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Camp Bestival Adds More

cb-poster-finalJOINING PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED HEADLINERS & BRAND NEW FAMILY SHOWS

Underworld / Clean Bandit / Kaiser Chiefs /

The Cat in the Hat Live / Dick vs Dom Go Wild in the Ring 

WELCOME TO CAMP BESTIVAL 2015

 WITH FAMILY FUN FROM:

Mr Tumble 

PLUS A FEAST OF LIVE MUSIC AND SING-ALONGS

Professor Green / Wretch32 / Kate Tempest / Bob Geldof / Soul II Soul / Level 42 / Alison Moyet / Ella Eyre / Cymande / 808 State / Buzzcocks /nDJ Yoda / The Cuban Brothers / The Crazy World of Arthur Brown / Slaves / Only The Young / George The Poet / Eliza Carthy / Spooky Men’s Chorale / Mr Wilson’s Second Liners / Ekkah / The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band / Weymouth Ukeleleans / Sinful Maggie / Folk Idol / Reggaerobics

CAMP BESTIVAL FAVOURITES RETURN WITH BRAND NEW WILD SHOWS

Insect Circus / West End Kids / BRIT School / Royal Albert Hall Albert’s Band / Funky Little Choir 

WITH WILD WORKSHOPS FROM

BRIT School / West End Kids / Workshop Patrol 

AND BRAND NEW FOR 2015!

The Chrysalis Garden / The Train Trip /

Wild Adventures: the biggest, best and wildest activities yet

 BOUTIQUE AND HOSPITALITY CAMPING + FAMILY FACILITIES

Lucky Cat Hospitality, Camping Plus Premium Camping, Breastival Mother & Baby Chill Out, Hot Showers, Festaxi, Airstreams, Tipis, Yurts & more 

PLUS:

The Greatest Tent On Earth, Guardian Literary Institute, The Feast Collective, The Den, Comedy, Caravanserai, Oberon’s Observatory, Camp Bestival Bluecoats, Morris Dancers, and loads more Wild Things still to be announced!

Going wilder than ever before our festi-holiday frolics are already off to a cracking start with previously announced headline sets from Underworld, Clean Bandit & Kaiser Chiefs and brand new family shows from The Cat in the Hat Live and Dick vs Dom Go Wild in the Ring. Now we have even more news of fantastic live acts, big Camp Bestival faves, mega-wild workshops and brand new attractions, all joining us at Lulworth Castle on the dramatic Jurassic Coast this 30th July – 2nd August, when Camp Bestival Goes Wild!

Chief Wild Thing Rob da Bank says: “I don’t know where to start with our typically all encompassing, diverse and pretty wild line-up. Maybe at the end, with electronic mega-dons Underworld revving up for the grand finale on Sunday all the way back through iconic pop from Alison Moyet, Level 42 and Bob Geldof, young guns Wretch 32, Pro Green and Clean Bandit, plus the hottest new blood Kate Tempest, Slaves and George The Poet. I’m really hoping there’s a lot to discover at Camp Besti 2015. Not forgetting our most requested act every year and a total legend: Mr Tumble!

“As Camp veterans know, music is only one part of the adventure and our incredible creative crew have really pulled it out of the bag with some really wild arts and kids shenanigans from The Train Trip to West End Kids and all the amazing workshops and wild activities to boot. Really hope to see you at our castle by the sea in sunny Lulworth in July!”

We are massively excited once again to be able to announce a bill-topping slot from the man, the legend, Mr Tumble. A true force of nature, the utter hysteria surrounding a Mr Tumble performance at Camp Bestival makes Beatlemania look like a Black Lace come back. The wildest high jinx are guaranteed from the number one kids’ clown, so whatever you do, don’t dare miss Mr Tumble when he assumes his throne at Lulworth Castle!

Joining our three previously announced headliners, we’ll have loads more brilliant live music from the likes of Hackney’s finest, Professor Green and lyrical gymnast, Wretch 32, who commented “I’m extremely excited to be coming to play for my fans at Camp Bestival, expect a special show! See you in the summer!”

We’ll also have Mercury Prize nominee and long-time Camp Bestival favourite Kate Tempest, world famous philanthropist and sometime Boomtown Rat Bob Geldof, legendary dance machine Soul II Soul, 80s pop powerhouse, Level 42, incredible chanteuse Alison Moyet, the silky voiced Ella Eyre, funk and rare groove legends, Cymande, proper Manchester rave crew 808 State, original punk-pop geniuses Buzzcocks, turntable maestro DJ Yoda, and funny funkers, The Cuban Brothers.

