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Camp Bestival 2014

31.Jul.14 @ 12:00 - 03.Aug.14 @ 23:00


Moving out from under the shadow of its big brother, Camp Bestival has cemented itself at the zenith of family friendly festivals in this country. Winning Best Family Festival award in 2009 and 2010, as well as winning Best New Festival in 2008, Camp Bestival has become a major player in its own right.


Set in the stunning grounds of Lulworth Castle, Dorset, the event is a feast of plenty for kids both young and old. Featuring a lineup of children’s favourites from Mr Tumble and The Gruffalo to Shrek and Fantastic Mr Fox there’s plenty to keep everyone occupied on stage. Plus the Kids’ Garden is a veritable wonderland of care-free pleasures including 100s of free things for kids to do. With everything from soft play to maypole dancing and knitting classes to circus school, the kids won’’t know what’’s hit them.

With the young explorers taken care of, the big kids can kick back and drift off into an escapist world. Think of erudite adventures with art and comedy and cocktails at the Bollywood Bar or gourmet food from some of the most talented chefs around. Or for the more adventurous souls, there’ are dance classes galore at the Come Dancing Spiegeltent or tomfoolery of the highest order courtesy of our very own Camp Bestival Bestival Blue Coats. It really is the most unique holiday camp you’’ll ever set your eyes on and that’’s before you consider the staggering line-up of amazing music-makers, lovingly curated by the formidable Mr. Rob da Bank.

Set in the shadow of the castle itself the main stage has so far been graced by musical giants such as Chuck Berry, Blondie, Mark Ronson, Primal Scream, Madness, Calvin Harris, Florence and the Machine and Chic. Throw in a supporting cast of the most exciting up and coming bands and handpicked party DJs and you get a weekend of fun and frolics at the best family festival the UK has to offer.

Here’s the 2014 Camp Bestival lineup so far:

Live acts: Basement Jaxx, De La Soul, James, Johnny Marr, Sinéad O’Connor, Laura Mvula, Steve Mason, Pop Will Eat Itself, The Skatalites, Peter Hook & The Light, The Cuban Brothers, Chas & Dave, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Wedding Present, Public Service Broadcasting, The Radiophonic Workshop, Charlotte Church, Mnek, Courtney Pine D:Ream, Hot 8 Brass Band, Nick Mulvey, Denai Moore Brushy One String, Ady Suleiman, Jaipur Brass Band Kawa Circus, The Fabulous Lounge Swingers, Beans On Toast, Bo Saris, Rory Mcleod, Indiana, FÉ, Lucky Elephant, Too Many T’S, Dream Themes, Musafir, Joanne Joanne, Coco And The Butterfields, Cut A Shine, Feckless, Mdou Moctar, Nick Cope, Cherishport, The Ohmz, Horns Of Plenty, and more.

DJ Sets from Rob da Bank & friends: Boy George and Marc Vedo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set), David Rodigan MBE pres. Ram Jam, DJ Yoda, Wilkinson, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Rob da Bank, Cholombian, The Shellac Collective, Big Fish Little Fish, Coley From Luv*Jam, Silent Disco, Rob da Bank and Tayo pre. Purple Rave: A Prince Tribute, DJ Dapper Dan Mix It Up DJ Kru.

Plus many more theatre acts, shows, attractions, activities, food, poets, authors, and talks!


Lulworth Castle
East Lulworth Dorset BH20 5QS United Kingdom + Google Map