Camp Bestival Dorset co-curators Josie and Rob da Bank are pioneers of the wellness movement, incorporating the lifestyle into their festivals for many years. From ice baths to meditation and more, the comprehensive family festival, taking place at Lulworth Castle from July 28-31, has everything in place to ensure a weekend of well-being and recovery.
This year marks the 14th anniversary of Camp Bestival. In the festival’s wellness programme, Mr Bank said: “Josie and I have always had a wellness area at all of our shows since we launched Bestival in 2004 and loved the ability to sit in a quiet place and contemplate the world, get treatment or try our hands at something new, from knitting to meditation.
“This summer we feel even luckier to be able to organize a festival with everything happening in the world and therefore, for the first time, thematize our wellness spaces with the theme of freedom.” Here’s everything you need to know about Camp Bestival Dorset’s wellness activities, performers and tickets.
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What wellness activities are offered at Camp Bestival Dorset?
Jamie Amor, of Cosmic yoga for children, will host special sessions for children, combining storytelling and yoga. With over 270 million views on her YouTube channel, Jamie has garnered a huge following for her yoga adventures. Sessions will take place in the Slow Motion fields of the Retreat Yoga Tent.
To improve your sleep and boost your mental health for the long weekend, ice baths will be led by certified instructors Wim Hof Aodhnait Lombard and Will Van Zyl. Also known as cold water immersion, just 10-15 minutes in the tub can dramatically improve well-being and promote muscle recovery.
Additional activities include Mr. Bank’s Sleep Retreat, Heart Yoga, Relaxation and Mediation Session with KaRavan, and Crystalline Sound Healing with Kim Booth of Cosmic Pineapple. Families can get away from the chaos for a while at the Water and Stone Wild Spa, a truly immersive natural Nordic experience. The tranquil space filled with hot tubs, saunas, and a Bedouin-style relaxation lounge is the perfect place to unwind with friends, family, or even alone.
Here is the full list of wellness activities at Camp Bestival Dorset:
Who is performing at Camp Bestival 2022?
Rudimental and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man will lead this year’s Dorset lineup with timeless dance anthems and soulful vocals. Reflecting this year’s theme, a trilogy of legends, Sister Sledge, Earth Wind and Fire Experience ft. Al McKay and Kool and The Gang, will spread desert island disco fever, while Razorlight, Britpop legends Shed Seven and king of party bangers The Example will also rock the Camp Bestival stage.
Family entertainment includes Dick and Dom, Cosmic Kids Yoga, Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors and Brainiac Live: Remixed! as well as Mr. Tumble.
How to get tickets
Camp Bestival Dorset takes place at Lulworth Castle, July 28-31. Tickets for the weekend can now be purchased via ticket master. All weekend tickets include access to general campsites Thursday through Monday (four night camping).
An adult weekend ticket is £210, a weekend ticket for 13-17 year olds is £145, a weekend ticket for 10-12 year olds is £120, a weekend ticket for five-nine year olds is £100 £, a four-and-under weekend ticket costs £80. Infants 1 year and under are admitted free, but a ticket will be required.
Day tickets will be available for purchase in the summer. More information and details on extras such as behind-the-scenes camping weekend tickets can be found on the Camp Bestival Dorset website.