Bringing new meaning to the word campfire, we’ll also have all out action from psychedelic warriors The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, in your face duo Slaves, bubble gum upstarts Only the Young, BBC Sound of 2015 finalist George the Poet, folk royalty Eliza Carthy, and Australian male vocal group Spooky Men’s Chorale. Plus we’ll have raucous times with Mr Wilson’s Second Liners, Ekkah, The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, Weymouth Ukeleleans, Sinful Maggie, Folk Idol and Reggaerobics.

Back on board and chomping at the bit to go wild with us, we have a host of Camp Bestival favourites with brand new shows, including the Insect Circus, West End Kids, BRIT School, Royal Albert Hall Albert’s Band and the award winning Funky Little Choir. We’ll have wild workshops aplenty from BRIT School, West End Kids and Workshop Patrol. And brand spanking new for 2015, prepare to be amazed by The Chrysalis Garden, our fabulous new spa and well-being area, and The Train Trip, an astonishing mini carnival on the right side of the tracks, plus there will be truly Wild Adventures with our biggest, bestest and wildest activities yet!

Helping you to kick back, relax and enjoy finer festival things there will, as ever, be an incredible choice of premium camping and hospitality options with great family facilities and hot showers, including Lucky Cat Hospitality, Camping Plus Premium Camping, Breastival Mother & Baby Chill Out, Airstreams, Tipis, Yurts and much, much more.

And look out for even more news about The Greatest Tent on Earth, Guardian Literary Institute, The Feast Collective, The Den, Comedy, Caravanserai, Oberon’s Observatory, Camp Bestival Bluecoats, Morris Dancers, and loads more amazingly wild things coming soon!

Talk to the natives: – Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest

Tickets for Camp Bestival 2015 (July 30th to Aug 2nd) are on sale now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410

 

WEEKLY PAYMENT PLAN:

You can use our 24 week payment plan to purchase your tickets meaning that an adult ticket can now be bought at a payment of just £7 per week over 24 consecutive weekly payments following an initial deposit payment. Book online via Ticketline only: select ‘Camp Bestival 2015 – Weekend Payment Plan’.

Once you have signed up to the payment plan, which basically means giving your agreement by ticking the bank mandate form on Ticketline’s website, they will automatically debit your card on a weekly basis. More info here

NB: Booking fees and a deposit (£25 per adult ticket) will be charged with your initial transaction.

 

CAMP BESTIVAL 2015 WEEKEND TICKET PRICES:

Adult Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) – £195*

Student Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) – £180*

Age 15 to 17 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) – £113*

Age 11 to 14 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) – £88*

Age 5 to 10 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) – £20*

Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) – FREE (but ticket required)*

*NB: please refer to the Camp Bestival Ticket Terms & Conditions

 

Car Parking – £15 advance

 

Campervan Ticket – £72 per vehicle – please read Campervan T&Cs here before booking

 

Caravan / Trailer Tent Ticket – £83 (One car only per caravan/trailer tent – no exceptions) (available via Ticketline only) – please read Caravan / Trailer Tent T&Cs here before booking

 

All Tickets – will incur a booking fee.

 

CAMPING PLUS:

Camping Plus plots cost £125.00 (max of 2 adults and 4 children per plot) and are perfect, not only if you know you won’t be arriving as soon as the gates open, but also if you just want the comfort of knowing that you’ve got your camping space sorted. Book now.

 

HOSPITALITY CAMPING:

Hospitality Camping offers luxurious creature comforts in a beautifully designed, spacious campsite with fast access to the heart of the main Castle Stage arena. With premium toilets, hot showers, free yoga sessions, private parking and a meet and greet concierge service, Hospitality Camping is the place to stay for the ultimate high-end family festival experience. Head here for more info

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT;

 

NATIONAL PRESS & ONLINE: CHLOE MUNTS, STEVIE GEDGE

chloe@getinvolvedltd.com, stevie.gedge@getinvolvedltd.com

 

BROADCAST & REGIONAL PRESS: AIDAN BYRNE

aidan@getinvolvedltd.com

Tel: 0207 604 2944

Dizraeli & The Small Gods

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New single, The Depths is out today! Get it here!

Howard Marks and Friends

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HOWARD MARKS & FRIENDS

Featuring Live Performances From:

Howard Marks / Rhys Ifans / The Earth (Daf SFA) / Cian Ciaran (SFA) / Bunf (SFA)

With many more to be announced soon

And DJ Sets From:

Greg Wilson / Norman Jay

Venue: Kentish Town Forum

Date: Friday 27th February

Tickets: £25 – www.ticketline.co.uk / HowardMarks.co.uk

Announcing Howard Marks & Friends, a very special one-off event at the Kentish Town Forum on the 27th February 2015.  Following last weekend’s Observer Interview in which Howard revealed that he had inoperable cancer, many of his friends have come together to celebrate an extraordinary life with the man himself.

