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Camp Bestival 2018

  • East Lulworth, United Kingdom
  • 26-29 July 2018
Camp Bestival 2018

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The UK's most famous family-friendly music festival

Camp Bestival, the family-centric sibling to Bestival, is a relaxed, intimate and inclusive weekend festival at Lulworth Castle in Dorset. 

Mixing music with comedy, theatre and a huge variety of workshops, fun and games, Camp Bestival has become one of the UK's most popular festival-getaways for families. 

2017's lineup saw headline sets from Madness, Mark Ronson and Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, while the likes of Dick & Dom entertained the kids and Reginald D. Hunter provided the laughs. 

Every year the festival also has a fancy dress theme, with all festival-goers encouraged to go all out and get creative, adding to the eccentricity of this truly unique and immersive music festival.


  • Rick Astley
  • Clean Bandit
  • Simple Minds



  • Rick Astley
  • Sara Cox presents Just Can't Get Enough 80s
  • dodie
  • The Skatalites
  • Jaguar Skills
  • Fearne Cotton [DJ set]
  • The Cuban Brothers presents La Familia
  • Huey Morgan's NYC Block Party
  • Pop Will Eat Itself
  • Chris Wood
  • Rae Morris
  • David Rodigan
  • Hak Baker


  • Clean Bandit
  • Basement Jaxx [DJ set]
  • Tokio Myers
  • Declan McKenna
  • Stereo MCs
  • Billy Daniel Bunter & Raindance
  • Jesus Jones
  • Dub Pistols
  • Big Fish Little Fish
  • Grace Carter
  • Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer
  • Raindance - Billy Daniel Bunter
  • Altern-8
  • Uncle Dugs
  • Liquid [live]
  • DJ Faydz
  • DJ Vibes
  • Fat Controller
  • Junior Jungle
  • Funky Little Choir


  • Simple Minds
  • Orbital
  • Shed Seven
  • The Undertones
  • Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana
  • Britpop Brass
  • Jade Bird
  • Beans on Toast
  • Big Fish Little Fish:
  • English Disco Lovers
  • Sean Lock
  • Dave Johns
  • Andrew Maxwell


  • Jane Weaver
  • Huey Morgan's NYC Block Party w/ Scratch Perverts & Mateo
  • Mark Archer
  • Chris Liberator
  • Baker & Beale
  • Joe Muggs
  • High Eight & Little My
  • Shadow Child
  • The Lovely Eggs
  • 77:78
  • Miss Kiddy & The Cads
  • Adam French
  • Lekiddo Lord of the Lobsters
  • Everything is Imagined
  • The Curious
  • DJ Getbacktothebeat
  • Opus Kink
  • Jim8Track
  • DJ Dapper Dan

Family Shows & Entertainment

Mr Tumble
Dick and Dom
Dinosaur World Live
Ballet with Matthew Bourne's New Adventures
Pirates of Penzance
Royal Albert Hall's Seafaring Symphony & Workshops
The Return of 'Come Dancing' wth Karen Hardy Studios
Underwater Night Parade
Now That's What I Call Sea Shanties
Nautical Bedtime Stories
The World of Supersaurs

Teen Talks & Opinions

Gemma Cairney
Katie Thistleton

The Feast Collective

River Cottage Family Feasts
Zoe's Ghana Kitchen's Kente Kala-Bash

Brand New Bars

Robby & Josie's Gin Festival

Attractions Across The Weekend

HMS Camp Bestival hosted by The Blue Coats
Pirate Sandpit
Insect Circus & Museum
Dingly Dell feat. Tree Climbing, Den Building & More
The Greatest Tent On Earth!
Crafty Cabin feat. Katie Jones' Knit & Lizzie King's Tie-Dye
Bigger & Better Art Town
Bigtopmania Theatre & Circus
Spinney Hollow Woodland Crafts
Sports Park

Lulworth Castle is a stunning castle and grounds situated near to the Dorset coastline. With green, rolling fields, it is the perfect space for the festival's various stages and quirky activities.


Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, BH20 5QS, United Kingdom


Bournemouth Airport is the closest airport to the festival site.

The Yellow Buses line A1 runs every 30 minutes from the airport to Bournemouth Station. From there, it is a 30 minute train to Wool, from where a local taxi is the best option for the short ride to Lulworth Castle.

All ages can attend Camp Bestival. Those under 4 go for free but still need a ticket, while those under 18 must be with a parent, legal guardian or nominated guardian.


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