Camp Bestival 2017 – The First Official Lineup!

Camp Bestival was definitely one of the highlights of last year for us! We had the best time ever! Certainly lives up to it’s name!

As soon as we got back the kids were talking about going again next year…. and now that Christmas is over and the new year is well under way, it’s already coming up in conversation!

The excitement is building now too as I’ve started to receive the very first emails sharing what we can expect from Camp Bestival 2017 and it’s looking pretty darn good if you ask me!!

Camp Bestival 2017

The theme this year is ….

‘POP STARS & ROCK STARS’

Sounds cool doesn’t it?

Celebrating their landmark tenth festi-holiday in style, Camp Bestival gets its rocks off with a theme guaranteed to get the whole family dancing all weekend long. Yes, Pop Stars & Rock Stars is the game and 27th – 30th July 2017 is the date you can’t miss this summer!

Unabashed pop kid and rock n roll believer Rob da Bank says: “Who hasn’t dreamed about busting a move like James Brown, getting into spandex like Kylie, glittering up like Ziggy Stardust or going a bit more sensible like Blur? Well, its time to get into the dressing up box, be a bit brave and get ready for Camp Bestival 2017… now where’s my meat dress?!

In among all the crazy excesses of music, theatre, family shows, fairground attractions, outdoor activities, poets, authors, comics and amazing food, you will never miss an opportunity to bust out the glitter and spandex and the Pop Stars & Rock Stars theme is the perfect chance to indulge your fantasies and celebrate your musical heroes.

The first wave of Pop Stars & Rock Stars announced to headline have also been announced and they are….

MARK RONSON

HOLLY JOHNSON (SPECIAL GUEST)

ALL SAINTS / LEFTFIELD / LOUISA JOHNSON

THE BOOTLEG BEATLES

There will be family attractions in the way of :

SCHOOL OF ROCK – THE MUSICAL (UK Festival exclusive)

MR TUMBLE / HISTORIC ROYAL PALACES PRESENTS TUDORS ON TOUR

DICK AND DOM MAIN STAGE EXCLUSIVE & SILENT DISCO HOSTS

DJ BBQ AT THE FEAST COLLECTIVE

DJs & Soundsystems:

SKREAM / DAVID RODIGAN PRESENTS RAM JAM

RAINDANCE / BIG FISH LITTLE FISH

Plus fun stuff:

GIANT KIDS’ DISCO WITH THE WORLD’S LARGEST DISCO BALL

 UK FESTIVAL AIR GUITAR CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Pop Stars & Rock Stars theme is getting everyone excited and Camp Bestival’s epic tenth anniversary bash is already set to be unforgettable, with an unbeatable combo of music, themed activities and family sensations, all at a castle campsite by the sea. This is just the first wave of acts for 2017, so you’d be mad to miss out on the best festi-holiday ever at Lulworth Castle next July.

Mark Ronson is unquestionably the king of pop right now, he will be headlining the Castle stage on Friday night. The A-list’s favourite DJ, Mark’s set will be a non-stop hit parade from Amy Winehouse to Bruno Mars, so make sure you pack your dancing shoes and feel like a pop star at Mark’s own Camp Bestival house party!

The first big kids show for 2017 – yes, it’s School of Rock – The Musical! Don’t miss this very special UK festival exclusive appearance from the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s amazing new musical based on the classic 2003 film.

There’s plenty more pop goodness with main stage appearances from the ‘90s coolest girl band, All Saints, Frankie Goes to Hollywood icon Holly Johnson, techno lords Leftfield, X Factor 2015 winner Louisa Johnson and the world’s most fab-tastic tribute band, The Bootleg Beatles.

But Camp is all about the kids and we have tons of entertainment, including Camp Bestival legend Mr Tumble, the return of Historic Royal Palaces’ Tudors on Tour, TV tearaways Dick and Dom, who will be making an exclusive main stage appearance and rocking the Silent Disco, and the inimitable DJ BBQ who will host The Feast Collective. We’ll also have loads of fun stuff including a Giant Kids’ Disco with the World’s Largest Disco Ball, and the inaugural UK Festival Air Guitar Championships.

Dick and Dom say: “So, we’ve had enough of Rob da Bank hanging around our front door begging us to come back, so… WE’RE BACK!!!! 2017 will see us being flipping ace on the main stage (as usual) making people laugh (and cry (as usual)) and… and… AND, it’s ‘DICK V DOM’ on the decks for the silent disco.

