Durham Miners Gala official campsite

(County Durham band DENNIS entertaining campsite guests in 2022)


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Make the most of The Big Meeting at the official campsite hosted by Marras - the Friends of Durham Miners' Gala.

On sale now for Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July 2024.

The campsite is in a beautiful and quiet setting just a short walk from the festivities (see map below), and includes free shower and toilet facilities, plus on site catering providing breakfasts. The site features a communal area with a bar, catering and live entertainment exclusively for our guests only. Stewarding will be on site throughout the night to ensure a safe and secure stay.



The 138th Durham Miners' Gala takes place on Saturday 13 July 2024. Accommodation can be booked now for Friday 12 and/or Saturday 13 July 2024.

The campsite will open at noon on Friday 12, and closes at 3pm on Sunday 14 July. Camper vans and caravans, as well as tents, are welcome. Dogs on leads are also welcome. We also offer a limited number of electric hook ups on a first-come-first-served basis, which can be booked alongside camping tickets below.


Book now for an early bird price is £15 per person per night for adults, £7.50 for under 16s, and free for under 5s. Prices will then rise on Thursday 13 June - one month before the Gala.

Free cancellation with a full refund (minus transaction fees) is available until Saturday 6 July 2024 – a week before the 2023 Big Meeting.

There is also a further 20 percent discount for members of the Marras. To receive your discount code, please email [email protected].

If you haven't yet, become a Marra, support our great celebration and get an extra 20 percent off. Join today here. All funds raised from camping will go to help cover the costs of staging the Gala, which is a free event.

  • East Durham College, Houghall Campus, Durham, DH1 3SG (see map below)

For camping enquiries email [email protected], or call 0191 386 8413.