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Elderflower Fields South

When: 22 May - 25 May

Where: Pippingford Park, Sussex

Elderflower Fields was born in 2012 out of a desire to create a new festival in Sussex which started with families and kids first, and then built the rest of the weekend around them. In our first year we really didn’t know what to expect. Intending to produce a party for a few hundred friends and family, our plans snowballed and before we knew it, we had sold over a thousand tickets. What is more surprising is that everyone loved it! The sun shone, kids played and we danced in the beautiful surroundings of the Bentley estate.

It was so popular that we did it again in 2013 and this time twice as many people came – largely encouraged through word of mouth from the previous year’s customers. We had more kids activities, more music and more delicious local food & drink. And the sun even came back too!

In 2014 we moved to a new, bigger venue, Pippingford Park. It’s beautiful, hilly and wild, and it has become a great home to us.

We intentionally keep Elderflower Fields small – it’s part of what makes it such a safe and special weekend for families. But we also try to increase the quantity and quality of the activities and performances every year, so that there’s always something new and exciting for our guests.


  • We’re putting together a cracking line up of musicians, bands, shows and performers for Elderflower Fields 2020. The first few acts are now confirmed – click on the links below to learn more and check back soon as we add to the programme over the coming weeks!

    K.O.G and The Zongo Brigade
    The Jive Aces
    Rum Buffalo
    True Strays
    CRINKLE CUTS
    Carnival Collective
    Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer
    YEAR OF THE DOG
    David Gibb
    JOHNNY CASH CONVERTERS
    Alexis Kings
    SOUL GRENADES
    Ringlefinch
    Uckfield Concert Brass
    The Equatorial Group
    WOLFE HOGAN
    SAACHI SEN
    JOLIE SKYE
    The Makeshift Ensemble
    The Magnificent Kevens
    MAYA LANE
    Zoe Zori
    Kevin Morton Magician

  • For those who prefer the thrill of sleeping outdoors with a little bit of extra comfort, we have a range of luxury camping options available… Arrive at the festival without the hassle of setting up your tent and settle into one of these beautifully furnished structures.

    The spacious and relaxed boutique camping area will have its own toilets, showers and water point, and is located in a quiet corner of the main family camping field.

    Please note, boutique camping prices do not include festival tickets.

    How it Works: 

    Once you have booked your festival tickets, choose from one of the options below and follow the link to make your booking directly with the glamping provider.

    When you arrive at the festival, come through the main ticketing tent to collect your festival wristbands, and then make your way to the glamping area of the campsite – this will be sign posted and marked on the festival maps.

    Then just check in with your glamping provider’s reception, find you tent and get settled in, ready for a weekend of festival fun!

    Bell Tents

    Once again Claire and her team from Loveabell will be providing bell tents for our boutique camping area. The perfect way for you and your family to sleep under the stars, without the hassle of carrying and setting up a big tent…

    Each bell tent comfortably accommodates up to six people and Lovabell can provide beds in a combination of doubles and singles to suit your requirements. Furnished packages start from £320 for the weekend and there are a range of optional extras which you can hire too.

    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION & BOOKINGS. 

    For further information or support, please contact Claire:
    Web: www.loveabell.co.uk
    Tel: 07399 316222
    Email: claire@loveabell.co.uk

    Tipis

    Hire a beautiful handmade Tipi for the festival weekend and experience the beauty of these majestic structures. Warm and snug on windy nights and cool on hot summer afternoons. Our Tipis, based on native American tradition, are made from high quality materials and come complete with inner liner, full weather protection, groundsheet and matting. Choose from the Regular or Lux Tipis, all 18ft and party in style at Elderflower Fields 2020. Your Tipi will be pitched and fitted out awaiting your arrival, when you will be greeted and settled in. Tipis are perfect for families, groups of friends or couples who want to lux it up.

    Each Tipi comfortably accommodates up to six folk, with stand up walk around room, space for your bags and gear and still room to swing the hypothetical cat.

    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION & BOOKINGS.

    For further information or support, please contact Francis:
    Web: www.blackdogtipis.co.uk
    Tel: 07756 927993 / 01297 552366
    Email: francis@blackdogtipis.co.uk

  • There are two main family camping fields with plenty of space for groups to camp together and kids to run around. The campsites open at 12noon on Friday and last admissions will be at 10pm. This is a family festival so we kindly request that, especially in the evenings and through the night, noise is kept to a minimum in the campsites.

    If you are arriving by car, you must leave it in the car park. Cars will not be allowed anywhere beyond the main car park. The closest you can camp to the car park is about 100 metres, which would then be about a 200m walk into the main festival site. The furthest you could conceivably walk between the far corner of the car park and the farthest corner of the wild camping field is just over 1km (but it’s worth it in our opinion!).

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