If you’re looking for some proper hands in the air moments, Camp Bestival’s favourite disco destination Bollywood will be playing host to the likes of beat vagabond Skream, reggae and dance hall deity David Rodigan, who will present Ram Jam, and old school rave pioneers Raindance. Plus, there will be the essential rave preparation for the youth courtesy of Big Fish Little Fish.

Also the SATURDAY HEADLINERS NOW REVEALED……

MADNESS!

Truly one of the best rock or pop bands that Britain has ever seen, Camp Bestival are very pleased indeed to announce that Madness will be Saturday night headliners at our tenth birthday bash. With their critically acclaimed top five album, Can’t Touch Us Now, enjoying its ninth week on the official UK album chart, the nutty boys are in finest fettle and will take to the Castle Stage to treat the crowd to some full flavour party behaviour with their almost endless litany of classic pop, sing-along favourites and skanking wonders including Baggy Trousers, House of Fun, Wings of a Dove and many more. The very essence of good times, Madness will be unmissable on Saturday night at Camp Bestival!

In a fetching pair of Baggy Trousers, Rob da Bank says: “Madness have always been up there in terms of rocking UK bands but weirdly the last few years has seen them get even better live. I’ve had the pleasure of listening to their music for the past four decades, DJing for their House of Common festi, warming up for them at this very same festival a few years back and being chased round the campsite by Suggs in the middle of the night. These guys are dangerous and we can’t wait to get ‘em back for Camp Bestival”.

 

More live music from:

ANNE-MARIE / REVEREND AND THE MAKERS / SKINNY LISTER

LOUIS BERRY / THE SKINTS / LAURA OAKES / FLAMINGODS / T’PAU / THE CHRISTIANS

Kids creativity and family fun:

MISTER MAKER / THE BEAR & THE PIANO LIVE IN THE DINGLY DELL /

THE LOVE BOT / THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BOUNCY CASTLE

BESTIVAL INFLATABLE CHURCH & WEDDING DISCO /

SPINNEY HOLLOW / THE INSECT CIRCUS PRES. THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH /

CARAVANSERAI / ART TOWN: POP STARS & ROCK STARS CREATIONS /

MARAWA’S MAJORETTES / BESTIVAL BLUECOATS /

Plus big Disco’s with the world’slargest glitter ball:

LATE NIGHT DISCOS – FRIDAY: SARA COX PRESENTS JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH 80s /

CLINT BOON (INSPIRAL CARPETS) BIG BOONARMY BASH /

SATURDAY: BARRY PETERS’ HALIFAX HOSPITAL RADIO LIVE! /

SUNDAY: BEZ (HAPPY MONDAYS) INDIE DISCO TO HACIENDA HOUSE SET /

DAILY: BIG KIDS’ DISCO WITH DJs ROB DA BANK & FRIENDS /

TEEN BIG DISCO PARTY – GRIME, HIP-HOP, ROCK &POP WITH SPECIAL GUEST DJs

More DJ sets from:

EATS EVERYTHING (OLD SKOOL SET) / SHADOW CHILD /

GRECO ROMAN SOUNDSYSTEM / RAINDANCE: ALTERN-8, DANIEL BILLY BUNTER, SHADES OF RHYTHM, DJ FAYDZ, LIQUID, RACHEL WALLACE, 2 BAD MICE /

LADY JANE BONGO / JIM8TRACK / DJ DAPPER DAN / DR DJ & BOLLYWOOD DANCERS /

Firing up your imagination and getting creative is a big part of the Camp Bestival experience. From dressing up as Pop Stars & Rock Stars, getting your glitter on in Art Town and woodworking in Spinney Hollow to awesomely entertaining circus acrobats, wondrous theatre shows and the simple joys of cavorting with your nearest and dearest, the possibilities for creative play are everywhere in the tenth anniversary festi-holiday wonderland. So, delve into the innovative and inspirational and get creative and be free! And once your inner-artist is content, grab your dancing shoes and join in for record breaking disco ball action!

Rob da Bank says: “The Camp Bestival story continues to hot up with Anne-Marie and Reverend and the Makers joining the party. We are also hiring a ruddy huge crane to bring you the World’s Largest Disco Ball, and not just with any old DJs, but with a stellar cast of late night party starters from Sara Cox and the Inspiral Carpets’ Clint Boon to our mate Bez and a brand-new teen night too… see you at the castle”.

