30th, 31st July & 1st August 2010 at Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Curated by Rob da Bank

A Fairy Tale Holiday Camp with fancy dress, magical moments and family friendly mayhem!

Camp Bestival / 0844 888 4410

A. Acrobatics There will be plenty of acrobatics on display from Zippo’s Festival Circus, the Roundhouse Circus Company, the Insect Circus and the Big Top Mania Crew. More info

B. Boutique Babysitting The Kids Club under Canvas gives you the chance to have a care-free few hours whilst the kids have a blast.More info

C. Cabanas Why not hire one (for a Birthday Party, family picnic or a surprise treat) and check out the main stage in super slick style? The ultimate, intimate VIP area, the Kids can have a kip in luxury out the back while you bop to the Castle Stage’s musical delights.More info

D. Bill Drummond/The 17 Become a member of The17: Bill Drummond’s (KLF, Timelords etc) choir. In this exclusive UK appearance, Bill will work with 10 groups of 17 people to record one of his scores. These will be combined and played back to the entire audience at Camp Bestival on Sunday night. Sign up at the Sunday Best tent on site and get involved!More info

E. East Lulworth Literary Institute A feast of food for your brains, from Spoken Word and Poetry to How To sessions with William Orbit and Andrea Arnold and The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company there’s something for all the family. And don’t forget you can head to the Penguin Children’s Book Tent for some story time fun.More info

F. Fairy Tale Fancy Dress Whether you make your own costume or check out Smiffy’s and the Dressing Up Area on site, make sure you join in on Saturday, as we turn Lulworth Castle into a magical land of make believe.More info

G. The Gruffalo We’ve got two showings of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award winning story performed by Tall Stories whose unique brand of physical story theatre has taken them around the world. The show will bring to life the amazing story of the clever Mouse’s journey through the forest as he beguiles the creatures who’d like to eat him with tales of his friend the Gruffalo’s terrible tusks and terrible claws, until he encounters the Gruffalo’s terrible teeth in his terrible jaws for himself. Don’t miss it.

H. The House of Fairy Tales A fun-filled parallel world created by renowned artists Deborah Curtis and Gavin Turk that will keep you entertained for hours.More info

I. Isle of Boden A brand new area where you can catch Howard Marks and Billy Bragg reading bedtime stories, attend the School of Rock and catch DJ Sets from the likes of Zero 7, Friendly Fires, DJ Yoda, Suggs and Rob da Bank.

J. Jousting Don’t miss the Knights of Lulworth Castle, performed by Horses Impossible, clashing lances and dodging burning maces. It’s a truly amazing spectacle.

K. Kids Garden This year it’s double the size and double the fun with a treasure trove of good stuff to keep the little’uns happy all day long.More info

L. Lulworth Castle The picturesque backdrop to a magical weekend!

M. Music! As you’d expect we’ve got a veritable smörgåsbord of aural treats from Friendly Fires, Madness, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Calvin Harris, Chipmunk, The Human League, The Fall and The Cuban Brothers to Annie Mac, DJ Yoda, Mr Scruff, The Nextmen featuring MC Wrec, DJ Derek, Sombrero Sound System and Fear of Theydon, every angle is covered.More info

N. New stuff There’s loads of new things to check out at Camp Bestival 2010, from the Freestyle Sports Park and Johnson’s Baby Change Garden to Hendrick’s Horseless Carriage of Curiosities and SingStar’s Cocktail & Dreams arena where you can sing your heart out alongside special performances from 80s heroes including T’Pau’s Carol Decker and the original Bucks Fizz.

O. Over 100 free things for kids to do From three appearances from Mr Tumble and tap dancing lessons to making balloon animals and learning about science the fun way with Punk Science, there’s so much to do.

