Co-curators of Camp Bestival Dorset, Josie and Rob da Bank, are pioneers of the well-being movement, incorporating the way of living into their festivals for many years. From ice baths to meditation and much more, the all-encompassing family festival, taking place at Lulworth Castle between July 28 to 31, has everything on site to guarantee a weekend of wellness and recuperation.
This year marks the 14th anniversary of Camp Bestival. In the festival’s wellness programme, Mr Bank said: “Josie and I have always had a wellness space at all our shows since we started Bestival in 2004 and loved the ability to sit somewhere quiet and contemplate the world, have a treatment, or try our hands at something new from knitting to meditating.
“This summer we feel even more blessed to be able to put on a festival with everything that’s happening in the world and so for the first time are theming our wellness areas with the theme of freedom.” Here’s everything you need to know about Camp Bestival Dorset’s wellness activities, performers and tickets.
What are the wellness activities offered at Camp Bestival Dorset?
Jamie Amor, of Cosmic Kids Yoga, will host special sessions for children, blending storytelling with yoga. With more than 270 million views on her YouTube channel, Jamie has attracted a huge following for her yoga adventures. The sessions will be held within the Slow Motion fields at the Retreat yoga tent.
In order to improve your sleep and boost your mental health for the long weekend, ice baths will be run by Wim Hof-certified instructors Aodhnait Lombard and Will Van Zyl. Also known as cold water immersion, just 10 to 15 minutes in the tub can significantly improve wellbeing and aid muscle recovery.
Additional activities include Mr Bank’s sleep retreat, heartfulness yoga, relaxation and mediation session with KaRavan and crystal sound healing with Kim Booth, of Cosmic Pineapple. Families will be able to take a moment away from the chaos at the Water and Stone Wild Spa, a truly immersive natural Nordic experience. The tranquil area filled with hot tubs, saunas and a Bedouin-style relaxation lounge is the perfect relaxation spot to unwind with friends, family or even alone.
Here is the full list of wellness activities at Camp Bestival Dorset:
Who’s performing at Camp Bestival 2022?
Rudimental and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man will lead this year’s Dorset line-up with timeless singalong dance anthems and soulful vocals. Reflecting this year’s theme, a trilogy of legends, Sister Sledge, Earth Wind and Fire Experience ft. Al McKay and Kool and The Gang, will spread the desert island disco fever, while Razorlight, Britpop legends Shed Seven, and king of the party bangers Example will also rock the Camp Bestival stage.
Family entertainment includes Dick and Dom, Cosmic Kids Yoga, Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors and Brainiac Live: Remixed! as well as Mr Tumble.
How to get tickets
Camp Bestival Dorset takes place at Lulworth Castle, from July 28 to 31. Weekend tickets can now be bought via Ticketmaster. All weekend tickets include access to general campsites from Thursday to Monday (four nights camping).
An adult weekend ticket costs £210, age 13 to 17 weekend ticket is £145, age 10 to 12 weekend ticket costs £120, age five to nine weekend ticket costs £100, age four and under weekend ticket costs £80. Babies one and under are allowed in for free but a ticket will be required.
Day tickets will be available to purchase in the summer. More information and details for extras such as backstage camping weekend tickets can be found on the Camp Bestival Dorset website.