We're excited to announce that 2022’s Dorset show is all about the Desert Island Disco! That’s right campers, from glittering grass skirts to far-out flares, don your disco kit and do the hustle at Lulworth Castle. Live it up while getting down to a host of sequined sounds from the very best disco acts around. Be amazed by a host of sparkling entertainment, including a unique and special disco circus show. Bump and boogaloo in the shimmering light of the World’s Largest Disco Ball and maroon yourself at the brand new disco stage, where you can shimmy and sway the weekend away. An isle of festival frolics, the Desert island Disco will transform the spacious surrounds of Lulworth Castle’s grounds into a palm tree paradise for four days of family fun that’s second to none. Don’t miss out.
"We love dressing up in the da Bank house… in fact our dressing up box has almost turned into a dressing up room! So Desert Island Disco has got us thinking all glitz and glittterballs - life size cacti, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, giant disco balls, platform shoes, palm trees, formation dancing, thigh high boots, Village People, Studio 54, sequins, outrageous sunglasses and satin flares!" Josie & Rob da Bank
THE DISCO BALL IS BACK!
It’s as high as a three-storey house and filled with enough air to blow up a thousand beachballs, so imagine how delighted we are to welcome the World’s Largest Disco Ball to our Desert Island Disco! Taking pride of place in the Magic Meadow at this year’s Camp Bestival Dorset, our magnificent disco ball is a glittering globe of joy that you just can’t miss, hoisted high above the spacious surrounds of Lulworth Castle’s grounds for all to see. A truly unique and brilliant beacon signifying our intent to boogie non-stop for a whole weekend, be sure to throw on your dancing pants and grab a selfie with a real-life disco legend, when you join us this July.
BRAND NEW FOR 2022 – THE DISCO STAGE
Brand new for 2022, we are super-excited to unveil our freshest alfresco venue at Lulworth Castle - the Disco Stage! Taking this year’s Desert island Disco theme to heart, the Disco Stage will channel the spirit of impossibly glamorous nightlife all the way from mid-70s New York right up to the glitter-strewn present. So, whether you’re strutting your stuff like Tony Manero, or Bianca Jagger’s style is more your thing, this is the stage to keep Dorset dancing! The perfect place to show off your whole family’s undoubted terpsichorean talents, you can guarantee that the Disco Stage’s array of amazing party people will spin a sumptuous selection of disco sounds to keep you properly grooving and moving, or maybe just gently bumping, shaking, and hip-swaying each and every day at Camp Bestival.
JOIN OUR GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ATTEMPT FOR THE WORLD’S LARGEST DISCO DANCE
It’s no secret that Team CB are fond of attempting a world record or two. So, this year to put the icing on our Desert Island Disco-themed cake, we want you to help us smash a world record! This is an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempt for the World’s Largest Disco Dance. The current record stands at 324 disco dancers, so we’d like to invite you and your family to join us when we take on our world record challenge on Saturday 30 July (which is fancy dress day!)
The record attempt is all-inclusive and will last for five minutes from when we start dancing, so everyone is welcome. Whatever your age or ability we want you to dance with us. All participants must be in their disco outfits, gathered in a specially designated area and must join in with all the dance moves that their ability allows, (we will teach you the moves). For the record to count everyone will need to be dancing for the full five minutes, but we’ve seen what kind of movers you all are, and we know you can do it! We will be announcing more details, including how you can sign up to be an official participant very soon.