Camp Bestival 2021 should “go as planned”

Camp Bestival is still expected to go as planned this summer.

After a summer of 2020 in which the coronavirus forced festivals across the world to be canceled, the event will return to Lulworth Castle in Dorset from July 29 to August 1.

Camp Bestival curator Rob da Bank said he was “counting” the minutes, hours and days until the event in Dorset.

He said BBC News: “There is literally nothing [my wife] Josie and I love life more than standing in a field surrounded by family and friends, dressed in silly outfits dancing to amazing bands and DJs and Mr. Tumble. This is exactly what we plan to do at Camp Bestival.

Fatboy Slim, Kelis and Groove Armada headline this year’s Camp Bestival lineup. Other highlights of the music include Friendly Fires, Tim Burgess, Becky Hill, and Sophie Ellis Bextor. Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh will also direct the event’s comedy lineup, while new attractions for 2021 include the Full Moon Cinema, a Cirque Bijou High Wire show and a new comedy venue, “the Giggle Box.”

Earlier this week (February 22), it was reported that concerts, live events and nightclubs could return in June, if the government’s roadmap to come out of the lockdown goes as planned.

Boris Johnson aims to “remove all legal limits on social contact” by June 21 at the earliest, which would pave the way for a restart of live music without any restrictions on capacity or social distancing.

Since the announcement, a number of festivals, including Reading & Leeds, Green Man and 2000 Trees, have all revealed that they now hope to continue as usual in 2021, with Reading & Leeds selling tickets just two days after the announcement. ‘announcement.

Festival Republic boss Melvin Benn, who runs R&L, Wireless and Latitude, cited the UK’s successful vaccination program as the key to unlocking large-scale music events this summer.

Jan G. Gilbert