Camp Bestival Headline Acts Announced!

Helter skelter and fairground acts at Camp Bestival

We literally love a good family friendly festival, and everyone who goes to Camp Festival raves about what an amazing time they’ve had.  We are so jealous that we haven’t been yet, but we are hoping that this year will change that.  Bestival is celebrating it’s tenth birthday bash, and we’ve got everything crossed that we get to join them for this humdinger of a shindig.

Who’s Headlining Camp Festival On Friday Night?

To celebrate the tenth birthday bash, Bestival are being joined by one of the biggest names in pop right now.  Mark Ronson will be wowing the crowd with some of his greatest hits, including Uptown Funk, Summer Breaking and I’m pretty confident there won’t be a pineapple in sight.  There’s going to be so many feel good vibes around this performance, it’s definitely not one to be missed.

Mark Ronson is joining a long list of exciting acts and performances including School of Rock the Musical, Holly Johnson, All Saints, Leftfield, Louisa Johnson, Skream, David Rodigan, the Bootleg Beatles, Mr Tumble, Dick and Dom, and the Tudors on Tour plus many more.

Camp Bestival Saturday Night Headliners Revealed

Camp Bestival have announced that Madness will be taking to the stage on Saturday night, and it will be amazing!  I’m a huge fan of Madness and have enjoyed their hits since I was a child.  I was brought up on Baggy Trousers and House of Fun.  They are a band that have really stood the test of time, and they will literally get the party rocking at Lulworth Castle in Dorset.

Rob da Bank says: “Madness have always been up there in terms of rocking UK bands but weirdly the last few years has seen them get even better live. I’ve had the pleasure of listening to their music for the past four decades, DJing for their House of Common festi, warming up for them at this very same festival a few years back and being chased round the campsite by Suggs in the middle of the night. These guys are dangerous and we can’t wait to get ‘em back for Camp Bestival”.

Is Camp Festival A Family Friendly Festival?

I love family friendly festivals are they are the ultimate playground for children and their parents.  There is no danger of getting bored and there is something for everyone.  Kids are king at Camp Bestival and they will be spoilt for choice with the entertainment, activities and child friendly areas they are able to explore.  It’s like waking up to the biggest, best playground ever and being able to enjoy every moment of freedom without a hint of boring stuff.  There’s no ‘it’s time to go home’, because Camp Bestival is home.

Fill your day with a visit to the Upper Kid’s Garden, stop by BigTopMania or just enjoy the festival atmosphere.  There’s soft play for younger children, a baby chill out zone and plenty of rides and themed activities.

For family activities pop down to Dingly Dell and discover how to make fires together, build a home for the fairies or say hello to the visiting owls.  All three of these things are on our list of things to do at Camp Bestival!

Does all that sound like good fun to you?  Here’s the information you need to book your ticket.

Camp Bestival Ticket Info:

Camp Bestival 2017 Weekend Tickets are on sale now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410


The Camping Bestival 2017 Weekly Payment Plan is on sale now. Use our 25-week payment plan from £7 per week. Book online via Ticketline only.


Adult Weekend Ticket – £ £197.50*

Student Weekend Ticket – £185* / Age 13 to 17 Weekend Ticket – £125*

Age 10 to 12 Weekend Ticket – £98.75* / Age 5 to 9 Weekend Ticket – £45*

Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket – £15*

Babes in Arms (1 & Under) – FREE (but ticket required)*

*All tickets include camping from Thursday / Please refer to the Camp Bestival Ticket Terms & Conditions below

Car Parking – £20 in advance / Campervan Ticket (Field A) – £95

Caravan / Trailer Tent Ticket (Field A) – £105

T&Cs here before booking

Zena Goldman

Zena Goldman is a UK based travel, family & lifestyle blogger who left her 9-5 job behind in the not-for-profit sector to follow her creative dreams and enjoy a more flexible family life. She began writing Zena’s Suitcase in 2011 and shares the holidays and adventures she goes on with (and without) her 2 young daughters. She wishes her son would join them more often but he’s carving out his own dreams now and enjoying university life. Since beginning Zena’s Suitcase she has worked with a number of brands and also has a regular monthly feature in the ASDA Good Living Magazine feature, ‘Ask The Expert’ where she shares helpful parenting tips. In 2018 she was also a finalist in the prestigious BIBs Awards for Social Media.

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21 Discussion to this post

  1. A S,Edinburgh says:

    Oh, Madness, brilliant! It sounds like a great festival for all ages.

  2. William Gould says:

    Wow! £200 for a ticket!!! None of the musical acts there are really to my taste, but it does look like a great family fun weekend!

  3. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Sounds amazing
    Perfect family fun for all ages ill be looking inti this

  4. Samantha O'D says:

    Sounds great, I have always wanted to go

  5. Karen says:

    Sounds amazing. I don’t think we can manage this year but we may have to give it a try sometime.

  6. Richard Eldred Hawes says:

    Never been but it always gets good reports every year

  7. Veronica Lee says:

    Sounds like a wonderful festival for the entire family. Love the photos.
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  8. Kim Styles says:

    I love the payment plan ! my daughter is desperate to go this year – so may consider it

  9. I think this would be great for when Erin is older. She’s only 1 though now.

  10. I really really want to do Camp Bestival one year! For various reasons I don’t think it will be this year, but the line up looks great and everything I’ve heard about it sounds amazing

  11. Katy says:

    I really want to go to Camp Bestival one year – it sounds absolutely amazing! For various reasons it won’t be our year this year, but the line up sounds great!

  12. Angela Key Milnes says:

    This is absolutely look so much fun on any ages, My son would love this for sure

  13. Tooting Mama says:

    I so want to go to this! We haven’t quite got round to it, but one day before the kids are too old and they are off to Glastonbury!

  14. Tooting Mama says:

    I so want to go to this! We haven’t quite got round to it, but we must do one day before the kids are too old and they are off to Glastonbury!

  15. Anna Fraser says:

    Is it sad that I didn’t even know what Camp Bestival was!?? I do now though, so I now consider myself reliably informed. Phew!
    It sounds blimmin’ brilliant!

  16. Natalia says:

    Looks like a great family event! Although tickets are pretty steep compared to other festivals with much better line-ups…

  17. Fay says:

    I’ve heard so much about Camp Bestival. It sounds & looks amazing. Haven’t been to any festival for about 5 years now because of work 🙁

  18. Carly Belsey says:

    This looks so good doesn’t it, I first heard about it last year, my son would love it but my daughter is too small yet but we will go one day

  19. Helen Moulden says:

    I love camp bestival! Really want to go again this year!

  20. Lee Berry says:

    Sounds great! Can’t beat taking the family to festivals where there is something for everyone – just gotta hope the weather holds!

  21. Carly Belsey says:

    This sounds amazing and perfect for our kiddies, waking up to the biggest playground ever, I like the sound of that!

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