Music Festivals & Cultural Gatherings

Glastonbury Music Festival

Have the experience of a lifetime by attending Glastonbury, the globe’s largest music and performing arts festival, in a Swift Go motorhome. At the heart of Somerset’s beautiful Vale of Avalon, the event is superbly situated for those wanting to make a real holiday of it, exploring the surrounding area and uncovering its Arthurian legends after a lively few days on site.

Drawing a hugely diverse audience, there’s something for everyone with amazing acts, cinemas, theatre, children’s attractions and more. Doing Glastonbury is like stepping into another world, and especially so in the festival’s ‘sacred space’, a stone circle in which visitors can chant, dance and drum their cares away. It’s about relaxing, having a blast and letting go.

And where better to discover your freedom than in a Swift Go motorhome, enabling you to embrace the camp site with as much socialising, revelling and late-night acoustic sessions as you wish, all while avoiding soggy tents or queuing for toilets which have been through a lot.

So whether you’re planning to jump straight into the mosh pit or just nod along quietly, make sure Glastonbury Festival is on your bucket list.


Hay Book Festival

For a wonderful family getaway on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, combining culture with excitement, visit the internationally-renowned Hay Book Festival.

Taking place just outside Hay-on-Wye in southern Wales, this 11-day literary extravaganza brings hundreds of thousands together each year to celebrate the written word and the arts. Here you’ll have rare opportunities to meet leading and emerging writers from around the globe, catch performances, discussions, exhibitions and workshops or indulge in a shopping spree around the fantastic book shop.

Younger guests are well catered for with a host of popular children’s authors, artists and scientists to inspire a love of learning, as well as plays bringing their favourite stories to life. From poet laureates and Nobel Prize winners to retail therapy, the festival offers something for everyone.

And when in Hay, it would be a shame not to also check out the stunning local area. With your Swift Go motorhome, you’re all set for touring the Brecon Beacons, Herefordshire, the River Wye and the Black Mountains – all on your doorstep and just waiting to be revealed.


Carfest

From the roar of engines to the thunder of a gig, Carfest is all about family fun, music, food and – of course – cars. Held over two weekends in Cheshire ( Carfest North) and Hampshire (Carfest South), the event supports UK children’s charities while providing an eclectic mixture of attractions such as test tracks, celebrity go karting, a skate park and more.

Meet some of the planet’s greatest and wackiest motors, including supercars and trucks, classics, movie cars and hot rods, watch stunt driving demonstrations or browse the Motorshow’s luxury lineup. See performances by major artists in Carfest’s laid back music festival area or learn some new culinary skills at the kitchen stage, where top chefs cook up a feast. Relax and unwind in a sanctuary for yoga, hot tubs and massage, leaving everyday stresses behind before seeking out some more adventures.

With a Swift Go motorhome, you can play all day and then leave your wellies at the door ahead of a cosy night’s sleep and the convenience of your own bathroom and kitchen facilities.


Countryfile Live

For the ultimate country fair, head over to Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire or Castle Howard, North Yorkshire and experience Countryfile Live! This family oriented event takes place over two weekends and welcomes tens of thousands visitors, who flock to the animals, food, celebrity presenters and more.

Here you’ll have a true agricultural encounter where you can get up close to farm animals and vehicles, as well as meeting wildlife in the pop-up nature reserve. Horses and dogs compete in a range of challenges, while foodies can watch TV chefs cook up a storm in the live kitchens.

From duck herding to Morris dancing, everyone will find something to enjoy at Countryfile Live, and all against the stunning backdrop of these magnificent estates, where you can also take a look around the houses and grounds or take a roadtrip through the idyllic local areas.

To make the most of your time at Countryfile Live, why not hire a Swift Go motorhome and stay onsite, rather than getting up early and sitting in traffic. Hosted by the Camping and Caravanning Club at Blenheim Palace and the Caravan and Motorhome Club at Castle Howard, the events’ campsites offer a welcoming environment for recharging ahead of the next day’s activities. You can even bring the dog along to sniff all the fascinating smells and meet new furry friends!