want to miss. All the action takes place in a quintessential English countryside setting surrounded by rolling hills. There’s a peaceful wellness area, live entertainment, plenty of activities for little ones, talks, exhibits, and so much more to keep you busy over the whole weekend. 

Location: East Sussex, Eng, UK

Date: 19 - 21 July 2024

Price: From £90

Camping: On-Site Availability (£110/adult)

Festival Website: click here 

Buy Tickets: click here

 

8. Camper Jam

One of the most notorious vanlife festivals celebrating the classic VW camper is Camper Jam. This is a weekend full of VW lovers, showcasing their vans from T1s to T6s - they all have a place at Camper Jam! Music is a highlight of this festival, with talented acts such as Cloneplay and Kings Of Lyon taking over the stage throughout the weekend. Tree climbing and different themes for each day are just a couple of things to look forward to at this gem of a festival in Shropshire.

Location: Shropshire, Eng, UK

Date: 5 - 7 July 2024

Price: Day Prices TBC

Camping: On-Site Availability (From £65/adult)

Festival Website: click here 

Buy Tickets: click here

Sunshine on the morning of a vanlife festival in Northampton. Campervan festival in the UK. Camp Quirky Festival

9. Vanlife And Overlander Celebration

After attending my first Vanlife and Overlander Celebration, I left with the biggest smile on my face, and plenty of inspiration I’ve carried forward into my campervan design. Seeing professionally built large-scale campervans, to old school wagons, overlanders and more, this is the festival to get excited about vehicles and explore the wild and wacky homes on wheels being driven around the UK and beyond.

Location: Thatcham Berkshire, Eng, UK

Date: 26 - 28 July 2024

Price: From £20

Camping: On-Site Availability (From £90/adult)

Festival Website: click here 

Buy Tickets: click here

 

10. VW Breakout

Similar to the last festival I mentioned, VW Breakout is more of a VW-specific festival where people from across the country get together and celebrate everything there is to know about VWs. From Doorslammer Drag Racing, to live music and a bar, campers can enjoy plenty of lighthearted fun, entertainment, and action for three whole days. 

Location: Wellingborough, Eng, UK

Date: 17- 19 May 2024

Price: From £28

Camping: On-Site Availability (From £105/adult)

Festival Website: click here 

Buy Tickets: click here