He’s the king of kids’ TV when it comes to things to make and do, so Camp Bestival are super-excited to announce that Mister Maker will be making his debut at this year’s Camp Bestival. A wellspring of inventiveness and a master of colour and shapes, Mister Maker is a sure-fire source of inspiration when it comes to creative play!

The Bear & the Piano live in the Dingly Dell…. very excited about this! Winner of 2016’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for Best Illustrated Book, don’t miss this series of magical storytelling sessions, craft and musical workshops based on David Litchfield’s beautiful story of friendship.

There’ll also be jaw-dropping spectacles including amorous automaton, The Love Bot, the return of the World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle and the Bestival Inflatable Church & Wedding Disco. And there will be craftsmanship and wood carving galore in Spinney Hollow, bugtastic acrobatics as The Insect Circus presents the Greatest Show on Earth, and the ramshackle wonders of Caravanserai.

Don’t miss the daily Kids’ Disco every evening, with Rob da Bank & friends getting the tots rocking. And there will be some proper late night disco action for mums and dads too. Friday night’s Big Disco action will come courtesy of Sara Cox presents Just Can’t Get Enough 80s with a luxuriance of big-haired dancefloor gems, and Inspiral Carpets’ Clint Boon with his Big Boonarmy Bash playing hits from the cream of the indie scene. Saturday will see misunderstood broadcasting genius Barry Peters (AKA The Cuban Brothers’ main man Miguel) taking yacht rock to improbable new heights with Halifax Hospital Radio Live, while Sunday’s refulgent rave-up will have us throwing shapes to Happy Monday’s legend Bez and his Indie Disco to Hacienda House Set. And making sure there’s dancefloor action for everyone, there’ll also have a Teen Big Disco Party – featuring grime, hip-hop, rock and pop with some special guest DJs.

Upping Camp Bestival’s tenth anniversary dance game big time, there will be booty shaking sets from Eats Everything who will be going on an old skool trip, bass-led grooves from Shadow Child and Greco Roman Soundsystem, while hardcore behaviour is to be expected from Raindance who will be winding up the whistle posse with Altern-8, Daniel Billy Bunter, Shades of Rhythm, DJ Faydz, Liquid, Rachel Wallace and 2 Bad Mice. Plus, there’ll be hip-swinging manoeuvres from Lady Jane Bongo, Jim8track, DJ Dapper Dan and Dr DJ & Bollywood Dancers.

She’s queen of the charts having just spent nine weeks on the top spot with Rockabye her collaboration with Clean Bandit, so Camp Bestival are over the moon to reveal that Anne-Marie will be helping to celebrate their tenth anniversary! An undeniable superstar, Anne Marie has a history of blowing crowds away whenever she plays, so hold on to your hats when she hits the Castle stage for what will be an unmissable set of sublime pop music! And ensuring there’s plenty more live music across the weekend there will also be performances from Sheffield quintet Reverend and The Makers, sea shanty super stars Skinny Lister, tastemakers’ top pick Louis Berry, Brit-reggae quartet The Skints, The Voice star Laura Oakes, exotic psychedelia from Flamingods, the veritable heart and soul of the 80s T’Pau and Liverpool’s finest The Christians.

There are plenty more music, kids entertainment and family attractions to be announced, including one more headliner and lots more pop, rock and dance delights plus, seven arenas filled with amazing fun, delicious food & drink, relaxing therapies and top notch facilities catering for your family’s needs, so keep your eyes peeled for more info coming soon and keep checking www.campbestival.net and our  Facebookand Twitter for all the latest info.

Ticket Info:

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

WEEKLY PAYMENT PLAN

The Camping Bestival 2017 Weekly Payment Plan is on sale now. Use our 30-week payment plan from £5 per week. Book online via Ticketline only.

CAMP BESTIVAL 2017 EARLY BIRD WEEKEND TICKET PRICES

Adult Weekend Ticket – £175*

Student Weekend Ticket – £165* / Age 13 to 17 Weekend Ticket – £105*

Age 10 to 12 Weekend Ticket – £80* / Age 5 to 9 Weekend Ticket – £30*

Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket – £10*

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) – £90

Caravan / Trailer Tent Ticket (Field A) – £100

T&Cs here before booking

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