Camp Bestival announces wordsmiths, poets, and theatre line-up

with Dockers MC, Scroobius Pip, Kate Tempest, Itch (King Blues), and more

published: Thu 25th Mar 2010

Dockers MC

Friday 30th July to Sunday 1st August 2010
Lulworth Castle, Dorset, BH20 5QS, England MAP
adult weekend camping £155, child age 11-17 £77.50, under 10s free - SOLD OUT
last updated: Wed 28th Jul 2010

Camp Bestival have announced the extra-curricular cultural pursuits and surprises that make Camp Bestival so much more than just a festival.

Dockers MC
Camp Bestival boss Rob da Bank explains, "Bookworms, theatre buffs and poets, roll up and feast your eyes on the East Lulworth Literary Institute's fine array of arts activities. With a much bigger tent and lots more random happenings around site, this years Arts line-up really does have something for all the family. I'm particularly excited about seeing new additions Jon Ronson, the Kids Chorus singalong and your chance to get on the stage yourself in A Chapter In My Life. Not forgetting Scroobius Pip's amazing line up of spoken wordsmiths."

Spoken Word acts will include Scroobius Pip, Kate Tempest, Itch (King Blues), Ventriloquist, Chris Hicks, Tim Clare, Ross Sutherland, Dizraeli, Sarah Olowofoyeku, and A Poem Inbetween People.

Poet and illustrator, Laura Dockrill (Dockers MC) is back at Camp Bestival by popular demand as part of Book Slam.

The cultural centre of this year's Camp Bestival will be The East Lulworth Literary Institute with a line-up that includes rock photographer Kevin Cummins is joining William Orbit, Andrea Arnold, Simon Raymonde and DJ Derek to share his insights into 'How To Be A... Music Photographer'.

Author Readings will come from 'Apples' and 'Ten Storey Lovesong' author Richard Milward, Joe Dunthorne writer of 'Submarine' and Jon Ronson who wrote 'The Men who Stare at Goats'.

Camp Bestival will also welcome The Roundhouse Collectives for their debut festival appearance. Over the past two years, Camden's Roundhouse has launched and produced a number of creative companies, all under the age of 25, that have performed at the Roundhouse and at venues across the country. This year several of the Roundhouse Companies are coming to Camp Bestival and will be performing an array of Theatre, Circus, Cabaret and Poetry.

There will be a chance for 50 kids at Camp Bestival to take part in a live performance on one of the main stages! Dulwich Ukulele Club are inviting the kids of Camp Bestival to join them for a mass performance to form the Camp Bestival Kids Chorus - an unforgettable chance to have a really rocking festival experience! Parents/guardians can enter their kids for this on a first come first served basis by clicking here.

Plus there's a chance to tell yourown real life story to audiences at the festival in A Chapter of My Life. Stories should be submitted by email before the festival and the best ones will be selected to feature in this special story telling experience. Stories should last 5-10 minutes each, all ages welcome!

Finally, Gideon Reeling will be creating another world in the Dingly Dell this year: The Beaten Track which will happen nightly from 8.30-11.00pm. The darkly comic tale of the Inhabitants of the Village continues: progress marches and the path of true love is beaten down with Time. But there are bubblings under the surface of the darkest waters. The tree insists on growing and quietly struggles to reach for the light. The Village they build will also be the location for theatre performances, cabaret, poetry and loads of other activities throughout the day, including The Dead Poet's Society who will be mixing ghostly verse with the tripped out sounds of nature, sending John Betjamin deep into the echo chamber. So if you come down to the woods you're sure of a big surprise!.

Saturday headliners Madness and Sunday headliner Friendly Fires, lead a line-up of acts that includes The Human League, George Clinton And Funkadelic/Parliament, Marc Almond, Billy Bragg, The Blockheads, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Icebreaker feat BJ Cole, Chas And His Band, Example, The Wurzels, Calvin Harris, Chipmunk, Lee Scratch Perry, The Cuban Brothers, Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, James Yorkston, Stornoway, Beth Jeans Houghton, Gold Panda, and Countryside Alliance.

The DJ line-up includes DJ Yoda, Rob Da Bank, Annie Mac, Mr Scruff, William Orbit, Jack Beats, Mark Lamarr, Nigel Godrich, Joy Orbison, Jakwob, Mistajam, Greg Wilson, Ragga Twins, The Nextmen feat MC Wrec & Zarif, DJ Derek, DJ Joker, Cooly G, L-Vis 1990, Boy 8 Bit, Jonny Trunk, and Gregs Greats.

One of the best festivals in the country for families with young children, Bestival's sister festival Camp Bestival returns in 2010 from Friday 30th to Sunday 1st August, 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.

An adult weekend ticket with camping is priced at £155, a weekend with camping child ticket for those 11 to 17 (on 30/07/2010) are priced at £77.50. These ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21. All children under-11 can attend for free (but MUST HAVE a ticket), and campervans cost £60 per vehicle.

To buy tickets, click here.

Friday 30th July to Sunday 1st August 2010
Lulworth Castle, Dorset, BH20 5QS, England MAP
adult weekend camping £155, child age 11-17 £77.50, under 10s free - SOLD OUT
last updated: Wed 28th Jul 2010


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