Camp Bestival

Snoop Dogg for ‘I Want My MTV Ibiza’

Following the recent announcement that MTV are hosting a series of exclusive live Ibiza events throughout the summer, today it has been confirmed that hip hop superstar SNOOP DOGG will be headlining the ‘I Want my MTV’ opening party on Friday 1st July at Amnesia, Ibiza, with PRIMAL SCREAM presents SCREAMADELICA closing the Summer parties on Fri 2nd September.

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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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The Big Feastival

Here at GI HQ we are very chuffed to announce that we’ll be working alongside the teams at the Prince’s Trust and Jamie Oliver Foundation on an exciting new project that teams two of our favourite things…. food and music!

The Big Feastival is a sensational new three day event on the festival calendar combining mouth-watering food from some of the country’s top chefs with a top drawer selection of the finest live music acts around. The Big Feastival takes place on Clapham Common on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd July, and is the first festival of its kind bringing the best things in life – friends, families, great food and drink and amazing live music – together in one place over one fantastic weekend.

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It’s a French invasion

Get ready for a sonic assault from across the channel – the annual Oui Love tour is back! Committed to introducing us Brits to the most exciting acts of the New French Wave, Oui Love has yet again put together an unmissable tour, coming to our shores in May.

The formula is simple: six nights in the UKs best venues with two of France’s hottest musical offerings – much hyped coldgaze pioneers Team Ghost and electro new wave maestro Anoraak – a must for all fans of new music.

Working on behalf of the French Music Export Office, Oui Love can always be relied upon to expose us to the most important musical stirrings from across the pond. Last year was extremely successful featuring The Shoes, Bewitched Hands on the Top of Our Heads, Revolver and Curry & Coco, along with English student bands Bella Diem and Jimi’s Parade.

The 2011 tour continues the tradition of teaming French acts with emerging young British talent. Joining Team Ghost and Anoraak on the bill will be the winners of a competition organised by Access to Music to find the UK’s best student band – winners will be announced later this month.

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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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Dot to Dot launches for 2011

Having expanded to a three-day event last year, Dot to Dot Festival is set to take over three of Britain’s musical hubs as part of what has quickly become the leading urban music festival in the country. Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol will continue the event’s tradition in hosting some of the most exciting up-and-coming artists and on the strength of the seven names we can now announce, there is no let up in the depth of talent which will be on show.

Dot To Dot Event Organiser Anton Lockwood Commented: ‘2011 is shaping up to be the best Dot To Dot ever. We’re really excited to have the UK’s most stylish avant-garde electronic pop act Hurts headlining the festival. And, this is just the tip of the iceberg as we have many more fantastic established and up and coming acts from around the world still to be announced.’

Headlining this year’s Dot to Dot are Hurts. The Manchester duo had a fantastic 2010 with their debut album, ‘Happiness’, going Gold, peaking at number four in the Official UK charts as well as selling out their headline UK tour. The synth-pop act have won a number of high profile fans after coming fourth in the BBC Sound of 2010 poll from the NME to Scissor Sisters who they supported on tour last year.

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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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Outlook announce 2011 line-up

Outlook have essentially announced a who’s who of bass music to play the majestic surroundings of Pula, Croatia, between September 1-4 2011.

Celebrating the best in hip-hop to dubstep, drum and bass, grime, techno, reggae, electronica and everything imbetween Outlook has proved it is here on the festival circuit to stay with bookings including Pharoahe Monch, Skream, Benga, David Rodigan, Barrington Levy, Digital Mystikz and many more.

With parties on boats, raves on beaches and festivities in 18th century forts, Outlook mixes natural beauty with gut-wrenching basslines to create one of the unique festivals going.

Tickets are now on sale from £134 here – full line-up below.

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Merry Christmas!!

With the chocolates in the Get Involved advent calendar down to single figures, and our latest Spotify playlist featuring everyone from The Pogues and Frank Sinatra to East 17 being rinsed, the seasonal vibe is thriving amongst the GI Crew.

With sleigh bells ringing and mulled wine warming, our Christmas Party was a great way to wrap up the year- and actor/comedian extraordinaire Mat Horne from Gavin and Stacey even turned up to be our festive quiz master.

This year has been another fantastic year, particularly at the UK Festival Awards. Our very own Bestival took home the top prize of Best Major Festival while Camp Bestival won Best Family Festival – woo hoo! Equally, a big well done to our clients, RockNess and Snowbombing, who took home Best Line Up and Best European Festival respectively – well deserved wins!!

Also in the past month, we have launched the Shockwaves NME Awards Shows and Tours featuring the likes of Crystal Castles and Magnetic Man through to Carl Barat, Warpaint and Caribou, as well as the line-up for Bestival 2011 which we are ecstatic to announce will be headlined by none-other than The Cure. Joining them will be Brian Wilson, Primal Scream presents Screamadelica Live and Magnetic Man amongst some other belters, and plenty more to be announced very soon.

We have worked with some amazing people this year – that’s you folks! – and we would like to say a massive THANKS to you all. We couldn’t have done it without you so thanks for all the support.

So just before we head off for some festive cheer, we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Scroll down for some of the other stuff we have been up to in the last month, click Read More to check out our shiny new website, and stay in touch because we have some incredibly special stuff lined up for 2011!

Love and kisses from all at Get Involved xxx

Bestival 2011 – First out the gates

If you haven’t already heard our super exciting news then we are very pleased to tell you that The Cure have been announced as this years Saturday headliners for Bestival alongside a stellar list of bands and DJ’s that are just a taste of what’s to come.

A gleeful Rob da Bank said: ‘I’ve spent the last twenty years of my life listening to The Cure and the last five attempting to persuade Robert Smith and the crew to hop on a ferry to our magical Isle. I’m still not sure what we’ve done right but I’m overjoyed that they are coming as Saturday night headliners. Few bands have had such a massive impact on my life (and hairstyles) so I’ll see you down the front!’

Alongside The Cure Rob da Bank also announced that the following would be joining them on the bill:
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