Durham Miners Gala camping tickets are on sale - and offer something more than simply somewhere to lay your head for the night.

Durham Miners Gala camping includes glamping-style luxuries like showers as well as entertainment in the form of open mic music.

The official camping hosted by Marras - the Friends of Durham Miners' Gala - is available for two nights over the period of the Durham Miners Gala 2019 and is located nearby, making it an alternative to hotels for anyone travelling to the Big Meeting.

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When and where is the Durham Miners Gala camping available?

The 135th Durham Miners' Gala takes place on Saturday July 13 2019. The Durham Miners Gala camping is available for the nights of Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July 2019. The camping site is available at East Durham College, Houghall Campus, Durham, which is within easy walking distance of the Racecourse, which is where the speeches are held as well as the location of many stalls and marquees.

The Durham Miners Gala campsite will open at noon on Friday July 12, and will close at 4pm on Sunday July 14 when the event's over.

Is the Durham Miners Gala camping just open for tents?

Camper vans and caravans, as well as tents, are welcome to use it.

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What's the cost of Durham Miners Gala camping tickets?

Durham Miners Gala camping tickets cost £15 per person per night for adults, £7.50 for under 16s, and free for under fives. There's also free cancellation with a full refund available until Saturday July 6, a week before the Big Meeting.

If you're a member of the Marras, you'll have already received a discount via email for 25% off your Durham Miners Gala camping tickets. All funds raised from the camping will go to help cover the costs of staging the Gala. Durham Miners Gala camping spaces are limited and so organisers are suggesting that people book early.

You can contact marras@durhamminersgala.org, or call 0191 386 8413 if you have queries.

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Where can I book my Durham Miners Gala camping tickets?

You can book your Durham Miners Gala camping tickets from the booking page.

What facilities are available at the Durham Miners Gala camping?

There'll be free luxury showers and toilets, plus a café and entertainment marquee featuring open mic sessions.