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The Port is back at Bestival

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THE PORT RETURNS FOR OUR SUMMER OF LOVE

SKRILLEX / MARK RONSON / ANNIE MAC / SETH TROXLER / FOUR TET / TALE OF US / GUY GERBER / JACKMASTER / DAVID RODIGAN MBE / HANNAH WANTS / MISTAJAM / EROL ALKAN / ANDREW WEATHERALL / GREG WILSON / TODDLA T / HIGH CONTRAST / LONDON ELEKTRICITY / BENGA / SPECIAL REQUEST / HORSE MEAT DISCO / MONKI / MELE / WOOKIE / SLIMZEE / ETHERWOOD / FRED V & GRAFIX / DYNAMITE MC / THE HEATWAVE / LOW STEPPA / KIWI / LOGAN SAMA / MELLA DEE / FLAVA D 

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BOOM! And we’re back with Bestival’s epicentre of rave behaviour, The Port. A mind-blowing nautical vision firing the big cannons, our landlocked labour of love is where the dancing party’s at. From amazing pyromaniacs and breath-taking aerial performances, to a staggering DJ line-up that will keep you reaching for those brain-melting lasers all weekend long, it is an unmissable destination that will be an essential part of the full-on Bestival experience this September 10-13 at Robin Hill on the glorious Isle of Wight.

Our own king of the ones & twos Rob da Bank says: “The Port is one of our finest achievements at Bestival, with some pretty stiff competition from all the other inventive constructions that have gone down over the last 12 years. A massive ship seemingly anchored into the grass at Robin Hill complete with smoking funnels, rusty portholes and all topped off with a crazy crew of nautical nutters dancing day and night in laser beam ecstasy. 

“I cannot wait to see what Skrillex will pull out the bag for a Sunday finale. Sonny hasn’t been to Bestival for four years so a lot has changed for all of us, and I think The Port is gonna be very special that night. Especially because, as anyone who’s seen Mark Ronson DJ knows, they’re in for a massive treat, too – a sublime Sunday night double-header, even if I do say so myself. I love Annie Mac’s back to back extravaganza – great concept and some amazing talent, and our Friday techno and disco explosion will kick it all off nicely. All aboard for another insane party at The Port!”

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Camp Bestival Goes Wild Part 2

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CAMP BESTIVAL GOES WILD

PART 2!

WILD SUPERSTARS:

STEVE BACKSHALL / MICHAELA STRACHAN REALLY WILD ADVENTURES /

HOW TO BIRDWATCH WITH BILL ODDIE

IN AND AROUND THE DINGLY DELL:

NATIONAL TRUST 50 THINGS MEADOW / WORLD WILDLIFE FUND / EDEN PROJECT’S THE BEAST OF BESTI / THE WILD NETWORK / WILD TIME IN THE DINGLY DELL / LIZZIE’S WAY / MUNCHING CATERPILLARS / JURASSIC CSI / SLEEPING OUT UNDER THE STARS/ GIANT TREE CLIMBING / DEN BUILDING / WOODLAND PICNIC / CAMPFIRE / STORYTELLING AND FOLK SESSIONS WITH TOM LAYCOCK / FALCONRY / BUSHCRAFT / WOOD WHITTLING / WILD SEED PLANTING / MUD MURAL

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK:

LIVE MAMMAL MEETINGS / LAKE PICNIC WALKS / FORAGING WALKS / FOREST SCHOOL

LOOK OUT FOR:

COWBOY MAX / REX THE DINOSAUR / DOLLY THE GIRAFFE

Camp Bestival 2015’s music line-up is already bursting with brilliance, and we’ve got so many truly amazing theatre performances and shows, we could easily keep you and yours hugely entertained all weekend long. But this year, our festi-holiday exploits are all about reconnecting to Mother Earth, about going wild in the very best of ways, and with that in mind, we have a whole world of incredible activities that will get you and the kids loving nature like never before. So come and join us at Lulworth Castle this July 30 – Aug 2 and get closer to the living world.

