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With only being in its third year on the festival calendar, Camp Bestival, set in the beautiful grounds of Lulworth Castle certainly lived up to its rapidly growing reputation. This year being bolstered by an ever expanding list of activities and bands to watch, the line up didn’t disappoint with stand out performances from Stornoway, Seth Lakeman, Ellie Goulding and the Friendly Fires, although the title of best act was without doubt going to Saturday headliners Madness who sent the crowd into a all singing, all dancing frenzy.
Music aside the festival was packed with a vast array of activities for both adults and children alike, ranging from drama and ballet classes, Knitting and comedy. Debuting for the first year was also the stage play of the well loved children’s book The Gruffalo with proved a massive hit for several thousand strong crowd watching on.
Saturday saw the fairy tale parade dressing up competition, the whole of Camp Bestival became a mass of dressed up people from every character from Alice in wonderland to Cruella Deville, with prizes going to the best dressed.
Overall this was an amazing festival experience which has a very chilled, magical feel to it, with so much to do and plenty to look at, this is certainly one event I shall be going back to.

Words: Lucy Reynolds