P. Parcour Be amazed by the freestyle running displays at the Freestyle Sports Park, you can also catch skateboard and BMX displays and if you bring your board or bike you can even have a go.More info

Q. Queues! There won’t be many at Camp Bestival as we’ve added lots more facilities including food stalls and toilets to make sure you spend most of your time having fun.More info

R. River Cottage Café Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s incredible food-spot that proved a huge hit last year with its delicious food and nettle beer! Plus we have plenty of other gastronomically good food with loads of lovely concessions at Camp Bestival offering everything from The Grill’s BBQ Breakfasts and The Sea Cow’s mouth-wateringly fresh Fish & Chips to the Flaming Cactus’s great Latino food and Pure Pie’s finest hand-made pies, you won’t want for anything

S. Son et Lumiere Our staggering fireworks finale that has to be seen to be believed.

T. Travel We hope you use a green method of transport like Big Green Coach Travel that provides hassle free travel to Camp Bestival and back from 8 destinations around the UK, for more info

U. Unicorn Kid is just one of the Bestival Residents that also include Greg Wilson, Jack Beats, Joy Orbison, Beth Jeans Houghton, Woon, Jaguar Skills, Charli XCX and Let’s Go Crazy.

V. Videopia You could be the star of Videopia’s newest miniature masterpiece which, for Camp Bestival, will be a makeshift remake of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.

X. Xylophone We reckon at least one band will have one. Check them all out and see if we’re right!

Y. You Well, it just wouldn’t be the same with out you!

Z. Zen What you can expect to feel after a trip Heavenly Healing.Pre-book your treatment now

There’s only 26 letter in the alphabet and we’ve got loads more things to do than that so for all the latest news remember to keep


Featuring English National Ballet /// Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Cafe /// Mr Tumble /// The East Lulworth Literary Institute /// Zippo’s Festival Circus /// The House of Fairy Tales /// Bill Drummond/The17 /// Son et Lumiere /// Boutique Babysitting /// The Gruffalo (live) /// Freestyle Sports Park /// Fairy Tale Fancy Dress Theme /// The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company /// Let’s Go Crazy /// The Tate Britain presents Rude Britannia: British Comic Art /// Operaupclose: La Boheme /// Simon Raymonde /// Videopia /// Jousting /// & fun and games for all the family!

Live music Friendly Fires /// Madness /// The Human League /// George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic /// Calvin Harris /// Chipmunk /// Marc Almond /// Billy Bragg /// Ellie Goulding /// Tinie Tempah /// The Blockheads /// Lee Scratch Perry /// The Fall /// The Cuban Brothers /// Tony da Gatorra Vs Gruff Rhys /// dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip /// Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick /// Stornoway /// David E. Sugar /// Hurts /// Hypnotic Brass Ensemble /// Brian Eno’s ‘Apollo’ performed by Icebreaker feat. BJ Cole /// Chas & His Band /// Example /// The Wurzels /// James Yorkston /// Beth Jeans Houghton /// Summer Camp /// Skinny Lister /// The Martin Harley Band /// Unicorn Kid /// Charli XCX /// Gold Panda /// Sound of Rum /// Countryside Alliance Crew /// Field Music /// Lucky Elephant /// Jim Moray /// Spindle & Wit /// Woon /// Kid Carpet /// Gentleman’s Dub Club /// Pete & The Pirates /// The Apples /// Nell Bryden /// Lissie /// Wolf Gang /// The Widowmaker /// The J-Cats /// Dulwich Ukulele Club /// Flux Ache /// Visions of Trees /// Cooly Haste /// The Boy Who Trapped The Sun /// Laura J Martin /// The Lost Brothers /// Colourmusic /// Chris Wood /// The Whiskey River Boys /// The Vagaband /// Big Black Cadillac /// Luke Anthony /// Soundbox Revue

DJs DJ Yoda /// Annie Mac Presents… /// Rob da Bank /// Greg Wilson /// Mr Scruff /// William Orbit /// Ragga Twins /// The Nextmen feat. MC Wrec /// DJ Derek /// Joker /// Zero 7 (Soul/Boogie DJ set) /// Jack Beats /// Jaguar Skills /// Mark Lamarr /// Joy Orbison /// Jakwob /// Balearic Brothers /// Barry Ashworth (Dub Pistols) /// Mistajam /// Cooly G /// L-Vis 1990 /// Boy 8-Bit /// Jonny Trunk /// Reverend Milo Speedwagon /// Sombrero Sound System /// Fear of Theydon /// Soft Rocks /// Tosh Ohta /// The Shellac Collective feat. DJ78, The Shellac Sisters, Greg’s Greats, Tip Tony Tunes, DJ Darren Harte, DJ SisaMo, DJ Swing Maniac & Tim Hellzapoppin /// Mix It Up DJs

