Camp Bestival adds Easy Star All Stars

plus comedy line-up, Shrek the musical, cake competition, & more

published: Wed 23rd Mar 2011

Easy Star All Stars

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2011
Lulworth Castle, Dorset, BH20 5QS, England MAP
adult weekend camping £170, child age 11-17 £85, under 10s free
last updated: Wed 27th Jul 2011

More acts have been announced for the medieval Camp Bestival include reggae cover version sensations Easy Star All Stars, Disco Bloodbath DJs, Mistajam, Tayo, Luv*Jam, Mirrors, and Sombrero Sound System.

Easy Star All Stars
Heading up this year's line-up is Jack Whitehall with his only festival appearance this year. Joining Jack on the comedy bill will be Milton Jones, Marcus Brigstocke, Andrew Maxwell, Craig Campbell, Cyderdelic eco-warrior Barry Castagnola, Seann Walsh, Robin Ince, Andre Vincent and the trio Comedy Club 4 Kids.

Shrek will also be making his Camp Bestival debut in a UK Festival exclusive. The star of Shrek the Musical will be joining a line-up for kids that includes Mr Tumble, The Gruffalo, the ZingZillas and Sooty.

Camp Bestival has also added some new additions to their food on offers including Kerstin Rodgers' The Underground Restaurant which will offer a set menu of unusual cookery for three sittings a day - lunch, dinner and a midnight feast.

Lily Vanilli will be there too offering Camp Bestival kids the chance to design their very own Medieval cake and she will transform the winning idea into a giant, spectacular cake. Everyone who enters a drawing of their design into the competition will be invited to a special tea party on Sunday afternoon where the cake masterpiece will be revealed and everyone will get to try a slice. Lily said, "I can't wait to see all the Medieval cake designs from you guys - you can even tell me what sort of flavours you would like to taste and I'll add them to the mix!"

Cake designs, along with your full contact details so we can invite you to the party, should be sent to the Bestival Office - Address: Lily Vanilli Cake Competition, Camp Bestival, 25 Denmark Street, London, WC2H 8NJ - before the end of June, so Lily can choose the best one. The winning cake will be revealed at the festival!

They'll join Gizzi Erskine's Tiki Tea Love Lounge, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage Café, Gavin Turk's House of Fairy Tales, and more.

Festival organiser Rob da Bank said, "nother ludicrously varied and tasty announcement to get your teeth into...literally, as we announce some of the hottest chefs and festival food coming to Camp Bestival plus a mega comedy line-up headed up by Jack Whitehall. Easy Star All Stars are one of my favourite festival acts with their reggae versions of Radiohead and Pink Floyd and will be joining us at Camp and perhaps most excitingly for the young at heart Shrek is comin' to Dorset. Yee-haa!"

One of the best festivals in the country for families with young children, Bestival's sister festival Camp Bestival returns in 2011 from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st 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.

Headlining the Castle Stage on Friday night will be Blondie, on Saturday it's the turn of Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. and warming up for them will be House of Pain. Sunday's headliner is Primal Scream presents 'Screamadelica' and Norman Jay will provide the support.The special guest is Laura Marling. Also confirmed are The Cuban Brothers, Newton Faulkner, The Correspondents, Mistajam, Katy B, Clare Maguire, Eliza Doolittle, Wretch 32, Breakage feat. Jess Mills, Fenech Soler, Ms Dynamite, Beardyman, The Selecter, The Wonder Stuff, The Bad Shepherds, Marcus Foster, and ABC. Headline DJs Groove Armada present Red Light, plus David Rodigan, Channel One Soundsystem, Dub Pistols Soundsystem, DJ Derek, Reggae Roast, Mistajam, DJ Yoda, London Elektricity, Krafty Kuts, and A Skillz. Plus many more, for the line-up details as available please click here.

This year organisers will be opening up campsites on Thursday and from 10am today will offer a Thursday Camping Ticket priced at £10 for adults, and £5 for those aged 11 to 17 years. Children aged 10 years and under are free, but require a ticket.

An adult weekend ticket with camping is priced at £170, student/concessions £160, a weekend with camping child ticket for those 11 to 17 (on 29/07/2011) is priced at £85. 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 £65 per vehicle.

To buy tickets, click here.

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2011
Lulworth Castle, Dorset, BH20 5QS, England MAP
adult weekend camping £170, child age 11-17 £85, under 10s free
last updated: Wed 27th Jul 2011


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