Residents Information

Camp Bestival is commited to engaging with the local community. We regularly engage with Purbeck District Council, Dorset County Council, Police, Fire and Ambulance; the highways and transport teams at South West Trains and Go South Coast. We also listen carefully to the parish councils in the surrounding areas of the event.  Details of the forthcoming Camp Bestival & Bestival events at Lulworth Castle are below:
• Build starts - Wednesday 11th July
• Camp Bestival - Thursday 26th July to Sunday 29th July (inclusive)
• Bestival - Thursday 2nd August to Sunday 5th August (inclusive)
• Break finishes - Friday 17th August
Residents Hotline
Whilst we hope you will not have cause to do so, residents may call this number for any matters of concern: 01929 290062 - operational times are 24 hours:
• Camp Bestival - Thursday 26th July 09:00 to Monday 30th July 17:00
• Bestival - Thursday 2nd August 09:00 to Monday 6th August 17:00 Email: Please note:
• Camp Bestival - there is no amplified music on Thursday except for pre-agreed sound checks between 16:00 and 19:00
• Bestival – no amplified music on Thursday until after 16:00, except for pre-agreed soundchecks between 13:00 and 16:00
Working with The Local Community
A dedicated Externals Event Manager will be working with residents to discuss and resolve issues and feedback any suggestions for future improvement. Contact is via the resident’s hotline number above. Representatives from our Event Management Team, including Acoustic Consultants, together with representatives from Purbeck District Council will also be on site throughout the weekend to respond to any issues. Security
Security staff will be on duty in East Lulworth and Coombe Keynes villages for the duration of the events. Traffic Management
Event Build & Break Traffic
• All contractor traffic coming to Lulworth Castle have been instructed to access the site via the B3070 across the Range Road and around the village bypass to avoid East Lulworth Village as is practicable. Some vehicles will need to access the site via Blue Gate to the east of the site, via East Lulworth village. This will be kept to a minimum. Break traffic will be directed in reverse. Event Visitors Arrival
• Arrival from the West - directed off the A352 at Burton Cross onto New Buildings Road
• Arrival from the East and the Home Counties - directed south from Bere Regis, to Wool roundabout then East bound on the A352, turning right onto the B3070 over Holmebridge level crossing
• Arrival from Poole / Bournemouth - directed south on the Wareham by-pass at the Worgret roundabout. At the Springfield Hotel traffic will be directed onto Holme Lane Event Visitors Leaving
• All egress traffic will be directed back the way they arrived One Way Systems
New Buildings Road
• One-way southbound from 07:00 Thursday to 17:00 Sunday, both events
• One-way northbound from 17:00 Sunday to 15:00 Monday, Holme Lane, both events
• One way westbound from 07:00 to 19:00 Thursday & Friday, both events
• One way eastbound from 07:00 to 15:00 Monday, both events
• A section of the B3070 will become one way for the duration of the event. This stretch of road will run east from White Gate / Lulworth Castle entrance to the junction of the B3070 and the Military Bypass, forming a clockwise loop
• The one-way system will be in place from 23:59 Monday 23rd July to 23:59 Monday 7th August, both events image Temporary Speed Limits
Temporary speed limits will be in place from 23:59 Sunday 8th July until 23:59 Tuesday 14th August. Details can be found on the Camp Bestival & Bestival residents information webpage. Footpath Closures
As per previous years, the following paths will be partially closed from 23.59 Monday 23rd July until 23.59 Tuesday 7th August:
• Footpath number SE 13 / 2
• Footpath number SE 13 / 3
• Footpath number SE 10 / 4
Please see above for a map of the closures. Refuse Removal and Disposal
There will be litter picking teams in place each day and they will clean all surrounding roads in the area on a regular basis. Policing
Dorset Police are providing an enhanced cover throughout the events, in East Lulworth village, the Camp Bestival and Bestival site, and surrounding areas.
Dial 999 if life is at risk or a crime is in progress.
We thank you for your ongoing support. Residents Tickets
Residents tickets are available for some areas surrounding the site, eligible areas are those that fall into the community consultation process. More information can be found here.