Camp Bestival adds more entertainment

musicians, DJs, speakers, poets, art, and Morris Dancers

published: Wed 18th Apr 2012

Kitty Daisy And Lewis

Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th July 2012
Lulworth Castle, Dorset, BH20 5QS, England MAP
weekend camping £175 - SOLD OUT, day tickets available
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Tue 24th Jul 2012

This summer's Camp Bestival have added more live acts, DJs, talks, interviews & discussions, spoken word & literature plus music quiz, Rob da Bank's Music Club and Morris Dancers!

Kitty Daisy And Lewis
The latest acts announced are Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Skinny Lister, Jamie N Commons, Vintage Trouble, To Kill A King, Gecko, L.A. Salami, The Slow Show, Police Dog Hogan, Clint Westwood, and Bournemouth noiseniks Vlad.

Dancefloor DJs added to the line-up are The Nextmen, Breakage, Reggae Roast, Sombrero Sound System, John Kennedy, In Light of Aquarius, Mix It Up DJs, and DJ Charge.

Camp Bestival have also revealed details of their programme of talks, discussions and spoken word offerings. These include a pre-gig live chat, complete with a meet and greet and a book signing with Nile Rodgers. How To interviews in the East Lulworth Literary Institute tent with actor Mathew Horne, food writer Stefan Gates, 'advice' about parenting from Professor Tanya Bryon, gardening with Richard Reynolds, and a Crap Dates Workshop with Rhodri Marsden.

The RSA return to present bright thinkers and big ideas including a live panel discussion entitled 'The Kids Are Alright: Aren't They?' discussing the future of Britain's young people, featuring Kids Company founder Camila Batmandjelih, journalists John Harris, and Laurie Penny and a young member of the Oval Theatre Truth About Youth project. Other RSA debaters include Jules Evans, Elaine Glaser, and Laurence Shorter, plus ideas experts The School of Life with 'Change The World', 'Stay Sane' and 'Enjoy the Outdoors'.

The Tate is back with their 'Great British Art Debate' workshop, talk and exhibition in the East Lulworth Literary Institute and pop-up activities happening across the site. 'Family Matters' is the latest exhibition in the Great British Art Debate series, examining the family.

Photographer Marysa Dowling leads a family portrait project, artist Louisa Martin hosts a performance workshop on Saturday afternoon, and there's more family inspired debate with the Tate Curators and poet Lemn Sissay also on Saturday. Spoken word additions include Russell Kane reading from The Humourist, plus poets Paul Cree, Bridget Minamore, Indigo Williams, and Anna Freeman showcasing their latest lyrical offerings during the Tongue Fu and Poejazzi take-over sessions of Scroobius Pip's Satin Lizard Lounge. There's also the Sounds Familiar Music Quiz, Rob da Bank's Music Club in partnership with the Isle of Wight Youth Trust for 14 – 18 year-olds, and in celebration of some of our country's folk traditions there's Morris Dancing from Festus Derriman Morris Dancers, Wyvern Jubilee Morris Dancers, Anonymous Morris Dancers and Hobos Morris Dancers.

These all join Hot Chip will headline Friday, Saturday is topped by Kool & the Gang, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, and Earth, Wind & Fire Experience feat Al McKay. Other acts include Jimmy Cliff, Rizzle Kicks, Adam Ant And The Good The Mad And The Lovely Posse, Rolf Harris, Jimmy Carr, King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, LTJ Bukem, Little Dragon, Bellowhead, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, The Cuban Brothers, and many more.

For the line-up details as available please click here.

Festival organiser Rob da Bank said, "Word up Camp Bestivallers! Hope you dig the new additions as much as I do - Kitty Daisy and Lewis are practically family at Camp Bestival and are gonna rock (and roll) the main stage on Friday night. From Vintage Trouble to new folk heroes Skinny Lister and some great additions to the Arts Tent including Nile Rodgers being interviewed and Mathew Horne making us all laugh I’m getting more vibed up about Camp B than ever before."

The family friendly event return from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th July, the first week of the school summer holidays, at the picturesque setting of Lulworth Castle, set against the backdrop of England's dramatic Jurassic coastline in Dorset.

The 'Silly Olympic' themed shin-dig will include a wealth of crazy-Olympic fun and games, full of spectacle, good food, the offer of luxury camping and tons of fun for all the family with over 100 free things for kids to do and lots and lots of brand new attractions.

An adult weekend ticket with camping is priced at £175 or £185 if camping from Thursday, a weekend with camping child ticket for those 15 to 17 (on 26/07/2012) is priced at £110, or £115 if camping on Thursday. A weekend with camping child ticket for those children 11 to 14 (on 26/07/2012) is priced at £95.

All teens (aged 11 to 17) MUST camp in the same area as their families with a maximum of 2 teens per adult (over the age of 30). All children under-11 (on 26/07/2012) can attend for free (but MUST HAVE a ticket). These ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21.

An advance car parking pass is priced £10 per car (or £15 cash on arrival), and campervan ticket is £80 per vehicle.

To buy tickets, click here.


Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th July 2012
Lulworth Castle, Dorset, BH20 5QS, England MAP
weekend camping £175 - SOLD OUT, day tickets available
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Tue 24th Jul 2012


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