Why put on one festival when you can organise two? Camp Bestival has given birth this year to a second shindig, with the usual Dorset location being joined by Camp Bestival Shropshire later in the summer.

Family friendly event Camp Bestival will be returning for 2022 to its home in Dorset at Lulworth Cove. From 28th to 31 July, Camp Bestival Dorset presents: Rudimental, Rag’n’Bone Man, Shed Seven, The Proclaimers, Jo Whiley’s 90s Anthems, Example, Horse Meat Disco, Orla Gartland, Snapped Ankles, Mr Motivator and more.

There’s a trio of disco legends: Sisters Sledge, the Earth Wind & Fire Experience ft Al McKay and Kool & The Gang. Also on the lineup: lockdown’s kitchen disco queen Sophie Ellis Bextor. Meanwhile Ed Byrne heads up the comedy lineup.

Being a family festival, children get lots of their own entertainment and Dick & Dom, Cosmic Kids Yoga, Horrible Histories and Brainiac Live: Remixed plus The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show as will keep the family happy.

Tickets go on general sale 10am, Friday 28 January 2022. Adult weekend camping tickets start from £190 (+ booking fee) and child weekend tickets from £75 (+ booking fee). For tickets and information, visit Camp Bestival Dorset

Camp Bestival at night

New Shropshire event

And Bestival goes one better this year: enter Bestival Shropshire, taking place 18-21 August. The new sister event at Weston Park, sees Fatboy Slim, Rag’n’Bone Man and Becky Hill heading up the lineup. Also 808 State, Shed Seven and Scouting For Girls. Heather Small with M People, plus The Proclaimers.

The kids events will be similar to Dorset, with Brainiacs, Terrible Tudors, Cosmic Kids Yoga and more.

Families can get lost in four days’ worth of theatre, wellbeing workshops, circus spectacles, comedy, and healthy pursuits including Water & Stone Wild Spas, Ice Baths, Wild Swimming, Paddleboarding, Breathwork & Yoga, a Sleep Retreat and more besides.

Elsewhere on the line-up, families can expect EMF, Lola Young, Dub Pistols, Sasha, Mae Muller, Mr Motivator, Ned’s Atomic Dustin, Dreadzone, Snapped Ankles, Luke Una and Beans on Toast. Camp Bestival Shropshire’s line-up also features the Emma Linney Band, Jonathan Day Collective and folk band The Endings as well as Shropshire’s Chris Hawkins

Camp Bestival Shropshire takes place at Weston Park, 18-21 August 2022. Tickets are on sale from 10am Friday 28th January. 

For details visit shropshire.campbestival.net.

Photograph: © Leora Bermeister Farelight Productions

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