Festival-goers enjoy Camp Bestival | Echo of Bournemouth

AROUND 30,000 people descended on Lulworth Castle over the weekend as Camp Bestival returned after a two-year hiatus.

Crowds traveled in their thousands to enjoy Dorset’s family festival, which was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Headliners such as Fatboy Slim, Blossoms and Groove Armada kept the crowds on their toes, as well as parody pop group Björn Again, who came on as a last-minute replacement for “Murder on the Dancefloor” singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor. who had to isolate himself when two of his children caught the coronavirus.

“Remember” singer Becky Hill made her first-ever headlining appearance at the festival and posted on social media the following day to thank the organizers for giving her the opportunity.

She said: “I didn’t think I could stand on stage in front of thousands of people and perform like I did last night.

“My showpiece of the festival – my very first. It’s more than just a festival, more than music, it’s my life and I’m in awe of reliving last night. Thank you for inviting me to your Friday night Camp Bestival.”

Echo of Bournemouth:

Hundreds of festival-goers took to social media to share their experiences from the weekend and to post photos of huge crowds gathered enjoying the music – something many feared wouldn’t be possible amid the coronavirus pandemic. coronavirus.

Allan Jones has been coming to Camp Bestival for over 10 years and has thoroughly enjoyed the festival atmosphere. He said: “As the sun rose over the site on day two and people started to get excited, it promised to be another glorious day at Camp Bestival.

Echo of Bournemouth:

“The line-up, costumes and general atmosphere promised a day of excitement before Fatboy Slim headlined the main stage in the evening, whose set ended with Rob Da Bank leading a chorus of Happy Birthday and a giant birthday cake thrown into the face of Lulworth Castle.”

Jan G. Gilbert