Peppermint are getting very excited about Camp Bestival, and with only a couple of weeks to go they’ve got even more amazing fun in store for kids of all ages at the greatest family show on earth… at a castle campsite by the sea. Adding a whole heap of audiophile treats, visuals feasts, gaming joy and sing-along merriment, this July 31st to August 3rd at Lulworth Castle in Dorset is going to be a rip-roarer!
We’re delighted to announce that Klipsch Audio presents Classic Album Sundays will be at Camp Bestival with another series of classic vinyl listening sessions in the stunning surrounds of Lulworth Castle’s St. Andrews Church. This year’s sessions include legendary producer Joe Boyd discussing Fairport Convention’s ‘Liege & Lief’ and Nick Drake’s ‘Five Leaves Left’. There will also be a Kids Session on Saturday morning with a drawing contest featuring The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. Laura Mvula and Steve Mason will also be presenting a favourite album each.
We’re also super excited that the Skylanders will be returning to Camp Bestival. This time, festivalgoers will have the chance to be amongst the first in the UK to play new game Skylanders Trap Team™ before it hits the shops in October! One of the biggest hits of last year’s show, the newest instalment to the franchise will reverse the magic of bringing toys-to-life, letting players take characters out of the digital world and bringing them into the physical world. Amazing! Not only can gaming fans and families play the new game before it goes in store, the Skylanders arena at Camp Bestival will also be hosting a range of fun interactive Skylanders Trap Team related activities, too.
And following last year’s world record attempt we’re overjoyed that Disney will be back at Camp Bestival once again. Promoting their summer movie Planes 2: Fire & Rescue, they will be keeping kids entertained with their revamped fire truck, and fun activities for all the family.
There will be a whole host of bands for all the family to enjoy in the Big Top this year including the world renowned Royal Albert Hall presents Albert’s Travelling Circus Band featuring a colourful troupe of musicians with an exciting circus themed musical extravaganza. The Fabulous Lounge Swingers will be having a proper knees-up, in their own distinct style. Macamu who specialise in music for children will introduce children to a range of musical styles. Mrs H and Her Singalong Band is an Exmouth Market legend and a must-see for all the family. And Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids will be a dynamic world of funny sound effects, brilliant noises and cool music will make you smile, whether you’re aged one or 101.
From the creators of ‘Gorrid the Horrid’ and ‘The Pirate Adventure’ comes Al Start and the Beastie Band whose songs are catchier than chickenpox! And finally we have Bach to Baby, an innovative and critically acclaimed concert series for featuring world-class performances by musicians steeped in the classical tradition.
If you’re in pursuit of a little cultural downtime, then head to our Big Top Cinema Sessions each morning to catch a wide selection of family-friendly cinematic offerings. For the first time at Camp Bestival, we have invited short film experts Director’s Notes to curate a unique and varied daily family programme. Take a journey through the weird and wonderful world of bite-size cinema as we serve up screenings designed to entertain, enlighten and even educate an audience of all ages.
But that’s not all! Friday heralds the much talked about Project Wild Thing film, where you can discover why spending time in nature is currently at the top of our priorities list, and why we have dedicated a whole area to Wild Time at Camp Bestival 2014! On Saturday, catch a very special Camp Bestival pre-release screening of Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted. Join Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog and the gang as they take on the world in an exciting and hilarious new spy thriller. And on Sunday, kick back for an indulgent Wallace & Gromit triple bill, with our most loved Aardman duo.
We also have news of the Bigtopmania Kids Theatre & Circus in the Upper Kids Garden, which once again promises to be a totally full-on play experience brimming with activities, experiences, random entertainment and a full programme of theatre shows and crafts, where you can See, Play and Make Circus!
And finally, with just under a fortnight till show time, weekend tickets are about to sell out, so if you want to join our festi-holiday paradise you’re going to have to grab your tickets now, while you still can. Don’t miss out on the official Best Family Festival – head to Ticketline and get your tickets now!