CAMP BESTIVAL SETS SAIL! Lulworth Castle 26-29 July 2018

Will Wilkinson | 8th May 2018


Festi-holiday frolics ahoy! The Camp Bestival crew are heading for the high seas of the summer holiday at Lulworth Castle, brimming with incredible acts and entertainers for four days of ‘…sets sail’ themed good times with joyous music, amazing food, luxury camping and tons of fun for all the family from the 26th to the 29th July 2018.

Captain da Bank says: “Ahoy there shipmates and anchors aweigh! HMS Camp Bestival is ready to set sail. Expect the unexpected from rock giants Simple Minds and Shed Seven to dance gurus Orbital and Basement Jaxx and a cheeky bit of Rick Astley too…  and that’s just the music. From River Cottage feasts and animatronic dinosaurs, to Insect Circuses, pantomimes and a gin festival, it’s full steam ahead for 2018. All aboard!”

Mainstage headline sets come courtesy of Simple Minds, Rick Astley and Clean Bandit, with Orbital and Basement Jaxx topping the Big Top bill. We’ll have more music from Sara Cox presents Just Can’t Get Enough 80,Shed Seven, Tokio Myers, Declan McKenna, dodie, The Skatalites, Jaguar Skills, The Cuban Brothers will present La Familia, Fearne Cotton (DJ set), Huey Morgan’s NYC Block Party,Stereo MCs, The Undertones, Pop Will Eat Itself, Jane Weaver, Jesus Jones, Billy Daniel Bunter & Raindance, Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana, Chris Wood, and Big Fish Little Fish.

There are family shows and entertainment from Mr Tumble, Dick and Dom, Mister Maker & the Shapes, Dinosaur World Live, Ballet with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Pirates of Penzance – The Musical, meet and greets with Peter Rabbit, Paddington and Pepper Pig, Royal Albert Hall’s Seafaring Symphony & Workshops, the return of ‘Come Dancing’ In Spiegeltent with Karen Hardy Studios, Underwater Carnival Night Parade, Sailing Talks with High Seas Adventurers, Pirate Bedtime Stories, The World of Supersaurs and Now That’s What I Call Sea Shanties.

Comedy comes from Sean Lock, Dave Johns, and Andrew Maxwell, with teen talks and opinions from Gemma Cairney and Katie Thistleton. Don’t miss fun for all the family including HMS Camp Bestival hosted by the Blue Coats, Pirate Sandpit, the Dingly Dell featuring Den Building & Tree Climbing, Crafty Cabin with Katie Jones’ Knit & Lizzie King’s Tie-Dye, the Insect Circus & Museum, The Greatest Tent on Earth!, a bigger and better Art Town, Bigtopmania Kids Theatre & Circus, Spinney Hollow Woodland Crafts, Sports Park & Skate Ramps, Nautical Gorilla Circus Show & Flying Trapeze School, ZSL London Zoo: Gruesome Nature Live! (UK Festival Exclusive), Andy Day & The Odd Socks and The Whale – The Pirates Misadventure.

There will be lots of delicious food and drink on offer too including The Feast Collective hosted by DJ BBQ, River Cottage presents Family Feasting & Culinary Workshop, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen’s Kente Kala-Bash Supper Club, and Rob & Josie’s Gin Festival, with lots more to be announced.

Don’t forget there are a host of premium camping experiences including Camping PlusBackstage Camping and Hospitality Camping on sale now. 

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Camp Bestival Ticket Info:

Camp Bestival 2018 will take place on July 26th – 29th. Early Bird tickets and Weekly Payment Plan are on sale now. Book Tickets here / 0844 888 4410



The Camping Bestival 2018 Weekly Payment Plan is on sale now. Book online via Ticketline only.

*All weekend tickets include camping from Thursday

*Please refer to the Camp Bestival Ticket Terms & Conditions

Camping Plus, Boutique, Backstage and Hospitality tickets are available.