more music and arts announced for Camp Bestival

Mr B, James Vincent McMorrow, Alessi's Ark, & more

published: Fri 6th May 2011

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

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 arts and entertainment have been announced for the medieval themed Camp Bestival.

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer
Added to this year's musical line-up are James Vincent McMorrow, Alessi's Ark, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Mix It Up DJs, and Rev Milo Speedwagon.

The evening line-up in the Black Dahlia Tent will include Del Rio Ramblers, Cocka Hoop, The Ukulele Lady, The Siren Sisters, and Not Saffron.

The spoken word line-up will be curated by Scroobius Pip, and hosted by Kate Tempest, with Ventriloquist, Ross Sutherland, Chester P, Toby Thompson, Jam Baxter, Jodi Ann Bickley, and others still to be announced.

Returning for a second year to the Dingly Dell in the Woods is The Roundhouse Poetry Collective, 13 poets from across London, aged between 18-25yrs who have developed original material under the guidance of celebrated beat poet PolarBear.

New entertainment announced includes the RSA (the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts) presenting a brand new series 'The RSA Hour' with environmental activist Tristram Stuart, writer Henry Hemming and Idler founder Tom Hodgkinson daily in the East Lulworth Literary Institute.

In a festival exclusive Tate Britain's Watercolour show comes to Camp Bestival, displaying works from the exhibition in the East Lulworth Literary Institute, presenting a debate on the nature of watercolour, led by host and Cabaret Futura veteran Richard Strange, with surprise guests, and a watercolour workshop as part of the Great British Art Debate.

Animated film 'The Tate Movie Project' will be at Camp Bestival in another a festival exclusive with a screening of 'The Itch of the Golden Nit' - a half-hour film showcasing the artwork of thousands of children, and featuring the voice talent of David Walliams, Miranda Hart, Harry Enfield and Catherine Tate.

There are also more How To... presentations announced, including 'How To Change Your Career' with Howard Marks, and How To Be A Mum, Have A Career and Leave Time To Eat Sushi... with Sara Cox.

Another festival exclusive sees the latest graduates from Miss Carnesky's Roundhouse Finishing School taking to the Dingly Dell with experimental cabaret performances under the tutelage of Marisa Carnesky.

Already confirmed is Shrek from 'Shrek the Musical' the West End show (yet another festival exclusive) who will be singing songs from the show, taking part in the fancy dress parade and now it's revealed that Fiona will be there too.

Also to keep the kids amused is an appearance of Peppa Pig who will be performing stories and songs, as well as offering the little ones a chance to meet Peppa herself.

Other attractions include the Square Peg collective of acrobats, dancers, actors and circus artists, Spam and Beans presenting a homage to the TV game show, Cathy Cassidy the teen author who will be reading from her latest books 'Cherry Crush' and 'Strike a Pose Daizy Star'.

Festival regular attraction Classic Album Sunday Playbacks where albums are played in their entirety on a Class A audiophile system returns with albums including include Bob Marley's 'Exodus' and Scott Walker's 'Scott 4' on Friday. Saturday's choices include Massive Attack's 'Blues Lines' and Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours', whilst on Sunday it's KLF's 'Chill Out' and Love's 'Forever Changes', plus the usual Listener's Choice album each day.

Festival organiser Rob da Bank said of the latest additions, "Arts make up a big part of what Camp Bestival's all about and I'm particularly pleased with the way this year's arts line-up shapes up. The breadth and quality is astounding and it caters for young’uns to old'uns and all spaces in between. Add to that a sprinkling of even more great music and I'm really proud of our line up as a whole. And speaking of proud, it's great to have so many worthy charities involved in the festival this year. July can't come soon enough!"

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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