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Camp Bestival celebrates its 10th birthday in foodie style

Camp Bestival’s foodie offering, The Feast Collective, in association with olive magazine, is set to wow festival-goers this year with a truly delectable line-up of chefs and stalls

Camp Bestival takes place this July (27-30) at Lulworth Castle in Dorset and, for us at least, the highlight is set to be the food! Feast Collective ‘ambassadors’ include DJ BBQ, who knows just as much about meat griddling as he does about decent tunes, and curing specialist Steven Lamb, who has been a River Cottage mainstay for more than a decade.


Also expected are Gill Meller, an advocate of Devon and Dorest ingredients; Jo Ingleby, BBC Cook of the Year 2015 and Camp Bestival’s Children’s Food Ambassador; and Elly Curshen, better known as Elly Pear, owner of Bristol’s Pear Café and author of Sunday Times bestseller, ‘Fast Days and Feast Days’.

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Commenting on this year’s Feast Collective, host DJ BBQ said: “We are so excited to come back to the best food tent/dancefloor in all of the world! This will be our fourth year hosting and cater-taining the Feast Collective. Over the years, the tent has grown from strength to strength and gets rockin’ as soon as our special field in front of the castle opens for business on the Friday.”

As well as DJ BBQ’s British roast beef, rotisserie chicken and 20-hour slow and low smoked pulled pork, there will also be home-cooked West African food from Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen on offer; healthy sushi from Happy Maki; everyday plant-based eating and foraged foods from Milgi; buttermilk fried chicken made by Butchies; shrimps in a brioche bun from Shrimpy; and flavoursome delights from Le Bao, who add a modern twist to Taiwanese bao… plus so much more!

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A colourful spread from Milgi

As for something sweet, Polar Pops will be on hand with a refreshing variety of fruit and vegetable based lollies; as will S’juice Me, with their fresh smoothies and kombucha. There’s plenty for kids, too – Jo Ingleby will be hosting the Kids’ Cooking Canopy, designed to encourage children to learn about how food is produced, where it should come from, and how to grow and cook it.

Laura Rowe, olive magazine editor, said of this year’s food offering: “We’re so thrilled to be media partners for this year’s Camp Bestival. The Feast Collective has a cracking line up of street food stars from across the UK – displaying the incredible diversity and the wealth of brilliant ingredients we have right here on our doorstep. 

I’m particularly excited about trying Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen. We featured Zoe’s brilliant recipes in our May issue and are now addicted to the vibrant, fiery flavours of Ghanaian food!”

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Which Polar Pop flavour will you choose?

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Camp Bestival 2017 Weekend Tickets are on sale now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410

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