Hello from a now very sunny and hot Lulworth and Camp Bestival where we’re lucky enough to be having a ball.
Saturday started off with scary levels of rain and cold, at points from 5.30am I was convinced the tent would blow away. We’re in yellow camp at the bottom of a steep hill, so we definitely pitched in the wrong place.
Happily by 10am it was starting to clear and after a jaunt for a breakfast must haves in nearby Wareham, it was back to wander round the camp.
We took in the Upper Kids field, the beautiful cathedral and then off we went to the Roald Dahl museum.
The Brats love Roald Dahl so enjhoyed the exhibit, albeit a small one, and loved dressing up as Oompa Loompas and Willy Wonka.
We then popped by to see an old fave of ours in the shape of multi talented Rory McLeod, who treated a large crowd of devotees in the Big Top to a brilliant performance of his brand of personally penned folk songs. There is not a single instruments he can’t play, including the spoons. The song Mum certainly brought a tear to the eye. We were lucky enough to meet him afterwards amongst a big crowd of fans, and finally Elder got to ask for a signed CD for a close friend.
Next up was the group Too Many Ts, who were good at getting the crowd ready for the next big act, Sophie Ellis-Bextor. They put me in mind of Rizzle Kicks actually, and I’m pleased I got see them for the first time.
Sophie is on now, and look out for the next part of the diary, which will include Sophie, Laura Mvula and De La Soul (so excited!).