Dog Lovers Festival 2023

Dog Lovers Festival 2023

Fri 4 - Sun 6 Aug 2023

Location: Elvaston Castle

Please note there is a maximum of 6 tickets per pitch.
Running Time: 72 hours - approximate, including any interval(s).

Standing Event

About the event

An outdoor tribute festival in the stunning surroundings of Elvaston Castle.

Please note the on site camping is now fully booked.  You must have a tent or caravan pass with your entry ticket if you wish to stay on site.

This amazing festival takes place on the first weekend of August each year in the 362 acre grounds of Elvaston Castle, with the UK’s top tribute acts performing over the 3 days.

Our Dog Lovers stage has some of the UK’s best tribute bands performing across the weekend hosted by our very own Dog Lovers compere, so as the sun goes down, you can relax in the jaw dropping surroundings of the Country Park.

The food and drink flows all over the weekend with our top award-winning food vendors that we hand pick from the best food events in the Country and the fabulous Beer, Cider, Gin and cocktails bars returning to quench your thirst. As always, we have a fun packed adventure for the dogs with agility, scurry run, lure chasing, steeplechase, hide and seek, doggie dip, etc.. plus a few more surprises in store. The main arena will host again some amazing entertainment throughout the weekend, so grab a ringside seat and watch and learn some amazing things. And not forgetting the Fun Dog Show which will be running all day on both days. We have the most fabulous categories for you including Best in Show on both days.
Why stay one day, when you can stay for 3? Our campsite is adjacent to the event itself so no long hauls across fields to get to the festival.
With regular visitors as far away as Scotland, joining us year upon year. The event speaks for itself and don’t forget, we cater for every member of the family, including the dog.

You can only enter the campsite with a valid caravan/tent pass. Weekend camping tickets alone do not allow you to enter.  Caravan/ tent passes do not include event entry tickets.

Friday's tribute line up:

Fleetwood Mac


The Blues Brothers

Saturday's tribute line up:

Foo Fighters

Robbie Williams

The Rolling Stones

Tom Jones

The Beatles

Sunday's tribute line up:


David Bowie


The Modest

Plus Support

Friday 4th August 2023

Live Music, Food and drink only
12.00 Car park opens
12.00 Camping opens
16.00 Music Arena opens
21.00 Music Arena Closes
21.30 Car park closes

Saturday 5th August 2023
09.30 Car Parking opens
10.30 Main event opens
11.30 Music arena opens (Food and Drink Area)
17.00 Shopping village closes
21.00 Music arena closes
21.30 Car park closes

Sunday 6th August 2023
09.30 Car parking opens
10.30 Main event opens
11.30 Music arena opens (Food and Drink area)
17.00 Shopping village closes
19.00 Music arena closes
20.00 Car park closes

Camping/ Caravan

Camping options only available for weekend ticket holders and each pitch can only purchase up to a maximum of 6 weekend ticket holders.  

Camping fields open Friday 4th of August at 12.00 noon and closes Monday 7th August at 10.00am
One car can be parked next to your caravan or tent as long as you don’t need to move it all weekend. If you think you will need your car, please park in the free car park across the road as you will not be allowed back on site if you move, for whatever reason.
Tent and vehicle must fit into a pitch 6x6m and caravans/motorhomes into a pitch 9x6m. If your accommodation is larger than this you must purchase additional passes
No social spaces
No gazebos/awnings between two tent spaces
No open fires
This event is promoted by Dog Lovers Festival.

Full FAQ’s

Prices & Offers

£25.50 - £15.50

Concessions: £13 - £0

Click Buy Tickets to see what concessions are available for this event, and for more price information and availability. Children 12 months and over require a ticket, unless otherwise stated. Proof of entitlement to concession may be required on collection of tickets or on entry to the event.

Childrens tickets must be purchased with an adult ticket.