Have fun at Camp Bestival as revelers look forward to 2023

Staff Police Sgt Helen Ceresa with some ‘convicts’

Bestival, established in 2004 as a family event, has won numerous awards and has gone from strength to strength over the years, attracting household names who have performed at the various venues.

Staff Police Sgt Helen Ceresa with some ‘convicts’

At this year’s inaugural Weston Park event, Fatboy Slim, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Heather Small, Example and Bewdley’s Becky Hill on The Park Stage headlined, with up-and-coming bands performing in the tent and in various bars on site. with something for all genres.

All ages are catered for with nannies available for the very young with hire carts to transport them.

It was a colorful weekend at Weston Park

Children’s entertainment included Horrible Histories, Brainiac, Mister Maker with Rebecca Keatley and Mr Tumble. For non-musos, workshops ranged from learning to tie-dye to sleeping well and lectures on breath work and meditation, which ran throughout the weekend.

The active and adventurous were treated to ice baths, paddleboarding, yoga, tree climbing and ziplining. Previously, festival-goers have been able to take part in Guinness Book of Records attempts for the world’s biggest costume and disco dance and this year the venue featured the world’s biggest bouncy castle.

A highlight of the weekend was the family costume judged by Sara Cox, with the prize being a return ticket to 2023.

DJ Sarah Cox

The festival’s ethos of being kind to the environment and the community is evident, and over the years many charities have benefited from the festival’s donations.

Once inside, families can relax and enjoy many activities at no additional cost in a safe environment. So if you fancy a varied and exciting weekend, sign up and celebrate Bestival’s 15th anniversary in 2023.

Jan G. Gilbert