Camp Bestival 2017 – More Acts Announced

Camp Bestival 2017

So carrying on from my first post introducing the Headliners for Camp Bestival 2017, some new acts have been added to the already amazing lineup!

camp bestival rock & pop stars 2017 lineup

The Sunday Headliner will be…..

BRIAN WILSON PRESENTS PET SOUNDS

In the sunset slot before LEFTFIELD & the Firework Spectacular

Plus live music from:

RAY BLK / KATE NASH / THE CUBAN BROTHERS / BECKY HILL / MEXRRISSEY /

DUB PISTOLS / DJ YODA / ELVANA: ELVIS FRONTED NIRVANA /

THE BLOCKHEADS / NORMAN JAY MBE / LOS PACAMINOS FEAT PAUL YOUNG / RAGHU DIXIT / CIRCUS RAJ / DISNEY RASCAL / THE SMITHS LTD /

FUNKY LITTLE CHOIR / INDIAN QUEENS / RAJASTHAN HERITAGE BRASS BAND /

THE SHELLAC COLLECTIVE / THE SKA VENGERS

Set to be truly unforgettable, Camp Bestival’s tenth outing at Lulworth Castle this 27-30 July just keeps on getting better with even more glamorous Pop Stars & Rock Stars joy in store for kids of all ages at the greatest family show on earth. Joining Madness and Mark Ronson, the Sunday night headliner is true pop music royalty and there will be a whole heap of good time treats to keep you dancing throughout the weekend, too!

Rob da Bank says: “There’s been so much talk of musical icons recently and I’m very proud that we’ll be presenting one of the most legendary figures in song-writing, music production and, maybe, the ultimate anti-pop star, Brian Wilson. Having made so many incredible records with the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds is a real solo foray into psychedelic rock, introspective lyric writing and a beautiful wall of sound concept album that still blows people away 50 years on. Whether you’re a stalwart Wilson supporter or maybe it’s the first time you’ve heard his name, I hope you’ll be there in the moment for the Sunday headliner in his full majesty”.

Hallowed as one of the all-time greats in the pantheon of pop music, and due to phenomenal public demand in the UK, Brian Wilson returns one last time to present ‘Pet Sounds’ in its entirety, plus his greatest hits. Universally hailed as one of pop music’s most important recordings, Brian will be bringing his majestic masterpiece to Camp Bestival for a headline sunset performance, captivating the crowds with intricate harmonies and breath taking melodies. An absolute must-see as part of an epic Sunday finale that will feature Leftfield bringing the main stage to a close before the fireworks spectacular, Brian Wilson’s genius and his most influential musical treasure are sure to be a historic part of Camp Bestival’s tenth anniversary celebrations.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, there will also be unmissable appearances from BBC Sound of 2017 top tip, Ray BLK, pop chanteuse Kate Nash, Camp Bestival heroes & rum-funk faves The Cuban Brothers, and chart topper and former Oliver Heldens, Wilkinson & Rudimental diva, Becky Hill. There will be more glorious commotion with Morrisey’s greatest songs getting some Mexican spice courtesy of Mexrrissey, the ultimate Mancunian tribute band The Smiths LTD making a real difference, dancefloor sluggers Dub Pistols getting their skank on, audacious turntablist DJ Yoda getting his game on, the King goes grunge with Elvana: Elvis fronted Nirvana, and new wave funk powerhouse The Blockheads giving us reasons to be cheerful.

There’s also Norman Jay MBE hitting the decks and delivering into the good times like only he can, and amazing music from Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young, Raghu Dixit, Circus Raj, Disney Rascal, Funky Little Choir, Indian Queens, Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, The Shellac Collective and The Ska Vengers.

COMEDY AT CAMP BESTIVAL

With a whole host of fantastic music and amazing family fun already announced for this year’s Camp Bestival, there will also be laughs aplenty with the side-splitting Big Top Sunday evening comedy line-up. Featuring three of the best names on the circuit right now…..

