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DESERT ISLAND DISCO TEES FOR YOUR TORSO PLEASURE!

NEW RANGE BY OUR FRIENDS RAPANUI!

Are you fully prepped for our Bestival 2014 Desert Island Disco fest? Whether you’ve already got your sparkly attire ready to roll, or you’re still frantically sewing sequins to your dad’s flares, which haven’t seen the light of day since the 70s, never fear, we’re here to help disco-up your Bestival suitcase!

Bestival is always bang on-trend when it comes to a theme – from the likes of Outer Space in 2009, to HMS Bestival in 2013 – we’ve inspired some truly fancy dressing and a wealth of comical costumes! Excited by the boundless possibilities of this year’s Desert Island shenanigans, our good friends and t-shirt impresarios Rapanui have created a deliciously disco-infused range of beautiful t-shirts. Sure to compliment any wonderfully wacky costume you may have planned, they’re also the perfect starting point for anyone in need of just a little bit o’ inspiration! The collection includes Men’s, Women’s & Kids’ tees, featuring an array of designs that will blow your minds with insane amounts of disco, toucans, pineapples, palm trees, mirror balls and tie-dye! At just £19 for a tee and £40 for a sweat, most designs are available in different colours and sizes giving you plenty of scope to get creative and experiment! And that’s not all – they’re super eco-friendly to boot!

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Sparkle Motion – Mega Blends

Sparkle Motion Miracle Blends

Sparkle Motion – the R&B pseudonym of DJ Yoda and Tobe$, follow up the hugely successful ‘Miracle Blends’ mix with the highly anticipated ‘Mega Blends’, the first ever all out 80s Pop x 80s Rap blend mixtape. LISTEN HERE!

Putting their own unique twist on some of the biggest pop hits of the 80s decade, “Mega Blends” is all about breathing new life into classic Billboard chartbusters by blending them with classic 80s rap instrumentals.

Mix of 2014? Press rewind if it didn’t blow ya mind. No one does it quite like Sparkle Motion.

Tracklist:

Sade – Sweetest Taboo (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Carly Simon – Why (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Berlin – Take My Breath Away (Sparkle Motion Mix)

George Michael – I Want Your Sex (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Steve Winwood – Higher Love (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Madonna – Crazy For You (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Michael Jackson – Human Nature (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Mr. Mister – Broken Wings (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Spandau Ballet – True (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Human League – Human (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruel (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Terence Trent D’Arby – Sign Your Name (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Gloria Estefan – Don’t Wanna Lose You (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Janet Jackson – Let’s Wait A While (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Cutting Crew – I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time (Sparkle Motion Mix)

BBC Introducing Stage at Bestival!

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SEE THE BEST NEW MUSIC AT OUR DESERT ISLAND DISCO!

 As announced by Tom Ravenscroft on BBC Radio 6 Music, we’re very proud to announce that BBC Introducing will be returning to Bestival to host a stage at our Desert Island Disco bonanza for the first time since 2007!

 We’ve always heralded the best new music at Bestival and this year is no different – joining a line-up already featuring some of the greatest rising acts from around the world, the addition of the BBC Introducing Stage means that you’re guaranteed to discover your favourite new act at Bestival! Tickets are currently flying so secure your place at our boundary-pushing jamboree now to avoid future woes!

Rob da Bank says: “Breaking new bands and DJs is what we do at Bestival. We love having big headliners and loads of great acts we all know and love, but every year the crucial thing for us and many of you is to stumble across an incredible mind-blowing act you didn’t even know existed, then buying their records and telling all ya mates about them. That’s why I’m so pleased BBC Introducing are coming back with an epic selection of up-and-coming talent to tickle our ears. Roll on September!”

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Summer in the City 2014

Great to be involved in Summer in the City – bloggers fest!

 

AROUND THE CLOCK AT CAMP BESTI

NIGHT-AND-DAYAROUND THE CLOCK AT CAMP BESTIVAL

EARLY MORNING ACTIVITIES TO LATE NIGHT ANTICS 

IT’S FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY 

LAST CALL FOR WEEKEND TICKETS 

+ DAY TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

With just six sleeps until the Camp Bestival Circus comes to Lulworth Castle, we’ve got a multitude of magnificent things to keep you entertained right through the day – from the crack of dawn until far beyond the gloaming, there’s something for everyone. So, whether you’re up with the lark, or up all night, the Camp Bestival roustabouts have got your back. And don’t delay, Weekend Camping Tickets are about to sell out, and there’s only a limited number of Day Tickets available – head to Ticketline now to grab them while you can!

Rob da Bank says: Wowzers people, it’s less than a week to go, and I don’t know about your kids but ours are literally about to explode with excitement about the festi opening. They’ve been practising pitching their tent all week so it makes my life easier. Anyway, I’m so chuffed to announce that the Inflatable Church is coming back – it really is our mascot and the funniest place to be on site, with hilarious ‘real weddings’, a wicked wedding disco and some fairly flamboyant clergy! Also, check out the latest line-ups for our all new teen area The Den, the arty-farty Art Town, and the latest food news from The Feast Collective. See you in six sleeps!”

