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Camp Good Life Festival, Wales 2022

16 September 2022 - 18 September 2022

£49 – £230

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Camp Good Life is a small music, food and word festival held on The Hawarden Estate, home to former Prime Minster, William Gladstone in North Wales for more than 30 years. 

In 2022, it is teaming up with Caught by the River and Heavenly Recordings to bring a dynamic list of bands and artists. Camp Good Life promises as intimate experience with tickets capped at 1,000, spread across a site covering several hundred acres.

Camp Good Life Director, Tara Gladstone, said, “We’re relaunching with our best line up yet – by miles – and a renewed vision, to be small but absolutely brilliant. No stone will be left unturned to make this the finest small festival anywhere; incredible music, ideas and food, loads of fire, free meals, the best loos and showers anywhere, a mind boggling and ancient site, fantastic gardens and just the right amount of surprises.”

Camp Good Life 2022 LineUp

Michael Head And The Red Elastic Band - Kismet (c) John Johnson LR
Michael Head and the Red Elastic Band – Kismet (c) John Johnson LR, ©Camp Good Life

Confirmed artists for the 2022 festival include Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band, Laura Groves, Simon Aldred, aka Cherry Ghost, and H. Hawkline.

Writers will include Saint Etienne’s pop connoisseur Bob Stanley; Ali Millar on her memoir The Last Days, Jude Rogers, and Ted Kessler, The New Cue editor. There will also be a special emphasis on Welsh history and culture.

Campfire Cooking Sessions

Tom Hunt by Department Two, ©Camp Good Life

Food is also to the fore. Joining this year’s Campfire Cooking Sessions are Emily Scott, whose restaurant Emily Scott Food opened at Watergate Bay in 2021; chef and author of several books, Gill Meller; Leith’s Olia Hercules; Group Chef Director at THE PIG Hotels, James Golding; Mark Diacono; Tom Hunt; Flora SheddenIxta Belfrage; Marie Mitchell; and Rob Howell.

Hawarden Estate

Hawarden Estate was home to Gladstone for forty years. It contains a 14th-century castle, and a Grade I-listed 18th century remodelled building.

Dogs are encouraged
Dogs are encouraged, ©Camp Good Life

The festival is held in both castles as well as the Victorian Teahouse, Walled Garden and 1920s cricket pavilion.

Dogs are encouraged. Organisers also claim they have the best loos of any festival in the UK. There is also plenty of space for camping, as well as as luxury bell tents inside the walled garden. You can even take a dip in the lake.

Tickets for Camp Good Life

Weekend (£230), day (£49-£59) and family tickets and further information at

When Is Camp Good Life?

16 to 18 September 2022.

Where Is Camp Good Life?

Hawarden Estate, Flintshire, Wales, CH5 3FB.


16 September 2022
18 September 2022
£49 – £230


Hawarden Estate
FlintshireCH5 3FBUnited Kingdom+ Google Map

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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