REGINALD D HUNTER

GARY DELANEY / KERRY GODLIMAN  

Plus interactive comedy fun for the kids with:

KIDOCRACY

Commenting on her third Camp Bestival appearance, Kerry Godliman said: “Once again there’s a fantastic Big Top line-up of comedy at Camp Bestival, Reginald D Hunter is easily one of the best comedians around, Gary Delaney is a non-stop gag machine and hey I’m not too shabby, myself. And with loads more comics and clowns being announced soon, you won’t be stuck for a laugh at Lulworth Castle this July!”

Frequently described as the coolest man in comedy, Reginald D Hunter has become an established headline act across the globe, so Camp Bestival are delighted that he will be headlining this year’s comedy stage. A big hitter on TV, Reginald is a regular on shows including Have I Got News for You, Live at the Apollo and QI.

There will be Mock the Week’s near the knuckle one-liner king Gary Delaney firing off cheeky schoolboy humour with infectious charm, and the compere will be the straight-talking and quick-witted Kerry Godliman, who is a Radio 4 regular, has appeared on Live at the Apollo a few times, Jack Dee’s Referendum HelpDesk, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala and was Hannah in Ricky Gervais comedy, Derek.

And, ensuring there’s plenty of laughter on the cards for the kids too, new hit show Kidocracy, an interactive theatre show for children aged 6+, presented by Keith Farnan (Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow) will be performing! Appearing as his alter ego, Brehon, an ancient Irish know-it-all, the show begins when children are told they are being given an island to rule. In just under an hour, they must elect leaders, write anthems, come up with rules that rock and deal with all sorts of crises because running the world isn’t just all fun, fun, fun, there’s stuff to be done as well!

MORE AMAZING ACTS:

THE LIGHTNING SEEDS / LEFTFIELD PERFORM LEFTISM

GREATEST TENT ON EARTH FUN FEATURING:

MEET THE BOLDS WITH JULIAN CLARY & DAVID ROBERTS

PLUS, DJs & SOUND SYSTEMS:

EATS EVERYTHING B2B ELLIS DEE (OLD SKOOL SET)

DAVID RODIGAN PRESENTS RAM JAM:

NORMAN JAY MBE, CONGO NATTY, DJ Q, VENUM SOUND

GRECO-ROMAN SOUNDSYSTEM: JOE GODDARD, JEANGA AND GEORGE (LIVE)

FULL NELSON, GEORGE T / BFLF: MARK ARCHER (ALTERN 8), 2 BAD MICE, BAKER & BEALE, PLUS MORE SPECIAL GUESTS TBA

MORE GREATEST TENT ON EARTH ENTERTAINMENT:

THE CRUMBLE LADY / DOTTY THE DRAGON / ANIMALPHABET THE MUSICAL

ELMER THE ELEPHANT / TOUNGUE FU FOR KIDS / KIDOCRACY

MRS H AND THE SINGALONG BAND /

SAMSAM BUBBLEMAN’S GIANT BUBBLE SHOW! / BOOGIE MONSTERS

WEST END KIDS / THE MAKESHIFT ENSEMBLE…

AND LIVE MUSIC FROM:

SOPHIE BARKER / SWAN LEVITT / ORKESTA MENDOZA

JOSEPHINE AND THE ARTIZANS / THE FABULOUS LOUNGE SWINGERS

Camp Bestival’s festi-holiday feast of fun and frolics continues to grow with even more fantastic live acts, booty shaking sound system line-ups, and jubilant family entertainment joining the bill. Plus, news of a very special album performance, too.

Rob da Bank says: “I’ve waited a long time to see Leftfield perform Leftism in full, so Sunday night after Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds should be pretty special! And I really don’t believe there will be another festival this year, let alone millennia, which has the following line-up as we add The Lightning Seeds, The Crumble Lady, Julian Clary, Eats Everything, Orkesta Mendoza and David Rodigan. From reggae to kids’ pop, South American tearaway music and the camp Mr Clary it’s gonna be some festi!”

