Camp Bestival adds special guest Mark Owen

plus Valerie June, Skimmity Hitchers, The Nextmen, and more

published: Thu 16th May 2013

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Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August 2013
Lulworth Castle, Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5QS, England MAP
£190 weekend camping from Thursday
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Wed 31st Jul 2013

Take That's Mark Owen leads the latest acts added to Camp Bestival's line-up. The Dorset festival will also put day tickets on sale tomorrow.

With his first solo album in eight years, 'The Art of Doing Nothing' due out in June, and a career spanning 20 years, Mark and his four-piece band will be part of ladies night on Saturday at Camp Bestival, playing not only his new material, but both solo work and a selection of Take That anthems too.

The Camp Bestival Crew said, "There's so much great music at Camp Bestival with something for everyone and we know how much fun a ladies night out is, so we're very pleased to announce Mark Owen is coming to Lulworth Castle this year, especially for the girls!"

Also confirmed for the family friendly festival held at the picturesque setting of Lulworth Castle from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August 2013 are Valerie June, The Skimmity Hitchers, Cherishport, Red River Hogs, and Phil & Tilley.

Whilst taking to the decks over the weekend will be The Nextman, David Rodigan, Venum Sound, MC Wrec, Russ Cuban, Jstar, Dick Kurtaine, Rev Milo Speedwagon, Rowan Chernin, In Light of Aquarius, and Shepdog.

Camp Bestival is all about bringing back the British Holiday Camp... Bestival style! A place where Hi de Hi camping capers meet the spirit of early festivals and as well as entertainment, comedy, and literature. There will be a full programme music over multiple stages, plus other entertainment including comedy, arts & crafts, spoken word, dance, and more.

Richard Hawley heads up Friday night's entertainment, Levellers topping the bill on Saturday, and Labrinth headlines Sunday night's finale. Plus Ash, DJ Fresh, Toots and the Maytals, Gabrielle Aplin, The Polyphonic Spree who will be performing a Rocky Horror Show set, Tom Odell, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, I Am Kloot, Billy Bragg, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, The Cuban Brothers, DJ Yoda live AV show feat. The Tootsie Rollers, John Cooper Clarke, Lissie, The Farm, Musical Youth, Beardyman, The Correspondents, The Wurzels, Mad Professor, Clean Bandit, London Grammar, Mikill Pane, The 1975, Fleetwood Bac, Introducing recreate 'Discovery' Live - A Daft Undertaking, Howard Marks, Lucky Elephant, Sexy Sushi, Ben Waters, Moulettes, Filthy Boy, Fake Bush, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Craig Charles, Lewis Watson, Jaws, Jaipur Brass Band, Kawa Circus, The J-Cats, and Folk Idol is back with 'Folk From Around The World'.

Whilst joining host Rob da Bank on the wheels of steel over the weekend will be Grandmaster Flash, Sasha, David Rodigan's Ram Jam, A Love from Outer Space :Andrew Weatherall & Sean Johnston, Fabio & Grooverider, Jon More, Barry Ashworth, John Kennedy, Balearic Brothers, Feeling Gloomy, Tythe, DJ Coley, and Sombrero Sound System.

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

Alan Davies (Jonathan Creek, QI) is headlining The Big Top, while the Pig's Big Ballroom is filled to the brim with comedy talent from around the country, including Boothby Graffoe, Comedy Club 4 Kids, Ian Stone, Jason John Whitehead, Jim Smallman, Joel Dommett, Katherine Ryan, Matt Reed, Pat Burtscher, Stephen Carlin, Tiffany Stevenson, and Wayne Deakin.

Camp Bestival's literary programme includes over 50 speakers, authors, poets, journalists, scientists, philosophers, kids' writers, illustrators and foodies in the Guardian Literary Institute including Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards, Howard Marks, Scroobius Pip, Kate Tempest, Polarbear, Adele Parks, Lisa Jewell, Emily Barr, Anna Maxted, Joanna Kavenna, Ben Markovits, Ross Raisin, Lily Vanilli, Mr Gee, Simon Hattenstone, John Harris, Kevin Fong, Bidisha, Sam Lloyd, Laua Dockrill, Jonny Duddle, Martin Brown, Angela Clarke, as well as 'How To' Interviews with Jo Whiley, Trevor Phillips, Charlie Brooks, Simon Hattenstone, Sam Lee will, Jules Evans, Marek Kakula, and Rob & Leo.

Plus the Camp Bestival Bake-Off, readings and author events, the 'Wake Up with the Guardian' sessions each morning with a live commentary of the papers and a roundup of the day ahead with Simon Hattenstone, Catherine Shoard and John Harris, joined by some familiar festival faces.

Spread across the Castle Field, Kids Garden, Big Top, Bollywood, Black Dahlia, East Lulworth Literary Institute, the festival offers 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.

Due to popular local demand Camp Bestival are once again putting a very limited number of day tickets on sale this Friday, 17th May. Adult day tickets are priced at £60 per day, Youth (age 15-17 years) day tickets are £35 per day, Teen (aged 11-14 years) day tickets are £30 per day and children aged 10 years and under day tickets are free.

An adult weekend ticket with camping is priced at £180 or £190 if camping from Thursday, a weekend with camping child ticket for those aged 15 to 17 years (on 01/08/2013) is priced at £113 with camping on Thursday. A weekend with camping child ticket for those children aged 11 to 14 years (on 01/08/2013) is priced at £98.

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 30). All children aged under-11 years (on 01/08/2013) can attend for free (but MUST HAVE a ticket). These ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21.

An advance car parking pass is priced £11 per car (or £15 cash on arrival), and campervan ticket is £72 per vehicle.

To buy tickets now, click here.

Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August 2013
Lulworth Castle, Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5QS, England MAP
£190 weekend camping from Thursday
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Wed 31st Jul 2013

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