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theartsdesk at Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle

theartsdesk at Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle

Family-friendly festival is aimed at acid house fans who like an afternoon nap

Weekend boutique festivals like Camp Bestival have become part of the fabric of British life

“Huxley! Electra!” called a plummy mummy to a couple of dawdling children. “Hurry up or you'll miss the BMX display!” Thursday night and Camp Bestival was, to a rather comical degree, looking like a playground for slightly funky middle-class families. Not that I was complaining – with an 18-month-old not so much in tow as leading the charge, I was extremely grateful for the regimented, relatively quiet campsite and the untold entertainments and comforts that CB provides. This was my first experience of a festival with said inquisitive toddler, and the experience of having to abide by his attention span and sleep patterns made for a deeply odd inversion of previous experiences of bobbing through festivals on a cloud of intoxication.

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