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Camp Bestival

Lineup

Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Jess Glynne, The Human League, Annie Mac, Sister Sledge, Big Shaq, Mel C (DJ set), The Wailers, Morcheeba, Goldie, Ash, Black Grape, Lewis Capaldi, The Cuban Brothers, House Gospel Choir, The Correspondents, Earache records takeover with Napalm Death, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Diamond Head, and Lawnmower Deth.

Location

Lulworth Castle, Dorset. BH20 5QS

Travel

Located between Bournemouth, Dorchester and Weymouth and easily accessible by rail, coach or car.The nearest train stations are Wool and Wareham, with bus services to the arena. There are plenty of road signs as you approach the festival. Parking is £20 for the weekend.

Tickets

Tickets on sale from £180.00 for the weekend. Buy tickets here

Dates

Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July 2019

Size

10, 000 capacity per day

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Camp Bestival is the "Little Sister" of Bestival, organised by BBC Radio DJ Rob Da Bank. It is most definitely targeted at families and especially those with small children. Not surprisingly, it won "Best Family Festival" in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014. Kids are top priority here with performances from all the top kids' acts as well as top-notch music line-up.

Lulworth Castle offers an incredibly picturesque backdrop for this gem of a festival and we strongly recommend exploring England's Jurassic coastline prior to, or after, your festival experience.

This festival is, without doubt, for those of you who love live music and don't want to give up experiencing it just because you may now have kids. The Guardian has said that Camp Bestival offers "diverse pleasures for ex-ravers and their tots" while Mumsnet reviews talk of the audience being comprised of age diverse groups from 0-74 and festival goers wanting to go again and again.

What we love about this festival.

The range of entertainment and live acts on offer: DJs, comedy, theatre, shows, poets, authors talks and a carnival. We also love the quiet time from 6.15 - 7.15 pm on Saturday in order to respect the church service which has taken place at Lulworth Castle for 100s of years (nothing too drastic - just the sound systems swtiched off!)

Camping and Glamping Options

Aside from the main campsites, there is the Camping Plus section which offers extra space and easier access to showers and loos. You can also book pitches here, which is handy if you are planning to go with friends. There is also the option of backstage VIP camping which has exceptional facilities such as clean flushing loos and hot showers. The boutique campsite has tipis, yurts, squrts, cloudhouses, podpads, bell tents and gypsy bowtop caravans. There is also the option to bring campers, caravans and trailer tents.

Past lineups

Madness, Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds, Mark Ronson, Holly Johnson, All Saints, Leftfield, Right Said Fred, Reverend And The Makers.Fatboy Slim, Tears for Fears, Jess Glynne, Katy B, KT Tunstall, Squeeze, Bananarama.Chuck Berry, Flaming Lips, Kate Nash, Billy Bragg, Florence and the Machine, PJ Harvey, Will Young, Tinchy Stryder, Madness, Primal Scream, Kool and the Gang, Calvin Harris, The Human League, Blondie, Mark Ronson, Hot Chip, The Happy Mondays, Levellers and Basement Jaxx.

Kids and families

Camp Bestival has a "definitive guide for parents" on its website, testament to just how dedicated the organisers are to ensuring your little ones are happy. "Kids are king" here and past performances from big names such as the Clangers have gone down a storm with littler festi-goers. A large section of the site is devoted to kids and the Castle Stage and Big Top have many children's acts throughout the weekend. For older kids, there is also Rob Da Bank's Music Club. 13-17s have a special area, The Den, to chill out and enjoy themselves in.

A touch of luxury

There is the option to use posher loos by purchasing a "When Nature Calls" wristband or you could try "Poshwash" for clean, hot showers. Festaxi is also on offer, with trips from the main area to campsites from £10 for 5 people.

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