Camp Bestival returns – who’s performing and what to expect

Camp Bestival returns this weekend with the family-friendly festival throwing the ultimate four-day party – all Desert Island Disco themed.

Rag’N’Bone Man kicks off the main stage, at the Lulworth Estate, on Friday with a headlining performance while indie rock band Razorlight and a DJ set from Faithless perform supporting sets.

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

On Saturday, the disco vibe peaked with star-studded headliners Kool & The Gang and Earth Wind and Fire Experience ft. Al McKay bringing the funk.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor is set to add some glitz to the proceedings and The Proclaimers will provide a catalog of feel-good anthems.

In true Camp Bestival style, no one in the family goes unnoticed, with Mr Tumble, Brainiac Live: Remixed!, Cosmic Kids Yoga – Live with Jaime and Dick and Dom all providing totally unforgettable fun for kids and adults alike !

Sister Sledge will make their Camp Bestival Dorset debut with a late afternoon set on Sunday with Rudimental taking over to provide sparks for the whole family into the evening.

It all culminates in a spectacular display of Two Tigers Fireworks against the stunning backdrop of Lulworth Castle – ensuring Bestival goes off with a bang.

And if that’s not enough, Camp Bestival Dorset encourages people to get involved as they attempt to break the Guinness World Record for ‘Biggest Disco Dance’. The record attempt takes place on Saturday 30 July.

There is also the opportunity to slow down, wind down and explore wellness in the Slow Motion area of ​​the festival.

The wellness range offers space for people to relax and explore a myriad of yoga styles – with numerous sessions – as well as sleep retreats, ice baths, meditation workshops and a spa wild with water and flames to ensure that everyone gets a unique moment. a festival experience that suits them perfectly.

For weekend ticket holders, car parks will open from 9 a.m. on Thursday while ticket offices and campsites will open at 10 a.m.

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, car parks and campsite entrances open at 7am.

There will be no entry or re-entry into the festival site after midnight each evening and no entry after 8:30 p.m. on Sundays.

The campsites will close at noon on Monday and the car parks at 2 p.m.

Jan G. Gilbert