Our home this weekend was a little tent in a field in the lovely surroundings of Lulworth Castle in Dorset. It wasn’t the peaceful, bucolic setting that this may first seem as about 30,000 others were in tents, tepees, yurts and camper-vans around us. This was the annual expedition to Camp Bestival.
This is truly a festival of joy. Its family friendly vibe means that all attendees- young, even younger, parents, teens, festival old timers, cool cats- all enjoyed the loved up, happy and relaxed feeling. The musical agenda catered to everyone too with an eclectic collection of cutting edge, 80’s revival and even a few hugely popular appearances from Mr Tumble for the festival newbies…
Our highlights included the brilliant Hurts, who were ‘suited and booted’ for the occasion. Ellie Goulding gave a performance which was powerful and enchanting. Madness headlined on Saturday night and the cider fueled crowd loved every second of it. Human League and Bucks Fizz are competing for top spot of unexpected yet brilliant ‘blast from the past’. Friendly Fires wrapped up on Sunday night, followed by one of the most incredible fireworks displays that we have seen for some time.
We have some great style spots to come tomorrow, and even a little Camp Bestival ‘Friday Fun’ to look forward to!
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Lulworth Castle at Camp Bestival
Hurts at Camp Bestival
Bucks Fizz in 'Cocktails and Dreams' Singstar tent
Bucks Fizz- looking mighty fine!
some festival Madness
more festival Madness
and the final variation on festival Madness!
Camp Bestival- the finale