Camp Bestival Shropshire announces 2023 lineup

Camp Bestival Shropshire returns for a stellar second year with headliners Primal Scream, Rudimental and The Human League, plus over 100 free activities for kids and families.

Camp Bestival returns to Shropshire for 2023

After a resounding first-year success, the stellar sister show to the UK’s favorite family festival returns to Weston Park, August 17-20, 2023, with headliners from Primal Scream and pop-royalty Rudimental, to global stars The Human League.

Arguably one of the hottest artists of the year, Confidence Man will also join the lineup to bring his feel-good party anthems, alongside festival favorites Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Melanie C. Plus, with more With 100 free activities including Dick & Dom, Cosmic Kids Yoga with Jaime, Extreme Bike Battles and Wild Swimming, there really is something for everyone at Camp Bestival’s magical second year in Shropshire.

Speaking at the Camp Bestival Shropshire lineup announcement, Camp Bestival curators Josie and Rob da Bank said:

“Well, we just went and started a new festival right!? We couldn’t have been happier with the venue, the weather, the crowds and the atmosphere. Oh yes and paddling around a beautiful lake with our kids!A dream!So we’re back for 2023 hoping to raise the levels even further by introducing a brand new Camp costume parade, raft building and lots of fun! cool new little pop-ups to mega pop stars and indie giants on the main stage. See you in the garden at Weston Park in August!

Brand new for 2023, Shropshire will host the Big Camp Fancy Dress Parade – a themeless costume party, whether you make a costume, buy it, DIY it from what’s in your closet or whether you visit the on-site Dressing Up tent, the parade will be a spectacular feast for the eyes and the soul!

Iconic Scottish rock band Primal Scream will lead the Camp Bestival Shropshire 2023 lineup. Movin’ On Up”. Rudimental will return with a medley of defining pop hits from the era, while early international synth-pop superstars The Human League will take us back to the 80s with sing-along bangers like “Don’t You Want Me”. .

After breaking a Guinness World Record at Camp Bestival Dorset 2022, disco diva Sophie Ellis-Bextor joins the line-up alongside 90s pop icons Melanie C and East 17, plus a DJ set from one of the bands UK’s most popular dance music, Groove Armada. Currently topping playlists around the world, Confidence Man will also join the lineup to perform hit songs from their feel-good party album. Still on the peak of her meteoric Eurovision success, Sam Ryder will take the stage at Camp Bestival and singer-songwriter Ella Henderson will entertain the crowds with her massive pop hits.

Speaking about Camp Bestival’s lineup, East 17 said: “Who says you can’t get the Christmas spirit started in the summer? We can’t wait to bring a festive East 17 extravaganza to Shropshire for our Camp Bestival debut! Take out the white down jackets and see you soon in the fields.

UK death metal pioneers West Midlands-born Napalm Death also join the line-up while alternative rock band Pop Will Eat Itself will inject indie and industrial rock into the weekend.

The fun continues with a sensational range of family favorites to delight crowds over four jam-packed days in the spectacular gardens of Weston Park. From Cosmic Kids Yoga with Jaime to Mischief and Songs by Mr Tumble and The Cuban Brothers, Dick and Dom, Mister Maker and Horrible Histories, there’s enough family fun for everyone. For thrill seekers, there are Extreme Bike Battles, roller discos, mega skate ramps and even a Red Devils Parachute display!

The infamous Cirque Bijou will be back with a stunning new circus show “The Silent Forest Show”. Camp Bestival Shropshire will also be partnering with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for the 2023 edition of the festival with full activity yet to be revealed.

Pioneers of the wellness movement and curators of Camp Bestival, Josie and Rob da Bank are extremely passionate about the unique wellness activities offered in pristine Weston Park. From yoga and meditation, Rob da Bank’s sleep retreat and ice baths, to wild swimming, paddleboarding, raft building and SUP Yoga, families can enjoy moments of reflection along from the shores of beautiful Temple Wood Lake throughout the weekend.

Elsewhere on the lineup, families can expect Fearne Cotton, Badly Drawn Boy, Caity Baser, Bez and Rowetta, Elvana – Elvis Fronted Nirvana, The Bootleg Beetles, T’PAU, The Smyths, Hot Dub Time Machine, The Dolly Show, Goldie Lookin Chain and many more.

A festival for every family, this year marks 15 years of Camp Bestival entertaining festival-goers with programming of genres combined with circus performances, comedy, fancy dress, a tantalizing array of exquisite food and drink, wellness being and wholesome activities, stunning fireworks and much more – watch this space for a bigger and better Camp Bestival 2023!

Camp Bestival Shropshire takes place at Weston Park, August 17-20, 2023.

Jan G. Gilbert