Camp Bestival is back! What a great four wonderful days of fun for all the family as Camp Bestival 2021 dusted itself off and gave festival-goers a weekend to remember with fantastic music, live shows, lots of activities for the kids and an array of stalls serving up delicious food.
The Castle Stage at Camp Bestival. Credit: Will WIlkinson.
The weather threatened to dampen the festival but luckily for the majority of the time it was fine with a lot of sunshine and warmth.
Camp Bestival is back! Credit: Will Wilkinson.
Award winning Camp Bestival is always a joy to be at and there is always a super fun atmosphere that radiates across peoples faces and boy haven’t we needed a bit of fun after the last couple of years.
Camp Bestival is Back! Creadit: Will Wilkinson.
This year Camp Bestival’s four days felt very special after such difficult times for the founders and organisers, Rob and Josie da Bank. It must be a very nerve racking thing to bring a festival of this size to fruition. I take my hat off to them for believing in the need for this festival.
Rob Da Bank on Castle Stage at Camp Bestival. Credit: Will Wilkson.
There are so many things to do at Camp Bestival that will keep the whole family entertained. For the kids there are dance workshops, drumming workshops, art workshops, kids theatre and circus, bushcraft skills, cosmic kids yoga workshops, dressing up tent, kids disco, science tent, family fancy dress competition and fancy dress parade and a ton more.
Fund & laughter on stage.
This years music line up was spectacular with the wonderful voice of Becky Hill headlining the Castle stage for the first time on Friday evening.Saturday saw the birthday boy rave god himself, Fat Boy Slim launch into an incredible set from his colossal dance catalogue that got the crowd pumping.
Sunday’s headliner was UK dance evangelists Groove Armada playing their jazz, hip hop and rock infused sounds on the Castle stage and closing the evening with their legendary live show. Followed of course by a spectacular firework display over the Castle.
Fatboy Slim: Credit Will Wilkinson.
Other notable great bands and musicians this year were Blossoms, Dub Pistols, Heather Small, Level 42, Master Peace, Musical Youth, The Selecter, Tim Burgess and Tankus the Henge. With so much music on offer it is difficult to get to all of them and again a big thank you to Rob and Jodie and their team in pulling in so much musical talent to the Lulworth Castle site.
The Blossoms at Bestival. Credit: Will Wilkinson.
As always the quality of the food from all the stall holders was top notch with something for every taste including excellent paellas, burgers, roasts as well as gluten, vegetarian and vegan options available. There were handily placed tea and coffee vendors as well as Beer Tents dotted across the site that made it easy for a quick stop off for refreshment and you could even pop in to the barbers for a quick ‘short- back-and-sides’.
The Barbors at Bestival. Credit: Will Wilkinson.
It was so good to be back at Camp Bestival and it felt that normality had returned even if it was for a short time. It is one that families will remember and see them through the winter with fond memories of the festival season!
Becky Hill onstage.
Camp Bestival is back!
Bes from Happy Mondays. Credit: Will Wilkinson.
I’m sure that Camp Bestival will go from strength to strength in the coming years and once again. After all it’s what we have needed. We’re looking forward to 2022!