Josie and Rob da Bank announce that they are back in control of Camp Bestival alongside Live Nation Gaiety and SJM.
Bestival Group Ltd that includes Bestival, Camp Bestival and Common People events have had some financial challenges of late. With the group of festivals going into administration.
Camp Bestival, Josie and Rob da Bank and Live Nation
With the help of Live Nation Gaiety and SJM we will really be able to bring more of our creative vision to life with the support structure needed going forward. Our aim has been and will always be to create the best ever family festival. We look forward to sharing this new chapter with you. More news very shortly.
Next year’s Camp Bestival, is due to take place Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th July 2019 at Lulworth Castle, Dorset. No word yet on Bestival and Common People, but they are looking unlikely.
Live Nation’s other UK festivals include Download, Wireless, TRNSMT, Isle Of Wight, Latitude, Reading and Leeds, Parklife and Lovebox, as well as owning Ticketmaster. SJM is one of the UK biggest event promoters and has interests in a number of festivals including Neighbourhood Festival. Live Nation and SJM also had a joint interest in V Festival.
Recently Rob da Bank was part of a group of independent music festivals urging the competition watchdog to investigate Live Nation’s dominance of the UK music industry, warning that the summer festival scene is suffering. Rob is a board member of Association of Independent Festivals (AIF).
Anyway, tickets will be on sale soon over on Ticketmaster’s Frontgate platform.
CAMP BESTIVAL 2019 ADVANCE TIER 1 PRICES Adult Weekend Ticket – £170* Student Weekend Ticket – £165* Age 13 to 17 Weekend Ticket – £108* Age 10 to 12 Weekend Ticket – £85* Age 5 to 9 Weekend Ticket – £30* Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket – £10* Babes In Arms (1 & Under) – FREE (but ticket required)*