FATBOY Slim, Groove Armada, Kelis and Sophie Ellis-Bextor are among the headline acts announced for Camp Bestival 2021.

The festival will return next year to Lulworth Castle from July 29 to August 1.

The weekend spectacular was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but organisers said they were delighted to announce a spectacular comeback next year.

Vengaboys, Louise Redknapp, The Wurzles and Heather Small are among other musical acts lined up to perform at the movie-themed event, whilst children will be entertained by Dick and Dom, Sam & Mark, Mr Tumble and Mister Maker & Rebecca Keatley.

A standalone comedy tent will be set up in the castle grounds featuring Dom Joly and Irvine Welsh, whilst Fred Siriex, of Channel 4’s First Dates fame, will curate the festival’s food and drinks offering.

A new ‘clubby’ area for teenagers, a cinema and high wire will also feature for the first time.

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A spokesman for the festival said: "When we originally announced our Movies theme, we didn’t quite expect 2020 to be the kind of show-stopper it became.

"But if there’s one thing we’ve learned it’s that you’ve got to keep rolling. So, we are very pleased indeed to announce the return of Camp Bestival, back in the spacious grounds of Lulworth Castle.

"Scored by the very best music acts around and bursting with blockbuster action, don’t miss out on Camp Bestival 2021 because we mean it when we say ‘action’."

Co-curators Josie and Rob da Bank added: “Take two indeed! Take one was looking pretty good through the lens but take two is taking things to a whole new level with some amazing new additions to our cast.

“Step up very special guest Kelis making a huge comeback at the moment, the best maître d’ in the world Fred Sirieix helping us curate our food offerings, add in Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess live, a proper standalone comedy tent, a new clubby space for parents and teens and loads more fresh ideas … and, of course, the fans’ favourite Venagboys are back. 

“We asked you guys and you voted for the return of the Vengabus. We want Camp Bestival 2021 to be the best family festival you’ve ever witnessed, so we hope to see you at the Castle!

View headliners and the full list of performers at Camp Bestival 2021 through this link

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A host of options are available for camping on site, with adult weekend tickets costing £180.

The Barclaycard ticket pre-sale starts today while general ticket sales start at 10am on Friday, October 2.

For more information and to book tickets, call 0844 888 0444 or visit www.campbestival.net