Camp Bestival reveals Guardian Literary Institute

Kate Tempest, Scroobius Pip, Jo Whiley, Viv Albertine, Howard Marks, & more

published: Fri 20th Jun 2014

Kate Tempest

Thursday 31st July to Sunday 3rd August 2014
Lulworth Castle, Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5QS, England MAP
£195 weekend camping from Thursday
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Fri 18th Jul 2014

Kate Tempest, Scroobius Pip, Jo Whiley, Viv Albertine, Howard Marks, Michaela Strachan, Matt James, Martin Creed, and Lucy Mangan will appear in this year's Guardian Literary Institute at the 'Circus!' themed Camp Bestival.

They appear in a packed programe that includes How To Be A Polar Bear Dentist With Michaela Strachan, How To Garden With Matt James, How To Rule The Word With Kate Tempest, How To Run Away With The Circus With Marawa The Amazing, How To Have A Natural Birth With Caroline Flint, How To Get Back To Nature With David Bond. Plus talks with Martin Creed, Viv Albertine, Jodi-Ann Bickley & Scroobius Pip, Battle Of The Beers Debate Hosted By Andy Hamilton, Knackered Mother's Wine Club, What’s In A Game? with Jemima Kiss and Keith Stuart, Beat The Banks with Brett Scott, Live Well For Life with Duncan Williamson, Scummy Mummies with comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn, The RSA Hour with Dr Ben Ambridge,  Kevin Fong - Is The Space Race Over?

There are also Charlie And The Chocolate Factory themed activities including readings from Jo Whiley,Howard Marks, Rob da Bank, and Lucy Mangan discusses her book ‘Inside Charlie’s Chocolate Factory’ with Amelia Foster, Director of the Roald Dahl Museum.

Spoken Word comes from Tongue Fu Poets In The Satin Lizard Lounge (Featuring Howard Marks, Malcolm Head, Femi Martin, Chris Redmond), Scroobius Pip In The Satin Lizard Lounge (featuring Kate Tempest and Polar Bear), Chill Pill In The Satin Lizard Lounge (featuring Mr Gee, Raymond Antrobus, Sabrina Mahfouz, Adam Kammerling, and Simon Mole),  Roundhouse Poets, Soapbox Poets.

Plus The Guardian hosts a wake up session featuring Guardian Journalists: Lucy Mangan, John Harris And Jemima Kiss, and quizzes like the World Famous Television Quiz Hosted by Sam Wollaston, and The Big 'Years Ending In 4' Quiz.

Camp Bestival Arts Producer, Becky Burchell, said, "The Guardian Literary Institute is our inspirational oasis for grown-ups. I always feel totally rejuvenated after hanging out here listening to the incredible speakers and poets. Nature is a strong theme this year, as we look at ways to help us reconnect with the great outdoors. I can't wait to hear about Michaela Strachan's crazy animal adventures, and David Bond from Project Wild Thing will be telling us how we can get more Wild Time!

"Plus Jo Whiley, Howard Marks and our very own Rob da Bank are reading us Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at bedtime, and we've got hugely varied talks from art master Martin Creed, punk Viv Albertine and midwife Caroline Flint. Scroobius Pip will be leading the spoken word, along with Polar Bear, Kate Tempest and Chris Redmond, who are amongst the most talented poets in the UK. I'm not sure how I'm going to tear myself away!"

The family friendly Camp Bestival which offers a wealth of entertainment alongside the music, returns in 2014 from Thursday 31st July to Sunday 3rd August, at the picturesque setting of Lulworth Castle, in Dorset

Headliners James, De La Soul, and Basement Jaxx,are joined by Johnny Marr, Sinead O' Connor, Laura Mvula, Steve Mason, Skatalites, Peter Hook and the Light, The Cuban Brothers, Chas & Dave, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Pop Will Eat Itself, Mnek, Courtney Pine, D:Ream, Hot 8 Brass Band, Brushy One String, Ady Suleiman, Beans on Toast, Bo Saris, Rory McLeod, Indiana, Lucky Elephant, Too Many T's, Dream Themes, CoCo and the Butterfields, Cut a Shine, Feckless,The Wedding Present, Public Service Broadcasting, Charlotte Church, Nick Mulvey, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Denai Moore, Jaipur Brass Band, The Fabulous Lounge Swingers, Fe, Musafir, Joanne Joanne, and Mdou Moctar, with many more still to be announced.

With the first raft of DJs announced as Boy George & VG Records co-founder Marc Vedo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ set), David Rodigan, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Rob da Bank, The Shellac Collective, Coley, and Silent Disco DJs.

There's still plenty more acts, and festi-holiday frolics to be revealed. 

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An adult weekend ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) is priced at £195, a student weekend ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) is priced at £180, a youth (age 15 to 17) weekend ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) is priced at £113, A teen (age 11 to 14) weekend ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) is priced at £88. A child (Age 5 to 10) weekend ticket (inc. camping) is priced at £20, and a toddler (age 4 and Under) weekend ticket (inc. camping) is FREE (but ticket still required).

A Campervan Ticket is priced at £72 per vehicle and a caravan/trailer tent ticket (includes a car parking space) is priced at £83, and a car parking pass is £11 in advance.

Camping Plus Plot - £125

Note: 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 26)

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

As ever, The music line-up is not nearly the half of it, Camp Bestival will also host Horrible Histories performing their new show, 'Barmy Britain: Part II'! Justin Fletcher aka Mr Tumble on the Castle Stage, elf and fairy duo Ben and Holly, hosting the main stage with Preston Nyman and Sian Taylor, a wild and interactive journey of snakes, sharks, elephants and whales with Michaela Strachan's Really Wild Adventures, festival regulars The Insect Circus, and Kawa Circus, and the Royal Albert Hall who are returning with Albert’s Band for a Circus themed orchestral extravaganza.

There will also be a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 50th Birthday Takeover on Saturday, including a pop-up exhibition, a Charlie Craftathon and lively storytelling sessions courtesy of the Roald Dahl Museum, a Bedtime-Story special, with Jo Whiley, Howard Marks, and Rob da Bank reading the entire book over the three evenings of the festival. And Lucy Mangan will be talking about her new book ‘Inside Charlie’s Chocolate Factory’.

Camp Bestival will also be host to a new venue, The Greatest Tent on Earth! full of circus shows, astonishing extravaganzas, tremendous theatre performances and delightful characters galore. Sat at the top of the Kids Garden it will offer a brand new, specially commissioned evening performance; Gandini Juggling Remixed by Rob da Bank; new theatre show Hugless Douglas making its festival debut; plus Marawa the Amazing; Funk da Cirque; BRIT School with a Circus themed performance; West End Kids; Christian Lee’s new miming comedy show POP!; Catherine Bennett; Cowboy Max; Funky Little Choir; and many more.

As well as The Greatest Tent On Earth, Camp Bestival, will offer theThe Feast Collective, Caravanserai, Oberon's Observatory, TeenArena and Travelling Barn - news of which will follow when the Saturday headliner, more acts, and festi-holiday frolics aplenty will be revealed.



Thursday 31st July to Sunday 3rd August 2014
Lulworth Castle, Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5QS, England MAP
£195 weekend camping from Thursday
daily capacity: 10000
last updated: Fri 18th Jul 2014


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