Camp Bestival- The Final Countdown

With the countdown to the inaugural Camp Bestival whizzing by we have a few special announcements to whet the appetite for a magical weekend in the luscious surrounds of Lulworth Castle, including information about new boutique camping action, Tangerine Fields, the Solar Cinema, our sumptuous food concessions and two extra special sets that will get your pulses racing!

First up, marking the point where the cutting edge meets the real kids, Coldcut legend Jon More will be serving up a unique set of children’s classics featuring Gospel and Hip Hop versions of timeless treats for tots and the young at heart, including a reggae version of ‘This Old Man’! Commenting on the bambino beats outing Jon said “I’ve had this notion of putting together a children’s set for some time and I talked myself into doing it for Camp Bestival. It’ll be all your favourites and more but maybe not the versions you know! Make sure you bring a child or leave your adult self at the tent door!”

Audio-visual whirlwind DJ Yoda will be reprising his jaw-droppingly sublime Magic Cinema Show (which recently enjoyed a sell out run across the country) at Camp Bestival and to celebrate this particular festival showing of his visual tour-de-force there will be special limited edition tubs of DJ Yoda popcorn available for the young’uns in the crowd. Nice.

With Camp Bestival extolling all the joys of camping out, it’s not a surprise that the Boutique Camping has been so popular, so we’ve bagged even more space in the grounds of Lulworth Castle to offer you even more options. With a vast choice that now includes Beach Huts, Bus Beds, Ship’s Cabins, Frontier Wagons, a Tangerine Fields campsite and even more Tipis and Yurts, there’s no excuse not to spend the weekend in style. Plus Camp Bestival will have Posh Wash gas powered showers, with tea and toast while you wait, for a more civilised festival touch.

With Restival proving such a popular destination at last year’s Bestival it’s set to make an appearance at Camp Bestival. The Ultimate in chill-out areas, Restival will feature a beautifully decorated garden area, a 24-hour café, a cinema and some super laidback action to indulge in. And if that’s your kind of thing, then we recommend checking out the Heavenly Healing area where you can be sure of a proper pampering, with Yoga, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy massage and reflexology amongst many other treatments available plus there will be a selection of treatments for children too.

Bestival has always offered a sumptuous selection of food concessions to keep your energy and spirits up and Camp Bestival will be no exception. With Pure Pies, La Grande Bouffe, the solar and wind powered vegetarian café Hurly Burly, Risotto2go, Gujarati Rasoi and The Sea Cow, amongst many, many other stalls, there’s a truly vast choice of delicious nosh available.

There will also be a Happy Campers area with myriad activities to keep the family occupied, Karaoke with a twist featuring Folkaoke, Karauke, and Hip Hop Karaoke, plus a medieval Jousting exhibition and the Dingly Dell Trail. There is also the opportunity to give something back with voluntary work still available with roles including pre-event build (and post event take-down), stewards, runners, ticket rippers, disabled camping attendants, administration roles and our Green Team.

Camp Bestival takes place at Lulworth Castle, Dorset – 18th, 19th , 20th July 2008.

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