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Camp Bestival Heads Into Outer Space



The countdown to Camp Bestival 2016 has well and truly begun and we at Data Transmission couldn’t be any more excited, after heading to Lulworth Castle this summer for the 2015 version, we have to say its the Best Family Festival out there!

So the mere announcement of this years intergalactic 2016 theme – Outer Space!  has got us salivating, dreaming in to distance, of the return of that warm summer sun & a ice cold glass of cider next 28th-31st July.  For those that haven’t visited the previous eight versions of Camp Bestival and have a family this is what you are missing out.

The festival is set in the truly stunning location of Lulworth Castle, over 4 or 5 fields and the whole vibe of the festival is family fun, its built for the family to festival, these includes things like baby changes, baby feeding area, nap time zones for parent and child, story time tent (we really enjoyed this) for those take the very young.  Spy school!, where you can check your little 007’s in for an adventure around the park.

There is a teenagers field, where only the 13-17’s are allowed strictly no adults! for those that have older children.  The science tent has experiments and things join in and do and our personal favourite the fancy dress tent will leave you full immerse and allows you to top that all important Space look. Then add to this a excellent mash of theatre, shows, attractions, activities, poets, authors, talks and delicious, healthy food.   Then whilst you are having all this fun, there is enough time to slot in a bit of music to the bill and last years line-up didn’t not disappoint with the likes of Underworld, Clean Bandit and more..

We at Data Transmission couldn’t recommend this high enough for any family that wants to festival, its truly a remarkable experience for all the family!


Transmitting from the Camp Bestival Lunar Module, Commander Rob da Bank says: “Attention all space personnel, cosmic explorers, astronauts and little astronutters… prepare for blast off. Yes friends it’s time to whizz off into orbit down at Lulworth Castle aka Spacecamp Dorset and explore the outer regions of our glorious galaxy, the stars, the planets, the moondust, the asteroids and the occasional scary black hole…and remember kids – Outer Space is the place!”

For anyone looking for the peace of mind of a guaranteed space to pitch your tent, they have this revolution system called Camping Plus, these are essentially pre-designated plots (big squares on the ground which you pitch up in, you can get a good 2 or 3 – 3 man tents in here for those that have a few or one jumbo family tent) and they go on sale this Friday 27th November. And, for those who love a touch of additional luxury when it comes to camping, our premium Backstage VIP Camping tickets are on sale from Friday, too.

And, as an interstellar treat, they have a very special Camp Bestival Christmas offer. As well as entry to the most cosmic Camp Bestival ever, anyone who orders their Camp Bestival tickets before Friday 11th December will receive a jolly festive and exclusive Outer Space Camp Bestival Christmas card. If you’ve already got your Camp Bestival 2016 tickets but would like the Christmas card, never fear, sign up here and we’ll send you one! Numbers are limited so grab this splendid Yuletide offering while you can.

Ticket Info:

Camp Bestival 2016 Weekend Tickets are on sale now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410

Camp Bestival 2016 Weekend Ticket Prices:

Adult Weekend Ticket – £197.50*
Student Weekend Ticket – £185*
Age 13 to 17 Weekend Ticket – £118*
Age 10 to 12 Weekend Ticket – £93*
Age 5 to 9 Weekend Ticket – £45*
Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket – £15*
Babes In Arms (1 & Under) – FREE (but ticket required)*

All tickets include camping from Thursday or Friday.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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