Our 2023 Theme Unveiled!  image


Our 2023 Theme Unveiled!


The big reveal is here! Inspired by the wonders of precious life on planet Earth, we are super excited to announce that the theme for Camp Bestival Dorset 2023 is…. Animal Snap! From the 27th to 30th July 2023, the glorious grounds of Lulworth Castle will transform into a magical menagerie where all you need is love to make you inner animals shine. Find your twin flame, match your mini me or find those fellow festivalgoers who are your creature counterparts. There’s a whole animal kingdom waiting to inspire some truly wild fancy dressing.



Taking impetus from the awe-inspiring wonders of precious life on Planet Earth, Camp Bestival will celebrate its 15th birthday with the Animal Snap theme, inviting festival goers to safari through the untamed creativity of the crowd to find their twin flame whether it’s a beastly better-half, identical entity or a creature counterpart.
With more than 8 million species on Earth, there are plenty of fabulous fauna from the animal kingdom for the entire family to choose from. Twin with your BFF, your mini-me or quite simply bring the entire family as a flamboyance of flamingos - the animal world is your oyster at the Dorset jamboree.
“Animals come in all shapes, sizes and styles…just like us lot in the human race… We wanted to celebrate the amazing 8.7 million species there are out there in the world! From the tiddliest underwater creature in the depths of the oceans to the highest bird in the sky… Travel down as a family of animals, come and find your mate in the crowd, team up with a tribe or friendly up with a twin flame. Whatever your vibe, wear it with pride and join in the Animal Snap!” Josie & Rob da Bank.
Across the festival there will be a whole host of glorious activities programmed around the Animal Snap theme. Combining an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action-packed camping holiday, Camp Bestival is the ultimate ‘Festi-holiday’ jam packed with entertainment and cultural delights. Let the whole family get lost in theatre, shows, wellbeing workshops, circus spectacles, sideshow commotions, comedy, lashings of incredibly delicious food and drink and the very finest in outdoor living from spacious general camping, Camping Plus and Backstage Camping, through to decadent boutique offerings, campervans, caravans and beyond.

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