Very wild man Rob da Bank says: “Going wild and getting back to nature is something that we’re all really passionate about. With loads of technology and modern distractions it’s easy to forget just how incredible wildlife is, but seeing the reaction to the small amount of wild activities we put on last year made us realise that going wild really is the best way to go. So this year we’ve got tons of ace stuff like the National Trust 50 things meadow, a whole world of crazy goings on in the Dingly Dell, Lizzie’s Way, giant tree climbing, den building and even loads of exploring outside of the grounds of Lulworth Castle. Not forgetting the headliners and my kids’ idols Steve Backshall and Michaela Strachan – wild heroes in the flesh! So there’s no excuses not to go wild with us this summer. See you in the undergrowth!”

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The Hideaway at Camp Bestival

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THE HIDEAWAY – WELLNESS RETREAT AND SPA

YOGA CLASSES – HOT POWER YOGA, RESTORATIVE, KIDS CLASSES AND ACRO-YOGA / MEDITATION / HIDEAWAY RESTORATIVE MASSAGES / ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES / TRANSFORMATION STATION 

PLUS

NATURE RUNS/ 1:1s IN NATURE / BATHING UNDER THE SKY HOT TUBS 

As ever, Camp Bestival 2015 will be brimming with fantastic music, top drawer kids’ entertainment, theatre, shows, attractions, activities, poets, authors, talks and so much more, with a generous extra helping of super-wild action thrown in for good measure, as Camp Bestival goes wild! To bring you back to centre after all your Lulworth Castle-based activities this July 30th – August 2nd, we are proud to present out new Wellness retreat and spa; The Hideaway

Dedicated to finding a little slice of inner peace in the middle of Camp Bestival’s joyous hullabaloo, The Hideaway’s programme of treatments and classes has been carefully curated with our friends, and al-fresco spa experts, Wild Wellbeing, with the intention that you emerge from The Hideaway feeling rested and radiant.

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FKA twigs joins Bestival 2015!

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Things are really starting to hot-up in the Bestival bunker, as our Summer of Love draws ever closer, and we unveil news of yet another stellar act joining our jamboree. One of the most exciting stars to have emerged in the past couple of years, we are absolutely thrilled to announce that FKA twigs will be crossing the Solent to blow us all away this September 10-13, at Robin Hill Country Park. 

Rob da Bank says: “I picked up a white label record by an artist called twigs in 2012 and started playing it on my Radio 1 show, with no idea who or what was creating this fantastic sound… Three years on and it’s exciting to see FKA twigs breaking through, still forging such a leftfield sound and winning! We can’t wait to welcome her to Bestival’s Summer of Love 2015… and I’ve still got that white label!”

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Ella Henderson Glows Wild

Ella HendersonCHART-TOPPER JOINS THE WILDEST CAMP BESTIVAL YET!

We absolutely love a bit of pop music at Camp Bestival, so we’re very excited indeed to announce that teenage chart-topper, Ella Henderson, will be joining in the wild times singing for us at Lulworth Castle this year.

She came to fame through the X Factor, and has gone on to prove beyond any doubt that real, killer talent transcends all. From her staggering debut single, Ghost, to her critically acclaimed debut album, Chapter One, both of which hit the top spot in their respective first weeks of release, Ella’s got it going on, with a sackful of amazing tunes. Don’t miss her when she joins Underworld, Clean Bandit, Kaiser Chiefs, Professor Green, The Cat in the Hat, Mr Tumble and loads more, this 30th July – 2nd August at our fun-filled festi-holiday bonanza.

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Black Butter Soundsystem Line-up

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SPECIAL GUESTS RUDIMENTAL (DJ SET) / GORGON CITY LIVE / KIDNAP KID / ONEMAN B2B MY NU LENG / KARMA KID

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In just five incredible years, Black Butter Records have gone from young pretenders to the hottest label on the planet, discovering chart-smashing acts by the truckload. So we’re ridiculously pleased to welcome the Black Butter Soundsystem to the Big Top on Thursday upping the epic factor with dancefloor spanking goodness.