Screen legend Rhys Ifans, who memorably immortalised Howard on celluloid in the film adaptation of Mr Nice, will be joined by members of the Super Furry Animals, including Daf’s latest project The Earth, Cian Ciaran and Bunf, who will all be performing throughout the evening. There will also be DJ sets from Hacienda legend Greg Wilson and Good Times kingpin Norman Jay, with many more acts to be announced soon. We’re also very pleased to announce, that fittingly for an event celebrating his life, the show will be capped by an appearance from Howard himself, making Howard Marks & Friends completely unmissable.

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Common People Line-up Announced

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Saturday: Fatboy Slim

And Live Music From: De La Soul / Jaguar Skills / George the Poet /

Plastic Mermaids / Battle of the Bands winner / Funky Little Choir / Mr Motivator

DJs: Dusky / Huxley / Dense & Pika / Leon Vynehall / Luca Pilato / Jordan McKinlay 

Sunday: Special Guest Coming Soon!

Plus Clean Bandit 

And Live Music From: Band of Skulls / Kitty, Daisy & Lewis / Slaves / DJ Yoda /

The Cuban Brothers / Craig Charles / West End Kids

DJs: Derrick Carter / Rob da Bank / Friend Within / Toyboy and Robin / Muddywellies 

AND

Immersive Bestival Antics and High Jinx /

Amazing Venues, Cocktails & Scrumptious Streetfood /

Incredible Daytime Family Fun and Much More!

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#CommonPeople

Following last month’s announcement introducing our new show, Common People, we’re massively excited to unveil our stellar inaugural line-up, featuring world renowned DJs, pop behemoths, underground legends, and more, all with lashings of Bestival’s unique magic, mayhem and merriment thrown in for good measure. A two-day metropolitan adventure, set in the verdant surrounds of Southampton Common, the all-inclusive clarion call of Common People will spread our Besti love, unifying party lovers across the south coast and beyond, for a truck load of bank holiday high jinx this 23rd & 24th May.

Common People curator, Rob da Bank said: ‘It’s been a long time coming to launch a new show from the Bestival family. We thought long and hard before deciding to base our new show in Southampton… I played my first ever DJ gig in Southampton when I was 16, so this is a real home coming for me.

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Camp Bestival – First Acts..

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FIRST WAVE OF CAMP BESTIVAL ACTS ANNOUNCED… 

PLUS LAST CHANCE TO BOOK OUR SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER! 

LIVE MUSIC FROM

UNDERWORLD / CLEAN BANDIT / KAISER CHIEFS

PLUS MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED IN THE NEW YEAR

BRAND NEW FAMILY SHOWS AND FESTI FAVES:

THE CAT IN THE HAT

WITH A REALLY WILD LIVE SHOW 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, WITH A CAMP BESTIVAL SPECIAL IT’S….

DICK V DOM GO WILD IN THE RING! 

ALL OF THIS PLUS…

CAMP BESTIVAL GOES WILD – PART 1

EXPLORE YOUR INNER BEAST: BUSHCRAFT / DEN BUILDING / FORAGING / SURVIVAL SKILLS / WILD COOKING /WOODLAND ADVENTURES: MUD KITCHENS / CAMPFIRES / NATURE HUNTS / MASS SLEEP OUTS / DAILY PICNICS / FALCONRY

 WITH LOADS MORE STUFF FOR ALL THE FAMILY TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON…

 It might be cold outside but things are really hotting up at Camp Bestival HQ! It’s all coming together for what is destined to be the wildest Camp Bestival yet, and boy do we have a gargantuan line-up announcement planned for early January. But because we’re just a bit too excited, and because it’s Christmas, we want to give you a tempting taster of what’s to come announcing two pretty special headliners and just some arts fun that will be gracing Camp Bestival Goes Wild this 30th July – 2nd August at Lulworth Castle on Dorset’s stunning Jurassic coast.

Rob da Bank says: “Here we go again, my wild and wonderful friends! It’s all getting pretty festive down at Camp Bestival HQ, and whilst we were sat in front of a blazing fire eating too many chocolates we thought why not spill the beans on just a smidgen of the acts that will play Camp Bestival 2015… So, without further ado, let’s intro Clean Bandit as our Friday night headliner who are gonna knock it out the castle with their string led electronic knees up, moving onto Saturday and our special guests will be the riotous Kaiser Chiefs and closing it all down in spectacular fashion one of my favourite acts of all time, Underworld, who are a blistering live act 20 years on from dubnobasswithmyheadman. Prepare to get Born Slippy and pretty wild! Have a fantastic Xmas all my Camp Besti buddies”.

