I’ve been a little behind with writing my next Camp Bestival post which will be all about the very best of this years Camp Bestival and also lots of tips and general info about surviving and enjoying CB with toddler and/or babies. This will be up in the next fortnight but I thought while you were waiting I’d give you a little update on what is coming up this year.. And for a child of the 80’s it’s pretty exciting! Woop.
SAM LEE & FRIENDS / MOLOTOV JUKEBOX / ADY SULEIMAN /
HUDSON TAYLOR / LLOYD YATES / ISAIAH DREADS
AND DJ SETS FROM
CRAIG CHARLES / SUNDAY BEST FORUM ALL STARS / DJ DAPPER DAN
Pac-man, deely boppers, odd coloured fluorescent socks, Knight Rider, break dancing, Sloane rangers, it really was an ace time, so for one weekend only we’re bringing 80s mania back. Turning Lulworth Castle into our own little time machine, we’re going to be celebrating one of the greatest decades in human history from August 1st-4th, with a glorious triumvirate of newly announced legends of the age and some proper down the disco type action from inimitable rogues The Cuban Brothers. And that’s not all as we have added even more mighty fine cutting edge live acts and DJs all for your delectation.
Contemplating the merits of the mullet, Rob da Bank says: “As a child of the 80s I love that era. One hit wonders sit happily alongside some of the most visionary pop and electronic records ever made in my record collection. Heaven 17 fall into that latter category and still kill it wherever they go so I can’t wait to see and more importantly hear them at Camp Besti. The Proclaimers are an incredible festival act for a good old sing-along and Nik Kershaw is a boyhood idol too. Wrap it all up with Barry Peters and his Cuban Brother friends hosting an 80s night and it’s time for some serious leg warmers, rah rah skirts and fingerless lace glove action…well that’s what I’ll be wearing anyway!”
Kicking off with a band that was the personification of the 80s on their debut album ‘Penthouse and Pavement’, we are extremely pleased to be welcoming the fantastic Heaven 17 to Lulworth Castle. Stalwarts of new wave synthpop, Heaven 17 lit up the charts with a string of Top 40 hits and quickly became one of the 80s biggest bands, so we can wait to take a trip down memory lane and catch their unmissable live set.
The greatest twins of the 80s were unquestionably The Proclaimers. Purveyors of some of the decade’s most memorable and enduring anthems, we’re mega-excited that Charlie and Craig Reid’s raucously infectious live show is coming to Camp Bestival. Utterly irresistible, you know you’re going to find yourself bellowing every single word of ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ and ‘Letter To America’ at the top of your voice along with absolutely everyone else and we can’t wait!
Camp Bestival loves the 80s so much in fact that we’ve got our resident retro heroes The Cuban Brothers to present some special themed spectaculars hosted by their alter ego characters Barry Peters featuring Special Guests for that truly big night out feel. 80s throwback Barry will unleash his many years of wisdom as long-term resident for Zany’s Niteclub, Skipton and as the undisputed number 1 DJ at Halifax Hospital Radio to create the ultimate party experience. Aided by his son, Kevin Peters and Derek Japan, AKA Double Penetration, the trio will take you to the dizziest heights of proper entertainment and guarantee you a night to remember dancing around your handbags without a care in the world. Expect a mash up of all the mega-hits from the era of joy, special guests and, of course, their uniquely riotous stage presence. And just to help you really feel you’ve gone back in time, 80s cocktails will be served! Dig out your leg warmers and bring your Rah-Rah skirts, its 80s mania all the way!
And don’t forget that there’s plenty more sublime 80s action going on at Camp Bestival with previously announced legends Musical Youth, who will be passing the dutchie like only they can and Kid Creole And the Coconuts, whose live set is the very definition of booty shaking.
As much as we love the 80s, it’s not all about reliving the heady heights of our youth at Camp Bestival, we’ve also got some bang up to date musical treats to keep you on your toes. We’re thrilled to announce that Mercury Prize nominated folk singer Sam Lee & Friends will be showcasing their unconventional take on traditional folk and Molotov Jukebox (whose singer Natalia Tena will be familiar to the Camp B crowd as Nymphadora Tonks in Harry Potter), will also be on hand with their gypsy, samba, ska, dubstep and swing-blending ways. Ady Suleiman is also set to wow the crowds with his strikingly soulful voice, there will be folk-infused melodic pop from Hudson Taylor, epic acoustic delights from Lloyd Yates and slick flows from rap wunderkind Isaiah Dreads.
