The Camp Bestival Shropshire fancy dress event will be hosted by BBC Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox

Camp Bestival Shropshire have announced the host of their fancy dress contest and campers won’t be disappointed.

This year, BBC Radio Two DJ Sara Cox will host and judge the annual fancy dress event on Saturday 20 August.

Campers are encouraged to don their rags and bring their finest costumes to the famous festival.

The festival, to be held in Weston Park in August 2022, is the sister event to the popular Camp Bestival held in Dorset in July.

It will be held from 18-21 August 2022 and has won the UK Festival Awards Best Family Festival six times.

Sara Cox said: “Hello hello campers!! I’m super excited to be heading to (and playing) the first ever Camp Bestival Shropshire at Weston Park next year, and even more excited to have been asked to judge the legendary “Fancy Dress Saturday” competition.

“I’m a bit into fancy dress and I’m a big fan of Camp Bestival, so I can’t wait to see what you all are going to wear.

“I’ll be looking for the most original and inspiring costumes, the bigger and brighter the better, so get your family’s outfits ready ASAP!”

Tickets for Camp Bestival Shropshire went on sale November 5 via Ticketmaster.

Jan G. Gilbert