Camp Bestival 2022 kicks off in Dorset

CAMP Bestival is underway in Dorset as festival-goers enjoy the four-day party and headliners take to the stage.

Rag’N’Bone Man kicked off the party on the main stage at the Lulworth Estate last night with a headlining performance while indie rock band Razorlight and a DJ set from Faithless performed performed their backing sets.

To see photos from the first day of the festival, click on our interactive gallery above

The family scene yesterday saw Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors, Mister Maker & Rebecca Keatley and MC Grammar, among others, entertain youngsters.

Today, Sophie Ellis-Bextor helped Camp Bestival goers break a Guinness World Record for biggest disco dance.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor helped Camp Bestival goers break a Guinness World Record for biggest disco dance. Victor Frankowski

The singer, who hosted virtual kitchen nightclubs during lockdown, gave the rallying cry on Saturday for 598 attendees to blast their way into the history books.

The dancers donned their finest sequins and danced by a giant disco ball to celebrate the desert island disco theme of the Dorset festival.

Ellis-Bextor said: “From my very own Kitchen Disco to a fully fledged glittery disco extravaganza in the beautiful grounds of Lulworth Castle, I am delighted to have played a sparkling role in helping Camp Bestival win the official Guinness title. World Records. for the biggest disco dance.

“Congratulations to all of you fabulous disco Kings and Queens.”

Today, the disco vibe is at its peak with star-studded headliners Kool & The Gang and Earth Wind and Fire Experience ft. Al McKay bringing the funk.

Jan G. Gilbert