The Oberon's Observatory stage announced for Camp Bestival 2017

country punk & all-girl garage rock to story-telling musicians & interactive theatre shows

By Neil Greenway | Published: Tue 25th Apr 2017

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

Camp Bestival 2017

Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July 2017
Lulworth Castle, Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5QS, England MAP
£180 for the weekend
Daily capacity: 10,000

More has been announced for for the 'pop stars & rock stars' themed family friendly Camp Bestival 2017, which returns for it's 10th edition from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July, to the picturesque setting of Lulworth Castle, Dorset.

Now with its own music stage, Oberon’s Observatory is a ramshackle stargazer’s platform that will feature an array of music from the chap-hop of Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, along with indie Americana from Old Sea Brigade, British Country Music chanteuse Laura Oakes, dreamy atmospheres from Beckie Margaret, as well as Graceland, Miss Kiddy and The Cads, Dat Brass, Cut A Shine Hoedown, Bring Your Own Brass, Thrill Collins, Folk Idol, Molteno, Maisy Banks, and Mina Music.

Rob da Bank says: "Never ones to rest on our laurels, we have another in a raft of brand new stages at Camp Bestival. If you've ever marvelled at the wonders of our Caravanserai area then you're gonna love the steampunk spaceship fantasy boat ride of Oberon's Observatory. From punk to garage folk to electronica it's all going off on Oberon's!"

Oberon’s Observatory will also play host to fantastic family shows and music including The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show, Nick Cope Family Concert, Gareth P Jones: Ninja Alien Dinosaur Party!, and Theatre Tots: The Star That Rocked.

Camp Bestival is headlined by Mark Ronson, Madness, and Brian Wilson playing 'Pet Sounds' in full. Also confirmed are All Saints, Holly Johnson, Leftfield, Louisa Johnson, and Bootleg Beatles, with DJs and soundsystems including Skream, David Rodigan presents Ram Jam, Raindance, Big Fish Little Fish, and more, and along with the music there's comedy and kids shows too. Please see the Camp Bestival line-up for all of the music act details announced so far.

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Tickets are priced as follows:-
Adult Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) - £197.50
Student Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs) - £185
Age 13 to 17 (on 30/07/2017) Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) - £125
Age 10 to 12 (on 30/07/2017) Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) - £98.75
Age 5 to 9 (on 30/07/2017) Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) – £45
Age 4 & Under (on 30/07/2017) Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) – £15
Babes In Arms (1 & Under) - FREE (but ticket required)
Car Parking - £20
Campervan Ticket - £95 per vehicle
Caravan / Trailer Tent Ticket – £105 (one car only per caravan/trailer tent – no exceptions)
The Camping Bestival 2017 weekly payment plan is available with a 25-week payment plan.

NOTE: all tickets will incur a booking fee.

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 4 and under (on 31/07/2016) 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. Plus Camping Plus, Backstage VIP Camping and Hospitality Camping tickets are also on sale.

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