Camp Bestival DorsetCamp Bestival is set to return to Lulworth Castle, Dorset, from Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th August, featuring a stellar line up and a host of family-friendly activities. The festival boasts a UK-exclusive headline performance from Pete Tong Ibiza Classics, alongside headliners Paloma Faith and McFly. Special Guest James Arthur, Orbital, Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters, The Darkness, and Sophie Ellis-Bextor will also grace the stages. The diverse line up caters to all musical tastes, promising an unforgettable experience for attendees.

Festival curator Rob da Bank expressed excitement about the line up, emphasizing the aim to provide something for everyone while introducing new and noteworthy acts. He highlighted Flowerovlove, The K's, Hak Baker, and Dagny as emerging talents to watch.

Pete Tong Ibiza Classics, accompanied by Jules Buckley & The Essential Orchestra, will kick off the headline proceedings with a unique fusion of dance anthems and classical music. Pop Queen Paloma Faith, making her festival debut as a headliner, and McFly, known for hits like 'Shine a Light,' complete the trio of headliners, promising an unforgettable Camp Bestival weekend.

Special Guest James Arthur, along with energetic and nostalgic sets from Orbital, Cabaret splendour from Jake Shears, and a journey through The Darkness's extensive music catalogue, ensures a diverse and engaging musical experience for festivalgoers. Sophie Ellis-Bextor, a UK chart-topper, is also set to make a triumphant return to Camp Bestival.

The line up extends beyond musical acts, with renowned DJs such as Gok Wan, David 'Ram Jam' Rodigan, Roger Sanchez, and Craig Charles adding their beats to the mix. Emerging talents like Say She She, Tom Aspaul, Hak Baker, and The K's will also contribute to the festival's musical diversity.

Families attending Camp Bestival can expect a jam-packed schedule of family favourites, including performances from The Amy Winehouse Band, House Gospel Choir, The Magic Numbers, and many others. The Cuban Brothers, Big Fish Little Fish, Goldierocks, and Junior Jungle will bring their unique energy to the family festival holiday experience.

Beyond music, Camp Bestival offers a wide range of family activities. Included in the ticket price are Space Camp, Parkour & Freerunning, Football Club, Figure Drawing, Wall Climbing, Beekeeping, and more, emphasizing the value for money aspect of the four-day celebrations. The festival aims to cater to all family members, providing an extensive line up of entertainment for children and adults alike.

New for 2024 is the Explorer's Passport, encouraging families to participate in various activities and collect stamps across the festival, further enhancing the festival experience. The festival's theme, 'Intergalactic, Aliens, and Space,' will be reflected in activities such as Space Camp and a Planetarium.

The festival is more than just music, with offerings ranging from theatre, wellbeing workshops, and circus spectacles to comedy and a dedicated Slow Motion wellbeing area. Families are encouraged to explore the enchanting grounds of Lulworth Castle, engage in workshops, and document their adventure with the Explorer's Passport, ensuring a memorable and explorative experience for all.

Line Up

Camp Bestival Dorset line up poster

Ticket Information

Tickets will go on general sale at 9am, 2nd February - with an exclusive 48-hour presale for existing Barclaycard customers live from 9am, 31st January until 08.59am, 2nd February. Get 10% off exclusive presale tickets for Camp Bestival Shropshire from 9am, 31st January until 08.59am, 2nd February when you pay with your Barclaycard. 

Tickets available from the Camp Bestival website.