Smashing it out of the park on the greatest opening night Bestival has ever seen, The Big Top is where you’re gonna want to be. With a headline set from techno lords Underworld and the unique talents of Jamie xx topping the bill, The Big Top will be bouncing to Black Butter Soundsystem action from special guests Rudimental who will be rocking the decks with big tunes, plus there will be garage duo Gorgon City, Kidnap Kid, Oneman going back to back with My Nu Leng and bass bad boy Karma Kid. Read more

The Den is Back at Camp Bestival

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FOR 13-17 YEAR-OLDS AT CAMP BESTIVAL 

Talks and Q&As

Off the Record with Professor Green / The Den Surgery with Dr Radha /

Harry Baker – The Sunshine Kid / Blogging: How To! With Teen Vogue

Give-It-A-Go Sessions

DIY Festival Fashion / Disco Yoga / Spoken Word 101 / Getting To Grips! /

Music Video Masterclass / Poetry & Lyrics / Parkour Pop-Up

Spoken Word

Finding Home / Maria Ferguson / Samuel King / Laurie Bolger

The Den: Afterhours!

Friday – Dancehall Hosted by Marawa and the Majorettes

Saturday – Totally Tropical Takeover

Sunday – Wild

Live Music

Rats In Me Kitchen / Pocket Club / Rive / Karyma / Eden Roxx 

Plus

Rob da Bank’s Music Club

Back by overwhelmingly popular demand, we’re pleased to announce the return of The Den! A whole area of Camp Bestival dedicated solely to 13 – 17 year-olds, it’s kind of a festival within a festival, with new and emerging talent, workshops, talks, Q&As, and loads of stuff the olds won’t understand. From an exclusive, teen-only, interview with rap don Professor Green, and an appearance by BBC Radio 1’s Dr Radha, to free-running madness and all-out dancing, it’s a teen dream.

Camp B bossman Rob da Bank says: “After the success of last year we had to bring The Den back and keep it going loads longer with The Den Afterhours! We’ve also got tons of stuff you can get your teeth into from parkour to poetry to keep you out of your parents’ clutches. It all sounds brilliant to me, but I wouldn’t know, because I’m not allowed in… apart from when I interview Pro Green… :)”

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Common People New Bands

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Red Hot New Band Action on the South Coast 

SATURDAY:

Jaws / Pale Seas / Wild Smiles / Science of Eight Limbs / Dead Rabbits / Rickyfitts / The Boy I Used To Be / Black Kat Boppers / Somahigh / Subgiant / The Novatones / Bel Esprit                              

SUNDAY:

Dexters / Seán McGowan / The Rising / Brother Goose / Sacha (Pie & Vinyl) / Cholombian / Morgan Hislop / Charley Macauley / Fever                                      

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Taking our two-day metropolitan jamboree by storm, the leafy green surrounds of Southampton Common will be set alight by a cavalcade of the hottest new acts around this Bank Holiday 23rd & 24th May. Delving deep into his encyclopaedic musical brains, Common People curator Rob da Bank has joined forces with Southampton’s world renowned music venue, The Joiners, and Portsmouth’s Pie and Vinyl, to showcase the Uncommon People; the most exciting new acts getting those in the know all hot under the collar.

Common People music guru Rob da Bank says: “Yup, we’ve got Fatboy and Grace Jones, and loads of new blood, like Years & Years and Slaves, but my eye is always firmly on the horizon, looking for the future of music no less! I’m really pleased to have hooked up with the legendary Joiners in Southampton, and Pie and Vinyl in Portsmouth, to bring you some really incredible new acts, from full on indie and rock bands, to some ace laptop producers and just about every style in between. The Uncommon Stage will be where you’ll find them at Common People, so come down and discover some new music with me!”

