May 22, 2011 19:00 ET

Safeguard Reveal People Are Choosing 'Glamping' Over Camping at Music Festivals

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 22, 2011) - There has been a significant increase in people wanting to hire motorhomes for music festivals, according to Safeguard UK.

Safeguard, the UK's leading retailer of motorhome and caravan insurance, conducted a survey and found that there has been a 10% increase in enquiries about temporary motorhome insurance since this time last year.

Many of the major music festivals now offer designated areas for motorhome users to park their motorhome for the duration of the festival.

Music festivals are generally synonymous with sleepless nights and days without showering, but it seems that people are opting to go for more glamorous camping conditions and treating music festivals more like a holiday. As well as providing a shelter from the elements, motorhomes also cater for the security conscious as the modern day festival-goer tends to carry laptops, Ipods, sound systems and other expensive high-tech equipment.

Safeguard asked a range of 'glampers' about their main reasons for hiring a motorhome at a music festival.

Here are the most popular reasons:

  • To have access to showering and toilet facilities
  • To feel more secure and keep expensive possessions safe
  • For sufficient shelter in case of bad weather conditions
  • For generally better comfort over the festival weekend

Rita Sadler, Safeguard Manager, said, "With the number of festivals available to go to increasing each year, people are keen to make the most out of the experience and are opting to hire motorhomes. They are using them for an entire week even if the festivals only span across a couple of days and really getting into the camping spirit. Our advice to anyone who is considering hiring a motorhome should make sure they have adequate motorhome insurance to cover themselves for all eventualities."

Notes to editors:

  • Safeguard is the specialist Caravan and Motorhome division of Swinton Group Limited
  • Safeguard has over 25 years specialist insurance experience and was recently voted 'Insurer of the Year' by one of the most popular motorhome magazines
  • With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the largest UK high street insurance retailer
  • Safeguard has an award winning website:

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