Camp Bestival 2016 – It’s going to be out of this world…


So the Camp Bestival theme for 2016 was announced a month or so ago – in case you missed it the theme is Outer Space! I don’t know about you but I am TOTALLY feeling the theme this year – even more so with the very wonderful Tim Peake currently orbiting the earth (what a fabulously charismatic and entertaining man he is too!) and obviously with the news of the sad departure of a cosmic hero and honorary spaceman, David Bowie, this week.  The space theme feels really apt right now.

From a recent press release, Rob da Bank had this to say:


Need to start planning our fancy dress!

Camp Bestival is immense fun. If you’ve never been before than why not read some of my previous reports. I’ve been lucky enough to visit twice before, in 2012 and 2014, and I’m really looking forward to going back this year (it’s accidentally turning into an every-other-year thing…).

Camp Bestival 2014 Part 1 and Part 2
Camp Bestival 2012 Part 1 and
Part 2

There’s even a post offering my top tips for Camp Bestival, but as I’ve been again since I wrote this post I’ll be updating this a little nearer the time.

They’ve not yet announced the full line-up but so far Fatboy Slim, Tears for Fears and Jess Glynne are confirmed. My 10 year old daughter is a big fan of Jess Glynne so this is not something we can miss! I’m also quite excited to see Fatboy Slim. Mr M isn’t a fan but I used to love “You’ve Come a Long Way Baby” so would love to hear a few tracks from that to whisk me back to 1998!

Another thing I love about Camp Bestival is the food, oh the food. The WI tent is just about my favourite place to be when I need a cuppa – really reasonably priced and perfect for my fussy-eating son as they do basic sandwiches and tea-time cakes and they do it well. Hats off to these ladies who are pretty much rushed off their feet for the entire time!  The Jam Jar Bar are also going to be there – mega excited about this and the sound of a rhubarb martini! And of course, don’t forget the Feast Collective – full of artisan food producers, independent chefs and street vendors. There is ALWAYS something tasty to be found there.

I’m also looking forward to my children being that much older this year. Mine love their beds too much so in previous years we’ve not really stayed out that late. I’m hoping this year they’ll man up a bit so we can get to enjoy a bit more of the evening entertainment!

And with that, I’ll leave you with some words from the Starman himself…


I’ll talk a bit more about Camp Bestival over the coming months, but if you are considering going, feel free to ask my any questions and visit the Camp Bestival website for more info on tickets and activities.

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24 Comments on “Camp Bestival 2016 – It’s going to be out of this world…”

  1. I LOVE Camp Bestival – it is the best festival for families isn’t it. We have a theme planned already but not sure I am going to be able to be as ambitious as I am planning

    1. Yeah, it’s a pretty long way from everywhere. I am in the Midlands but we go in the old VW so it takes a lot longer than usual. It’s normally quite an epic trip!

  2. Aaah Camp Bestival. My very, very favourite weekend of last year! I absolutely LOVED it — as did my twin two year olds!! We’ve already started planning our ‘team fancy-dress’ — I LOVE the theme this year!! Cannot WAIT!!!!!

  3. CAMP BESTIVAL is one of those things I would love to attend in theory but I am too afraid I would not like the practical side :-)! i look forward to reading your posts on this year’s one!xx

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