Kate Winslet Surprises Camp Bestival Attendees With Unscheduled Performance

The Oscar-winning Titanic star was a surprise addition to the festival's line-up on Sunday.
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet

There was a surprise addition to the Camp Bestival line-up over the weekend, when a certain Oscar winner put in an appearance.

Camp Bestival – billed as the UK’s favourite family festival – took place in Shropshire between Thursday and Sunday, where none other than Kate Winslet gave an impromptu performance on-stage.

Sadly, no, it had nothing to do with her short-lived music career (justice for What If, we say!), as she was instead a surprise guest on the CBeebies Bedtime Story tent.

After being introduced by CBeebies’ own George Webster and Gyasi Sheppy, Kate delighted the crowd with a reading of Robert McCloskey’s Blueberries For Sal.

Per the Evening Standard, the story – originally published in 1940s – has been a life-long favourite of Kate’s, and has read it to her own children.

She told the PA news agency: “I’ve been to many countries but my favourite country is England and my favourite festival is Camp Bestival.”

In December 2022, Kate became the latest A-lister to take part in CBeebies’ Bedtime Story programme, where she read Grumpycorn by Sara McIntyre.

She joined a host of fellow stars who’ve contributed to the show over the years, including Ryan Reynolds, Harry Styles, Strictly champion Rose Ayling-Ellis and Tom Hardy, the latter of whom has now been streamed more than two million times across his numerous CBeebies appearances.

Other acts on the Camp Bestival Shropshire line-up included Melanie C, Ella Henderson and headliners Primal Scream, as well as Drag Race UK performer Crystal.


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