Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival could offer a full 7 days camping

21st September 2018 Off By

Camp Bestival are considering opening their campsite as early as the Monday before next summer’s festival.

In a social media poll posted this evening, organisers of the family-focused event asked fans if they’d “be up for an extra 3 days of camping, fun and games before Camp Bestival started?”

The Camp Bestival team said that they’d like to know how long the ideal family camping trip would be.

The poll is currently split 54% to 46%, with the slight majority in favour of a Monday opening.

This may be sufficient interest to tempt organisers to attempt the scheme, with the potential that a limited number of extended Monday to Monday camping packages could be sold for Camp Bestival 2019.

Welsh festival Green Man already opens it’s campsites on the prior Monday, offering a full week of camping in the beautiful Brecon Beacons.

Their ‘Settlers Pass’ tickets allow Green Man ticket holders to explore the local area and make use of the festival’s campsite in the days leading up to the event.

Earlier this summer, organisers were forced to cancel the final day of Camp Bestival after extreme winds.

Both Camp Bestival and Bestival had banned the sale of bottled water from their bars this year. Water was only available in recyclable aluminium cans in a bid to reduce the use of single-use plastics at the event.

Bestival was also found to be one of the UK’s cleanest festivals, and also the festival where you’re second most likely to pull.

Tickets for Camp Bestival 2019 are already on sale from the official website, with an adult weekend ticket currently priced at £183.

If you’re considering Camp Bestival next year, why not earn a free ticket volunteering? Both Oxfam and Festaff offered places at the event this year, and likely will do again.

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