Rudimental and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man headline Camp Bestival Dorset – See full lineup

The family festival returns to Lulworth Castle between 28 and 30 July after winning the title of Best Family Festival at the UK Festival Awards six times.

In October 2021, the festival confirmed that it would be launch of twin event in Shropshire with the same family fun as the original.

And on January 25, the organizers announced the star-studded lineups for both venues and we just can’t wait.

View of Camp Bestival. Credit: Camp Bestival

I can’t believe it’s programming time again… for the 14th year in a row! As always, The Bill isn’t about one big act or one type of music – it’s a patchwork of music, comedy, entertainment, wellness and food for kids of all ages,” said Camp Bestival curators Josie & Rob da Bank.

They added: “From Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Rudimental heavyweights to newcomers like Lola Young and Orla Gartland, Horrible Histories makes a welcome return and we have our first-ever stunt and BMX arena with Extreme Bike Battle, the best street food in the UK and more circus than you can shake a diablo.

“Perhaps the most exciting nod to our Desert Island Disco theme will be the holy trinity of Earth Wind & Fire Experience ft. Al McKay, Kool and The Gang and Sister Sledge all don their disco boots and kick some walk through Lulworth Fields See you on the front in July!

Camp Bestival Dorset 2022 roster

Dorset Echo: People standing in front of the Camp Bestival sign.  Credit: Camp BestivalPeople standing in front of the Camp Bestival sign. Credit: Camp Bestival

The festival organizers described the upcoming event as “a patchwork of music, comedy, entertainment, wellness and food for kids of all ages”, and they certainly delivered on their promise.

The 2022 program caters to all tastes with “heavy hitters” like Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Rudimental headlining the long weekend.

We’ll also see some amazing new talent in the likes of John Lewis’s commercial singer Lola Young and Orla Gartland.

Family favorites like Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors will be back, as will the “King of Party People” Example.

Also head to the stage are Britpop group Shed Seven, The Cuban Brothers and everyone’s favorite Scottish twins The Publishers.

The four day event will also feature popular DJ sets from Gok Wan, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Jodie Harsh, Jo Whiley’s 90s Anthems, Faithless and Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon.

As always, there will be plenty to keep the kids entertained with Brainiac Live: Remixed, Mr Tumble, Yolanda’s Jam Band and Mister Maker & Rebecca Keatley, MC Grammar, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Elmer’s Walk.

If you are a comedy lover, festival weekend won’t disappoint either with Irish comedian Ed Byrne set to appear alongside Comedy Club 4 Kids and Hurray For Gin.

The hours of fun don’t stop there either, you can also enjoy the performance from Horse Meat Disco and the “holy trinity” from Earth Wind & Fire Experience ft. Al McKay, Kool and The Gang and Sister Sledge as a nod to the festival’s Desert Island Disco theme.

In a premiere for the festival, Organizers will also introduce a stunt bike and BMX arena with Extreme Bike Battle to accompany its circus and the best street food in the UK.

How to Buy Camp Bestival Dorset Tickets

Camp Bestival Dorset will take place from July 28 to July 31, 2022.

All weekend tickets include access to Camp Bestivalgeneral camping from Thursday to Monday (camping 4 nights).

The Tier 1 prices for the festival are as follows:

adult weekend – £190 (+booking fee)
13 to 17 years old Weekend – £140 (+ booking fee)
10 to 12 years old Weekend – £115 (+ booking fee)
5 to 9 years old Weekend – £95 (+ booking fee)
4 and under Weekend – £75 (+ booking fee)
Girls in Arms (1 year and under) – FREE (but ticket required)

To see the full range of packages and payment plans for the Dorset-based festival through Ticket Master.

You can all see the full lineup and how to book tickets for Shropshire’s sister event through our explainer.

You can book your tickets through Ticket Master.

Jan G. Gilbert