Camper van owners please book early

Are you planning to come to Swell with a camper van? Please book early!

Swell Music & Arts Festival takes place on Arranmore Island, off the coast of West Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way, from July 27 to 29.

This year we are very grateful to be hosted by Arranmore United FC on their home grounds, The Rannagh, Aphort, on the west side of the island.

We are once again offering free camping on a first come, first serve basis. There will plenty of space for tents in a section of the football pitch, in direct proximity to the festival (You will not be able to park a camper van beside your tent on the pitch).

The camping area will once again be split into a general public and a family section. We pride ourselves in being a very family friendly festival – Here is a review from Angela who brought her whole family to Swell last year.


There will be very limited parking spaces available for camper vans within the confines of the festival, but we ask that you please book your festival tickets as soon as possible and let us know via email to what kind of camper van you are bringing. Please note, when the spaces are gone, they are gone!

If you are bringing a camper van, booking your vehicle onto a ferry to and from the island is also a MUST! There are two great companies to choose from. Contact either The Arranmore Red Ferry or The Arranmore Blue Ferry.

Arranmore United’s home ground is based in an area used on a daily basis by many islanders, especially the fishermen and women. The island’s helicopter landing pad is also in direct proximity, as well as The Old Boathouse, which is a very important historical building to the community (more details to follow). We ask that you treat the area and people’s property with respect.

The festival team will always do its best to accommodate people attending Swell within our capabilities and we thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

We have a beautiful new location, fantastic acts and if the weather is once again on our side, it will be another unforgettable Swell. We hope to see you there!

Swell Music & Arts Festival takes place from July 27 to 29 on Arranmore Island Appearing are The Wood Burning Savages, Ryan McMullan, Accidents In The Workplace, Jinx Lennon, Orchid Collective, Ye Vagabonds and many, many more. Tickets are on sale now here!

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