The Countdown to Camp Bestival Begins!
Here at Weston, excitement is building with less than a month to go until Camp Bestival (18-21st August 2022) begins in the heart of Shropshire. The pioneering Dorset-based festival brings you Camp Bestival Shropshire, the brand-new stand-alone event bringing all the elements of the original Camp Bestival to the heart of England. The Camp Bestival team has always known how to have a good time, and Camp Bestival Shropshire here at Weston Park will be no exception. For the last decade, Camp Bestival has been the ultimate destination for family fun, bringing an ‘all singing all dancing’ camping experience into the adventure wonderland that is Weston Park. Camp Bestival Shropshire includes an incredible line-up with music headliners Becky Hill, Fat Boy Slim and Rag’N’ Bone Man alongside DJ Sets from Faithless and Sara Cox. The event also includes family fun acts like Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors and Extreme Bike Battle alongside action-packed adventurous activities like paddleboarding, ice baths and wild swimming.
This jam-packed event, described as the ‘UK’s favourite family festival’, is designed specifically for families looking for a summer filled with adventure. From wellness retreats, calm spaces and sleep retreats, to ziplines, tree climbing, dance classes, circus skills and wild swimming. Why not take your Bestival experience to new heights in Camp Bestival’s very own trapeze school? Theatre shows, drum workshops, science shows and bushcraft activities are also among the incredible range of things to explore and discover at Camp Bestival Shropshire. The iconic Shropshire location of Weston Park also provides a wonderland of expansive green spaces, vast parkland, and enchanting woodlands for a weekend of fun for everyone. Camp Bestival is the new date in Shropshire’s summer calendar, it’s a weekend that cannot be missed.
Speaking from Camp Bestival Shropshire, Camp Bestival’s curator’s Josie & Rob da Bank said: ‘From Friday through to Sunday, you can expect incredible heavy hitter headliners as well as equally impactful leftfield artists who are going to blow us all away. Mix this with incredible food, art, wellness and epic theatrical performances and you get the ultimate family-festi holiday, which we can’t wait for the Shropshire region and surroundings to experience for the first time ever. See you all in August!”’
Over the 4-day festival, each date sees different acts lined up, alongside mouth-watering streetfood, wild fire cooking and cocktail bars. The Feast Collective, our food-lovers heaven, is a celebration of artisan food producers from across the UK curated by First Dates legend, Fred Sirieix. The Feast Collective will be home to the best independent chefs, street vendors, and creative food makers, bringing them together to create the ultimate outdoor food experience at Camp Bestival.
Music events kick off on Friday 19th August, seeing the spectacular Becky Hill with her top hits like ‘Wish You Well’, alongside feel-good tunes from The Proclaimers. Bringing the party on Friday will also be global dance music DJ sets from DJ Sasha, Gok Wan and Jodie Harsh.
On Saturday 20th August, Fatboy Slim will perform a truly unforgettable headliner set, followed by explosive party tune legends Example and BBC Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox. 808 State also joins the Saturday line-up as well as Mr Scruff and Gracey. The family-fun action packed weekend will also see Mr Tumble, Brainiac Live: Remixed!, Cosmic Kids Yoga – Live with Jaime, writer Man vs. Baby and more for the younger members of the family to enjoy.
And it doesn’t end there! On Sunday 21st August, Rag’n’Bone Man will be performing an unmissable header liner set alongside Faithless performing an iconic and unmissable DJ Set. Hot Dub Time Machine will be providing the 80’s and 90’s throwbacks alongside DJ Chris Hawkins. Sunday will also light up the sky with the Fireworks Final brought to you by the Son et Lumiere Fireworks Spectacular, delivering a unmissable display at the first-ever Camp Bestival Shropshire firework finale against the beautiful backdrop of Weston Park.
Camp Bestival holds the meaning of family right at its core, and it’s no exaggeration that this action-packed event really does provide something for everyone. Camp Bestival Shropshire will be sure to unlock a truly unforgettable summer of fun for every family nationwide, right in the heart of England. 29 days to go!
Tickets for Camp Bestival Shropshire are on sale now. Adult weekend camping tickets start from £190 (+ booking fee) and child weekend camping tickets from £75 (+ booking fee). Day ticket prices vary depending on day of visit starting from £77.00 for adult tickets. For tickets and details please visit: shropshire.campbestival.net/
About Camp Bestival
We Are Family. Camp Bestival combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action-packed camping holiday to create a Festi-Holiday!
The brainchild of renowned music specialist Rob da Bank and creative director Josie da Bank, and founded in 2008, Camp Bestival is known as the UK’s ultimate family festival, having won Best Family Festival at the UK Festival Awards six times.
Taking place over the summer holidays at Lulworth Castle on Dorset’s stunning Jurassic Coast, and now Weston Park, Shropshire in the heart of England, Camp Bestival offers hundreds of things for families to do from circus skills, science explorations, bushcrafts and immersive theatre journeys through to amazing live acts and DJs, family raves, comedy, cocktails, award-winning street food, and flamboyant evening cabaret, all shared with likeminded people.
Camp Bestival Shropshire