Festival-goers snub tents in favour of luxury campervans

Going to a festival this year? Apparently you’re now less likely to get stuck in a muddy field in your Fiat Cinquecento and instead fork out for a luxury motorhome.

Hire companies have noticed an increase in bookings of campervans for the big summer festivals – with Glastonbury being the most popular.

Unbeatablehire.com said this year’s bookings for Glastonbury are up 60% compared to three years ago.

Meanwhile, booking for motorhomes at V Festival Chelmsford are up 113% since 2012 – and a staggering 433% for Latitude.

Spokesman Renford Nelson said: “Our customers have said that staying in a motorhome at music festivals is not only a lot more fun than a hotel, but also cost-effective.

“Festivals generally make up 10% or more of our overall annual bookings, and 2015 looking even stronger with 15% or more of the annual bookings.”

Motorhomes can be hired for around £100 a day in summer – would you be tempted, or is it not a festival without a tent to fall into at night?