December 1, 2014

Getting There, Accommodation & Food


  • Held in the stunning 900 acre grounds of Stanford Hall in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6DH
  • Gates open 12 noon on Wednesday 9th August 2017.  
  • Whichever day you arrive please arrive by 10pm as that is when the gates close!
  • Everyone should be off site by 4pm Sunday 13th August
  • No pets allowed, sorry!  Although our hosts at Stanford Hall have a dog that you may see in the grounds. 

Getting there

Directions by car (click on the highlighted city for full directions)

  • From Bristol (2 hours 10 mins) & the South West
  • From Birmingham (45 mins)
  • From London (2 hours) & the South East
  • From York (2 hours 15 mins) & the North East
  • From Manchester (2 hours 20 mins) & the North West

By train – Rugby is the closest train station to Stanford Hall.

  • 1 hour from London
  • 2 hours from Bristol
  • 35 minutes from Birmingham
  • 2 hours from Manchester
  • 2 hours 45 minutes from York


Rugby is the closest train station to Stanford Hall. Taxis cost around £20 one way.

Taxi companies: Compass 01788 222222  or Call a car 01788 540800

By Air

If you are flying to Doris the nearest airports are:

  • East Midlands (40 minutes)
  • Birmingham Airport (40 minutes)
  • Stansted Airport (London) (70 minutes)
  • Heathrow (London) (2 hours)


 Other tips & recommendations
  • It’s lovely to travel with someone you’ve just met, reduce your carbon footprint and share travel costs! We will create a lift sharing page on Facebook nearer the time.
  • If you want to bring in a live-in vehicle you will need to purchase a ‘campervan pass‘ which costs £20.
  • If you are travelling by car please buy a ‘car park pass (£10 for up to 5 days)
  • Link to Carbon offsetting


  • Camping is included in the ticket price 
  • General Camping is for those who like to go to bed late and/or don’t mind a bit of noise. This will include live in vehicles parked to one side. Portable toilets and showers will be closest to general camping as it is nearer the water supply
  • Quieter camping is for those who may go to bed early or who are sensitive to noise. Please be aware that we cannot totally eradicate noise from the camp sites. Also space for live in vehicles, parked to one side.  Still less than 5 min walk to nearest showers/toilets.
  • Luxury accommodation in the stables of Stanford Hall.   There are only around 10 rooms available with either 2, 3 or 4 beds in each including some double rooms.  Most of the rooms have a shared bathroom, a couple have en-suites. Please contact us to find out prices at
  • Glamp in authentic Mongolian yurts, accommodating up to 6 people with camp beds and bedding (3 yurts available).  They cost £400 for the full 4 nights (Weds night to Saturday night).  Portable toilets will be situated close to the yurts. You cannot cook in the yurts.
  • Bell Tents – Tribe of Doris have a limited number of unfurnished 4 metre & 5 metre bell tents available for hire. We will set them up and pack them down for you and they cost £130 for the whole event.
  • If you would like to hire a Mongolian yurt or unfurnished bell tent please contact for more information 
  • Other local accommodation options



  • There will be gas powered showers and portable toilets (including disabled access) in the general camping area.
  • There are also also men’s and women’s showers and toilets (including disabled access) in the stable block.
  • You are welcome to bathe in the river or lake at your own risk.



Let the tantalising flavours from far off Caribbean Islands warm your cockles, soothe your nerves, ease your joints and make you smile.  At this years Rum Shack we will be serving fine and varied Rums from the Islands of Cuba, Barbados, St. Lucia and the very latest new Rums from Jamaica.  Our mixes will be usual juices plus our popular specialities ‘mango and chilli’ and ‘mojito’ style with fresh mint and lime. In addition, this year’s ‘Wellness Warrior’ will be serving powerful herb, root and bark infusions to ease sore throats, aid blood cleansing, assist with Women’s pains and improve virility (ahem!) amongst other tings.  He is also serving up a hot roots tea of a night time.  Wine, Beer and Cider are also on offer. The shack will be full of Reggae, Soca and African  vibes as usual and our outside fire will be there to drum around. The Rum Shack will open at 18:00.



  • We are thrilled to welcome back everybody’s favourite pizza providers ‘Pizza of Dreams‘.
  • Eirlys will bring their wood fired ovens and smiley staff to the field for the third year, yum yum!
  • Scoff and Relish will be cooking delicious breakfast pancakes, hearty soups, stews, salads and savoury scones. Run by Mijanou and her fabulous team, their food is tasty, filling and their meat options are all free range.
  • Lovely Dave and Annette who run The Cake Hole at Shambala Festival will be running our Doris Cafe & Open Mic Night for the second year serving delicious hot drinks, cakes and savoury snacks (especially nice for those hungry tummies at Open mic and party nights!)
  • Everyone’s favourite Scots, Billy & Elaine are back to run Coffeecab, the perfect place for real coffee lovers to keep going when energy levels are flagging!

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