Pop Will Eat Itself, Mnek, Courtney Pine, D:Ream, Hot 8 Brass Band, Brushy One String, Ady Suleiman, Beans on Toast, Bo Saris, Rory McLeod, Indiana, Lucky Elephant, Too Many T's, Dream Themes, CoCo and the Butterfields, Cut a Shine, and Feckless are the latest acts confirmed for the 'Circus!' themed Camp Bestival.
The first clowns for this year’s Camp Bestival have also been announced and are Milton Jones, The Pajama Men, Nat Luurtsema, Ben Norris, Markus Birdman, Colin Hoult, Matt Reed, Jim Smallman, George Egg, Sarah Bennetto, and Comedy Club 4 Kids.
The family friendly Camp Bestival which offers a wealth of entertainment alongside the music, returns in 2014 from Thursday 31st July to Sunday 3rd August, at the picturesque setting of Lulworth Castle, in Dorset.
Ringmaster in chief Rob da Bank said, “The Camp Bestival comedy department have been slaving over a hot keyboard bringing in some of the funniest names on the scene at mo. I can’t wait to see the Pajama Men - you have to check that show! We're also teasing out some more great musical names - from Pop Will Eat Itself to D:Ream and DJ Yoda, we cant be accused of not mixing it up in our usual style. Something for everyone is our unspoken motto, so I hope you like what you're seeing so far and there’s more to come!”
They join headliners James, De La Soul, and Basement Jaxx, plus Johnny Marr, Sinead O' Connor, Laura Mvula, Steve Mason, Skatalites, Peter Hook and the Light, The Cuban Brothers, Chas & Dave, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Wedding Present, Public Service Broadcasting, Charlotte Church, Nick Mulvey, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Denai Moore, Jaipur Brass Band, The Fabulous Lounge Swingers, Fe, Musafir, Joanne Joanne, and Mdou Moctar, with many more still to be announced.
With the first raft of DJs announced as Boy George & VG Records co-founder Marc Vedo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ set), David Rodigan, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Rob da Bank, The Shellac Collective, Coley, and Silent Disco DJs.
There's still plenty more acts, and festi-holiday frolics to be revealed.
An adult weekend ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) is priced at £195, a student weekend ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) is priced at £180, a youth (age 15 to 17) weekend ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) is priced at £113, A teen (age 11 to 14) weekend ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) is priced at £88. A child (Age 5 to 10) weekend ticket (inc. camping) is priced at £20, and a toddler (age 4 and Under) weekend ticket (inc. camping) is FREE (but ticket still required).
A Campervan Ticket is priced at £72 per vehicle and a caravan/trailer tent ticket (includes a car parking space) is priced at £83, and a car parking pass is £11 in advance.
Camping Plus Plot - £125
Note: 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 26)
Spread across the Castle Field, Kids Garden, Big Top, Bollywood, Black Dahlia, East Lulworth Literary Institute, the festival offes family entertainment, sideshow attractions and more. There's a huge Kids Area filled with things to keep little ones of all ages entertained all day long. Plus Lulworth Castle has its very own Animal Farm where the kids can get up close to their super-friendly animals.
As ever, The music line-up is not nearly the half of it, Camp Bestival will also host Horrible Histories performing their new show, 'Barmy Britain: Part II'! Justin Fletcher aka Mr Tumble on the Castle Stage, elf and fairy duo Ben and Holly, hosting the main stage with Preston Nyman and Sian Taylor, a wild and interactive journey of snakes, sharks, elephants and whales with Michaela Strachan's Really Wild Adventures, festival regulars The Insect Circus, and Kawa Circus, and the Royal Albert Hall who are returning with Albert’s Band for a Circus themed orchestral extravaganza.
There will also be a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 50th Birthday Takeover on Saturday, including a pop-up exhibition, a Charlie Craftathon and lively storytelling sessions courtesy of the Roald Dahl Museum, a Bedtime-Story special, with Jo Whiley, Howard Marks, and Rob da Bank reading the entire book over the three evenings of the festival. And Lucy Mangan will be talking about her new book ‘Inside Charlie’s Chocolate Factory’.
Camp Bestival will also be host to a new venue, The Greatest Tent on Earth! full of circus shows, astonishing extravaganzas, tremendous theatre performances and delightful characters galore. Sat at the top of the Kids Garden it will offer a brand new, specially commissioned evening performance; Gandini Juggling Remixed by Rob da Bank; new theatre show Hugless Douglas making its festival debut; plus Marawa the Amazing; Funk da Cirque; BRIT School with a Circus themed performance; West End Kids; Christian Lee’s new miming comedy show POP!; Catherine Bennett; Cowboy Max; Funky Little Choir; and many more.
As well as The Greatest Tent On Earth, Camp Bestival, will offer theThe Feast Collective, Caravanserai, Oberon's Observatory, TeenArena and Travelling Barn - news of which will follow when the Saturday headliner, more acts, and festi-holiday frolics aplenty will be revealed.
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