Feast in a field at Camp Bestival

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Some of the best street food in the UK is coming to a field near you

While Camp Bestival has seen its fair share of stars on stage over the years, the food on offer to eat while you watch them has always been similarly stellar. Not for this family friendly music festival a substandard burger or a polystyrene tray of greasy noodles. Instead, dedicated food area The Feast Collective goes from strength to strength, bringing British-based, globally-inspired chefs and some of the best street food in the country to the idyllic Lulworth Castle site on July 27th-30th.
The line-up for foodies at the 10th-anniversary bash looks like the most delicious yet. The host is the irrepressible meat griller and sound system supplier, DJ BBQ. Joining him in the tent by the castle will be two long-term River Cottage experts; Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s right-hand man Gill Meller and smoking and curing specialist Steve Lamb, plus Elly Curshen, cookbook author and owner of Bristol’s Pear Café. In charge of the Kids’ Cooking Canopy will be Children’s Food Ambassador, Jo Ingleby. She’ll be getting children into good, healthy food with hands-on sessions and tastings.

As well as demos and talks from top chefs, the street food on offer promises to make this a food adventure in a field. Taking in everything from home-cooked West African treats in Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen to British Street Food Award winners Seadog, Indonesian street dishes by Makatcha to a modern twist on Taiwanese dishes from Le Bao, to name but a few. You could eat here for a month and still not try everything. Local delights are very much part of the mix with Bridport’s Dorshi, a Dorset Farmers’ Market tent and Jeff the Oyster Man and his cart of seafood delicacies fresh from the coast, for example. There will be some special supper clubs to find too. In fact, the only problem for food lovers could be trying to cram so much delicious stuff into the four days. You will need a plan.

For the full food lineup and ticket prices go to www.campbestival.net.

The only problem with the food at Camp Bestival is deciding what to have each day.

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