Camp Bestival gets Inspirational with new acts!

With things already shaping up to be an absolute belter for Camp Bestivals fifth birthday this July 26-29, our festi-holiday feast of fun continues to grow with some exciting and exhilarating new additions to the bill. We’ve got even more musical joy to keep your hips swinging and toes tapping and a whole raft of inspirational action and amazingly erudite amusements to get your brains buzzing!

Rob da Bank says: “Word up Camp Bestivallers! Hope you dig the new additions as much as I do – Kitty Daisy and Lewis are practically family at Camp Bestival and are gonna rock (and roll) the main stage on Friday night. From Vintage Trouble to new folk heroes Skinny Lister and some great additions to the Arts Tent including Nile Rodgers being interviewed and Mathew Horne making us all laugh I’m getting more vibed up about Camp B than ever before!”

Massive favourites of the Camp Bestival crew, we are super-excited that Kitty, Daisy & Lewis will be making a very welcome return to Lulworth Castle. With their last album seeing them grow as song writers and gain them huge critical acclaim, we can wait to see the instrument swapping sibling trio in the Castle field again. Fresh from their stateside escapades folk shanty behemoth Skinny Lister will also be back for a foot-stomping sing-along. There will also be sets from the very hotly tipped Jamie N Commons, classic soulsters Vintage Trouble, rousing folk five-piece To Kill A King, acoustic troubadours Gecko, romantic story teller  L.A. Salami, must-see Mancunians The Slow Show, Country & Western sextet Police Dog Hogan, suburban cowboy Clint Westwood – the man with one name and Bournemouth noiseniks Vlad.

There’s going to be major mash-up excitement on the dancefloors too, as the mighty Nextmen will be on hand to get the party absolutely jumping with their brand of Reggae influenced hip-hop finery and those that can’t resist a sinewave will be pleased to know that there will be some extreme bass love from Breakage to wrap your lugholes around. There will also be rug cutting manoeuvres from uplifting skank merchants Reggae Roast, Bestival and Camp Bestival favourites and genre surfing party beasts Sombrero Sound System, Xfm’s new music maestro John Kennedy, Wang Dang Doodle top boys In Light Of Aquarius, old Camp Bestival friends, the incredible Mix It UP DJ Kru and south coast drum n bass lynchpin DJ Charge.

We are incredibly excited, about our jam-packed line-up, that’s set to keep the excitement levels on turbo charge over the weekend. However, here at Camp Bestival HQ, we know that you discerning lot are also very fond of flexing your mind muscles and so we are thrilled to be presenting the latest news from our fantastically diverse programme of talks, discussions and spoken word offerings.


Kitty Daisy & Lewis / Skinny Lister / Jamie N Commons / Vintage Trouble  / To Kill A King / Gecko /
L.A. Salami / The Slow Show / Police Dog Hogan / Clint Westwood – the man with one name / Vlad

The Nextmen / Breakage / Reggae Roast / Sombrero Sound System / John Kennedy /
In Light Of Aquarius / Mix It UP DJ Kru / DJ Charge

Nile Rodgers Live In Person / Mathew Horne: How To Be A Bit Funny /
Stefan Gates: Cooking in the Danger Zone /
Professor Tanya Bryon: How To Parent Your Own Way /
Richard Reynolds: How to be a Guerrilla Gardner / Rhodri Marsden: Crap Dates Workshop

RSA Discussion Panel: The Kids Are Alright: Aren’t They? / School of Life Talks /
Tate and the Great British Art Debate / Richard Strange: An Accent Waiting to Happen

Russell Kane reads from The Humourist
Paul Cree, Bridget Minamore, Indigo Williams, Anna Freeman (Satin Lizard Lounge Poets)

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz / Rob da Bank’s Music Club / And Morris Dancers Galore!

As it’s all gone British this summer what the Queen having another Jubilee and some event called the Olympics, we’re celebrating some of our country’s folk traditions. So we’ve got some right properrr Morris Dancing Sides from the South Coast coming to join in the fun. Festus Derriman Morris DancersWyvern Jubilee Morris DancersAnonymous Morris Dancers and Hobos Morris Dancers will be dancing and shaking their bells throughout the weekend anywhere and everywhere; you could even join in the fun after you’ve finished your bacon sarnie in the campsite…it’s going to be Great British!

Camp Bestival, 26th to 29th July 2012 – Lulworth Castle, Dorset / @campbestival

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