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Camp Bestival Shropshire 15th - 18th August 2024

We Are Family. Camp Bestival combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action-packed camping holiday to create a Festi-Holiday!

The brainchild of renowned music specialist Rob da Bank and creative director Josie da Bank, and founded in 2008, Camp Bestival is known as the UK’s ultimate family festival, having won Best Family Festival at the UK Festival Awards six times.

Taking place over the summer holidays at Lulworth Castle on Dorset’s stunning Jurassic Coast, and now Weston Park, Shropshire in the heart of England, Camp Bestival offers hundreds of things for families to do from circus skills, science explorations, bushcraft and immersive theatre journeys through to amazing live acts and DJs, family raves, comedy, cocktails, award-winning street food, and flamboyant evening cabaret, all shared with likeminded people.


Prepare to dust off those dancing shoes and get ready for another epic year of family fun as the stellar sister show to the UK’s favourite family festival is returning for its third year to Weston Park, Shropshire (15 – 18 August 2024). Headliners include Faithless, pop Queen Paloma Faith and 80s, 90s AND 00s hero Rick Astley. Time travel pioneers but with no Marty… McFly will also perform as well as dance music heroes Orbital, Cabaret powerhouse star Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears and rock legends The Darkness. Families can also explore a world of new activities for 2024 with their festival ticket including Parkour & Freerunning, Football Club, Synchronised Swimming, Lifeguard Classes, Wall Climbing and even Mermaid School all the way through to Figure Drawing and free haircuts! Created by families, for families there is truly something for everyone – prepare for the best Camp Bestival Shropshire yet! We Are Family!


Speaking on the line-up reveal, festival co-curator Rob da Bank said: “Dust off your dancing shoes, dig out your rave gear and prepare your finest embarrassing mum or dad singalong voice as we unveil the hot off the press lineup for Camp Bestival Shropshire 2024. Prepare to get no sleep with one of only two festival shows in 2024 for Faithless, who are back with their full live extravanganza. Give it up for Rick Astley and McFly, Paloma Faith, all the Scissor Sisters hits with Jake Shears and wheel out the air guitar for The Darkness. Oh yeah and did we tell you McFly, Level 42 and Sara Cox are there too. And for the night owls still raring to go after lights out… Gok Wan, Craig Charles and Ellie Sax will be spinning till the wee hours too. Breaking new talent and championing new bands is always top of my agenda too, so I’m very pleased to announce a rare UK show from Say She She alongside Flowerovlove, The K’s and Coach Party. And that’s just for starters! See you down the front…”


Faithless lead 2024’s headliners with their first live show in 8 years celebrating the late Maxi Jazz, which day one fans don’t want to miss. Pop Queen Paloma Faith will also be making her Camp Bestival debut in August and after appearing on stage with national treasure turned drummer for one-night-only Mary Berry at Camp Bestival Dorset 2018, Rick Astley is heading straight to Shropshire to smash out his decades spanning musical catalogue (plus some covers here and there…) to the whole family during his headline debut up North.


Fitting within 2024’s Time Travel theme and making their Camp Bestival debut will be McFly who just so happen to take their name from the Back to the Future character Marty McFly. Orbital who are behind iconic rave classics such as ‘Halcyon’ and ‘Chime’ will also be making a stop by Weston Park this summer. Co-lead vocalist from New York’s Scissor Sisters Jake Shears is set to wow the crowds over the four-day celebrations with his Cabaret powerhouse vocals. The Darkness will also keep the energy levels high as they take families through their 20-plus-year music catalogue including hits such as “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”, “Love Is Only A Feeling” and *maybe* even “Christmas Time”.


Festivalgoers can also expect to see English jazz-funk band formed in Isle of Wight Level 42, as well as a Camp Bestival’s favourite DJ Gok Wan. Rising hip-hop star Hak Baker, female-led soulful and disco-delic group Say She She and northern indie stars The K’s will also appear as well as Tom Aspaul, Katie Grace, Ellie Sax and Fred Roberts.


In true Camp Bestival fashion The Cuban Brothers, Big Fish Little Fish and Junior Jungle will all return to Weston Park bringing their unique energy to the ultimate family festival holiday experience.


Homegrown talent straight from the county of Shropshire include indie maestro Miles Hunt and BBC Radio 6 DJ Chris Hawkins. Speaking of BBC-talent, Craig Charles will also bring his Funk and Soul House Party show to the fields this summer as well as everybody’s weekend highlight BBC Radio 2’s Sara Cox.


Weston Park will also see a jam packed lineup of family favourites across the four day celebrations including Horrible Histories: Rotten Royals, Brainiac Live, Dick and Dom, Hacker T Dog & Katie Thistleton, as well as mischief and singalongs from Mr Tumble, Mister Maker, Mr Motivator, Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer and The Pop Bingo Disco.


Elsewhere on the line-up, families can expect The Amy Winehouse Band, The Beatles Dub Club, Old Time Sailors, The Magic Numbers, Jungle Cakes: Ed Solo, Deekline & Benny Page, flowerovlove, Coach Party, Snayx, Marlee, Rascal Raves, Goldierocks and Jemma Bolt.


Known as the ultimate ‘festi-holiday’, the Camp Bestival crew know a thing or two about keeping the family entertained and for 2024 a collection of new activities have been added to every corner of Weston Park, all included in the ticket price. From Parkour & Freerunning, Football Club, Lifeguard Classes, Mermaid Lessons, through to Synchronised Swimming, Wall Climbing and even more dance classes! Families can also expect Mud Kitchen, Art Town, Beekeeping plus brand-new workshops inside Fashion & Textile World. An action-packed accumulation of screen-free activities awaits in the expansive green spaces, luxuriant lawns and lake, verdant parkland, and enchanting woodlands of Shropshire.


Families are encouraged to try as many of the activities taking the place over the weekend as possible and document the adventure with the brand-new Explorer’s Passport. The passport allows all to collect precious stamps and stickers across every corner of both festivals, highlighting the true value for money aspect of the weekend.


New for 2024 is also the Camp Kids Extra Pass ticket add-on which is designed to make kids’ mealtimes as easy as possible, while also helping families to budget and spread the cost of their festival weekend a little further with an incredible value for money package. The Camp Kids Extra Pass is valid Friday to Sunday and comes with its own welcome pack with drawstring backpack, water bottle and your all-important meal tokens that give your child an incredible six kids meals, three sweet treats, and unlimited fruit and filtered water for just £39.99*! There is no age limit for the Camp Kids Extra Pass, however it is primarily designed for younger children aged up to around 10 years.

Saving festivalgoers more than 35% of the cost of buying meals and snacks separately, the Camp Kids Extra Pass offers a sandwich, wrap or pasta dish with two snacks and a drink on Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes, plus a sweet treat, and a dinnertime child’s meal from a wide variety of traders throughout the Camp Bestival site. Between 9am and 6pm Friday to Sunday kids can also keep their energy levels topped up with unlimited fruit and filtered water.


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