Edinburgh Festival Camping attracts an eclectic mix of campers this summer!
From Australia to North Yorkshire and everywhere in between including: the USA, Brussels, Madrid, Ireland and the rest of the UK – camping at the Edinburgh Festival is attracting a diverse range of campers… Making Edinburgh Festival Camping not just the most affordable accommodation in the City this August – but the most unique! And now that the FULL Fringe programme has been announced we have seen a huge surge in bookings from around the World as campers buy tickets to see there favourite acts or simply ear mark several days to catch as many of the shows as they possible can.
Based at the prestigious Royal Highland Centre, in Ingliston, Edinburgh the first ever Edinburgh Festival Campsite will not only be bringing visitors to the Festivals but will be bringing the festival atmosphere to them with a host of activities and great mix of residents. The site will play host to around 1000 campers per night, who will be a mixture of both visitors to the big 6 Festivals and participants who will also be performing pre-cursors to their shows on the lively Breakfast Stage! Participants include performers like Paul Thompson:
“’I’m a singer-songwriter from Norfolk and am doing a 3 month tour in a specially converted milk float, performing music and running song writing workshops as far north as the Outer Hebrides, finishing with a 2 week run of shows on George Street where I’ll be joined by support acts from around the UK. I decided to camp because It’s a fun and affordable option for myself and the other performers coming to the Fringe.”
Mr Thompson is just one of the many participants camping this summer as a lot of performers, staff and volunteers have found that rising accommodation prices in Edinburgh during the festival have almost priced them out of the market, defeating the Fringe’s objective of having a festival open to all. For participants the cost to camp is just £12 per night, and they will have full access to all the facilities as well as their own participants area where they can meet others and share their experiences from the festival and the rest of their tour in some cases! The City Centre is just a 23 minute bus ride or tram journey away with buses running all night and visitors able to purchase a Ride Card from just £17 which gives them unlimited travel for the week.
If you haven’t already booked your camping spot at the Edinburgh Festival then don’t waste any more time, especially if you are planning to bag one of our comfy pre pitched tents as stock is now limited on some dates! For more details and how to book click here!