“Pinch punch, first of the month Campers – time to dust down the tents, get the sleeping bags out of the loft and pack everything including the kitchen sink for your trip to Dorset in less than 4 weeks! Josie and I know as much as anyone how intense this time has been for everyone and particularly those with young children and families struggling to juggle it all and stay safe, so please rest assured despite our chirpy demeanour we are absolutely serious about your health and safety and wellbeing at Camp Bestival. We are part of the same family and team that put on all the festival pilot events so far, including Download, and our staff have been attending all of those to glean all the education and information we need. Behind the sunny, tranquil scenes we are working flat out to cover all bases…so all you need to do is plan your trip, prepare your family and get your movie star fancy dress gear at the ready…lights, camera and action in 28 days!…” lots of love Robby, Josie and all at Camp Bestival HQ
Tumbledown palace of delights Caravanserai is a wonder-stage beyond compare glittering amid the spacious fields of Lulworth Castle like a priceless jewel. Taking the party to unfettered realms of happiness and pleasure, our favourite agent of astonishment DJ Chris Tofu MBE has brought together a roster of incomparable players to entertain and beguile you and yours all weekend long.
“ROLL UP! ROLL UP! The world’s greatest festival venue is back with more vibes than any place around. Featuring brass rave music, ska, gypsy, crazy country copies of hip-hop songs, swing infused with drum & bass, nursery rhymes with jungle beats, drunken Mariachis, insane acid house Morris dancers, samba bands clashing, ukulele versions of Motorhead, 78 playing superfreaks on pianos, 8-year-old reggae remix DJs, circus, circus, circus, and much more.
“There is literally nothing else like this on the planet and we can’t wait until this starts on Thursday 29th July. In Caravanserai literally everyone is part of our family, everyone can find a Travellers Rest, there’s one of our luxury temporary homes for you.” DJ Chris Tofu MBE
“The Shellac Collective welcome you all again to the Pig’s Big Ballroom at Camp Bestival where you can relax and enjoy the very best in vintage sounds and quality live acts from across the UK. Vintage, Jazz, Skiffle, Rhythm and Blues, Swing, Country, Folk, Roots and early World Music awaits. Join us in the Pig’s Big Ballroom for great music you can really dance to late into the night and fantastic live acts, family fun, great sounds and entertainment during the day.” Shellac Collective founder & Pig’s Big Ballroom curator Greg Butler
Camp Bestival is designed by parents for families and yet it’s still sometimes rather lovely to have an extra pair of hands to help you out, and after the 18 months we’ve had you absolutely deserve it!
Whether it’s heading off into the crowd with you and sharing the load of loo trips and cries of ‘I want a snack’. Taking the kids off to charge around (and watch Mr Tumble again…) leaving you free to grab a drink, watch your favourite act and soak up the sun. Or snuggling down in the tent for story time (and some sleep!) and giving you a night off! For the families in 2019 it made all the difference and the Freckles Festival Nannies absolutely love it!
“We were so impressed with our Freckles Festival Nannies, they were warm, friendly and professional and they REALLY enhanced our festival experience!” Rachel Hassell, Camp Bestival 2019
Fancy volunteering at Camp Bestival this summer?! Get to experience everything the festival has to offer, while helping festival goers have a fantastic time!
See behind the scenes, meet other volunteers from across the country and gain valuable experience while having an amazing time you’ll never forget!
Hotbox volunteer applications are now open… Big Green Coach, the Events Travel Company, is operating a weekend return coach service direct to the entrance of Camp Bestival from London Victoria Coach Station. Jump on board Thursday and get dropped on site; depart Monday morning (not too early!). Seats just £48 return with child prices available. Book with Big Green Coach now and forget that long drive back to London, you can sleep all the way home!