With an arsenal of big-hitting pop singles including Pure, Lucky You, and Match of the Day favourite The Life of Riley, The Lightning Seeds will be heading to Lulworth Castle to rouse the Camp Bestival crowds with what is guaranteed to be a hit-packed set. The brainchild of Liverpool legend Ian Broudie, the exuberant pop brilliance of The Lightning Seeds has seen them conquer everywhere from football terraces to indie clubs and beyond, making them firm favourites for sing-along mayhem at Camp Bestivals Pop Stars & Rock Stars extravaganza.

The good news keeps on coming as the bill for The Greatest Tent on Earth will be topped by undisputed legend, comedian, entertainer and writer Julian Clary, who, along with award-winning illustrator David Roberts, will introduce you to The Bolds, a brand-new series of adventures about a family of hyenas living in an ordinary suburban street. With wildly hilarious readings in Clary’s unique style and live drawing by Roberts there will be guaranteed laughter at this unmissable appearance.

The dancefloors of Camp Bestival are destined to be jumping all weekend long with a variety of sound system rampages suitable for all ages, including Old Skool marauding courtesy of Eats Everything back to back with hardcore legend Ellis Dee. David Rodigan’s Ram Jam will vibrate with appearances from the previously announced David Rodigan and Norman Jay MBE plus Natty Congo, DJ Q and Venum Sound. Ensuring the rug cutting medley covers all bases, the sublime Greco-Roman Soundsystem will see arms aloft attitude from Joe Goddard, JeanGa and George playing live, Full Nelson and George T. While finest purveyors of family raves across the nation, Big Fish Little Fish will see a proper Old Skool action from Alter 8’s March Archer and 2 Bad Mice, with drum n bass and jungle manoeuvres from Baker & Beale, and more special guests to be announced very soon.

There will also be even more Greatest Tent on Earth shenanigans with The Crumble Lady AKA Lorraine Bowen who was David Walliams’ Golden Buzzer winner on Britain’s Got Talent 2015, fantastic theatre with the tale of a baby fire dragon, Dotty The Dragon, colourful characters, catchy songs and puppetry from the Animalphabet team, with music by Al and Sam of The Hoosiers, and patchwork entertainment with Elmer the Elephant.

Plus, there will be poems, songs, stories, games and improvisation in a special kids’ edition of Tongue Fu, interactive theatre show Kidocracy, collective musical amusements with Mrs H and the Sing-along Band, ten times Guinness World Record-breaker, master Bubble-ologist and proud holder of no less than three Blue Peter badges, Samsam Bubbleman with his Giant Bubble Show, rocked-up nursery rhymes, action songs, and kid-friendly rock and pop favourites from Boogie Monsters, workshops and three new sets of performances from long-time Camp Bestival faves, West End Kids and Dorset-based and local to Lulworth theatre company The MakeShift Ensemble presents Fox and Rabbit’s idiots guide to the Owl and the Pussycat.

Phew….. I can’t keep up and the list of appearances keeps on updating!

Keep checking www.campbestival.net and our Facebook and Twitter for all the latest info.

Ticket Info:

Camp Bestival 2017 Weekend Tickets are on sale now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410

Adult Weekend Ticket –  £197.50*

Student Weekend Ticket – £185* / Age 13 to 17 Weekend Ticket – £125*

Age 10 to 12 Weekend Ticket – £98.75* / Age 5 to 9 Weekend Ticket – £45*

Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket – £15*

Babes in Arms (1 & Under) – FREE (but ticket required)*
*All tickets include camping from Thursday / Please refer to the Camp Bestival Ticket Terms & Conditions below
Car Parking – £20 in advance / Campervan Ticket (Field A) – £95

Caravan / Trailer Tent Ticket (Field A) – £105 

Please read T&Cs here before booking

 

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Comments

  1. Sounds like so much to see, The Lightning Seeds really brings back memories! x

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