Camp Bestival

Bestival’s Grand Palace

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FROM SINK THE PINK & SCOTTEE’S CAMP

TO LOVE-INS, BLIND DATE & RAVE KNITTING…

THE GRAND PALACE OF ENTERTAINMENT LAID BARE 

FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVES FROM:

SINK THE PINK / SCOTTEE’S CAMP

BRAND NEW FOR 2015:

BIRTHDAY GIRLS / BACK DOOR BOYS (& THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF POP) /

RAVE KNITTING / GOSPELOKE / DANCE OF THE DEAD / HI-BROW

MARISA CARNESKY’S FINISHING SCHOOL

 BESTIVAL SPECIALS FROM:

MASSIVE IN CHINA / CUSHION COLLECTIVE / WRONG PONG /

KAT & MATT DO THAT: EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION /

BRASS FUNKEYS / MUSICAL BINGO / EUPHORIC FITNESS WITH FRAME /

BLIND DATE / TINA T’URNER TEA LADY / JAYDE ADAMS / LEGS AKIMBO 

OPENING NIGHT PARTY WITH:

THE LOVE-IN LOCK-IN

 

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Defining breath-taking flamboyance on an epic scale, we’re tickled pink to announce that our audaciously tongue-in-cheek adventure-land, The Grand Palace of Entertainment, will be gracing Bestival’s Summer of Love with more than just a splash of bawdy bacchanalia. A hive of fun and brilliance, if you seek the astonishing or unexpected this September 10-13 at Robin Hill Country Park, then look no further than the Grand Palace.

Summer lover Rob da Bank says: “Where else can you find Rave Knitting sitting alongside the outrageous camp overload of Sink the Pink and Scottee? I’m not sure, but what I do know is The Grand Palace is one of the funnest and funniest places you’ll find at Bestival – non-stop cabaret, outrageous camp, and one of the most flamboyant arenas at any festival. Don’t be shy – dive in!”

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London Music Awards Return

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Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to Host Second Annual Event 

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will host the second annual London Music Awards at Camden’s Roundhouse on Thursday 11 June.

Established to recognise the capital’s wealth of talent, and the achievements of London’s aspiring young musicians, its rising stars and legendary performers, the London Music Awards 2015 will build on the success of the inaugural event, attracting attendees from across the music industry, city influencers and supporters of the Mayor’s Music Fund.

The London Music Awards will also be an important fundraiser for the Mayor’s Music Fund, a charity that gives out grants of approximately £400,000 every year to enable thousands of children and young people across every London borough to develop their musical potential.

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Camp Bestival Comedy

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THIS YEAR’S COMEDIANS REVEALED 

MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE / MATT RICHARDSON / KERRY GODLIMAN / PHIL NICHOL / EASTEND CABARET / ALEX EDELMAN / ANDRE VINCENT / DAVE JOHNS / SOFIE HAGEN / JAMALI MADDIX / BENNY BOOT / WAYNE DEAKIN / ROB DEERING / DAMIAN CLARK / PETE CAIN 

Bringing untamed joy to one and all this summer, Camp Bestival 2015 will be going utterly wild with our cortege of top class comedians and clowns. Spreading hilarity across the weekend, our jokers will be joining a gargantuan line-up that includes Underworld, Clean Bandit, Kaiser Chiefs, Ella Henderson, Mr Tumble, Dick and Dom, the Cat in the Hat, Steve Backshall, Michaela Strachan and many, many more this 30 July – 2 August at Lulworth Castle.

Rob da Bank says: “As ever, we have got a great comedy line-up to keep you laughing through the weekend, proving that there’s more than one way to go wild at this year’s Camp Bestival. From our old friend Marcus Brigstocke and the ace Kerry Godliman to some of the circuit’s hottest acts, like Alex Edelman, Sofie Hagen and Jamali Maddix, we’ve got a ton of familiar fun and new discoveries joining us at Lulworth Castle, so make sure you check out all the satire and send-ups in among the madness”.

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Films in the Forest at Bestival

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WOODSTOCK / PRIDE / BEHIND THE CANDELABRA / ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND / SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN / HIGH FIDELITY

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We’re delighted to announce that Films in the Forest, Bestival’s late night cinema affair, returns to the Amphitheatre, welcoming with open arms and a warm celluloid hug those wandering souls who stumble across their cinematic wares deep in the Ambient Forest. Celebrating ‘Bestival’s Summer of Love’, programmers from Jersey’s Branchage Film Festival and London Short Film Festival have artfully selected nightly double bills under the banner of ‘Peace, Love & Harmonies’.

Upping the motion picture magic through the weekend, London Short Film Festival-selected short films will play each night in between the main features, and we’ll also have live pre-screening music from Brightonian folk troubadour Ben Parker, as well as plenty of cinema snacks and a bar for good measure!

Rob da Bank says: “Even though we’ve been doing it for years, I’m still totally amazed by how fantastic it is to wander into the Ambient Forest and chance upon a brilliant little cinema showing loads of ace films. This year our Films in the Forest crew have done us proud, showcasing our Summer of Love theme in all its splendour, especially with the inspirational Woodstock, and the scintillating Searching for Sugarman. So throw on your finest fancy dress and get down with us at the pictures”.

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Slow Motion at Bestival – a new arena

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SLOW MOTION

A FESTIVAL WITHIN A FESTIVAL

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Taking the festival experience to a whole new plane, Bestival is proud to present Slow Motion. A brand new arena dedicated to energising pursuits, from wild music runs and hugging llamas to euphoric yoga and rock climbing, it’s its own tranquil event set within the brilliant brouhaha of Bestival. A festival within a festival, Slow Motion is a realm of calm and hidden pleasures connecting the body and mind, all laid out on rolling grass with magnificent views across the rest of Bestival. It might just give you the chance to breathe; to escape.

Rob da Bank says:  “Slow Motion does what it says on the tin – there’s nothing wrong with raving, late nights and partying, but now there’s a way of refuelling your mind and body before the next Bestival adventure!”

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The Nook VIP Area at Common People

The Nook - Social - CP15-01Add a touch of splendour to your Common People experience and party in true style with our VIP Area – The Nook. Created by Bestival’s legendary creative team, The Nook will be a luxurious space with Main Stage views and a generous offering of prime facilities including an incredible cocktail bar, delicious street foods and premium restroom facilities. You’ll also be whisked straight to the heart of the action with Fast Track Access. Book now (upgrades also available): www.commonpeople.net/info/the-nook-vip-area

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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