Stowaway Festival

18th - 20th August 2023

Location: Stowe, Buckinghamshire, MK18 5LJ

Size: 5,000


Stowaway is a small three-day festival with camping launching in 2022 and is still a relative secret on the festival scene.

2023 Stowaway family festival review

Set in picture-perfect, rolling countryside with ancient woodland and lakes, Stowaway a little hidden gem in the independent festival scene. Dance the night away under the stars with internationally renowned musicians and DJs. Feast on award-winning street food. Chance upon a hidden party in the woods. Blow away the night’s cobwebs with a refreshing dip in the lake while the kids paddle past in a canoe.

Made by friends, for friends; Stowaway is a new secret world for you to discover. All children’s activities are included in the ticket price at Stowaway so no hidden expenses and you can really relax. This includes the funfair rides, workshops, classes & tree climbing!

Impressive music headliners at the inaugural Stowaway included Orbital, The Staves, Quantic (DJ Set) and Elder Island, and DJ’s include Nightmares On Wax, Norman Jay MBE, Erol Alkan, Roni Size, and Luke Una. With the Comedy Stage welcoming Russell Kane and Suzi Ruffell and the Meadow Theatre stage hosted live theatre, comedy, dance, poetry, spoken word and storytelling.
Amazing Street Food from onsite vendors plus bottomless brunches hosted by Bristols finest, Seven Lucky Gods. 

For wellness and relaxation there is a wild swimming and paddle-boarding on the idyllic on-site lake, wood-fired Lakeside Hot Tubs, Woodland Yoga and Disco Yoga.
Half party, half boutique, The Provibers’ Parlour offered an immersive shopping extravaganza with a treasure trove of treats from independent traders, while Stowaway’s Kids Kingdom hosted free activities to fire your kid’s imagination, including Tree Climbing, Bushcraft & Circus Workshops, plus a Roller Disco and a Vintage Funfair.
All this plus a Hidden Speakeasy, Car-aoke (a karaoke booth in the woods), Drag Queen Story Hour and yet more hidden delights to discover.

Check out the first Stowaway Festival review here