This year sees the 10th year of our popular annual four day mini-festival. We offer a wonderful vibe for those wishing to peacefully celebrate the Solstice season in the relaxed and magical atmosphere of Salisbury Plain itself.
Our Solstice Festival is the one and only camping and live music event within the vicinity of Stonehenge during the Summer Solstice.
We grow every year and our live entertainment is becoming increasingly well known throughout the area for its inspirational range of artists and for representing the best of our local talent, as well as playing host to niche international acts who go on to Glastonbury to perform during the following week.
We offer a central hub of entertainment at our Events Barn, from early afternoon each day through until late.
We attract a range of on-site caterers who provide delicious food throughout the festival, including high-quality vegetarian and vegan options, pop-up speciality vans, craft beers and cider. We run a fully licensed bar in the evenings and provide excellent live music.
We are the closest site to Stonehenge, being only 2.2 miles by road (A303) to the Stonehenge Visitor Centre car park and 4.5 miles walking to the stones themselves. We are the only dedicated Stonehenge Summer Solstice Festival that allows camping en masse and are the main campfire and food festival for the Solstice.
FOOD & DRINK
We feel good food plays an important part in any celebration. On this basis, we work hard to provide an exciting blend of options ranging from crepes and cooked english breakfasts through to delicious coffee traders and the freshest and funkiest in pop-up vegan and vegetarian event catering. Our licensed bar is open in the Barn from 2pm until 11pm and we encourage responsible drinking in order to keep the event peaceful and relaxing for all.
REASONS TO COME IN 2018
1. The unique atmosphere – we have been featured live on several news programmes including ABC News, Sydney and offer something intimate and special every year 2. Meeting new friends – many of our guests return year after year for this reason 3. Excellent evening entertainment – fire twisters & high quality music 4. The closest site to Stonehenge – only a 2.2 mile walk by road to the visitor centre and less than 4.5 miles to the Stones themselves. In fact we are the only site like this! 5. Level grass pitches on 4 acre site – see our photography gallery for more 6. Communal campfire which sits 40 – 50 people (singers please bring your musical instruments) 7. Safe and secure site with 24 hour security 8. Excellent relaxed, friendly atmosphere with people returning year after year 9. Public transport to site – train to Salisbury & No 2 bus to NEW campsite bus stop 10. Private shuttle bus service to and from Stones on the night of the Solstice – from 9pm – 11pm and 5am – 7am. (These hours are to avoid gridlock on roads but there is a short off road 50 minute walk from the Visitors’ Centre back to the campsite – ask Wardens for details) 11. There are 4 excellent pubs (The Solstice Rest, The Boot Inn, The Rainbow on the Lake & The Swan at Stoford) within 7 – 45 min walks respectively 12. Easy to get to by road, taxi or bus (No 2 from Salisbury & Devizes) 13. Extra large shower block and toilets provided especially to cater for the festival! Our normal facilities will be closed. 14. We have zero tolerance of anti social behaviour and no amplified music is allowed, making it a very special and enjoyable event. Why not read some of last year’s testimonials on Facebook? 15. Fully licensed bar with real ale and cider festival Special food – Pizza, Pork, Chicken, Vegetarian/Vegan available 18th to 22nd June (breakfast only on 22nd June) 16. Small amount of select trade stands. Please contact Liane on 07786 734 732 to reserve a pitch 17. Pre order BBQ food from Berwick Farm Shop – please call Marilyn on 01722 790490. 18. Popular Yoga workshop at 11am each morning 19th – 21st
ATMOSPHERE & COMMUNAL FIRE PIT
We have returners who come back year after year for the friendships which are built during this magical festival.
We nurture and foster this experience with shared free activities which nourish the body and soul.
We create a large communal fire pit to create a wonderful atmosphere around the site, as people gather to talk and play music each evening.
We regret that no other fire pits can be allowed during the Solstice time, for everyone’s safety.
ENGLISH HERITAGE SOLSTICE INFORMATION
Stonehenge is an ancient prehistoric site which has been a place of worship and celebration at the time of Summer Solstice for thousands of years. English Heritage is pleased to provide free Managed Open Access to Stonehenge for Summer Solstice and ask that, if you are planning to join us for this peaceful and special occasion, you follow the Conditions of Entry set out by following the link below. We have a duty of care to ensure your safety and are also responsible for looking after the Stonehenge monument itself. During the Summer Solstice access to Stonehenge, we support all individuals and groups conducting their own forms of ceremony and celebration providing that they are mutually respectful and tolerant of one another. These Conditions of Entry are written to ensure enjoyment and safety for everyone. Please make sure you read them before deciding to come to Stonehenge for Summer Solstice. Contravention of any of these conditions will result in entry being refused or your removal from Stonehenge. English Heritage reserves the right to refuse entry. Toilets and drinking water are available.
Please connect here to the English Heritage site for Conditions of Entry and further information.