Around the world for festival

By a County Press reporter

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

 

Around the world for festival

Richard Hawley will headline Camp Bestival this summer.

BESTIVAL organisers have revealed the theme for its mainland, family-friendly, sister event Camp Bestival this year — Around the World.

The festival, which takes place at Lulworth Castle in Dorset, from August 1 to 4 will be headlined by Richard Hawley, Levellers and Labrinth.

Curator Rob da Bank, who recently revealed he was bringing Elton John to the Isle of Wight to headline Bestival, said: "Hip-hip hooray! Here we are reaching our 6th birthday.

"Crack out the jelly and ice cream, unroll the Twister board and cover me in sticky pop if I’m not more excited than ever to be announcing our all-ages extravaganza once more.

"As ever it’s a veritable smorgasbord of talent. Music-wise people are always asking for more guitars so we have Richard Hawley, Levellers and Billy Bragg, pop and dance is represented by heavyweights Labrinth and DJ Fresh and we're mega chuffed rising stars Gabrielle Aplin and Tom Odell have chosen to come to the Camp.  

"Throw in some legends like Toots And The Maytals, Musical Youth and Kid Creole and we're pretty confident everyone will be dancing on the grass!

"Camp Bestival is about so much more than the Main Stage and we are really pleased to welcome Mr Tumble back as well as a festival exclusive from Horrible Histories and Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo, whilst top comedian Alan Davies is joining us for the first time.

"Our theme for 2013 - Around The World - is a truly global, magical mystery tour of faraway lands from Indian circuses to Italian pop-up restaurants and Belgian ska bands. Roll up, roll up for the Greatest Show On Earth!"

Richard Hawley said: "I am so chuffed to have been asked to headline this festival.  

"I like the fact that there's an hour's silence on the Saturday to accommodate an ancient church service; most modern festivals would give that the rods and just steam-roll over it. 

"But mainly I am looking forward to making the folks happy at a great event like this; big old castle, ancient Jurassic coast, rock’n’roll, poetry and theatre."

The event is well known for its child-friendly entertainment and atmosphere and this year the Horrible Histroy teams will be among the acts performing.

The team said: "Beware all children - heads are going to roll!  We can’t wait to come to loathsome Lulworth when you’ll find out just what a gruesome bunch us Barmy Brits can be!"

FULL LINE UP:

LIVE: RICHARD HAWLEY, LEVELLERS, LABRINTH, DJ FRESH (LIVE), TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS, GABRIELLE APLIN, THE POLYPHONIC SPREE, TOM ODELL, KID CREOLE & 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, FOLK IDOL - FOLK FROM AROUND THE WORLD, SEXY SUSHI, BEN WATERS, MOULETTES, FILTHY BOY, FAKE BUSH, MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER, LEWIS WATSON, JAWS, JAIPUR BRASS BAND, KAWA CIRCUS, J-CATS

DJs: ROB DA BANK AND FRIENDS: GRANDMASTER FLASH, SASHA, DAVID RODIGAN'S RAM JAM, A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE, FABIO + GROOVERIDER, JON MORE (COLDCUT), BARRY ASHWORTH, JOHN KENNEDY, BALEARIC BROTHERS, FEELING GLOOMY, TYTHE, COLEY FROM LUV*JAM, SOMBRERO SOUND SYSTEM

ENTERTAINMENT: HORRIBLE HISTORIES — BARMY BRITAIN (FESTIVAL PREMIERE AND EXCLUSIVE), ALAN DAVIES, MR TUMBLE, ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO, DICK N DOM, LET IT BE, BRIT SCHOOL, BLACK EAGLES CIRCUS, ROYAL ALBERT HALL GINORMOUS PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA, SHLOMO’S BEAT BOX ADVENTURE FOR KIDS, CANDO2, GLORIA AND THE EXPLORERS, LITTLE SUNSHINE, LITTLE RAINFALL, ALICE IN WONDERLAND PANTO, LONDON LUCUMI CHOIR, INSECT CIRCUS, MATTHEW BOURNE’S NEW ADVENTURES, TRINITY LABAN, CANDOCO, MECHANICAL MENAGERIE, GIDEON REELING, SHADOW PUPPETRY & STORYTELLING,

CRAFT AND NATURE WORKSHOPS, YOUNG BRITISH FOODIES, TATE WORKSHOPS, BFI FILM WORKSHOPS, THE FOUR CORNERS TREASURE TRAIL, LOST & FOUND, MORRIS DANCING, JOUSTING, FREESTYLE SPORTS PARK, KIDS BIG ART VILLAGE, MAYPOLE DANCING, BIGTOPMANIA KIDS THEATRE AND CIRCUS

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