Primal Scream and Rudimental will be among the headliners for Camp Bestival’s second year in Shropshire, organizers have announced.
The family festival is returning to Weston Park on 17 August after a “smash first year” at the site. The new sister show to the Dorset festival will also see The Human League headline and Confidence Man, East 17, and Melanie C among the performers.
New attractions will include the Big Camp Fancy Dress Parade. People will be able to make their own costumes or visit the site’s Dressing Up tent to prepare for the parade. Thousands of people descended on Weston Park on the Shropshire and Staffordshire border last year, with the event hailed a huge success by organizers.
Announcing the 2023 line-up Camp Bestival curators Josie and Rob da Bank said: “Well, we only went and started a new festival, didn’t we? We couldn’t have been happier with the site, the weather, the crowd, and the vibes.
“Oh yeah and paddle-boarding round a beautiful lake with our kids. A dream! So, we’re back for 2023 hoping to ramp up the levels even more from introducing a brand-new camp fancy dress parade, raft building, and loads of cool new little pop-ups to mega pop stars and indie giants on the main stage.”
They said Primal Scream would lead the line-up with their back catalog spanning more than 35 years, including hits such as Movin’ On Up; while Rudimental returns with a mix of “era-defining pop hits”.
Meanwhile, The Human League will “will take us back to the 80s with sing-along bangers such as Don’t You Want Me”.
Pioneers of death metal in the UK, West Midlands-born Napalm Death also join the line-up as well as alternative rock band Pop Will Eat Itself, organizers announced. The four-day event includes a circus show by Cirque Bijou and wellness activities in the grounds, including yoga, meditation, and wild swimming.
Tickets go on general sale from Thursday.
About Camp Bestival
Camp Bestival is a British music festival, the “little sister” of Bestival, both organised by BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank. It is held annually, in July, at Lulworth Castle in Dorset and is targeted at families with small children. In 2019 it had a capacity of 10,000.