Camp Bestival Update…
aaamusic | On 10, Jun 2014
CARAVANSERAI / THE TRAVELLING BARN / PROJECT WILD THING
FROM CARAVAN COCKTAIL BOOTHS AND IMMERSIVE THEATRE FUN TO BARN DANCES, HOE DOWNS AND A PROJECT WILD THING HUB
PIG’S BIG BALLROOM LINE-UP REVEALED
After seven years, the Camp Bestival roustabouts know a thing or two about keeping things exciting at our festi-holiday paradise. We’re always looking for new ways to get those jaws dropping, so take a look at these brand new, intriguing areas to lose yourself in creatively, places to hangout with like-minded folk and have new experiences with your family and friends. We’re gonna blow your socks off with bohemian beauty, toe-tappin mayhem and the wildest times at Lulworth Castle this summer.
Our ringmaster Rob da Bank says: “*drum roll* Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, the team at Camp Bestival HQ proudly present for your delectation and wonder, a host of beloved and brand new venues! Please welcome to our circus arena the Travelling Barn, The Pigs Big Ballroom, Caravanserai and Project Wild Thing!
Our new venues are causing the family and I a huge wardrobe dilemma: we’ll want camouflage face paint and explorer gear for the feral activities in the Dingly Dell with Project Wild Thing, cowboy boots and chaps for the all-family toe-tapping hoe downs in the Travelling Barn, dancing shoes and circle skirts to swing along to Greg’s Greats in the Pigs Big Ballroom and vaudevillian circus outfits to explore Caravanserai! Can’t wait to discover it all with the nippers and a different outfit on every half an hour! See you there.”
We’re very excited to welcome the ramshackle beauty ofCaravanserai to the fields of Lulworth for the very first time! A unique venue from the imagination of Monsieur Batman, (an artist who has been building special sculptures for Camp Bestival for several years), Caravanserai is a convoy of English and French artists, gypsies and beatniks who have set up an encampment for weary travellers and wanderers to rest and recharge.
We’re also delighted to announce that this year the Travelling Barn will pull up to Camp Bestival for the first time ever. Hosted by the anarchic hillbilly barn dancing squad Cut A Shine the travelling Barn has racks of local real ale to sup, acoustic acts in the daytime and raucous, toe-tappin’ hoe-downs in the evening. The grown-ups get a pint and the whole family get to dance their boots off – all under the same oak-beamed roof! Perfect.
We’ll also have Wild Time with Project Wild Thing, who will have a village tipi based at the entrance to the Dingly Dell. They’ll have a whole crew of amazing Wild Timers in the woods and around the site hosting wild activities, happenings, mysteries and fun. From listening spots in the woods, to creative nature writing sessions, wild story-telling, an un-nature trail, creature mask making, bird spotting (and stepping), shadow drawing, groking, and a digital detox for screen addled minds – and that’s just for starters – Project Wild Thing will help kids and their folks re-connect with the wild and they’ll help you take that habit back home.
And finally, for now, we’re over the moon to announce the return of an old favourite at Camp Bestival, Pig’s Big Ball Room! Dedicated to the memory of John Peel and his Pig’s Big 78 selections, it’s programmed by the Shellac Collective and Greg’s Greats and is a mind-blowingly amazing dance arena. From original R&B Dance Band, Swing, Skiffle, Jazz, African, Latin, Calypso, Rock-a-billy and Rock and Roll from live bands or played on authentic 78s, it’s high octane jitter-buggin’ action with some truly classic music! Check out our website for the full line-up!
Camp Bestival 2014 takes place at Lulworth Castle, Dorset on31st July to 3rd August.
Camp Bestival 2014 tickets are available now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410