Camp Bestival Dorset Announce 15th Birthday Line-Up

With headline acts spanning from the iconic Grace Jones to chart-topping Craig David Presents TS5 and indie favourites The Kooks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Arguably one of the hottest acts of the year, Confidence Man will bring their uniquely feel-good party anthems to Dorset, whilst pop icons Melanie C and Sophie Ellis-Bextor also join the line up alongside vocal powerhouses Sam Ryder and Ella Henderson. Plus, Dick & Dom, Cosmic Kids Yoga, Junior Jungle and Mr Tumble will entertain families of all ages at the unmissable four-day celebration.

Needing no introduction is the iconic, pioneering queen of pop, Grace Jones. With a career spanning near to 5 decades consisting of 10 studio albums and hits including ‘Slave to the Rhythm’ and ‘Pull Up to the Bumper’, fans can expect an extravagant and wildly fun performance.

R&B legend Craig David will bring his hugely popular TS5 set to Dorset combing huge old school anthems with current chart house hits ready to ignite the crowds at Lulworth Castle. The Kooks complete a trio of incredible headliners and are guaranteed to bring the fun with classic hits including ‘She Moves In Her Own Way’ and ‘Naïve’.

Fresh from her Guinness World Record success at Camp Bestival Dorset 2022, disco diva and festival favourite Sophie Ellis-Bextor joins the line up alongside 90s pop icon Melanie C who will provide the 90s nostalgia with a sprinkle of Spice Girls classics and East 17 will bring Christmas to Dorset in July with a special festive performance. Currently topping playlists the world over, Confidence Man will also join the line up to perform hit songs from their feel-good party album including the chart-topping ‘Holiday’. Still riding high from his huge success at this year’s Eurovision song contest, Sam Ryder will take to the Camp Bestival stage and X Factor star and singer songwriter Ella Henderson will entertain crowds with her huge pop hits.

East 17 said “Who says you can’t start the Christmas spirit in summer? We can’t wait to bring an East 17 festive extravaganza to Dorset for our Camp Bestival debut! Pull out the white puffer jackets and see you on the fields.”

Camp Bestival favourites The Cuban Brothers will make an appearance as will the original reggae selector David Rodigan, an all-round DJ legend who received the Camp Bestival honour of ‘Resident for Life’ over a decade ago. Jo Whiley also returns to the Camp Bestival line up with a jam-packed set of festival anthems.

The fun continues with a sensational line-up of family favourites to delight crowds over a jam packed four days. From Cosmic Kids Yoga with Jaime to mischief and singalongs from Mr Tumble and Junior Jungle, Dick and Dom, Mister Maker, Horrible Histories and Splash Test Dummies, there’s enough family fun for everyone. For the thrill seekers, there’s Extreme Bike Battles, roller discos, mega skate ramps and even a Red Devil’s parachute display!

Elsewhere on the 15th birthday extravaganza, families can expect appearances across the festival site from Fearne Cotton, Caity Baser, Todd Terry, Goldie Lookin Chain, DJ Rap, Hot Dub Time Machine, Roni Size, Mr Motivator, Stereo MC’s, Fake Bush, Elvana – Elvis Fronted Nirvana and The Bootleg Beatles as well as many, many more.

A festival inside the festival, Caravanserai will transport festival goers to another world, from trapeze artists to brass bands and everything in between – no trip to Camp Bestival is complete without a visit!

A festival for every family, Camp Bestival has entertained crowds for 15 years with genre spanning line-ups combined with circus spectacles from the incredibly talented Cirque Bijou who will return with an incredible show for 2023, “All You Need Is Love”, comedy, activities, firework finales as well as a dedicated Slow Motion wellbeing area filled with everything from yoga to ice baths – all located in the beautiful, spacious environment of Lulworth Castle. This year, the space will be transformed into a magical menagerie for the whole family to let their inner animals shine with an all new ‘Animal Snap’ theme announced last month. Tying in with the animal theme, Camp Bestival will also partner with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for 2023’s edition of the festival.

Camp Bestival Dorset takes place at Lulworth Castle, 27 – 30 July 2023, for more info and for tickets visit