Ellie Goulding, Tinie Tempah and The Gruffalo for Camp Bestival

and entries taken for this year's Folk Idol

published: Tue 18th May 2010

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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

Ellie Goulding, and Tinie Tempah are amongst the latest line-up additions for Camp Bestival who have also announced that The Gruffalo will be coming to the festival.

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With just over ten weeks to go Camp Bestival has announced the addition of live acts including Ellie Goulding, Tinie Tempah, David E Sugar, Summer Camp, Martin Harley Band, Unicorn Kid, Jim Moray, Spindle & Wit , Flux Ache, Visions of Trees, Cooly Haste, and Soft Rocks.

More DJs have also been confirmed with Zero 7 who will be playing a soul and boogie set,, Balearic Brothers, Barry Ashworth (Dub Pistols), Fear of Theydon, and Tosh Ohta all added to the bill.

In other news The Gruffalo, recently voted most beloved bedtime story by BBC Radio 2 listeners, will be coming to to the festival specially adapted from Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler's best selling book and will be performed by Tall Stories who will bring to life the amazing story of the clever mouse with their physical story theatre.

The festival has also announced that there's another chance to enter the beardy competition that is Folk Idol - Britain's got beards!. There are three rules to appearing which are:

1) wear a false beard and/or folk costume
2) sing a classic folk song
3) get judged by a panel of folk experts

Those wishing to enter can do so at www.myspace.com/folkidol. Simply add them as a friend and drop them a message.

Completing the newly announced entertainment are Tangled Feet who will present 'I Confess' a one-to-one storytelling piece set inside a confessional booth in The Dingly Dell. Gaining audience and critical acclaim in its Edinburgh and London runs, I Confess promises a life affirming experience.

Festival organiser, Rob da Bank, said, "Anyone with a child younger than 4 or 5 will know the story of The Gruffalo ... in fact most of my mates without kids know it better than Dickens or Shakespeare which is kind of worrying yet also proof that we needed this show hot off Broadway to come to the Camp! With two shows over the weekend so no-one need miss it, this will be a highlight I'm sure. Add in the hottest tipped artist of 2010 Ellie Goulding, my old mates Zero 7 DJing, Tinie Tempah rippin' it up and ukuleles, folky beards and rave synthesisers it's all shaping up rather nicely!"

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 July 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. Tickets for this September's Bestival have already sold out.

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 Jaguar Shills, 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.

Comedy next year will come from a range of comedians including Harry Hill, Rufus Hound, Andrew Maxwell, Jim Jeffries, and Marcus Brigstocke, and Andre Vincent who will be performing The Early Edition.

Making a return for 2010 is 2009's surprise smash hit with the kids Justin Fletcher aka Mr Tumble this time he'll be at the festival for the whole three days.

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

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.

At a later date tickets will be available without camping, and 'Family Deals' are expected too.

Cars will not be allowed into the Campervan area at any time so consequentially Caravans, Trailer Tents etc are not permitted.

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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