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Castle hosts family Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival organiser Rob da Bank
Camp Bestival organiser Rob da Bank on stage at Lulworth Castle

More than 15,000 people have gathered at a 17th Century Dorset castle to enjoy an alternative summer music festival for families.

Singer PJ Harvey, pop star Will Young and 80s veterans Kid Creole and The coconuts are among the headline acts at Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle.

The organisers of the annual Bestival on the Isle of Wight are behind the inaugural three-day event.

The festival is aimed at "yummy mummies" with boutique camping.

Organiser and DJ, Rob da Bank, said on his Twitter page: "Sun's shining, tents are up, come on down."

About 3,500 children are expected at the festival taking part in sports day, story telling, jousting and dressing up.

The event was inspired by the British 1950s holiday camp experience complete with the "Bestival Bluecoats".



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