Joining in on the festival fun this year is Old Mout, whose Kiwi Camp graced the fields of the Isle of Wight Festival, and will be travelling to Bestival in August, too.
The Cows were joined on the Isle by journalists from the Sun, Grazia and the Mirror to spend a weekend on the island exploring all of the activities and entertainment Kiwi Camp had to offer. With a can of Old Mout Cider firmly in hand, we spent our time stretching to Disco Yoga and dancing away to the Masters of Sound junk band with Old Mout Kiwi Camp tambourines, as well as chiming in with the Rockaoke contestants when they hit the stage to sing the greatest rock songs of all time alongside an in-house band.
Although Kiwi Camp was packed from open to close every day, it wasn’t hard to spot when comedian and actor Joel Dommett made a surprise appearance at Disco Yoga and tried his hand at a Rockaoke slot, getting the whole crowd to join in to Living on a Prayer and his ultimate favourite, Will Smith’s Gettin’ Jiggy With It.
We were also challenged to earn four of the Kiwi Camp patches, whereby we had to complete some goodness and recycling-themed tasks in order to get our reward. All got creative at the eco-friendly glitter station, crushed their cans in the up-cycled Recycle Bicycle, filled a bag full of rubbish ready to recycle, and completed a random act of kindness.
Despite being up against the other Isle of Wight dwellers in the final competition who had also earned all four patches, one of us was named an Ultimate Kiwi Hero and given the most wonderful prize of an Old Mout Kiwi Camp jacket, complete with patches to show off to the world.
Pre-event coverage landed in the Mirror, and post-festival write-ups will be going live from the Sun, Grazia and the Mirror to tell you all about their experiences, how you can get involved next year or at Bestival, and how Kiwi Camp is spreading a wider message on the importance of looking after our little world.
We’ll see you at Bestival!