Rob & Josie da Bank are super-excited to announce that genre-swerving Glaswegian heroes PRIMAL SCREAM will headline Camp Bestival Shropshire when they come together for the second Weston Park festi-holiday from 17th – 20th August 2023. Joining them at the top of the Shropshire line-up are drum n bass groovers RUDIMENTAL and synth-pop singalong legends THE HUMAN LEAGUE.
Well, we only went and started a new festival didn’t we?! We couldn’t have been happier with the site, the weather, the crowd, and the vibes. Oh yeah and paddle boarding round a beautiful lake with our kids! A dream! So, we’re back for 2023 hoping to ramp up the levels even more from introducing a brand-new Camp fancy dress parade, raft building and loads of cool new little pop ups to mega pop stars and indie giants on the main stage. See you in the garden at Weston Park in August!Josie & Rob da Bank
Making its debut for 2023, the Big Camp Fancy Dress Parade is a theme-free costume party that gives you the chance to let your creativity shine. So, whether you make your costume, buy it, cobble it together from what’s in your cupboard, or visit the Dressing Up tent on site, we are talking about a legendary fancy dressing opportunity not to miss.
Family entertainment and adventure is always at the heart and Soul of Camp Bestival and our return to Weston Park is no exception with MR TUMBLE, JUNIOR JUNGLE, DICK AND DOM, MISTER MAKER, HORRIBLE HISTORIES and COSMIC KIDS YOGA WITH JAIME. Intrepid types can wonder at the Extreme Bike Battle, Skate Ramps, a Red Devils parachute display, and Cirque Bijou’s amazing ‘The Silent Forest Show’, and more than 100 free things for kids to do in a dizzying array of family fun and screen free activities, all topped off with a truly spectacular fireworks finale. Plus Camp Bestival Shropshire will partner with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) with their programme of activities to be revealed.
Temple Wood abounds with a cornucopia of unique wellness activities on offer from yoga and meditation, Rob da Bank’s Sleep Retreat, and ice baths, to wild swimming, paddle boarding, raft building, and SUP Yoga, ensuring families can enjoy moments of reflection along the banks of the stunning lake.
Bringing the party to Capability Brown’s gorgeous gardens, we have even more music from the likes of big time booty shakers CONFIDENCE MAN and dancefloor dons GROOVE ARMADA behind the decks, plus a plethora of pop super stars including MELANIE C, SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR, ELLA HENDERSON, SAM RYDER and the boys from EAST 17 who are bringing a touch of Christmas to the summertime!
Who says you can’t start the Christmas spirit in summer? We can’t wait to bring an East 17 festive extravaganza to Dorset for our Camp Bestival debut! Pull out the white puffer jackets and see you on the fields.East 17
There will also be death metal from the midlands’ own NAPALM DEATH and intergalactic-punk-rock-hip-hop from the Black Country’s finest POP WILL EAT ITSELF, with good times guaranteed all weekend from FEARNE COTTON, BADLY DRAWN BOY, CAITY BASER, BEZ AND ROWETTA, ELVANA – ELVIS FRONTED NIRVANA, THE BOOTLEG BEETLES, T’PAU, THE SMYTHS, HOT DUB TIME MACHINE, THE DOLLY SHOW, GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN and many more.
A festi-holiday for all the family, this year marks 15 years of Camp Bestival entertaining festivalgoers with genre spanning line-ups combined with circus spectacles, comedy, fancy dress, a mouth-watering array of exquisite food and drink, wellbeing and healthy pursuits, a showstopping firework extravaganza and much more – watch this space for a bigger and better Camp Bestival 2023!