Camp Bestival – the sister event to the Isle of Wight’s Bestival – is set to have an Around the World theme, headlined by Richard Hawley who will be joined by Levellers and Billy Bragg.
Labrinth and DJ Fresh will add some pop and dance to the proceedings, with rising stars Gabrielle Aplin and Tom Odell joining the likes of legends Kid Creole.
Away from the Main Stage the event, which prides itself on a family atmosphere, will also include a first-time performance from BBC TV’s QI comedian Alan Davies and a festival exclusive from kid’s show Horrible Histories, as well as an appearance from Mr Tumble.
This year’s event will have an Around the World theme.
Organiser Rob da Bank 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.”
Double Mercury Award nominee Richard Hawley said of his headline appearance: “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.”
Speaking about his Sunday night performance Labrinth stated: “It’s great to be asked to perform at Camp Bestival 2013. After doing so much touring with my album, I’m so pleased that there is love for my live show and I can’t wait to come back and smash you in the face with delectable music that me and my boys, that band, are going to bring!”
Commenting on their exclusive appearance, the Horrible Histories 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!”
Saturday headliners Brightonian folk-rock legends Levellers who commented: “We never thought of ourselves as camp, but we know we’re going to fit right in at Camp Bestival because we just love to dress up as women and play campfire anthems!”
The event, held at Lulworth Castle in Dorset (1 – 4 August 2013) also boasts over 100 free things for kids to do, and a host of other acts, activities and performances.
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