Comedy Tim Minchin /// Rufus Hound /// Andrew Maxwell /// Jim Jefferies /// Marcus Brigstocke /// Andre Vincent /// Carl Donnelly /// Craig Campbell /// Papa CJ /// Mitch Benn /// Rob Rouse /// Matt Kirshen /// Pete Cain /// Tiernan Douieb /// Tiffany Stevenson /// Tim Fitzhigham

Spoken Word Scroobius Pip /// Kate Tempest /// David J /// Ventriloquist /// Chris Hicks /// Tim Clare /// Ross Sutherland /// Dizraeli /// Sarah Olowofoyeku /// Poem Inbetween People

Author Readings Laura Dockrill /// Kirsty Robinson /// Richard Milward /// Rachel Newsome /// Ned Beauman /// Hugh Warwick /// Jon Ronson /// Gavin Pretorpinney /// Ben Crystal and Adam Russ /// Chris Killen /// Bookslam

Plus Gideon Reeling in the Dingly Dell /// Andrea Arnold ‘How to be a film director’ /// William Orbit ‘How to be a record producer’ /// Simon Raymonde ‘How to run a record label’ /// Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall ‘How To Be a Chef’ /// Gavin Turk ‘How to be an Artist’ /// DJ Derek ‘How to be DJ Derek’ /// Charlie Higson ‘Prepare to be scared!’ /// Roundhouse Circus, Theatre, Cabaret and Poetry Collectives /// School of Life talks /// The Tate presents ‘Funny Art’ with Cedar Lewisohn /// Tangled Feet Confessional Box /// Small Steps Documentary /// Chapter of My Life /// Bane /// Dead Poets Society


Adult Weekend Ticket  – £155
(inc. camping)
Student Weekend Ticket  – £145
(inc. camping)
Age 11 to 17 Weekend Ticket  – £77.50
(inc. camping)
Age 10 & Under Weekend Ticket  – FREE (inc. camping)
Campervan Ticket – £60 (per vehicle)

All Tickets will incur a booking fee, are non-transferable and cannot be re-sold.


Our Bestiblog, is packed to the rafters with the latest news, views and features from the lands of Camp Bestival, Bestival, Sunday Best and Rob da Bank.It also contains a free to download weekly DJ mix series which has so far seen exclusive mixes from the likes of Zero 7, DJ Yoda, Greg Wilson, Ramadanman, Tom Middleton, dan le sac, The Correspondents, Greg’s Greats, Let’s Go Crazy, Fear of Theydon and many more…

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Leave your tent at home…
Imagine not having to lug tents and camping gear around and no struggling to put a tent up while your kids whirl around your feet. Tangerine Fields is what you’re dreaming of, and it’s here at Camp Bestival 2010. Tangerine Fields have ready-pitched and fully equipped tents for hire. All you have to do is book and turn up. Tents are available in 2, 4 and 6 man sizes. Better still, book with your friends and they’ll make sure you’re all camped together. And for that added bit of luxury and peace of mind, they also have their own toilets and showers in a secure area with 24 hour stewarding and their own car park nearby to their camp. for more information and bookings.


“Brilliant bands and shows. Amazing atmosphere. Loads of fun activities to do.” 5/5 The Times

“Camp Bestival has become a leader in family festivals”
The Daily Telegraph

“A family-friendly feast of folk, pop, literature, comedy, games and gourmet food, all served up with Rob da Bank’s trademark eccentricity … kept children of all ages, even in their 40s, in a state of perpetual delight”
The Observer

“One of the best organised, fun, diverse and friendly festivals we’ve been to. The most impressive fireworks display since year 2000 – awesome. A gauntlet has been thrown down to all other festivals and the bar has been set high, very high.”
9.5/10 Virtual Festivals


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