Camp Bestival 2012

(140 Posts)
Grockle Sun 25-Mar-12 16:46:14

Is anyone going?

I've never been before and have questions...

Do we need camping plus?
Will the showers be a nightmare?
How much does food cost?

Any tips?

Grockle Fri 03-Aug-12 10:34:54

i want to book but I'm dithering too. No idea why!

StarlightWithAsteroid Fri 03-Aug-12 10:46:33

Where are the reviews?

I cannot possibly book now for next year. Only booked it the week before this year. In fact, we're camping ATM and moving on to another site on Mon but don't know where yet.

Nice review: http://madameguillotine.org.uk/2012/07/31/camp-bestival-2012/

Various stuff: http://forums.sundaybest.net/site/forums/viewforum.php?forumId=21&name=Camp+Bestival+Banter

(weirdy drinking water comments on 'Frustrating times')

StarlightWithAsteroid Fri 03-Aug-12 16:08:45
sailorsgal Fri 03-Aug-12 16:33:40

We had the best time ever but won't book yet as dh probably not around. Its a lot of money and we spent quite a bit there too even though we took some food and booze with us. The weather was perfect and I wonder if it had been raining it would have been a disaster.

I loved Adam Ant. grin

MmeGuillotine Fri 03-Aug-12 20:50:27

As you can see by my review, we had a really good time but it was our third Camp Bestival and we're thinking we might give next year's a miss and go to a different festival like Glastonbury or Latitude or something. smile

On the other hand, my husband is worried that if we DON'T go then Stewart Lee will headline the comedy acts and I'm worried they'll get the Sisters of Mercy in or something really thrilling like that (they have yet to tap the goth nostalgia of middle class thirty somethings despite my prodding them about it every year) so not really sure what to do. I hate buying tickets before acts are announced!

BerryLellow Fri 03-Aug-12 22:05:41

Loved your review mmeguillotine, pretty much sums up our experience!

Still dithering about early bird, I've gone as far as putting tickets in a basket twice today then got sidetracked by something else. I think it's a sign!

MmeGuillotine Fri 03-Aug-12 23:23:15

Thanks very much! smile

I think I'm going to wait until a couple of acts are announced before I commit to anything. I only saw one band all weekend this time as I really wasn't into anything on offer and it'd be nice to see a bit more music next time around. smile

ifancyashandy Sat 04-Aug-12 10:46:55

A massive long shot but... A friend I was with lost a small white make up bag as she was leaving on Monday & in it were her engagement & wedding rings plus a cocktail ring sad sad.

Said I'd post on here just in case. PM me if any sightings?

I hope she gets them back - I saw her posting on the Bestival forums about them. That must be SUCH a downer on the weekend. sad

I didn't wear my rings last year as I'd lost a lot of weight and they were prone to flying off at the least provocation - DH was extremely dubious about me going ringless to Dorset despite my explanations of why!

fivegomadindorset Sat 04-Aug-12 21:16:19

Sadly I don't think she will, I have seen the clean up operation and it does tend to be chuck it all in a pile and then shove it in bags.

OMG ... they've been found! On the forum:

"It's a long story, but it involves tweeting Rob da Bank, his retweet, and a fellow festival goer realising they had picked up the bag, not even looked inside, so took it home with them, with the intention to Facebook it."

Completely awesome ... now I can say what I wanted to say all along, shandy's mate, don't take your rings off outside your own home ever again, silly sausage!

ifancyashandy Sun 05-Aug-12 05:31:09

Yes indeed!! Found and sorted!!! CB festival-goers are the BEST!!

Grockle Sun 05-Aug-12 21:03:10

Oh wow - what a lovely story smile

Grockle which bit of Camping Plus would you recommend - really really really want a flat pitch!!

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