Camp Bestival line-up announced

Camp Bestival line-up announced

Camp Bestival line-up announced

Camp Bestival line-up announced

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THIS year's Camp Besitval will be pop-tastic with Labrinth, DJ Fresh and Richard Hawley taking to the stage.

The Lulworth Castle family festival, which will take place August 1 to 4, will also see Saturday headliners Levellers and rock star Billy Bragg performing live.

Comedian Alan Davies will be providing the laughs in his first appearance at the event.

Camp Bestival organiser and Radio One DJ , Rob da Bank said: “We're literally bursting with excitement at Camp Bestival HQ as we unleash the mother of all festi-holiday line ups and our brilliant Around The World theme.

“I'm more excited than ever to be announcing our all-ages extravaganza once more. As ever it's a veritable smorgasbord of talent.

“Music-wise people are always asking for more guitars so we have Richard Hawley, Levellers and Billy Bragg, pop and dance is represented by heavyweights Labrinth and DJ Fresh and we're mega chuffed rising stars Gabrielle Aplin and Tom Odell have chosen to come to the Camp.

“Throw in some legends like Toots And The Maytals, Musical Youth and Kid Creole and we're pretty confident everyone will be dancing on the grass.”

He added: “Camp Bestival is about so much more than the main stage and we are really pleased to welcome Mr Tumble back as well as a festival exclusive from Horrible Histories and Erth's Dinosaur Zoo, whilst top comedian Alan Davies is joining us for the first time.

“Our theme for 2013 - Around The World - is a truly global, magical mystery tour of faraway lands from Indian circuses to Italian pop-up restaurants and Belgian ska bands.”

Double Mercury award nominee Richard Hawley said he is thrilled to be headlining on Friday.

He said: “I am so chuffed to have been asked to headline this festival.

“I like the fact that there's an hour's silence on the Saturday to accommodate an ancient church service, most modern festivals would give that the rods and just steam-roll over it.

“But mainly I am looking forward to making the folks happy at a great event like this - big old castle, ancient Jurassic coast, rock'n'roll, poetry and theatre.”

Festival organisers say there will be more than 100 free things for kids to do, including arts, shows, workshops and funfair.

For the first time at any festival, dance companies and schools from around the country will be entertaining visitors with contemporary performances.

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7:49pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Is it me or is everything rubbish? says...

Really, really wish that it was more affordable.

Camping from Friday will cost a family with 2 adults and 2 children will cost £556, before you have paid to park (which is £15 on the day) or bought any food or drink.
Really, really wish that it was more affordable. Camping from Friday will cost a family with 2 adults and 2 children will cost £556, before you have paid to park (which is £15 on the day) or bought any food or drink. Is it me or is everything rubbish?
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8:59pm Tue 12 Feb 13

boobooweymouth says...

Actually it is less than 400 quid for a family of four inc parking if kids are under 11. I think that is fair given the amount of entertainment on offer.
Actually it is less than 400 quid for a family of four inc parking if kids are under 11. I think that is fair given the amount of entertainment on offer. boobooweymouth
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11:41pm Tue 12 Feb 13

high68 says...

if thats the line up that sure ain't for me
if thats the line up that sure ain't for me high68
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8:53am Wed 13 Feb 13

Is it me or is everything rubbish? says...

boobooweymouth wrote:
Actually it is less than 400 quid for a family of four inc parking if kids are under 11. I think that is fair given the amount of entertainment on offer.
What a bizarre thing to say. You may as well have said "It is even cheaper if you go on your own".

My kids are over the age of 11, so if I could afford to go, it would cost over £550 for a few days entertainment. Plus it is in the summer, so it will rain.

And that is before any food or drink is purchased....
[quote][p][bold]boobooweymouth[/bold] wrote: Actually it is less than 400 quid for a family of four inc parking if kids are under 11. I think that is fair given the amount of entertainment on offer.[/p][/quote]What a bizarre thing to say. You may as well have said "It is even cheaper if you go on your own". My kids are over the age of 11, so if I could afford to go, it would cost over £550 for a few days entertainment. Plus it is in the summer, so it will rain. And that is before any food or drink is purchased.... Is it me or is everything rubbish?
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6:15pm Wed 13 Feb 13

niceonecyril says...

