The summer is on the way! And with that, is one of the biggest festivals of the year – Camp Bestival!
From 26th to 29th July they are once again taking over Lulworth Castle for a festival is fun for the whole family!
There are top music acts like Hot Chip and Happy Mondays, plus comedy from the likes of Dick and Dom, performances from The Gruffalo and loads, loads more for you to enjoy!
Plus, we’ve got a sneak preview of 12 brand new things that we are thrilled to be welcoming into the Camp Bestival family for 2012:
1. YOUNG BRITISH FOODIES TENT – Festival exclusive
They’ve got the country’s finest young chefs, street food vendors, bakers and mixologists all under one roof!
Winners of the nationwide search for the most talented Young British Foodies will be joined by the YBF all-star foodie judges to create a never-been-done-before spectacular eating experience.
Bang on theme, they’ll be hosting our own Olympic shin-dig with a screening of the opening ceremony live in the Big Top on Friday night complete with a Camp Bestival torch!
Plus catch Silly Olympic antics throughout the weekend with their favourite wallies Lost & Found as the Camp Bestival Blue Coats.
3. WALL OF DEATH
Hold onto your hats! The daredevil ‘Hell Riders’ will astonish you with their terrifying motorbike tricks, zooming in circles around their vertical Wall of Death whilst barely holding on!
4. IT’S SHOWTIME!
Prepare for an awesome line up of exclusive shows, including an operatic Fantastic Mr Fox, mischievous duo The Bopps, the very first Camp Bestival Summer Panto and the brand new Roundhouse Street Variety Show!
5. BIG LOVE INFLATABLE CHURCH
Love is in the air! Get hitched at Camp Bestival in the our big blow up church!
Ceremonies come complete with wedding outfits, barmy bridesmaids, mental mother in laws and a good old knees up for everyone at the end of the night. Marriage has never been so much fun.
6. COME DANCING IN A SPIEGELTENT
The beloved Come Dancing sessions have moved to a beautiful Belgian SpiegelTent!
With a posh wooden floor, twinkly mirrors, plush drapes and cosy booths, you’ll be so amazed that you’ll forget your cha-cha steps.
7. SOUL BIRD GARDENS
For a glorious oasis of calm, look no further than the newly expanded healing area!
With massages, wood fired hot tubs, relaxation and mediation with the David Lynch Foundation, this is our favourite place to shake off the world and unwind.
8. ROB DA BANK’S MUSIC CLUB
Are you a rock star in the making? Head to Rob da Bank’s Music Club to find out!
This project, set up in partnership with the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, is coming to Lulworth to offer up a brilliant selection music and arts workshops.
9. THE SECRET EMPORIUM
Some seriously classy retail therapy! With the hottest milliners, jewellers, fashion designers and artists this side of Jupiter, head to the Secret Emporium to hand pick some goodies from some of the best British designers.
10. CIRCUS TRICKS
All under the age of 18, the extraordinarily talented Wookey Hole Circus will be wowing you with their magic acts, aerial feats and juggling mayhem.
And don’t miss Square Peg Circus’ dusk performance of their spectacular new outdoor show ‘Rime’.
11. MORRIS DANCING
Hot stepping around Lulworth Castle, catch the troupes of Morris Dancers jingling and stick bashing in trad English stylee.
12. THE UNDERGROUND FARMERS MARKET
Gather up a delectable selection of edible goodies for making your camp meal or having a Castle Field picnic! From cheeses, chutneys, sausages and fresh bread, this gypsy style encampment, curated by MsMarmitelover, will be your ultimate onsite grocery stop!