Pop Stars & Rock Stars theme for Camp Bestival 2017

By Scott Williams | Published: Thu 24th Nov 2016

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Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July 2017
Lulworth Castle, Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5QS, England MAP
£180 for the weekend
Daily capacity: 10,000
Last updated: Thu 25th Jan 2018

This year's theme has been announced for the family friendly Camp Bestival 2017, which returns for it's 9th edition from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July, to the picturesque setting of Lulworth Castle, set against the backdrop of England's dramatic Jurassic coastline in Dorset.

Pop fan Rob da Bank said, "Who hasn’t dreamed about busting a move like James Brown, getting into spandex like Kylie, glittering up like Ziggy Stardust or going a bit more sensible like Blur? Well, its time to get into the dressing up box, be a bit brave and get ready for Camp Bestival 2017… now where’s my meat dress?!"

Attendees can expect Daft Punks, Gaga Girls and Beastie Boys, and even whole families of Beatles and more, organisers add, "In among all the crazy excesses of music, theatre, family shows, fairground attractions, outdoor activities, poets, authors, comics and amazing food, we never miss an opportunity to bust out the glitter and spandex and our Pop Stars & Rock Stars theme is the perfect chance to indulge your fantasies and celebrate your musical heroes."

There are no acts confirmed yet for 2017 but expect organiser Rob Da Bank to appear. Camp Bestival is all about bringing back the British Holiday Camp... Bestival style! A place where Hi de Hi camping capers meet the spirit of early festivals and as well as entertainment, comedy, and literature. There will be a full programme music over multiple stages, plus other entertainment including comedy, arts & crafts, spoken word, dance, and more.

Spread across the Castle Field, Kids Garden, Big Top, Bollywood, Black Dahlia, East Lulworth Literary Institute, the festival offers family entertainment, sideshow attractions and more. There's a huge Kids Area filled with things to keep little ones of all ages entertained all day long. Plus Lulworth Castle has its very own Animal Farm where the kids can get up close to their super-friendly animals.

Camp Bestivals are also offering a Christmas No treat with their early bird tickets, book before 9th December and get an exclusive souvenir Camp Bestival Christmas card. Numbers are a strictly limited for these exclusive souvenir cards.

Organisers have also revealed the Camp Bestival Advent Calendar will be back, bursting with festive goodies. Featuring an array of amazing prizes, activity sheets to keep the little ones busy, mellifluous carols and Christmastime tales, be sure to head to bestiadvent.net from the 1st December and fill your stocking!

The Camping Bestival 2017 weekly payment plan is on sale now with a 30-week payment plan from £5 per week.

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Early bird tickets are priced as follows:-
Adult Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) - £175
Student Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs) - £165
Age 13 to 17 (on 30/07/2017) Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) - £105
Age 10 to 12 (on 30/07/2017) Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) - £80
Age 5 to 9 (on 30/07/2017) Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) – £30
Age 4 & Under (on 30/07/2017) Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) – £10
Babes In Arms (1 & Under) - FREE (but ticket required)
Car Parking - £20
Campervan Ticket - £90 per vehicle
Caravan / Trailer Tent Ticket – £80 (one car only per caravan/trailer tent – no exceptions)

NOTE: all tickets will incur a booking fee.

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 30). All children aged 4 and under (on 31/07/2016) can attend for free (but MUST HAVE a ticket). These ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21.

Plus Camping Plus, Backstage VIP Camping and Hospitality Camping tickets are also on sale.

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