Camp Bestival 2019

12:00pm 25 Jul - 11:30pm 28 Jul, 2019

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Lulworth Castle, Lulworth, Dorset, United Kingdom

Dance your way down to Dorset’s jurassic coastline for Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival is an action packed holiday come festival, complete with the hottest music acts, theatre, performance, amazing gourmet treats, combined with fantastic campsites.

Head to Lulworth Castle in sunny south England to hear the likes of Simple Minds, Rick Astley, Clean Bandit, Orbital, Basement JAXX and Rae Morris, as well as the array of other attractions and activities on offer over the four day event.

Mingle inside “The Literary Institute” to hear inspirational speakers, authors, poets, journalists, scientists, philosophers and kids writers and illustrators to explre ideas, chat to authors, take part in literary activities and pick up a copy of a signed book.

Listen to the best in family and adult live comedy with big name headliners and comedy talent from around the country, including stand-up legends, the hottest new names in comedy plus excellent interactive comedy for kids.

Reconnect body and mind at “Slow Motion”, a whole arena dedicated to wellbeing. A realm of calm and hidden pleasure, take part in mindful running and meditation, yoga and restorative therapies.

‘Sing at the top of your voice and dance like you’re living your best life, while enjoying Camp Bestival’s costumes, glitter, parades, and laughter in Dorset.’

The castle grounds are also home to an amazing Spiegletent, a giant cruiseliner HMS Camp Bestival, Sports Park hangout for teenagers and Insect Circus for the kids.

The Feast Collective, is the food lover’s haven packed with the very best street food from around the country, including the finest Dorset produce, prepared by the biggest names in the food industry and television. The best British seafood is found at the festival.

Where does Camp Bestival take place?

Lulworth Castle is in Wareham Dorset, alongside Lulworth Cove on Dorset’s English coastline. The 17th Century Castle and Deer Park was orginally a hunting lodge to entertain royalty. There are breathtaking views over the Dorset countryside from the Lulworth Castle tower and the ancient woods, beach and grounds are ideal for Camp Bestival’s location.

How to get around Dorset

Lulworth Castle, in the heart of Dorset, is easily accessible by rail, coach or car. The is a car ridesharing page for carpooling opportunities.

Lulworth benefits from an excellent rail network linking the midlands, North, Scotland and London Waterloo with Wareham or Wool railway station.

Local taxis will be available from Wareham and Wool Station to take you to the site, and also available from the site when you need to leave.

White Motor Boats operate ferries between Weymouth and Lulworth Cove in the summer months. They land passengers on the beach in the Cove, and then it is a 5 minute taxi ride to the Castle.

Bournemouth and Southampton International Airports are the closest for international visitors and the Big Green Coach Bus Services operate daily to the Castle.

Where to stay for Camp Bestival

The Main Campsites are located near to the Magic Meadow field and visitors need to turn up, pick a space and put up their own tent. Camping in the Main Campsites is included free with an event ticket.

You will find the beautiful and luxurious Tipis, Yurts, Squrts, Cloudhouses, Podpads, Bell Tents, Gypsy Bowtop Caravans and many more options in the “Boutique Campsite”.

Campervans, Trailers and RV’s are permitted in a separate paid campsite.

There are an array of hotels, B&B’s, guesthouses, hostels and pub accomodation available in the seaside area.

Things to do in Dorest

Whiskey Jack SUP Tours provides stand up paddleboarding, boat tours, water sports and outdoor activities along the Dorset coastline. A fully qualified instructor offers a safe, relaxed and fun activity for all ages and abilities.

Lulworth Outdoors deliver a range of great activities within the Lulworth Estate. These watersport activities are based out of the main Lulworth Cove Visitor Centre which is less than a 5 minute walk to the sea. Aciivities include coasteering, mountain biking, archery, bush craft, orienteering and guided walks.

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The dates for the Camp Bestival Festival is 25-28 July 2019.

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