Bestival announce new festival concept

Welcome to the world of Camp Bestival

Photographer:John Bownas

02 November 2007

The event will be held at the legendary Lulworth Castle, set against the backdrop of England’s dramatic Jurassic coastline in Dorset, from 18-20 July.

Early bird tickets go on sale from midday Sunday, priced £120 for adults, and will be available to buy HERE.

A festival spokesman said: "This is a groundbreaking three day camping spectacular par excellence. With an intimate 10,000 tickets on sale it’ll hark back to the first ever Bestival, where magic moments were shared between special people, creating memories that last forever."

The festival has been inspired by the British 1950s holiday camp complete with the Bestival Bluecoats headed up by Miguel from The Cuban Brothers.

The site has been designed by Josie Da Bank with an emphasis on family fun. There will be an extensive kids area and activities ranging from a sports day to story telling, a good ole cockney knees up to an insect circus and much more.

The music line up is yet to be announced but with it being curated by Rob Da Bank it's bound to be eclectically brilliant. Bands and DJs will be split across a Main Stage, the new ‘Tree Stage’, a Balearic Bollywood arena, the Rock'N'Roll tent and the magnificent Spiegel tent for Come Dancing dance offs. There will also be comedy, spoken word, theatre in the woods, films and fireworks.

Accommodation will come in the form of luxury and affordable tents, tipis, yurts, bivouacs, airstreams and gypsy caravans - or just bring your own tent.

Head man Rob Da Bank said: “I can’t wait to get to Camp Bestival! It’s gonna be a big old family campsite with what we reckon will be the best facilities of any festival from custom furnished tipis and yurts to campfires, maintained barbeques, a massive kids areas and our Bestival Bluecoats on hand 24 hours a day to cater for your every need… and then there’s the music – not so much an afterthought as just one part of the whole shebang. Roll on July!”


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