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Festival Aftermath


We are trying to raise awareness of the terrible state that the campsites are left in when everyone goes home after a Festival. Abandoned tents, camping equipment and rubbish blight the beautiful green fields which will be destined for landfill and will take years to decompose.

Help Us To Help You.
Here at Fat Frank’s we have put a number of services in place to help you be a bit more eco friendly and have a more sustainable festival camping experience whilst reducing the left over waste going into landfill.


This is a free and easy service where you purchase all your camping needs from our website and collect at the festival. This will make travelling to the festival via public transport, car share, big green coach or flying in for the festival much easier.
2. Tent & Camping Donation Point
We will be open at the end of the festival, Sunday night until 10pm and the following Monday morning 8am till 12 noon to take in donations.
We will take any donations of tents and camping equipment at the end of the festival, all donations will be passed on to local charitys or youth groups based in and around the Chesterfield area.
This new envoirmentally friendly option enables you to rent a high-quality tent or awning at an affordable price. After your weekend return the tent back to our stall which can be cleaned & reused saving tents from going into landfill.
Check out the Loan & Go Page for more information.
We sell good quality tents at affordable prices, so dont confuse our cheap prices with low quality tents. Our tents are designed to withstand the harshest weather and made to last for years.  Please take your tent home and reuse for many more festivals, a weekend away or garden camping.
Check out our tent range page for more information.
5 Salvage & Donate 
At the end of the festival the Fat Frank’s team will go out into the campsites and salvage good reusable tents, chairs, sleeping bags & airbeds we then donate the salvaged tents and equipment to local Chesterfield youth groups and charities.

Please do your bit when you leave.

Thousands of tents and abandoned camping equipment like airbeds, roll mats, chairs, blankets and gazebos are left after each festival. Think responsibly when you are packing your bags, don’t bring items that you won’t be able to take back home again.

Put all your rubbish into the bins provided and use the recycle bins to reduce the amount going into landfill. Even just five minutes of effort from each person at the Festival would make a HUGE difference.  Please remove all your tent pegs from the ground. It is really important not to leave any behind because they get embedded in the ground and when the fields get rotavated, the metal pegs can get chopped-up into small pieces. This can lead to serious injury and harm to livestock using the fields.

Festival Aftermath

Festival Aftermath

Tent and Camping Equipment Donation Point

If you are unable to take your tent or any of your camping equipment home with you, please bring it back to our stall where we will donate the items to charity. It costs nothing, prevents waste & pollution whilst supporting a worthy cause. Items must be in a clean and usable state in order to be taken in. The donation point (our ‘Fat Frank’s Camping Shop’ stall) will be open until 12 noon on the closing Monday of the festival.

Our chosen charity for 2022 is

1st Whittington Scout group Chesterfield

This charity and youth group will benefit from and tents and equipment donated and salvaged when the festival has finished.



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