REVIEW: Camper Calling 2018

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Posted by Zyllah Moranne-Brown at Thursday, September 6th, 2018 5:00pm

Photography and Review by Ken Harrison

August Bank Holiday sees the return of Camper Calling Festival for its third year at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire. Alongside some great established artists, the ‘Freshly Squeezed’ stage introduces many up and coming artists from around the UK, plus lots of family entertainment, circus skills, storytelling, craft and dance workshops, water activities on the lake including the now famous ‘Boat Race’, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

Camper Calling’s Main (Lakeside) Stage was headlined by Melanie C, Feeder and The Coral— with amazing supporting artists including Uncle Funk, Craig Charles and his Funk and Soul DJ set, Scouting For Girls, Artful Dodger, Neville Staple (Specials, Fun Boy Three), From The Jam, Phats and Small, Showhawk Duo and The South (ex Beautiful South) for a diverse line up of great music.

The Freshly Squeezed Stage hosted an array of new talent across the weekend, including Psalms, Circus Treat, Geejay, Bokito, Nath Brooks, Lewis Watson, Lost Tiger, Annie & The Make Believe, Fullmarx, Tom Joshua, Lauren Hibberd, Georgia and the Vintage Youth, and many others.

With Friday and Saturday being graced with ‘changeable’ weather, Sunday was particularly wet, but it did nothing to dampen the spirits of the festival goers, who braved the elements and had a great time regardless. Camper Calling will return in 2019 for another Bank Holiday fun filled, family festival spectacular.