Camp Bestival 2019: lineup, tickets, dates and everything you need to know | London Evening Standard

Festival-goers of all ages will head to the Dorset coast for Camp Bestival, which promises a line-up of music, theatre, comedy, wellness and more.

If you’re headed to the four-day event or thinking of buying a ticket at the last minute, there’s plenty to prepare for.

That’s all you need to know about Camp Bestival.

When is Camp Bestival?

The festival will take place from Thursday July 25 to Sunday July 28.

Where is Camp Bestival?

It all takes place within the grounds of Lulworth Castle, a 17th century building on the Dorset coast.

Who’s in the line-up? And what are the schedules of the scenes?

For a family festival, Camp Bestival offers a fairly varied program. The headliners are made up of the usual suspects, with disco legends Nile Rodgers and Chic, Scottish pop sensation Lewis Capaldi and singer Jess Glynne. Annie Mac, The Human League, Bombay Bicycle Club and Sister Sledge will also perform.

From there, however, things get decidedly crazier. Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death rub shoulders with Dutch Eurodance favorites Vengaboys, 90s pop idols East 17 and rap comedian Big Shaq. Oh, and there will be a performance from Elvana – the band that combines the music of Elvis and Nirvana, of course.

There are plenty of other great acts further down the lineup, including DJ sets like Grandmaster Flash, Sara Cox and David Rodigan. Check it out in full here.

Stage times will not be published in advance, so be sure to pick up a copy of the schedule when you enter the site.

What else is there to do at Camp Bestival?

In addition to all the music, there is a large theater contingent at this year’s festival. Much of it is aimed at children, with CBeebies Story Time, Mischief and Mystery in Moominvalley and Shaun the Sheep’s Vegetable Orchestra among them. There are also some meet-and-greet type activities, with Wallace and Gromit and the Gruffalo in attendance.

Elsewhere there are circuses, cabarets, science shows, theater workshops, dress-up tents, swings, face painting and more.

Omid Djalili, Boothby Graffoe and Andre Vincent will perform comedies, while restorative yoga sessions will take place throughout the weekend.

For the full program, Click here.

How to Get Camp Bestival Tickets

Tickets are still available for the festival and can be bought here.

How to get to Lulworth Castle for Camp Bestival

Rail: Wareham and Wool stations are close to the festival and offer direct trains to and from London Waterloo. Trips take about two and a half hours. Taxis will run between the stations and the festival site.

Auto: There will be parking available at the festival, with tickets priced at £20 in advance or £25 cash on the day. Drivers coming from London should take the M27/A31 via Ringwood to Bere Regis, before following signs for Wool and Camp Bestival.

Coach: Tickets to travel from London to the festival by coach are now sold out.

Jan G. Gilbert