On Saturday the 2nd of August, Kreol Magazine headed to Dorset to spend the day at ‘Rob Da Banks (Radio 1 DJ), annual ‘Camp Bestival’. Blessed with sunny skies, the location was idyllic, and situated right upon the grounds of national Heritage site, Lulworth Castle, it was a magical affair. Sprawling acres became home to families from all over the country (and further), with family activities in abundance and thriving in whichever direction one looked in. Carnival style colours for this year’s theme dominated the rural landscape, splashing vibrant tones to the evergreen environment. The family event warmed up with live entertainment on the Main Stage, including the fantastic ‘Lips Choir’s medley of favourites, and the Jaipur Brass Band, inviting Northern Indian culture into the mix. With culinary delights ranging from Curry goat with rice and peas; accompanied by fresh coconut water – to Israeli dishes of slow roasted lamb, halloumi and beetroot encased in stone baked bread, (not forgetting fish and chips) there were more than enough opportunities to leave ones extraordinarily fulfilled!

We headed over to ‘The Den’, a special area for 13-17 year olds, which had been fashioned into micro-festival of sorts. Focused intently upon showcasing new and emerging talent, we were able to watch fantastic artists DJs, comedians, authors, as well as motivational speakers. Created in conjunction with The Roundhouse, and alongside Rob da Bank’s Music Club, this innovative, first of its kind development was by all means an absolute success. Kreol Magazine enjoyed the ethos and atmosphere greatly, as well as all the hard work which went into its production. It was wonderful to see so many young people from different backgrounds in a constant state of inspiration, and enjoyment, which The Den provided perfectly.

Kreol Magazine had an amazing time, and would definitely recommend Camp Bestival to Families up and down the country.

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