Camp Bestival 2017 Line Up Is Looking Good

Last summer we were at Camp Bestival getting our grove on to hits from my teens from Bananarama, jumping around to Reggie and Bollie and in awe of a spectacular performance put on by Fatboy Slim.

This years line up for 2017 Pop Stars And Rock Stars is beginning to take shape and looks like it is set to top lasts years acts if that could be possible!

All Saints will be gracing the stage and this is another group that bring back many memories of my carefree youth.

The infamous Mark Ronson is set to headline on Friday night and is one not to be missed.

Mr Tumble will be making a very welcome return of the hoards of people that were there to see him last year are anything to go by!

Something that my daughter would absolutely love to see if the UK festivals exclusive – School Of Rock from the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s fabulous new musical.

This is just a taster of things to come and these acts mixed with the hundreds of activities to keep busy kids amused and delicious food around every corner then this years festival is definitely worth checking out.

Pop over ‘here’ to get your tickets booked and get your summer off to a cracking start.

                  

Camp Bestival:The Perfect Christmas Present

Our summer holidays got off to the most fantastic start ever this year with a fabulous few days at Camp Bestival.
I never thought staying in the middle of a muddy field under canvas with four little ones would have left us with such wonderful memories and made such an impact on us as a family.

I couldn’t recommend a trip to Camp Bestival enough and with their 10th festival coming up this year I’m sure it will be even bigger and better than ever!


As with every year there is a theme to the weekend and this year it’s time to dig out the leather and get your air guitars at the ready for Pop Stars And Rock Stars.


I’m sure that you are all gearing up to Christmas now and lots of pressies are being bought. 

What better present could you get than one that would create a lifetime of memories for years to come, and this is exactly what you would get from giving the gift of Camp Bestival tickets.

You can expect outstanding music, superb theatrical acts, hilarious comedy, all the fun of the fair with numerous fairground attractions, mouth watering food round every corner, the chance to really get into your natural surrounding with plenty of outdoor activities and so much more!

If you grab the early bird tickets before the 9th December they will come with an exclusive souvenir Camp Bestival Christmas card. These are limited so you will need to get in quick.

Whilst we are on the subject of Christmas there will be the Camp Bestival Advent Calender coming in the next few days where you have the chance to win some great prizes and activity sheets, so something well worth entering.

Lastly if you fancy a little bit of luxury with your stay then Camping Plus, Backstage VIP and Hospitality Camping are all open for booking now and are limited on spaces so don’t miss out if this is for you!

                    

Our First Camping Trip At Elderflowerfields 

Last year we went along to Elderflowerfields to experience or first taste of festival life.  I feel in love with it more than I ever thought I would and knew from that experience festivals were going to be something I wanted our family to experience a lot more of.

Last year we only attended for the day so getting ready for a few nights of camping was going to be a challenge.

With my mud and rain fearing husband and the weather being a little unpredictable we decided to ease ourselves into the experience by taking a camper van instead of braving it under canvas!

VW campers are a bit of a passion of mine so having the opportunity to take the award winning Ladyboy from Honeys VW Camper was a dream come true.

We packed up the van with everything we needed and took a slow drive to Pippingford Park where we were guided towards our pitch by the enthusiastic volunteers and set up our  for the next few days.

We had a small tent to store all our bits and pieces in but soon realised we had a lot to learn regarding camping when we looked round at everyone else’s great set ups!

I couldn’t wait to get down to the fun so made our way down to the main field.

The music was echoing across the fields, the smell of beautiful food was wafting from the stalls and I knew that the next few days were going to be wonderful.
We always start with food in our family and the potato twists were a hit on more than one occasion.

That along with belly fulls of ice cream, burgers, veggies nibbles, fish and chips; well the list really is endless and I challenge anyone to not find something to take their fancy.


Number three went of and took part in the fabulous sports and craft workshops that are put on while we wandered round with the youngest two getting messy with the paints and exploring the woods.


all of the activities are included in your ticket price so the children are free to try anything out as often as they like.

There are way to many activities to name but rock climbing, scooting, slack lining, canoeing, pond dipping and mountain boarding are just a few things on offer.  Take a look here for the whole list of things you can get up to.

We made our way back to the van for a BBQ and to try out my chocolate cones and a little rest before joining in with the evening fun.

Being at the festival after dark is what the children were most excited about and they were not disappointed.  We listened to some super talented bands and grabbed a cocktail at the cocktail shack while the kids took to the stage!


With some very weary children we headed back and got a fantastic nights sleep which I really wasn’t expecting.

I got up nice and early to take a shower where I was plesently surprised with beautifully clean showers and no queue!

Once breakfast was wolfed down we headed down for day two of fun.  We did some more exploring and had fun with plenty more activities.


The biggest queue is always the facpaint but it was more than worth it.  The kids loved it and I couldn’t resist joining in.

 

Lunchtime came round and it was time to take part in the So Sussex Family Picnic.
I wasn’t entirely sure how this was going to work as you had to meet by the main stage and find people to get together with to make a group of twelve people.

Lunchtime with my lot is more like feeding time at the zoo so picnicking with strangers was a little worrying.  I needn’t have worried as I found two lovely families in the queue and spent a blissful afternoon getting acquainted whilst sampling some of the finest food all local sourced from in and around Sussex.
We ripped apart crusty, fresh bread to dip  in creamy pate, picked at flavourful olives and tender meats.  But the favourite part for me was the gooey, rich chocolate cake that I really wish I hadn’t had to share!

Our final evening was spent sipping hot chocolates, listening to more fabulous music and a huge hay fight that the children declared as the best part of the trip.