We’ll also have Craig Charles supplying an irresistible array of funk and soul sounds from his famous trunk of funk, the very welcome return of the Sunday Best Forum Allstars who will be rocking the ones and twos and the esteemed DJ Dapper Dan who will be getting the crowds skanking to his conscious riddims!
There will be blogs and competitions on our Facebook and Twitter pages plus the continuing in-depth look at our line-up with the A-Z of Camp Bestival in the coming week’s some make sure you check them out. And please visit www.campbestival.net for more announcements coming soon.
RICHARD HAWLEY / LEVELLERS / LABRINTH / DJ FRESH LIVE / ASH / HEAVEN 17 / TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS / THE POLYPHONIC SPREE / GABRIELLE APLIN / KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS / I AM KLOOT / BILLY BRAGG / NIK KERSHAW / DAN LE SAC VS SCROOBIUS PIP / THE CUBAN BROTHERS / DJ YODA (LIVE AV SHOW ( FEAT THE TOOTSIE ROLLERS) / JOHN COOPER CLARKE / LISSIE / THE FARM / MUSICAL YOUTH / BEARDYMAN / SAM LEE & FRIENDS / THE CORRESPONDENTS / THE WURZELS / MAD PROFESSOR / SKINNY LISTER / CLEAN BANDIT / LONDON GRAMMAR / MIKILL PANE / THE 1975 / FLEETWOOD BAC / INTRODUCING RECREATE ‘DISCOVERY’ LIVE – A DAFT UNDERTAKING / HOWARD MARKS / LUCKY ELEPHANT / ADY SULEIMAN / LLOYD YATES / FOLK IDOL / MOLOTOV JUKEBOX / SEXY SUSHI / BEN WATERS / MOULETTES / FILTHY BOY / FAKE BUSH / HUDSON TAYLOR / ISAIAH DREADS / MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER / LEWIS WATSON / JAWS / JAIPUR BRASS BAND / J-CATS
DJs – ROB DA BANK AND FRIENDS:
GRANDMASTER FLASH / SASHA / DAVID RODIGAN MBE PRESENTS RAM JAM / A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE (ANDREW WEATHERALL AND SEAN JOHNSTON) / FABIO + GROOVERIDER / CRAIG CHARLES (DJ SET) / JON MORE (COLDCUT) / DICK N DOM RIP IT UP (DJ SET) / BARRY ASHWORTH / JOHN KENNEDY / SUNDAY BEST FORUM ALL STARS / BALEARIC BROTHERS / FEELING GLOOMY / TYTHE / COLEY FROM LUV*JAM / SOMBRERO SOUND SYSTEM / MIX IT UP KRU / DJ DAPPER DAN
HORRIBLE HISTORIES: BARMY BRITAIN (FESTIVAL PREMIERE AND EXCLUSIVE) / ALAN DAVIES / MR TUMBLE / ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO / DICK N DOM / LET IT BE / BRIT SCHOOL / BLACK EAGLES CIRCUS / ROYAL ALBERT HALL GINORMOUS PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA / SHLOMO’S BEAT BOX ADVENTURE FOR KIDS / CANDO2 / GLORIA AND THE EXPLORERS / LITTLE SUNSHINE, LITTLE RAINFALL / ALICE IN WONDERLAND PANTO / LONDON LUCUMI CHOIR / INSECT CIRCUS / MATTHEW BOURNE’S NEW ADVENTURES / TRINITY LABAN / CANDOCO / MECHANICAL MENAGERIE / GIDEON REELING / SHADOW PUPPETRY & STORYTELLING / CRAFT AND NATURE WORKSHOPS / YOUNG BRITISH FOODIES / TATE WORKSHOPS / BFI FILM CLUB / THE FOUR CORNERS TREASURE TRAIL / LOST & FOUND / MORRIS DANCING / JOUSTING / FREESTYLE SPORTS PARK / KIDS BIG ART VILLAGE / MAYPOLE DANCING / BIGTOPMANIA KIDS THEATRE AND CIRCUS
Camp Bestival 2013 Ticket Info:
Ticketline / 0844 888 4410