It’s no fun trying to keep everyone happy, clean and dry when the field has turned to mud and all your clothes are damp and uncomfortable. That might be a rite of passage for teenagers but not so for the rest of us.
I’ve been a regular at Tribfest in East Yorkshire for many years and, though I don’t generally mind spending a night or two under canvas, I now always opt for a spot of luxury when I go there. It’s held in the middle of August and I think it’s rained at least once every year I’ve attended.
We’ve gravitated from tents in the first year or two to a tatty old caravan and last year we hired a motorhome from the UK’s largest manufacturer of caravans and motorhomes,East Yorkshire-based Swift.
They have a couple of depots where you can pick up your motorhome: Stockport and Edinburgh.
We had a four-berth Swift Escape 664. Everything was included in the price from a fully-equipped kitchen (some models come with microwaves) to bedding, a TV and even wifi - which is quite remarkable. We simply turned up with our luggage (as you would to a hotel), stocked up with food and drink and off we went - it was as simple as that.
For a week’s hire of a family-sized motorhome, sleeping up to five, prices start around £700 in low season rising to £1,225 in high season. Motorhomes can be hired for three or more nights - and make perfect sense for a long weekend’s festival.