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Bestival presents Common People

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Common People

A Grand Day Out from the Bestival Family

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We are over the moon to announce a brand new show from the multi-award winning Bestival team; Common People. Taking place on the Bank Holiday weekend of 23rd and 24th May, and set on Southampton Common, Common People will be a glorious two-day metropolitan festival, uniting all tribes under the Southampton sky, bringing the blithe spirit of Bestival right to the heart of the city.

Common People curator Rob da Bank commented: “I’m delighted to announce that we are launching a new festival in Southampton next year, our first new venture since we started Camp Bestival seven years ago. We have been inundated with offers to start new festivals every year but it wasn’t until we found the beautiful site of the Common that we felt it was right to start a new chapter in Bestival’s history. This isn’t a camping show, it’s not a tents, wellies and car packed to the rafters experience… it’s a metropolitan two day show easy to access and open to all ages, compact but packed with experiences and priced very, very reasonably. We can’t wait to unveil our headliners and star cast for our first Common People show in May. Watch this space”

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Camp Bestival Wins!

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It’s official! Camp Bestival is the UK’s Best Family Festival for the second year running!! Thank you so much to everyone who voted in the Festival Awards and to all the families who came this year and made Camp Bestival such a special event. See you in 2015! X

Camp Bestival 2015 Theme Revealed

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UNDER STRICT EMBARGO UNTIL 7PM – 27TH NOVEMBER 2014 

CAMP BESTIVAL GOES WILD

FOR 2015

PLUS

GET WILD THIS CHRISTMAS

ORDER YOUR FAMILY TICKETS NOW AND GET AN EXCLUSIVE

CAMP BESTIVAL ARTWORK CHRISTMAS CARD & SOUVENIR TICKET

AND DON’T MISS

CAMP BESTIVAL’S ADVENT CALENDAR WONDER

­Inspired by our love of getting out into the open air and running free, Team CB are extremely excited to announce a brilliant new theme that’s very close to all of our hearts. That’s right, we’re putting Mother Nature front and centre for 2015, as Camp Bestival Goes Wild!

Camp Bestival’s own wild man Rob da Bank says: “Calling all wild boys and wild girls…oh yes my wild friends and family, prepare to get down and dirty at Camp Bestival 2015 as we dump the technology and scramble into the woods for a back to nature escape from normality. We’ll have golden chances to bond with your kids in the mud kitchen, sleep under the stars with your mates and family, and take part in tons of wild activities. Release your inner wild thing and see you in July!”

Check out the Camp Bestival Goes Wild Launch Video now!

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DJ Yoda 6Mix Resident

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The pioneer of the bootleg ‘cut-up’ mixing style, DJ Yoda – aka Duncan Beiny – joins the roster of 6 Mix residents, bringing his turntable trickery to Friday nights.

His seminal ‘How To Cut & Paste’ series of CD releases showcased a tongue-in-cheek mixing style with his influences ranging from funk, reggae and drum ‘n’ bass to big band swing and Country & Western. Read more

BESTIVAL IS A WINNER!

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BEST FESTIVAL AT THE

LIVE MUSIC BUSINESS AWARDS 

AND

SMART MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

AT THE FESTIVAL CONGRESS AWARDS 

PLUS

ROB DA BANK RECEIVES OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AT THE FESTIVAL CONGRESS AWARDS

Off the back of one of the finest festivals we’ve ever put on, 2014 is shaping up to be a truly bumper year for Bestival, scooping two awards at two different awards shows in the last week, with Bestival bossman da Bank in on the award action, too.

First up at the prestigious Live Music Business Awards in front of the great and the good from the UK live scene, we were very honoured indeed to pick up the award for Best Festival in the 40,000+ capacity category. Being recognised for the effort that the Bestival team puts into the show is something we’re massively grateful for, so big thanks to everyone at Live UK.

But it didn’t stop there, this weekend at the Association of Independent Festivals’ inaugural Festival Congress Awards, Bestival picked up the Smart Marketing Campaign of the Year for our world record breaking Disco Ball efforts, which is an accolade we’re all very proud of. Not only that though, Bestival curator Rob da Bank was also recognised by the awards panel for his Outstanding Contribution to the festival scene, something which we hope you’ll agree is richly deserved.

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