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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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Corona Clean WSM Beach

SUNSETS-UK-A3-poster-CORONA SUNSETS, A NEW MUSIC EXPERIENCE ON THE HORIZON

CORONA AND BLUE FLAG TEAM UP

TO CLEAN UP WESTON-SUPER-MARE BEACH

Blue Flag, the voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 4000 beaches and marinas in 48 countries across the world, is teaming up with Corona to clean up Weston-super-Mare’s Seafront this coming Wednesday 2nd July from 5pm to 8pm.

Corona will celebrate the clean-up effort with the debut of Corona SunSets – the world’s first global series of beach festivals – at Weston-super-Mare on Saturday 5th July.  They’ll be joined by thousands of event-goers with performances from Disclosure (DJ set), MK, Annie Mac, Eats Everything, Rob da Bank and more.

Corona is a company with strong ties to the beach, according to Jake Kirsch, Global Marketing Director at Corona: “The beach is part of our DNA.  Over the past 80 years, we’ve developed a deep emotional connection with the beach in the hearts and minds of people around the world”. Blue Flag, who are working in association with Keep Britain Tidy, share in this mission. As part of their clean-up operation, Blue Flag will conduct an analysis on the rubbish collected and develop detailed information packs to educate the local community & businesses, and also beach users that travel from surrounding areas, to highlight what can be done to improve the beach’s health.

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Cubans at Glastonbury 2014

The Cuban Brothers

Check out The Cuban Brothers on the iPlayer as part of their Glasto coverage!

Cubans on Soho Radio

Good Morning Havana Ep 9 by Soho Radio on Mixcloud

The Cuban Brothers have yet again graced the airwaves of Soho Radio, and yes it is as amazingly funny as you would expect!

But don’t fear if you missed it, you can listen again above!

More Join Camp Bestival Circus

CampBestival_June25announceTHERE’S JUST FIVE WEEKS TO GO AND

EVEN MORE RUNAWAYS ARE JOINING THE

CAMP BESTIVAL CIRCUS

LIVE: DAN LE SAC VS SCROOBIUS PIP / KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS /
CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN / KATE TEMPEST / WILD SMILES / 
SEAN MCGOWAN / MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER / THE LOVELY EGGS / REEPS ONE / OLIVER THOMPSON / NO LIMIT STREET BAND / ROGUE ELEMENTS

CHOIRS: LIPS / FUNKY LITTLE CHOIR / LADIES OF THE LAWN

DJ: DAVID RODIGAN MBE PRESENTS RAM JAM – VENUM SOUND, SHEPDOG  & SPECIAL GUEST / BIG SWING SOUNDSYSTEM / JOHN KENNEDY (XFM)

OUR BRAND NEW ARENA – TRAVELLING BARN: THE NIGHTCAPS / CONCRETE MOUNTAIN / DJ CHRIS TOFU / STOMPIN’ DAVE AND HIS BLUEGRASS BAND / CUT A SHINE / FLATS AND SHARPS / DJ PENNY METAL / TOUCAN UKE SINGING & UKULELE WORKSHOPS 

PLUS: CAMP BESTIVAL BEARD AND MOUSTACHE COMPETITION / PIMP MY TROLLEY COMPETITION

There’s just five weeks to go until we welcome you all to Lulworth’s fairytale castle on Dorset’s beautiful Jurassic Coast. So, with the countdown clock a-ticking, our ringmaster in chief Rob da Bank and his trusty roustabouts are pulling out all the stops to bring you even more runaways, who will be joining the likes of Basement Jaxx, De La Soul, James, Johnny Marr, The Cuban Brothers, Mr Tumble, Horrible Histories, Ben & Holly Live, Milton Jones and myriad, attractions, activities, spectacles and splendour, at our very own Camp Bestival Circus Maximus!

Rob da Bank says: “I hope you’re loving these new additions as much as I am! Pip & Dan and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are back at the Castle and I can’t wait for everyone to see the amazing Kate Tempest, Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer and Wild Smiles. We all love a choir, so we’ve got plenty of that going on, and, with some Ram Jam action, electro swingers and the ace John Kennedy, it’ll be non-stop dancing, and that’s before you even get to the Travelling Barn and have a right ole hoe-down and a lovely ale! I can’t wait!”

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Al Jardine to Perform at Hop Farm

brianwilson_aljardineBRIAN WILSON

CO-FOUNDER OF THE BEACH BOYS

CONFIRMS SPECIAL GUEST AL JARDINE

FOR HOP FARM 

4-6 JULY – HOP FARM, PADDOCK WOOD, KENT 

Hop Farm Music Festival is delighted to announce that Saturday night’s headline slot has just got a lot more special. Brain Wilson Co-founder of the Beach Boys has confirmed that he will be joined on stage by former band mate, and fellow Beach Boys co- founder, Al Jardine.

The pair originally performed together more than half a century ago, in Brian Wilson’s bedroom as the nascent Beach Boys formed, before going on to become one of the most successful bands of all time, selling over 100 Million albums worldwide. The band’s rhythm guitarist and mid-range harmony vocalist, Al Jardine, added his own distinctive tone to Brian Wilson, his brothers and their cousin Mike Love, creating one of the most instantly identifiable sounds in rock history.

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