10,000 tickets already sold as final Camp Bestival Shropshire roster announced for Weston Park

Bewdley-born Becky Hill tops the charts

The final lineup has finally been announced for Camp Bestival at the venue on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border, with numbers ranging from DJ Fatboy Slim to outgoing fitness instructor Mr Motivator.

It was initially estimated that around 20,000 people would attend the family event, which runs from August 18-21.

The festival, held for the first time in the Midlands, will be a sister event to the existing Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle, Dorset, which will be held the month before.

The Dorset event has been run by former Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank and his wife Josie since 2008.

Rob da Bank, his wife Josie and his family

In addition to music, many activities will be offered to children and adults alike, as well as wellness activities.

Da Bank said he was extremely excited to finally be able to organize the day-to-day queues for the festival.

He said those who didn’t feel able to commit to the full festival could also buy single-day tickets to see their chosen acts.

The entertainment program begins on Friday August 19 with Bewdley-born Becky Hill, who shot to fame after appearing on TV show The Voice, Scottish favorites The Proclaimers and global dance music maestro Sasha. M People singer Heather Small will also appear on opening day.

DJ Fatboy Slim to headline Saturday at Camp Bestival in August

There will be DJ sets from TV star Gok Wan and drag queen Jodie Harsh, as well as a unique performance from pop group Scouting for Girls. Acid House DJs Lisa Loud and Nancy Noise, singer-songwriter Mae Muller and CBeebies favorite Yolanda’s Band Jam will also perform on opening day.

Day two, Saturday, will be headlined by DJ Fatboy Slim, with appearances from rapper Example, and BBC Radio 2’s Sara Cox, who will also lead the costume party.

Acid-house pioneers 808 State and Mancunian DJ Mr Scruff will also be in attendance on Saturday, along with UK award nominee Gracey.

Mr Tumble is a children’s favorite

Saturday children’s entertainment includes accident-prone CBBC star Mr Tumble, Brainiac Live and yoga sessions from Cosmic Kids, while comedian Matt Coyne, best known for his book Man Vs Baby, will bring a bit of a laugh to the debates.

The closing day will be headlined by the baritone sounds of UK winner Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, with Sheffield Britpop legends Shed Seven also performing and a DJ set from Faithless.

Sister Nancy & Legal Shot Sound will bring Jamaican dance hall flavors to the park, while Hot Tub Time Machine will help parents relive the sounds of the 1980s and 90s.

Dom Joly’s Sunday Laughs

Also on Sunday, former GMTV fitness instructor Mr. Motivator will get revelers in shape, Horrible Histories will focus on the Terrible Tudors, while comedy star Dom Joly will keep the party going.

Da Bank said the lineup was deliberately diverse to ensure there was something to appeal to everyone from young children to their grandparents.

“From Friday to Sunday, you can expect incredible headliners like Fatboy Slim, Becky Hill and Example, along with equally hard-hitting left-wing artists who are going to blow us all away,” he said. .

“Mix that with amazing food, art, wellness, and epic theater performances and you have the ultimate ‘family vacation,’ which we can’t wait for the region to experience for the first time.”

Adult day tickets start at £70 for Friday and Sunday, rising to £80 for Saturday, with children’s tickets from £17.50. Adult camping tickets start at £180 for the whole weekend. Visit shropshire.campbestival.net

Jan G. Gilbert