10 reasons to love Camp Bestival
- Jul 25, 2012
This year Camp Bestival will be celebrating its fifth anniversary of family friendly festivalness with even more entertainment to get your teeth into. With the Camp Bestival people announcing more goodies every day, this year’s event is starting to look like one you do not want to miss. Therefore we have decided to put together the top ten reasons why you should get yourselves down to Bestival this weekend.
10. Young British Foodies Tent
This year Camp Bestival have decided to bring together some of the UK’s finest young chefs, street food vendors, bakers and mixologists under one roof, which makes it nice and easy for festival-goers to select their very own gourmet feast. Checking out The Brothy and Disco Bistro is a must.
9. Free theatre
Among the immense number of free activities provided, this year Camp Bestival have prepared an awesome line up of exclusive shows including the first Camp Bestival summer pantomime, ‘Beauty and the Beast of Lulworth Castle’ and an operatic version of Fantastic Mr Fox.
8. Roll on the Olympics!
In case you were worried that you would miss the Olympic opening ceremony on the Friday night, fear not. Camp Bestival will be providing their very own exclusive screening of the event complete with Camp Bestival torch. So you can celebrate this historic occasion whilst not missing out on a minute of fun at the festival. Win win.
If you have ever been to a festival and feel as if you are too exhausted to walk back to your tent, Camp Bestival has found the answer; Festaxi! To grab a lift from the festival to the campsite on one of these buggies is just £5, so kick back and relax those dancing feet.
6. Rob da Bank's Music Club
Rob da Bank's music tent will be offering workshops and demos from a host of celebrity DJs and band members. From electric drum kits to decks and instruments, 14-18 year olds are free to enjoy their very own jamming sessions. The club offers a chance for teens to have fun but also an opportunity to learn something new along the way.
5. Saturday night fever
Get into the groove with Saturday night fever disco including sets from disco giants such as Kool and the Gang, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers and the Earth, Wind and Fire experience featuring Al Mackay. To give you a little taster of what’s to come, have a look at the clip below of Chic’s Nile Rodgers jamming ‘Good Times’.
4. Soul Bird Gardens
Sometimes festivals can get a little bit hectic so we suggest that you visit Camp Bestival’s healing zone. With massages, wood fired hot tubs and meditation lessons, one is able to escape the madness of the festival and enter a sheltered oasis of calm. In this way Camp Bestival has made it easy to enjoy the best of both worlds.
3. Fireworks Finale
The epic display of fireworks against the backdrop of Lulworth Castle has not only become an infamous part of the Camp Bestival experience but a stylish close to a magnificent weekend. It is something that has to be seen to be believed.
2. One for the families – Adam & the Ants
Mums and dads of a certain age at Camp Bestival will of course remember Adam & The Ants, but may we suggest that when he takes to the stage it may be a good time to grab your kids, pull them down the front and show them how eccentric pop music used to be.
1. One for the adults – David Rodigan
If you like reggae this is the one for you and even if you don’t like reggae David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan’s unique energy and passion for music which always shines on stage is enough to captivate anyone.
By Ella Newsam