Camp Bestival brings the circus to town

By a County Press reporter

Friday, April 11, 2014

 

Camp Bestival brings the circus to town

The team behind Camp Bestival will be on the Isle of Wight as part of a circus-themed event.

THE circus is coming to town, thanks to Camp Bestival.

Celebrating this year’s circus theme at Bestival’s sister event, the Camp Bestival team is touring the country with a special show, set to visit the Isle of Wight venue Quay Arts on May 28.

A spokesman said: "We’ve hand picked the best creative minds in every town that we’ll visit to make these very special family events happen.

"Each leg of the tour will feature unique talents, amazing spectacles and fun packed interactive activities to dazzle and delight."

Each event will feature Camp Bestival DJs, special guest DJs and circus-themed activities, competitions, face painting and arts and crafts.

Camp Bestival is a family festival that takes place at Lulworth Castle, Dorset, every year.

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by Tony Tiltman Jnr

14th April 2014, at 18:41:56

Yes Garry the MotoXGP was the best sporting event that ever happened to the Island, but the will was'nt there to keep it here. It is still muted that it was the best circuit in the World by those still involved.

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by GARRY Green

13th April 2014, at 03:10:09

Well I'm not that old really because I wanted the motocross event back, but this bunch of NIMBY;s were all against it! I was also too young to remember the first festival, but I agree that they are boring now because they all seem to be at it! No more talent contests please-cannot stand them! I would like to see an island version of "Its a Knockout!", now that would be fun but not compered by a hobbit like the one on the telly!

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by Tony Tiltman Jnr

12th April 2014, at 20:44:12

Steve tell me something i did'nt know, try getting away with that today with all the numpty security. Music free to all the way it should be.

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by Steve Smith

12th April 2014, at 18:01:38

@Tony the Afton festival was not a "Free Festival" weekend tickets were £3.

Because so many attended the organisers gave up checking for passes, however due to the Isle of Wight act the cost of police alone would prohibit anyone offering a free festival these days

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by Stephen Elliott

12th April 2014, at 11:14:47

Getting boring now. Festivals are becoming a massive rip off

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by Tony Tiltman Jnr

12th April 2014, at 10:26:29

Good point John, it always was a great scene for live music whatever genre, why have these disruptive events where all the world and his wife gets drawn to. Much better to go enjoy proper music (sorry not present day rubbish in my opinion) at a local venue in a town or village, leave after enjoying a few hours entertainment and be satisfied. No, it has to takeover the public recreation grounds for a few months scar it, pollute it, and drown half the Island in inaudible boom boom depending on which way the wind blows. Once or twice every decade would be acceptable in a different location but we have become a Nation of excess.

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by john jones

12th April 2014, at 09:47:24

if you are keen on the island having an identity of a festival isle then its working well. problem is most people on the island don't want it to have that name as most people attending them are from the mainland. how about doing something that is exclusively for island residents, organised by island people allows people from the island to show off their talents to island residents and most of all it has to be affordable for island residents to attend, which most of the main festivals aren't

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by Tony Tiltman Jnr

12th April 2014, at 08:09:30

The biggest Festival on the Island in 1970 at Afton was free, Desolation Row power to the people man.

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by GARRY Green

11th April 2014, at 21:48:29

Nothing is free is this world but it takes some effort to make things happen because they don't happen on their own!

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by Tony Tiltman Jnr

11th April 2014, at 20:53:05

Yeah like man they're doing it fer nothing, cool.

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