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Camp Bestival – 2 Weeks To Go!

CB-Round-Up-CompFROM CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS TO THE SKYLANDERS…

THERE’S MORE FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY

AT CAMP BESTIVAL!

KLIPSCH AUDIO PRESENTS CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS /

SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM /

DISNEY’S PLANES 2: FIRE AND RESCUE /

BIG TOP FAMILY BANDS & CINEMA SESSIONS /

BIGTOPMANIA KIDS THEATRE & CIRCUS

PLUS

* IT’S YOUR LAST CHANCE *

WEEKEND TICKETS SELLING OUT FAST!

As Camp Bestival’s circus adventures hurtle ever closer, we’ve got even more amazing fun in store for kids of all ages at the greatest family show on earth… at a castle campsite by the sea. Adding a whole heap of audiophile treats, visuals feasts, gaming joy and sing-along merriment, this July 31st to August 3rd at Lulworth Castle in Dorset is going to be a rip-roarer and no mistake!

We’re delighted to announce that Klipsch Audio presents Classic Album Sundays will be at Camp Bestival with another series of classic vinyl listening sessions in the stunning surrounds of Lulworth Castle’s St. Andrews Church. This year’s sessions include legendary producer Joe Boyd discussing Fairport Convention’s ‘Liege & Lief’ and Nick Drake’s ‘Five Leaves Left’. There will also be a Kids Session on Saturday morning with a drawing contest featuring The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. Laura Mvula and Steve Mason will also be presenting a favourite album each.

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Bestival’s Comedy Line-Up

bestival comedy castawaysWE’RE JUST CLOWNING AROUND

BESTIVAL’S COMEDY LINE-UP REVEALED

Nina Conti / Abandoman / Andrew Maxwell / Jarred Christmas / Daniel Sloss /

Matt Richardson / Joel Dommett / Paul McCaffrey / Andy Askins / Late Night Gimp Fight / Alistair Barrie / Felicity Ward / Damian Clark / Gordon Southern / Barry Castagnola /

Benny Boot / Matt Reed / Wayne Deakin / Kai Humphries / Danny McLoughlin / Ivo Graham / Paul Myrehaug / Lou Sanders / Sarah Bennetto / Alex Edelman / Luke Benson  /

Hannah George & Matt Hitt / Marcus O’Laoire

 Bestival’s world of wonder grows ever wilder as a new kind of castaway – our very own insane clown posse – washes ashore to join the Desert Island Disco. Ramping up the side-splitting action in the splendid Spiegeltent each day between noon and 6pm, we’ll have a cavalcade of comedians, put together by our crack comic squad Get Comedy, that’s guaranteed to make you do an actual LOL.

Rob da Bank says: “There’s always so much to do at Bestival, sometimes even I don’t know which way to turn, but one thing you should definitely make time to check out is the comedy in the Spiegeltent. The line-up this year is top-notch with Nina Conti, Abandoman, young whippersnapper Daniel Sloss and our old mate Andrew Maxwell being just a few highlights from a line-up that includes some of the maddest funny people around”.

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The Den at Camp Bestival

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INTRODUCING…    

THE DEN

FOR 13-17s

THE NEW PLACE TO ESCAPE AT CAMP BESTIVAL

BANDS & SOLO ARTISTS: COCO AND THE BUTTERFIELDS / NATHAN BALL / ANIMAL HOUSE / FRAN LOBO / KARYMA ELLIS / MEDINA UKULELE ORCHESTRA / CHRISTEN KWAMA / ALIGAULD / SHAODOW / TYLER RIX / TOO MANY T’S

DJs: PHARAOH K & ABSYNTH / DJ LUKEY / SGI DJS / RATS IN ME KITCHEN / STANLEY HOOD / HADDA / EROL SABADOSH

GIVE IT A GO SESSIONS: DAWSON LOOPSTATION MASTERCLASS / DISCO-YOGA

SPOKEN WORD & STAND UP: ANTOSH WOJCIK / LAURIE BOLGER / BELINDA ZHAWI / POETRY COLLECTIVE PERSPECTIVES / COMEDY KIDS

THE BLURT YURT: INDEPENDNT FILM SCREENINGS / GEEK IS THE NEW BLACK / WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR JOURNAL DIES & GOES TO HEAVEN? / FASHION JOURNALISM 101 / THE AMAZING CORNER

LET LOOSE IN THE DEN: THE ROUNDHOUSE BRASS ENSEMBLE / OPEN MIC / SOAP BOX / MARAWA THE AMAZING

For the first time ever Camp Bestival is very excited to present The Den, an amazing new area dedicated solely to 13 – 17 yr olds. It’s a micro-festival within a festival – showcasing new and emerging talent; from artists to DJs, comedians to authors, talks to techno and much more. Created in conjunction with The Roundhouse, and sitting alongside Rob da Bank’s Music Club, it’s the first area of its kind curated by a team of young festival producers.