Is it me or is everything rubbish? wrote:
boobooweymouth wrote:
Actually it is less than 400 quid for a family of four inc parking if kids are under 11. I think that is fair given the amount of entertainment on offer.
What a bizarre thing to say. You may as well have said "It is even cheaper if you go on your own".

My kids are over the age of 11, so if I could afford to go, it would cost over £550 for a few days entertainment. Plus it is in the summer, so it will rain.

And that is before any food or drink is purchased....
I'm sure you will be sadly missed at the sell out event!
[quote][p][bold]Is it me or is everything rubbish?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boobooweymouth[/bold] wrote: Actually it is less than 400 quid for a family of four inc parking if kids are under 11. I think that is fair given the amount of entertainment on offer.[/p][/quote]What a bizarre thing to say. You may as well have said "It is even cheaper if you go on your own". My kids are over the age of 11, so if I could afford to go, it would cost over £550 for a few days entertainment. Plus it is in the summer, so it will rain. And that is before any food or drink is purchased....[/p][/quote]I'm sure you will be sadly missed at the sell out event! niceonecyril
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7:46pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Is it me or is everything rubbish? says...

It's astonishing that there are that many people with more money than sense.

However, when you look at the success of over priced shops such as Cath Kidston, perhaps it is not so astonishing after all.
It's astonishing that there are that many people with more money than sense. However, when you look at the success of over priced shops such as Cath Kidston, perhaps it is not so astonishing after all. Is it me or is everything rubbish?
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10:56pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Jules4weymouth says...

niceonecyril wrote:
Is it me or is everything rubbish? wrote:
boobooweymouth wrote:
Actually it is less than 400 quid for a family of four inc parking if kids are under 11. I think that is fair given the amount of entertainment on offer.
What a bizarre thing to say. You may as well have said "It is even cheaper if you go on your own".

My kids are over the age of 11, so if I could afford to go, it would cost over £550 for a few days entertainment. Plus it is in the summer, so it will rain.

And that is before any food or drink is purchased....
I'm sure you will be sadly missed at the sell out event!
"Sell out event" ? ,,,These families parting with upwards of £400 apiece to go and enjoy the headline acts such as, "Rock Star"? Billy Bragg" -I got all excited at "Rock Star",(I looked it up, apparently he`s an "Alternative Rock Star" plus,,Labrinth,etc,,
but hopefully some of these families with £400 plus will spread outwards and visit nearby local towns and pep up the local economy with their obvious disposable income, but I suspect they will hole themselves up in the confines of the festival and spend their money there. Camp Bestival organiser Radio 1`s "Rob Da Bank" -Good name!, I think I`ll support our new local music festival that`s just been announced and organised by local musician Jamie Pinnow and support the amazing local talent, that`s going to be on offer.
[quote][p][bold]niceonecyril[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is it me or is everything rubbish?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boobooweymouth[/bold] wrote: Actually it is less than 400 quid for a family of four inc parking if kids are under 11. I think that is fair given the amount of entertainment on offer.[/p][/quote]What a bizarre thing to say. You may as well have said "It is even cheaper if you go on your own". My kids are over the age of 11, so if I could afford to go, it would cost over £550 for a few days entertainment. Plus it is in the summer, so it will rain. And that is before any food or drink is purchased....[/p][/quote]I'm sure you will be sadly missed at the sell out event![/p][/quote]"Sell out event" ? ,,,These families parting with upwards of £400 apiece to go and enjoy the headline acts such as, "Rock Star"? Billy Bragg" -I got all excited at "Rock Star",(I looked it up, apparently he`s an "Alternative Rock Star" plus,,Labrinth,etc,, but hopefully some of these families with £400 plus will spread outwards and visit nearby local towns and pep up the local economy with their obvious disposable income, but I suspect they will hole themselves up in the confines of the festival and spend their money there. Camp Bestival organiser Radio 1`s "Rob Da Bank" -Good name!, I think I`ll support our new local music festival that`s just been announced and organised by local musician Jamie Pinnow and support the amazing local talent, that`s going to be on offer. Jules4weymouth
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