As DD and I often prefer the events on the periphery to the actual music this suits us just fine. And like the previous 3 years we had great fun at Camp Bestival.
There were some changes though and we tried to embrace the new, but couldn't help missing the comedy, (thought the comedy for kids was fun) and the Sunday morning review of the papers in the Big Top which had always been one of our highlights. The talks at the literary tent really failed to fill the tent, unlike when it was comedians and the tent was bursting! So we are not alone in preferring a laugh to a cookery or a business talk!
We enjoyed the crafts and took part in several, we also lounged about and ate a lot. I enjoyed the chance to camp and to dress up. DD enjoyed the crazy bikes and the circus skills as usual.
The music this year didn't really 'grab' either of us and so we didn't rush to see much of it.We did have a wee boogie to Kid Creole and the coconuts, and a little listen to Labrinth. DD is far too old for Mr Tumble and while Dick and Dom were on the bill we had preferred seeing them in the relative intimacy of the literary tent in 2012 while they were on the main stage only this year. (and doing a spot of DJing later)
Many of the plays and shows (such as Erth's Dinosaur Zoo) were excellent though.
The sports we watched were scarily brilliant as usual, but we didn't visit the Wall of Death as we'd seen it last year.
The variety of foods was great and the Surplus Supper club enabled us to have a roast dinner in a field!
While at Camp Bestival we met up with some awesome bloggers/tweeters. Many of whom had adorable babies in tow so Dd was happy to coo.
The final night's fireworks were awesome as always.
On the whole I enjoyed Camp Bestival slightly less this year that previous years, I'd give it 8/10
so, so far
Glastonbury - too huge for me to want to attend again, but amazing and great value for money 7/10
Camp Bestival - Fantastic for kids (especially small ones) beautiful site and loads to do. I fear we have now outgrown it. 8/10
next ...Wilderness Festival....