The Den’s genre-swerving line-up won’t disappoint, either – whether its contemporary folk, live drum & bass or house that rings your bell, you better come prepared to hear some future stars.  There will be live sets from founders of brand new genre Fip Fok, CoCo and the Butterfields, Cornish surfer and singer songwriter Nathan Ball, live drum & bass four-piece Animal House, the darkly melodic Fran Lobo, R&B pop force Karyma Ellis, Uke warriors Medina Ukulele Orchestra nu-soulster Christen Kwama, acoustic troubadour Ali Gauld, multi-genre rap artist ShaoDow, classically trained Tyler Rix and party hip-hoppers Too Many T’s. Plus there will be DJ sets from Pharaoh K & Absynth, DJ Lukey, SGI DJs, Rats In Me Kitchen, Stanley Hood, Hadda and Erol Sabadosh.  Read more

More castaways join the Bestival Disco

bestival castawaysIT’S A DESERT ISLAND INVASION!

EVEN MORE CASTAWAYS JOIN THE DISCO

LIVE: LA ROUX / SKINDRED / KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS / THE CUBAN BROTHERSSOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR / JENNY LEWIS / DUB PISTOLS / BIPOLAR SUNSHINECATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN /  MOUSE ON MARS / REVEREND & THE MAKERS / HOWARD MARKS / NIMMO AND THE GAUNTLETTS / BAD RABBITS / BOB MOSESREEPS ONE / TALL SHIPS / THE WOLF / ARTHUR BEATRICE

ON THE BANDSTAND & IN THE GYPSY CAMP: BEN OTTEWELL (GOMEZ) / SOPHIE BARKER / THE FONTANAS / PAUL ARMFIELD / THICKETS / CHERISHPORT / LAND OF THE GIANTS / SHOOT THE MOON / JUKE & THE ALL-DRUNK ORCHESTRA / WILLE & THE BANDITS / MARLEE / FINE LINES / EMMY J MAC AND BUDDY / THE OHMZ / PLASTIC MERMAIDS / LUX LISBON / SOMAHIGH / DELVE / NAKED FRIDAYS / BORN IN A BARN / UNDERCOVER HIPPY / GIDEON CONN / CLAYDON CONNOR / JOE CHILCOTT / FRANKLIN & JAMES / WEATHERKINGS / DREW / SANTA SPIRITA / THE CREW / BUDDY CARSON / SOUNDS OF HARLOWE

DJs: HOT SINCE 82 / JIMMY EDGAR / NIGHTWAVE / ELI & FUR / MOJO FILTER / LUV*JAM (COLEY&DAN)

PLUS: KAWA CIRCUS / THE FABULOUS LOUNGE SWINGERS / JAIPUR BRASS BAND

AND THE APEROL SPRITZ SOCIAL: PBR STREETGANG / ANDY SMITH & NICK HALKES / CRAIG CHARLES

We’re deep in the heart of festival season and as our Desert Island Disco comes into sight, we’re turning up the heat at Bestival with a gargantuan wave of castaways who’ll be washing up on Robin Hill’s shores this September 4th- 7th. Joining the throngs of incredible acts spread across more than 20 stages in 10 fields of wonderment with mega soundsystems, non-stop parties and joyous, 24-hour escapism, we’re adding even more live acts, DJs, oddities and even a brand new area to drink and dance, so there’s a little something for everyone!

Rob da Bank says: “From pop to metal, rockabilly to raging techno Bestivalites have no boundaries when it comes to what they wanna watch, so I book it all! I’m totally chuffed to have La Roux returning to the Big Top once again, the traditional Saturday mosh pit should be in evidence for Skindred, amazing songstress Jenny Lewis will be warming it up for Beck and Bipolar Sunshine and Catfish and The Bottlemen are two of the hottest acts of 2014. Hot Since 82 and Jimmy Edgar are electronic royalty, and I’m delighted to have The Cuban Brothers and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis back for the umpteenth year running. Update your clash finder!”

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The National Trust at Camp Bestival

National-TrustTHE NATIONAL TRUST PRESENTS THE

‘50 THINGS MEADOW’ 

HOW MANY OF THE 50 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU’RE 11¾

CAN YOU TICK OFF? 

PLUS

EVEN MORE PROJECT WILD THING ACTION

AND CHECK OUT

BEANS ON TOAST ‘STINGING NETTLES’

OUR THEME FOR PROJECT WILD THING AT CAMP BESTIVAL

As part of Camp Bestival’s passion to get everyone connected with Mother Nature and the wonders of the great outdoors, we’re delighted to announce that the National Trust will be bringing the 50 things meadow to Lulworth Castle, giving kids a brilliant taster of their amazing ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ initiative. As part of the wider Project Wild Thing Camp Bestival takeover*, the meadow will introduce kids to the kind of exciting challenges and carefree adventures they can have throughout the summer holidays. Make sure the 50 things meadow is top of your Camp Bestival to do list, and get involved with nature in a big way, having a total blast discovering the natural world, with the National Trust helping to get you started on your 50 things adventure.

With a team of National Trust experts on hand to help, the 50 things meadow will be the place for action and adventure. Here’s a sneak peak of what you could get up to at the 50 things meadow, when you join us at Camp Bestival:

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