Now in it's 8th year the family friendly Camp Bestival 'Goes Wild', happening from Thursday 30th July to Sunday 2nd August, at Lulworth Castle in Dorset has announced this year's programme for The Den - a whole area of Camp Bestival dedicated solely to 13 – 17 year-olds, it’s kind of a festival within a festival, with new and emerging talent, workshops, talks, Q&As, and more.
Give-It-A-Go Sessions on offer across the weekend include DIY Festival Fashion, Disco Yoga. Cecilia Knapp in Spoken Word 101, self-discovery with Getting To Grips, the BRIT School's Music Video Masterclass, and a Parkour Pop-Up. The Den will also play host to Spoken Word including coming of age act Finding Home, Maria Ferguson, Samuel King, and Laurie Bolger offers Poetry & Lyrics tips.
'The Den: Afterhours' showcases an array of DJs, live acts, dancers and drummers. Friday night’s flavour is Dancehall, and hula madness aplenty with hosts Marawa the Amazing and the Majorettes, Saturday sees a Totally Tropical Takeover, and Sunday will be Wild! And live music in The Den with Rats In Me Kitchen, Pocket Club, Rive, Karyma, and Eden Roxx.
Situated alongside The Den will be Rob da Bank’s Music Club. Putting on exclusive workshops, demonstrations, inspirational speakers and general chill out, with music and performance for 13 - 17 year-olds – it’s only teens allowed.
Camp Bestival organiser Rob da Bank said, "After the success of last year we had to bring The Den back and keep it going loads longer with The Den Afterhours! We’ve also got tons of stuff you can get your teeth into from parkour to poetry to keep you out of your parents' clutches. It all sounds brilliant to me, but I wouldn’t know, because I’m not allowed in… apart from when I interview Pro Green… :)"
They join Clean Bandit who will headline Friday, Kaiser Chiefs lead the stage on Saturday, and Underworld will close the festival on the Sunday.
Also confirmed are Justin Fletcher aka Mr Tumble, Professor Green, Wretch 32, Kate Tempest, Bob Geldof, Soul II Soul, Level 42, Alison Moyet, Ella Eyre, Cymande, 808 State, Buzzcocks, DJ Yoda, The Cuban Brothers, Arthur Brown, Slaves, Only The Young, George The Poet, Eliza Carthy, The Spooky Men's Chorale, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners, Ekkah, The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, Weymouth Ukeleleans, Sinful Maggie, Folk Idol, and Reggaerobics.
Plus festival favourites Insect Circus, West End Kids, BRIT School, Royal Albert Hall Albert’s Band, Funky Little Choir, and Workshop Patrol. Augmenting them will be new attractions including The Chrysalis Garden, The Train Trip, and Wild Adventures promising the biggest, best and wildest activities yet.
An adult weekend ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) is priced at £195, a student weekend ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) is priced at £180, a youth (age 15 to 17) weekend ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) is priced at £113, A teen (age 11 to 14) weekend ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) is priced at £88. A child (Age 5 to 10) weekend ticket (inc. camping) is priced at £20, and a toddler (age 4 and Under) weekend ticket (inc. camping) is FREE (but ticket still required).
A Campervan Ticket is priced at £72 per vehicle and a caravan/trailer tent ticket (includes a car parking space) is priced at £83, and a car parking pas is £15 in advance.
Note: All teens (aged 11 to 17) MUST camp in the same area as their families with a maximum of 2 teens per adult (over the age of 26)
There's also a 30 week payment plan to purchase tickets meaning that an adult ticket can now be bought at a payment of just £5 per week over 29 consecutive weekly payments following an initial deposit payment.
There will, as ever, be a wide choice of premium camping and hospitality options with great family facilities and hot showers, including Lucky Cat Hospitality, Camping Plus Premium Camping, Breastival Mother & Baby Chill Out, Airstreams, Tipis, Yurts and much, much more.
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