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Beautiful Days

When: 16 August - 18 August

Where: Escot Park, Fairmile, Exeter, Devon

Beautiful Days started in 2003 and is an annual weekend camping music festival which takes place in Devon. The now 17,500 capacity festival was founded and is managed by the Levellers and organised by DMF Music. Beautiful Days is a family-friendly weekend camping event attended by people of all ages. Tickets for the 2016 event sold out in advance and in less than 4 months after going on sale. Tickets for the 2017 festival (our 15th Beautiful Days!) go on sale on 03 February and the line-up plus the Sunday theme will be announced on 03 March.

The festival has music and entertainment across six stages plus a children’s area in the centre of the festival for toddlers through to teens, walkabout theatre, site art installations, comedy, theatre, family camping, food & craft stalls, healing area, play areas and real ale bars run by Otter Brewery.

Beautiful Days won THE GRASS ROOTS FESTIVAL AWARD in 2015 & 2006 and the BEST FAMILY FESTIVAL AWARD in 2011 at the UK Festival Awards. The festival has also been shortlisted a number of times in previous years for Best Family Festival, Best Medium Sized Festival, The Grass Roots Festival Award and Best Toilets at the same Awards. The festival also won Best Medium Festival at the 2015 Awards. Beautiful Days does not advertise and has no corporate sponsorship or branding. The festival has sold out every year in advance.

To read our Beauitiful Days 2015 review please click here

  • The first wave of artists have been announced for the 17th Beautiful Days festival including

    Skunk Anansie, Ziggy Marley, Levellers,

    The Stranglers, Sleaford Mods,

    Ash, Songhoy Blues, The Black Seeds,

    Peter Hook & The Light, Steeleye Span, This is the Kit

    There are 3 Bell Tent packages available – The Festival Package, the Classic Package and the Luxury Package.
    The Festival Package – an unfurnished 5m Bell Tent perfect for larger groups or those that want to bring their own furnishings, beds and bedding. This is our basic empty tent with a zipped in ground sheet and nothing else. This tent sleeps up to 6 people.
    The Classic Package – standard level Bell Tent package and sleeps up to 4 people. These Bell Tents come with dressings and furnishings and you can choose any combination of single and double beds.
    The Luxury Package – includes all the glorious interior furnishings of the classic package along with home luxuries such as bedding and deckchairs. This package can sleep up to 4. You can order any combination of single and double mattresses to suit your individual requirements.
    For all information about the Bell Tents (including fitting, bedding, etc), prices and booking go to BROOK BELL TENTS

    Cloudhouses have 3 Yurt Packages available – Sqrts, 12ft Yurt and 18ft Yurt Structure.
    9ft Squrt – perfect to sleep 2. With a 3.5 foot high locking wooden door. Furnished with event carpet, Spanish rugs, a small table battery operated fairy lights. This Squrt is 3.5 feet high and headroom in the centre of just under 6 feet. With twin or double foam mattresses and all bedding.
    12ft Yurt – furnished for 2/ 3 people. With a 3.5 foot high locking wooden door and fully fitted groundsheet. Furnished With cosy Spanish rugs, large taffeta cushions, 2 small Indian tables, sheepskin rugs, battery operated fairy lights and LED light. with a double foam mattress or three singles with all bedding and linen.
    18ft Yurt – 18 foot diameter luxury dorm yurt to sleep up to 8 people. Beautifully crafted
    in house with 5 foot high lockable wooden door, large wooden framed window.
    For all information about the Yurts (including fitting, bedding, etc), prices and booking go to CLOUDHOUSES

    There are 6 different sized Tipis available for hire:
    14ft, 16ft, 18ft, 21ft and 24ft
    Tipis can sleep from 2 up to 12 people
    Tipis come with groundsheet, inner lining, raincatcher, matting, rugs, low table and lantern and can be hired with standard furnishings and bedding.
    For information about the Tipis, prices and booking go to WIGWAMSAM

  • Q Is there a specific family camping field?
    Redwoods Camping is designated for family camping. It is the first camping field on your right as you come over the bridge out of the arenas. Depending on where you park, the campsites are between 5 and 15 mins walk from the car parks. Beautiful Days is a family festival though so all of the camping fields have families camped in them!

    Q Can I park my car next to my tent or drive to the campsite to unload?
    No! No cars are allowed in the campsites or in the campervan fields before, during or after the festival. The car park is about a 10 minute walk from the festival arenas. There are two campsites as you come out of the car parks (Redwoods and Barleyfields camping) and then Arena Camping is adjacent to the Main Arena and is accessed by walking through the festival site.

    Q Can I pitch a tent next to my friends campervan in the campervan field?
    Tents are not allowed in the campervan field but small awnings are permitted. The width of any campervan with awning and a walkway to the next plot should not exceed 4 metres.

    Q Can I bring a trailer tent/folding caravan?
    Yes but you need to buy a caravan pass. Trailer Tents are not allowed in the campervan fields – particularly the cars. The campervan fields are for live-in vehicles only.

    Q What does the caravan pass get me? Do I need a car pass as well?
    The caravan pass covers a car towing a caravan which can be parked in the pitch – you do not need to buy a car pass as well. A van towing a caravan is permitted but only if the van is used for storage not sleeping in. If you also want to put people in it for sleeping you will need to buy a campervan pass as well and we will move it into the Campervan fields.

    Q Can we hire any accommodation on site?
    We have teamed up with Brook Bell Tents, Cloudhouses and Wigwamsam to exclusively offer a select number of Tipis, Bell Tents and Yurts for hire at Beautiful Days 2019 in ‘The Garden’ within our Barleyfields Campsite. All info here on The Garden page

    Q Can I bring my caravan?
    Yes! In a change to previous years we are now able to offer a limited number of caravan pitches. A Caravan Pass is the same face value price of a campervan + car and the cost covers the caravan AND your car which can park next to it in the 8 x 8m pitch.

    Q Are we allowed BBQs?
    Yes, you can bring small disposable BBQs as long as they are raised off the ground so you dont damage the land. And obviously please dont use them in tents and dont leave them unattended.

    Q Are there showers? Or water points?
    Yes, there are showers in all the campsites. They are manned and cleaned throughout the day. There are water points and toilets in all the campsites and across the site. These are marked clearly by signs and on the site map in the festival programme.

  • The tickets are available from LEVELLERS OR SEE TICKETS

    Adult Weekend Camping Ticket ~ £142.50
    10 to Under 16’s Weekend Camping Ticket ~ £70
    5 to Under 10’s Weekend Camping Ticket ~ £40
    Under 5’s Weekend Camping Ticket ~ £5
    Car Parking Pass ~ £15
    Campervan Pass ~ £45
    Caravan Pass (8m x 8m pitch) ~ £60

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