Camp Bestival Lineup Taking Shape Already

Regular readers will no doubt recall my praise of Dorset’s Camp Bestival held at Lulworth Castle, just a few miles from home.

The sister festival to the Isle of Wights season closing festival, Camp Bestival is a great option for families with children.  As I have reported in the past Camp Bestival is not just a family friendly festival, it is a festival that is focused on children from the ground up.  There is an almost endless stream of activities to keep the little ones entertained throughout.

This year sees the return of Dick and Dom, Mr Tumble and Aliens Love Underpants on the main stage.  This years theme is outer space so dig out your space suit outfits to join the fun.

Camp Bestival batch 2-29

Camp Bestival

With Jess Glynne and Fatboy Slim already announced as Friday and Saturday night headliners, the headline line-up is complete with the mighty Tears for Fears headlining Sunday and closing the festival.

Camp Bestival curator Rob da Bank says: “Songs from the Big Chair was, and still is, one of my most treasured albums, and one which appears totally timeless. I still can’t figure out what most of the lyrics mean, but when the music and vocals are so strong it doesn’t matter. We took our kids on holiday last year and only had two CDs in the car, one of them was this and they cannot get enough of it, too… so, I know after five years of trying, Tears for Fears are going to be something very special at Camp Bestival for all ages.”

Tears for Fears commented on their first UK festival appearance in 26 yearsWe are so looking forward to playing our first UK festival since our last one in 1990 at Knebworth. I know we’re not the most prolific artists but we believe in quality over quantity. We’re looking forward to performing new & old songs as we will have finished our new album before we perform. The fact that it’s in the West Country where we began our journey makes it all the more gratifying. We look forward to seeing you at Camp Bestival”.

This years Camp Bestival takes place from 28 – 31 July.

To ease the burden on families Camp Bestival is offering a weekly payment plan: Details and tickets here.

Camp Bestival is on the internet on Facebook and Twitter


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About The Sound of Summer

Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

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