July is absolutely flying by and there are only 10 days to go until we hit the Jurassic coast for a festi-holiday frolic at Camp Bestival! Set in the picturesque grounds of Lulworth Castle, we’ve got an absolute cracker lined up for our fifth outing but there are just the last few remaining weekend tickets on sale and day tickets are flying too, so if you want to be part of the ultimate family festival in 2012, you’re going to have to get your skates on.
First up, we can’t ignore the fact that this summer has had a distinct lack of sunshine and just a little bit more than its fair share of rain. The current long range forecast from MetCheck, however, is very favourable, and the most recent weather reports from Sky are predicting a “sustained spell of dry and sunny weather from this weekend”, so we’ve got our fingers crossed and you know we’ll have fun whatever the weather! In the meantime, in case you didn’t see it on our Facebook page, we have an update on the current situation:
“We’d like to put minds at ease with regards to ground conditions for Camp Bestival. Our team have been on site this week and have fully inspected the whole site. All areas of the car parks, campsites and event arena have been passed as fully fit. Lulworth has the benefit of being a chalk and sandstone base so it drains very well and the recent bad weather has had little effect. To ensure that customers have a trouble free weekend we have lengthened temporary roads into the car parks and should there be inclement weather when people are leaving, we have tractors on standby but at this point the forecast suggests it will be a fine weekend.”
Rob da Bank & the Camp Bestival Promoters
And now, let’s get down to some fun stuff. This coming Saturday, the Camp Bestival crew will be broadcasting a live warm-up show for the International Radio Festival (IRF) on their pop-up Olympic radio DAB. It’s the only dedicated independent Olympic radio station broadcasting during the games and we’ll be kicking things off on the 21st July with an A-Z of all things Camp B and a live session from the one and only Cuban Brothers who will be whetting appetites for the main event in their own inimitable style. You can find out lots more info here.
Speaking of Radio action, we’re very pleased that Fun Kids Radio will be joining us this year. They’ll have a preview show running in the lead up to Camp Bestival and then they’ll be broadcasting from site, so make sure you tune in for lots of fun and games.
We promised you Silly Olympics and it doesn’t get much sillier than this! Right before we screen the big ol’ opening ceremony, we’re throwing a Camp Bestival Camp Olympics Warm-Up Bash and you’re all invited! Hosted by the dapper king of chap-hop, Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer, you’ll be treated to Britain’s Got Talent drop outs Heart and Soul, mega moves from dance troupe Swing Patrol and top tunes from the Medina Uke Orchestra. Plus Lost & Found will lead you in a Best of British 80s Aerobic Dance Off and there’s a sing-along for all you champions out there. Union jacks at the ready… this is going to be a belter of a bash!
If you like getting messy with music at a festival, you’ll be pleased to hear that the Persil ‘Mosh & Wash’ stand will be on hand with singer-songwriter and musical mum, Sophie Ellis Bextor. Kids will be able to dress up as their favourite rock star and get a taste of what it would be like to perform at Camp Bestival with the special ‘Mosh & Wash’ stage, complete with a live festival backdrop!
BECOME PART OF THE CAMP B TEAM
Join our bar staff team at Camp Bestival this year and in exchange for 2 x short bar shifts – you’ll get your ticket, drinks, food and be part of the Camp Bestival A-team! We’ll give you all the training and in between your shifts you’ll be able to check out the Happy Mondays, Hot Chip and many more Camp B lovelies…Head to www.festivalvolunteer.co.uk today to get involved…