Family Festival Fun with Camp Bestival – Indulge Your Creative Side with this Year’s Theme Pop Stars and Rock Stars


Are you looking for a family festival to attend this year? Where the kids are happy and you can relax to great music in the sun, well there is something for everyone at Camp Bestival this year!

For anyone that hasn’t attended Camp Bestival before, there is a dressing up theme each year and the whole family can get involved – the possibilities for creative play are everywhere at Camp Bestival’s  festival holiday wonderland.

The dressing up theme this year is Pop Stars & Rock Stars – so dig out those 80’s outfits that you might have at the bottom of your wardrobe/kids dressing up box! Or is that just me hoarding my Madonna inspired outfits from the late 80’s!!?

Delve into the innovative and inspirational; get creative and be free this 27th – 30th July 2017 and celebrate Camp Bestival’s tenth anniversary in Lulworth Cove in Dorset

This year’s Camp Bestival includes live music from headliners Madness, Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds and Mark Ronson, plus more music from Holly Johnson, All Saints, Leftfield playing Leftism, Anne-Marie, Lightning Seeds, Reverend and the Makers, Ray BLK, Kate Nash, Louisa Johnson, The Cuban Brothers, Skinny Lister, The Christians, Becky Hill, The Bootleg Beatles, Right Said Fred, Louis Berry, Mexrrissey, Dub Pistols, DJ Yoda, Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana, The Blockheads, Los Pacaminos Feat Paul Young, T’Pau, and many more.

There will be booty shaking brilliance from a host of DJs including, Skream, Eats Everything B2B Ellis Dee (Old Skool Set), David Rodigan Presents Ram Jam with Norman Jay MBE and more, Sara Cox, Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets), Bez (Happy Mondays), Barry Peters, Shadow Child, Greco-Roman Soundsystem with Joe Goddard, Raindance, Rob da Bank, Altern-8, Billy Daniel Bunter, Shades of Rhythm, DJ Faydz, Liquid, Rachel Wallace, 2 Bad Mice, The Shellac Collective, Big Fish Little Fish the amazing Silent Disco and many more.

Yet still more musical goodness to captivate disco hungry ears including Sunday Best sublimes, Alice Jemima, Xylaroo and Mary Epworth. Plus a host of hotly tipped stars from Rowe, Malka, Keir and Holiday Oscar to Electric Pyramid, House Gospel Choir, Purple Rave, Prince tribute with Rob da Bank & Tayo, Big Swing Sound, Junior Jungle and Nutty’s Disco!

CAMPBESTIVAL lulworth castleExpect family entertainment galore with theatre and shows from School of Rock – The Musical, Mr Tumble, Dick and Dom, Mister Maker, The Bear & The Piano, Meet The Bolds With Julian Clary & David Roberts, The Crumble Lady, The Insect Circus, Dotty The Dragon, Animalphabet The Musical, Elmer The Elephant, Tongue Fu For Kids, Kidocracy, Mrs H And The Singalong Band, Samsam Bubbleman’s Giant Bubble Show! Boogie Monsters, Marawa’s Majorettes, West End Kids, The Makeshift Ensemble and Circus Raj. And don’t miss comedy from Reginald D Hunter, Gary Delaney, Kerry Godliman, Ray Badran, Phil Nichol, Yuriko Kotani and Jenny Bede. And catch our cavalcade of clowns, Andy Field, Tom Lucy, Nico Yearwood, Patrick Monahan, Chris Betts, Jake Lambert, Tom Ward and Prince Abdi.

CAMPBESTIVAL general shotGuaranteed to be an enclave of enlightenment throughout the weekend, The Literary Institute features talks, shows and quizzes including, A Boy Made of Blocks with Keith Stuart, The Scummy Mummies Show, Boys Don’t Cry with Bryony Kimmings, Bedtime Stories with The Famous Five, Pub Quizz For Kids with Patrick Monahan, Sound System: The Political Power of Music with Dave Randall, The Feast Collective Conversations with Elly Pear, Gill Meller, Jo Ingleby & Steven Lamb, The Great Camp Bestival Pop Stars & Rock Stars Quiz with John Harris and a large helping of Morning Mindfullness. Don’t miss How To: Befriend A Beetle with M.G. Leonard, Be An Underwater or Sky Explorer with Andy Torbet, Do What You Love with Laura Rowe, Editor of Olive Magazine, Write A Novel From A Beach Hut with Lucy Clarke, Write Your Own Myth with Maz Evans, Free Your Face with Lulatastic Hippyshake, Get Kids & Dad To Hit The Healthy Stuff with Beverly Glock plus The Satin Lizard Lounge curated by Scroobius Pip.

CAMPBESTIVAL_INSECT_CIRCUS_JCH_7491-2And keep the party going with a wonderland of attractions and destinations including Love-Bot, Son Et Lumière Castle Fireworks, The World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle, Giant Kids’ Disco with The World’s Largest Disco Ball, The Greatest Tent On Earth! Spinney Hollow, Tudors On Tour, Pelican Post, Bestival Inflatable Church, Literary Institute, The Den, Caravanserai, The Travelling Barn, Bollywood, Dingly Dell, Art Town, Freesports Park, Science Tent, Sunday Best Record Shop, Wall of Death, The Blue Coats’ Clubhouse, Dressing Up Area, Fancy Dress Parade, Pimp My Trolley & Beard and Moustache Competition, Face Painting Tent, Maypole Dancing, Morris Dancers, and the Soft Play Tent (Under 5s).

So we are digging out our neon, fishnets and lyrca and we will be rocking it up at this year’s Camp Bestival – come and join us!

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Camp Bestival 2017 Weekend Tickets are on sale now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410

  • Adult Weekend Ticket –  £197.50*
  • Student Weekend Ticket – £185* / Age 13 to 17 Weekend Ticket – £125*
  • Age 10 to 12 Weekend Ticket – £98.75* / Age 5 to 9 Weekend Ticket – £45*
  • Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket – £15*
  • Babes in Arms (1 & Under) – FREE (but ticket required)*

*All tickets include camping from Thursday