'The subdued sibling packed off to Lulworth Castle, Dorset in order that the mildly hedonistic peccadillos of its more established elder on the Isle of Wight be evaded, Camp Bestival is, as Sly Stone once proclaimed, a Family Affair. And it’s arguably all the better for it, as this year’s bill coincidentally boasts nigh on every original R&B stalwart (provided both alive and active, and just shy of Sly), whether that be in the dreadlocked form of Nile Rodgers or the somewhat more well-rounded shape of Al McKay. Last year’s bash was something of an emphatic sensation and next month’s, taking place between 26th-29th (July), looks little different. Here be our subjective highlights in the usual Fest Bests format..’

Dots & Dashes’ Camp Bestival 2012 Fest Bests…