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Arts And Entertainment Galore

With festi-holiday thrills and spills drawing ever nearer, the Camp Bestival crew have pulled together yet another bumper crop of amazing spectacles to dazzle and delight one and all. With a jaw-dropping cast of previously announced acts and entertainment including Primal Scream, Blondie, Mark Ronson and Business INTL, Laura Marling, House of Pain, Claire Maguire, Katy B, Mr Tumble, The Gruffalo, The English National Ballet, 100s of Free Things For Kids To Do and so much more Camp Bestival is set to take place from the 28th-31st July at Dorset’s picturesque Lulworth Castle.

Rob da Bank Says: ‘Arts make up a big part of what Camp Bestival’s all about and I’m particularly pleased with the way this year’s arts line-up shapes up. The breadth and quality is astounding and it caters for young’uns to old’uns and all spaces in between.  Add to that a sprinkling of even more great music and I’m really proud of our line up as a whole. And speaking of proud, it’s great to have so many worthy charities involved in the festival this year. July can’t come soon enough!’
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Camp Besti unveils Sunday headliner

Festi-holiday fun ahoy! Camp Bestival have already whetted your appetites with a mouth-watering line-up that includes Blondie, Mark Ronson & Business Intl, Laura Marling, House of Pain, ABC, Groove Armada present Red Light, Norman Jay and DJ Yoda – but now you can throw Primal Scream playing their seminal Screamadelica into that magical musical melting pot.

Bobby Gillespie and co will headline the Sunday night along and sit alongside the equally delicious musical morsels and cultural treats to entice you to join us at Lulworth Castle for the fourth Camp Bestival from 28-31 July.

Rob da Bank says: ‘Screamadelica is undoubtedly in my top five albums of all time. It came out just as I was launching myself into raveland, soundtracked so many late nights and early mornings and is at heart one of the best combinations of dance, soul and rock n roll ever.

“Screamadelica and Primal Scream have stood the test of time better than most and I can’t wait for Camp Bestival-goers old and young to hear it either again or for the first time. Come together!’

One of the greatest albums to have emerged during the heady days of the 1990s, ‘Screamadelica’ is effortlessly timeless, so we’re truly ecstatic to announce that Primal Scream will be joining us at Camp Bestival headlining the Sunday night playing their seminal album in its entirety. From the sublime ‘Movin’ On Up’, through the blissful bass of ‘Don’t Fight It Feel It’ and the euphoric ‘Come Together’, Primal Scream presents Screamadelica is a cast-iron guarantee for an epic last night at Camp Bestival. But that’s not all because Bobby Gillespie and co have also agreed to perform their greatest hits too, making for a truly unmissable Sunday headline set!

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GI’s soundtrack to childhood

With the launch of Camp Bestival and the recent announcement of Laura Marling joining the bill at our ultimate family festival, we have been racking our brains in the Get Involved office for the songs which made us tick when we were nippers.

So we present to you the soundtrack of our childhoods and hopefully jog your memories of 99s – when they cost 99p – dribbling down the cone onto your fingers, falling off your bike and grazing your knee, and those intolerable drives which seemed to last an eternity and half an hour in blistering heat to go and visit some long lost cousins.

Now, as is inevitable, there is a wide stretch of time between some of the songs with 90s pop Babylon Zoo, back through The Prodigy’s rave days to the Pointer Sisters and Bobby Gentry – but one constant is the amazing memories they bring back.

To check out the full track-list click read more, and listen to it on Spotify.

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Camp Bestival line-up revealed

Blurring the lines between the Great British summer holiday and a fun-filled festival frolic, our multi-award winning Camp Bestival returns to Dorset’s idyllic Jurassic coast for our fourth festi-holiday, all set in the enchanting surrounds of Lulworth Castle, from July 28th to 31st.

The stunning Blondie is the first headliner out of the bag for Camp Bestival 2011. Topping the bill on Friday night with an almost endless canon of chart storming hits including ‘Rapture’, ‘Hanging on the Telephone’, ‘Heart of Glass’ and ‘Maria’ spanning their 30 year career, Blondie will, without doubt, be the sing-a-long highlight of the weekend.

Mark Ronson and The Business Intl, who are currently riding a wave of love for the acclaimed ‘Record Collection’ album, which spawned the singles ‘Bang Bang Bang’, ‘The Bike Song’ and the sublime ‘Somebody To Love Me’, will be headlining the Saturday night at our Dorset jamboree.

And we’ve still got one more headliner to announce which we’re really excited about, keep checking for more info, and scroll down to the bottom to check out the full line-up which includes House of Pain, Groove Armada presents Red Light, ZingZillas, Wretch 32, David Rodigan and many more.

(Also check out our Spotify playlist featuring tracks from this year’s line-up)

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