Lights, camera, action: Camp Bestival rolls out the red carpet with mega line up for 2020

Will Wilkinson | 27th February 2020

Camp Bestival has introduced its three castle stage headliners for 2020.


Step into the world of the silver screen with marvelous entertainment for all the family, including headline sets from music favourites Fatboy Slim, Liam Payne and Groove Armada, as well as a special guest set from indie rock legends, Friendly Fires.


The Camp Bestival crew announced the momentous and mighty line-up appearing across all the stages at the UK’s much-loved family festival in Lulworth Castle from July 30th – August 2nd 2020.


Lights, camera, action: Camp Bestival rolls out the red with mega line up for 2020

Nil Rodgers and Chic on the Castle Stage


Winner of ‘Best Family Festival’ at UK Festival Awards 2019, this year’s Movies themed Camp Bestival promises a weekend like no other to kick off the summer holidays.


Camp Bestival curators Josie and Rob da Bank say: “We can’t think of a style of music that isn’t on the bill this year – from rave to grime, classical to pop, guitars and reggae. From the original party-starter, Fatboy Sim and indie royalty Friendly Fires through pop stars Liam Payne and Becky Hill to Groove Armada and a special Sophie Ellis-Bextor show with Sink The Pink, not forgetting our new and breaking acts like Georgia, Biig Piig and Self Esteem. It’s not just about music – it’s all going off from CBeebies to skate ramps, an outdoor cinema, tree climbing, Wild Tribe screen-free adventures into nature, yoga, meditation and explosive science shows! Get ready for Camp Bestival 2020!”


Lights, camera, action: Camp Bestival rolls out the red with mega line up for 2020

Family Fun at Camp Bestival


As well as Fatboy Slim bringing the party on Saturday along with Friendly Fires, Friday night welcomes pop superstar Liam Payne, while Sunday sees a Superstylin’ live set from Groove Armada. Other smash-hit stars taking to the stage include Becky Hill and rising star, Georgia, pop royalty Sophie Ellis-Bextor, radio legends Sara Cox and Jo Whiley, as well as YouTube sensations and 2019 X Factor Finalists, Max & Harvey.


Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim says, “This year at Camp Bestival will be a special one for me as I am bringing my daughter for her first festival. Infantile grown-ups, watch our children grow and glow as we attempt to teach them about the festi-love, dancing and laughter…”


Sara Cox told us, “Camp Bestival is absolutely me and my family’s favourite weekend of the year…can’t wait to return & put on another cracking 80s party. Last year the tent was bouncing with all ages, love seeing kids on their parent’s shoulders raving along to Wham! – this year’s gonna be even bigger & better.”


Jo Whiley adds: “I’ve had so much fun at Camp Bestival over the years. It’s an incredibly fun, beautiful and vibrant festival and I couldn’t be happier to be bringing my 90’s Anthems show to all the party people who’ll be there. See you down the front!”


Lights, camera, action: Camp Bestival rolls out the red with mega line up for 2020

Street Entertainment at Camp Bestival


The party doesn’t stop there – Camp Bestival is proud to welcome back CBeebies with appearances from Kids’ TV faves Mr. Tumble, Mister Maker and the Shapes, and Rebecca Keatley with much more to be revealed soon. Youngsters can also get down and dance with a back-to-back line-up from the likes of the legendary Dick & Dom, Britain’s Got Talent superstars Boogie Storm, CBBC’s Sam & Mark and not forgetting a rave with the UK’s favourite family ravers Big Fish Little Fish. Why not channel your inner artist with Aardman Model Making Workshops or put on your science goggles and get ready for the weird and wonderful with live science shows by Brainiac Live and TheDadLab.


Go back to nature and discover Wild Tribe, the screen-free field returning for its second year with Spinney Hollow’s Craft Village, bushcrafts and bivouac building, drumming circles, immersive theatre from Mossy Crow, water slides, zip lines, tree climbing, campfires, calm spaces and hortisculpture. What’s more, young environmentalists will be able to join in activities with Youth Strike 4 Climate, founded by climate change activist Greta Thunberg.


Lights, camera, action: Camp Bestival rolls out the red with mega line up for 2020

Family Fun at Camp Bestival


Encompassing the glamour of Hollywood, Camp Bestival will transform into the most enchanting film set for the weekend. New to 2020, festivalgoers will enter the world of magical movie mania with AV shows featuring well-loved cult movie classics remixed by DJ Yoda, acting workshops from Stagecoach and The BRIT School and a Sunday finale like no other with Son et lumie?re fireworks and projections on Lulworth Castle. Be sure to also not miss the Full Moon Cinema, an out-of-this-world outdoor cinema to celebrate the full moon on Saturday, plus who better to talk through his career in screenwriting than Irvine Welsh.


Get ready for some belly laughing comedy from comedian and best-selling author of ‘This is Going to Hurt’, Adam Kay, and side-splitting stand-up from the Scummy Mummies. Wide Awake Club/Wacaday TV legend Timmy Mallett brings his hilarious live show to Lulworth, and there will be readings on the chaos and comedy of real-life parenting from Man Vs. Baby


The Magic Meadow will come alive on Saturday evening with Camp Bestival’s biggest ever circus performance with a huge High Wire Spectacular featuring dazzling displays of balance and circus feats complete with a live choir providing musical accompaniment. Then step into the Pink Flamingo for evening flamboyant cabaret featuring Cheryl Hole, Madame Galina and Her Only Friend(s) and Witt ’n’ Camp.


Lights, camera, action: Camp Bestival rolls out the red with mega line up for 2020

Morcheeba on the Castle Stage


Adding to the spectacular entertainment for all the family, treat your taste buds to an array of award-winning food and drink. Tuck into the delectable offerings from The Feast Collective and DJ BBQ and become a foodie aficionado with Mother Earth’s Open Kitchen, Live Fire Cooking Demos, Temper barbecue chef Neil Rankin and hear from Omari McQueen, the UK’s youngest Vegan food entrepreneur and chef. Watch this space with lots more mouth-watering delights to be revealed…


Lights, camera, action: Camp Bestival rolls out the red with mega line up for 2020

Lewis Capaldi on the Castle Stage at Camp Bestival


Fancy a detox? Head to Slow Motion and unwind with a series of relaxing and rejuvenating experiences on offer for all ages. Leave the outside world behind and opt for Ayurvedic workshops, meditation, sound healing and gong baths. Don’t forget to also take part in two genuine festival firsts: a Holistic Triathlon, consisting of meditation, 5k run and a session calming yoga to finish, and make sure to pop on the gloves and sign up for a Family Boxing session!


But that’s not all, for more information and to stay in the loop of Camp Bestival’s latest announcements, head to and their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


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