Camp Bestival 2014 and The Teen Den

young teen girl in shorts and sunglasses with festival trolley
DD and I have been 'doing' Camp Bestival since she was 10. As a ten year old she was near the top of the 'kiddie' age group but still found plenty to enjoy. Last year we were worried that she was really 'getting on a bit' in Camp Bestival years and maybe we had outgrown it. Secretly we both still wanted to go but now she is 14...surely too cool to want to see Mr Tumble .. (obviously I want to see Mr Tumble, let's not discuss that further)

As if Rob Da Bank himself had been reading my blog and answering our wildest wishes, this year Camp Bestival is having a dedicated Den for the teens! Specifically designed for those aged 13 to 17 its a dream come true for DD.

I'll let Camp Bestival explain

"This year in conjunction with The Roundhouse, Camp Bestival is creating a first of its kind area for ages 13 to 17, curated by a small team of young festival producers. Our genre-spanning line-up won’t disappoint - whether its contemporary folk, live drum and bass or house you like, come prepared to hear next year’s top artists. 

Coco & The Butterfields and the folky Nathan Ball are not to be missed. Andy Robb; author, actor and all round hero will be talking about his novel 'Geekhood; and we’re also lucky enough to be playing host to an award winning selection of Associated Roundhouse artists including Poetry Slam winner Antosh Wojcik, the insanely talented Fran Lobo and Karyma Ellis. 

If you want to hear about Fashion Journalism from The Editor in Chief of TheCool Fashion, see 21 Ukuleles play simultaneously or try Yoga with a disco twist; The Den shall be playing host to a range of bizarre and wonderful things. 

We’ve hand picked some of the best bits of the Guardian Literary Institute, Rob da Bank’s Music Club and special guests from around the festival exclusively for you. To top all that, The Amazing Corner will be spreading their positivity over the area; screening films, main stage takeovers and hosting open mic performances. If that’s not enough, we’ve also thrown in the 10 piece Roundhouse Brass Band for good measure. 

So head over to the The Den to lose yourself in new music and try something life changing!"

Find out more about the acts and how to get tickets for Camp Bestival at

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