The wait is over, it's time for Camp Bestival

HERE TO ENLIGHTEN AND ENTERTAIN: Mr Tumble performs on the Castle Stage

GREAT VIEW: A reveller at the show

First published in News Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

REVELLERS are en route to their most fun-packed weekend of the year.

The wait is over; it’s time for Camp Bestival.

As you’re reading this, thousands of people are heading to Lulworth Castle where they will be treated to entertainment from the likes of James, De La Soul, Basement Jaxx- and Mr Tumble.

This year’s festival promises more family fun than ever before and This year there will be even more for children, with The Den- a new area for 13 to 17 year-olds – and Project Wild Thing, helping youngsters get back to nature.

You can still get discounted tickets from the Echo office on the Granby Industrial Estate in Weymouth and Antelope Walk in Dorchester today.

So what does the weather have in store for the weekend of fun?

Well, bringing wellies and sunscreen with you might be the safest bet.

Today is going to be cloudy with showers throughout the afternoon and highs of 18°C Tomorrow there is a chance of showers but these will be broken by bright, sunny spells.

And the outlook for Sunday is good- it will be much drier with uninterrupted sunshine and again, highs of 18°C.

The Dorset Echo will be running a live blog at dorsetecho.co.uk across the weekend to ensure you don’t miss any of the entertainment.

WHAT'S ON AT BESTIVAL

TODAY

Music from headliners James, with appearances from Johnny Marr (right), Steve Mason, Peter Hook & The Light, The Cuban Brothers, Totally Extinct Enormous Dinosaurs (DJ set), David Rodigan MBE presents Ram Jam, MNEK and Courtney Pine. Kids' and family entertainment will include Horrible Histories, Barmy Britain Pt II, Royal Albert Hall's Albert's Travelling Circus Band, Catherine Bennett, Hugless Douglas and Futebol.

TOMORROW

Headlined by De La Soul, with sets from Laura Mvula (below), Pop Will Eat Itself, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Wedding Present, D:Ream and Denai Moore among many others. Plus kids and family entertainment from Mr Tumble, West End Kids, Roald Dahl Storytelling with Jo Whiley and Michaela Strachan's Really Wild Adventures.

SUNDAY

Headliners Basement Jaxx, with performances from Sinead O’Connor, Milton Jones, Pajama Men, The Skatalites, DJ Yoda, Boy George & Marc Vedo, Chas and Dave, The Radiophonic Workshop, Nick Mulvey, Beans On Toast, Too Many Ts, Awesome Tapes From Africa and Wilkinson. While Ben and Holly – Live, Funk da Cirque, Cowboy Max and a fireworks finale are among the highlights when it comes to Sunday's kids and family entertainment.

Entertainment across the weekend includes, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory 50th Birthday Takeover, Project Wild Thing, The Feast Colle-ctive, Gandini Juggling Remixed by Rob da Bank, Matress Circus, Kawa Circus, Caravan of Lost Souls, Art Town, Insect Circus and the Freesports Park

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