Bestival goes Camp

first details of the new Camp Bestival

By Neil Greenway | Published: Fri 2nd Nov 2007

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th July 2008
Lulworth Castle, Dorset, BH20 5QS, England MAP
Last updated: Fri 18th Jul 2008

The people behind Bestival are to launch a new festival next summer - Camp Bestival. Happening at the stunning Lulworth Castle in Dorset from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th July for 10,000 people, it's aimed at being a camping experience as much as a music festival.

Rob da Bank says "I can't wait to get to Camp Bestival! It's gonna be a big old family campsite with what we reckon will be the best facilities of any festival from custom furnished tipis and yurts to campfires, maintained barbeques, a massive kids areas and our Bestival Bluecoats on hand 24 hours a day to cater for your every need... and then there's the music - not so much an afterthought as just one part of the whole shebang. Roll on July!"

Lulworth Castle

Camp Bestival is inspired by the days of summers past, imagine a 1950s British Holiday Camp with a twist and you'll get close to what Camp Bestival is all about. Expect to bask in nostalgia and fits of giggles as the Bestival Bluecoats, with the mighty Miguel from The Cuban Brothers at the helm, lead you on a merry jaunt around the most beautiful site in the world designed by Josie da Bank. Mix in entertainment of the highest order, splendid music, the biggest boutique (erm... that's a paradox;-) campsite ever, excellent facilities for the outdoor life and a sprinkle of Bestival magic.

Fun for all the family is included so expect a Kids Area filled with magic moments and an abundance of neat treats for little ones of all ages. From a Sports Day on the jousting strip to Story Telling around roaring Campfires, a good ole Cockney Knees Up, Insect Circus, The All Singing Kids Summer Party and dressing up antics, it'll be a jam packed haven for kids and their parents. Plus Lulworth Castle has its very own Animal Farm where the kids can get up close to their super-friendly animals.

There's luxury tents, tipis, yurts, bivouacs, airstreams, and gypsy caravans available, or bring your own outdoor living.

The live music line-up (announced soon) is of course programmed by Rob da Bank. The music will be diverse with a Main Stage, a 'Tree Stage', a Balearic Bollywood arena, a Rock n Roll tent and the magnificent Spiegel tent for Come Dancing dance-offs. All this plus Comedy, Spoken Word, Theatre in the Woods, Films projected on the Castle Walls, Fireworks and fun.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Monday 5th November, priced at £110 for adult weekend camping. Once the allocation of £110 tickets runs out, tickets revert to the full price of £120. There will also be a ‘Family-friendly’ Ticket Option in the coming weeks.

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