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Bestival Shows the Love

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CHARLI XCX / LIANNE LA HAVAS / NENEH CHERRY WITH ROCKETNUMBERNINE / ELLA EYRE / ANDREYA TRIANA / B.TRAITS / MONKI / SOAK / LONELADY / HONEYBLOOD / KATE SIMKO & LONDON ELECTRONIC ORCHESTRA / GIRLPOOL / MOXIE / JOSEY REBELLE / DJ BARELY LEGAL / EKKAH / JAGAARA / THROWING SHADE / LAURA MOODY / GRACELAND

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This year at Bestival, we’re taking it back to the things that really matter to us, to the things that made us want to get on this crazy bus in the first place. Bestival’s Summer of Love brings the inspirations for our 25 stages filled with amazing music, the eight fields of wonder, mega soundsystems, crazy sideshows and all, to the fore, front and centre. It’s about getting all the people involved in the party, and celebrating the best of times with everyone. And with that in mind we’re showing the love to a host of truly world class women who are joining the bill to strut their stuff at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight this September 10th-13th. 

Rob da Bank says: “Well whaddya know? There are shedloads of amazing people making some startlingly good music at the moment… from pop to leftfield, soul to hip-hop and some ace DJs too, and look, lots of them are female! Whatever next?

“Joking aside, I’m really proud to announce the next wave of talent for Bestival – from pop starlets Charli XCX and Ella Eyre, to the legendary Neneh Cherry, and so many good new indie bands like Jagaara, Honeyblood and Girlpool. We’re also raving away at Bestival HQ to the latest mixes from leading lights of the DJ scene, B Traits, Monki and Moxie. I cannot wait for September now – see you there!”

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Camp Bestival DJ Line-UP

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CAMP BESTIVAL GOES WILD ON THE DANCEFLOOR

Wild Bollywood DJs:

David Rodigan MBE presents Ram Jam: DJ Yoda, Prince Fatty, Artwork & Venum Sound / Norman Jay MBE presents Good Times / Terry Hall (The Specials) / Music Mondays & World of Rave presents / Billy Daniel Bunter, Slipmatt, Rat Pack, Ragga Twins, Uncle Dugs, Jerome Hill, DJ Faydz / Rob da Bank / Ralph Lawson / Andy Kershaw / The Shellac Collective / Big Swing Soundsystem / Balearic Brothers / DJ Dapper Dan / Mix It UP DJ Kru 

Plus around the site:

Caravanserai with Chris Tofu & friends / Silent Discos with the Sunday Best Allstars / After-Hours Party Tunes at the Blue Coats Clubhouse / Showmany Calliope’s Daily Discos

And:

Kids’ Discos in Bollywood with Big Fish Little Fish, Fun DMC & more!

One thing we’ve learnt over the years at Camp Bestival is just how much you parents like to rave it up, so we’re giving you plenty of notice – sort the babysitting duties out now. We mean it, because, in our unerring dedication to dance, we’ve sorted out tons of disco action, amazing parties, mega soundsytems and DJ legends, so you can get your hustle on and make the CB weekend even wilder than ever! The epic Bollywood Tent is yet again grand rave central, with a mesmerising tribe of DJs, but expect hidden discos and dens of iniquity aplenty across the site, for when you get your all-important free night’s pass from the other half at Lulworth Castle this July 30th – August 2nd.

Chief Wild Thing Rob da Bank says: “Camp Bestival just isn’t Camp B without a big old disco going on day and night, and I’m as happy as Mr Tumble’s bowtie to unveil the DJ line-up for 2015. Crowned with the double whammy MBE occurrence of Mr David Rodigan and his Ram Jam experience, along with Norman Jay, bringing his Good Times carnival flavour to Camp Besti for the first time, we are truly honoured! Add in legends Terry Hall from The Specials, an old-time mate of Camp Bestival’s, and DJ Yoda, and all the rest of the gang and it’s gonna be knees up mother brown from dawn to dusk! Bosh…”

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