The festival has been running in since 2008, the first of which included headliners Chuck Berry and the Flaming Lips. Organised by Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank, Camp Bestival is set against the amazing backdrop of Lulworth Castle and prides itself on combining big name acts with a family atmosphere. Previous line-ups included dance icon Fatboy Slim, 80’s revival in Tears for Fears and modern pop singer Katy B. The music combined with numerous attractions and plenty of entertainment for children have made it an award winning family break.
Nearest airport to the festival are Bournemouth and Southampton International, or there are coach links available from London. The festival runs from the Thursday to Sunday, the music site opens from 11am with the Kids’ Garden available from 8.30am each day. Ticket prices for the whole weekend are as follow:
Adult - £175
Student - £165
Age 13 to 17 - £105
Age 10 to 12 - £80
Age 5 to 9 - £30
Age 4 & Under - £10
If you want to spread the cost of your tickets look into the weekly payment plan or treat yourself to a VIP package. With plenty to do at the festival check the line-up so you don’t miss your favourite live act. If you are making it a family day out, the children’s area has had everything from live music to educational tents and appearances by Cbeebies Mr Tumble.
Looking to visit Dorset and Camp Bestival then choose from a number of private rentals, houses and apartments near to Lulworth Castle. Whether you are looking to rent near to the festival, or travel from elsewhere in Dorset then travel via taxi, coach, or take part in the car share scheme, making it easy to reach Camp Bestival. Check our accommodation in Dorset.
If you’re staying before or after the festival, the site of Lulworth Castle is still worth a visit in its own right. Likewise, the beach of Lulworth Cove with the famous rock of Durdle Door is a beautiful place to relax by the sea. Venture a little further and you will reach Wareham and Monkey World, the fun monkey sanctuary as seen on TV.
For more information about Camp Bestival including: news, line-up and stage times, tickets, camping, information on the kid’s garden area, Camp Bestival site map and details on previous years visit the official website here.
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