We sadly made our way back to what would be our last night at Elderflowerfields and I can honestly say we had the most magical introduction to camping.

The lack of technology, the open space and the atmosphere of the festival were just the perfect combination.

All my worries of losing the children or them getting bored were completely unfounded and this was mainly due to the  festival being run by a group highly passionate people that work tirelessly to create a wonderful experience for all who visit.

If you can’t wait for next year to get your tickets to joint in the fun then take a look at the Into The Trees event daytime event that is running on the 3rd and 4th September. I can’t wait to get there and would love to see some of your lovely faces!


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Camp Bestival Offical Blogger 2016

   
 My face lit up this afternoon when I opened my inbox to see that I had been selected as a Camp Bestival blogger for this years festival.

It’s somewhere I have wanted to take the children for many years and I’m thrilled at the fact this opportunity has come up for us to go along and check out everything they have to offer!

Camping with four little ones is something I’ve not done before so we are going to get our preparations underway and will let you all know how we are getting along before the big trip! 

Rave-A-Roo The Ultimate Family Party

  
My party animal days may be long gone so what could be better than sharing your love of music and partying with your little ones.

Rave-A-Roo is a completely new concept that has hit the Ministry Of Sound in London bringing together a clubbing/festival atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy.

Top DJs will be taking to the decks to play some music to get us all up and dancing, disco ball games, confetti mayhem, neon craft stations, a chill room, play glow toys, and a UV tattoo station.

If this sounds like something your family would enjoy go ahead and get those tickets booked and keep an eye out for my blog post at the end of the week to see how we get on when we take a trip on Friday! 

An Out Of This World Line Up For Camp Bestival 2016

  

If you are a seasoned regular to Camp Bestival of looking at taking your first trip this year you will be sure to be blown away with this years out of this world line up; which is very fitting with this years super cool space theme!
Kicking off 2016 in astronomic fashion, Team CB are set to dispel the January blues with a cavalcade of cosmic treats that will keep rocketeers and space people dancing all weekend long this coming July 28-31. Joining our previously announced headliners Fatboy Slim, Tears for Fears and Jess Glynne, and Aliens Love Underpants, Dick and Dom and Mr Tumble, we’re over the moon to announce even more astronutters who will be joining Camp Bestival’s festi-holiday frolics at Space Camp Lulworth for a party that’s sure to be out of this world! 

 
Rob da Bank says: “Prepare for lift-off my space brothers and sisters… we are T-minus 184 days and, whilst I’m busying packing dried food and spare pants for the trip to outer space, I’ve also been booking a load more bands and DJs. From Katy B and KT Tunstall, to London legends Squeeze, hip-hop royalty in the form of Arrested Development and the incredible afro beat of Seun Kuti, it’s a veritable smorgasbord of styles from around the world… and outer space! Can’t wait to see you at the launch pad!”

We’re super-excited to welcome the queen of rave pop, Katy B, to Lulworth castle! A chart invading trailblazer, Katy’s beat-driven vignettes laid the foundations for a whole host of recent chart stars, and with brand new album Honey – the follow up to chart topper Little Red – set to soundtrack the summer, she’s a dead cert to blast us into outer space! We’ll also have stratospheric action from Scottish chanteuse KT Tunstall, London’s finest post-punk hit-machine Squeeze, enduring hip-hop troubadours Arrested Development, keepers of the Afrobeat flame Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, the UK’s most successful girl band ever Bananarama, turntable wizard DJ Yoda, singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson, chill out specialists Turin Brakes, acid jazz innovators The Brand New Heavies, confessional rapper Loyle Carner, reggae queen Dawn Penn, Havana’s greatest gift to humanity The Cuban Brothers, and hobo-chic originator Duke Special.
And there will be plenty more intergalactic joys with Louis Berry, Rob da Bank & Tayo’s Prince tribute, Purple Rave, Sound of the Sirens, The Demon Barbers XL, Sound and Vision: A Celebration of David Bowie presented by Rob da Bank, Lizzie Ball and the Classical Kicks Orchestra, The Scorsese Agreement, Delilah Sisters, The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, Circus Raj and Folk Idol.
We’ve still got lots more heavenly fun to announce so keep an eye on our website, Facebook and Twitter.
Ticket Info:
Camp Bestival 2016 Weekend Tickets are on sale now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410
Camp Bestival 2016 Weekend Ticket Prices:

Adult Weekend Ticket – £197.50*

Student Weekend Ticket – £185*

Age 13 to 17 Weekend Ticket – £118*
Age 10 to 12 Weekend Ticket – £93*
Age 5 to 9 Weekend Ticket – £45*
Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket – £15*
Babes In Arms (1 & Under) – FREE (but ticket required)*
All tickets include camping from Thursday or Friday.
*NB: please refer to the Camp Bestival Ticket Terms & Conditions
Weekly Payment Plan:

Use our 25 week payment plan to purchase your tickets meaning that an adult ticket can now be bought at a payment of around £7 per week over 24 consecutive weekly payments following an initial deposit payment. Book online via Ticketline only: select ‘Camp Bestival 2016 – Weekend Payment Plan’. Once you have signed up to the payment plan, which basically means giving your agreement by ticking the bank mandate form on Ticketline’s website, they will automatically debit your card on a weekly basis. NB: Booking fees and a deposit (£27.50 per adult ticket) will be charged with your initial transaction. More info here.

Car Parking – £20 in advance

Campervan Ticket – £85 per vehicle – please read Campervan T&Cs before booking

Caravan / Trailer Tent Ticket – £96 (One car only per caravan/trailer tent – no exceptions). Please read Caravan/Trailer tent T&Cs here.