Music lovers can get themselves excited as the this year's headliners for Camp Bestival have just been announced.

The popular Dorset festival had already confirmed its out of this world theme "intergalactic, aliens and space", but now it has confirmed a star studded list of artists to perform at the Lulworth Castle-based event.

Headline acts include Pete Tong Ibiza Classics - Jules Buckley & The Essential Orchestra, pop queen Paloma Faith and McFly with a special guest appearances from James Arthur, alongside performances from Orbital, Scissor Sisters' co-lead vocalist Jake Shears, rock band The Darkness and UK chart-topper Sophie Ellis-Bexter.

Dorset Echo: Pete Tong will headline this year's festival with his Ibiza classicsPete Tong will headline this year's festival with his Ibiza classics (Image: Camp Bestival)

The festival, taking place from July 25 until July 28, will also be welcoming a host of new activities including Space Camp, Parkour & Freerunning, Football Club, Figure Drawing, Wall Climbing and even Beekeeping.

Festival curator Rob da Bank said: “Hold on to your hats good folk of Camp Bestival Dorset, it's time for some lineup news to light up your January.

"Without further ado prepare to rave (with violins and a conductor) to Pete Tong and his Ibiza Classics, singalong to Paloma Faith, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and McFly, dance like no one’s watching to The Darkness and hear all the Scissor Sisters hits with Jake Shears and maybe save a bit of gas in your tank for special guest James Arthur.

"Oh yeah and when Mum or Dad have taken the kids to bed and you’re staying out for that extra hour or three, don your finest dance trousers for Orbital, Roger Sanchez and Gok Wan. 

"My aim with the line-up at Camp Bestival is that there’s lots for everyone but also new bands and acts you may not know yet but need to know  - so step up Flowerovlove, The K’s, Hak Baker and Dagny. See you in the fields in July.”

Dorset Echo: Last year's firework display from Lulworth Castle Last year's firework display from Lulworth Castle (Image: Camp Bestival)

The line-up also includes a collection of DJs past and present including Camp Bestival’s favourite disc jockeys Gok Wan, David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan, on top of the house legend Roger Sanchez. 

Craig Charles will also bring his Funk and Soul House Party to Lulworth as well as Aroop Roy, Daisybelle & Carly Foxx and DJ Nose It.

Hot off a UK tour, Say She She will also land in Dorset to carry out their disco-delic duties as well as singer-songwriter Tom Aspaul. 

Hak Baker is also set to appear and wow the crowds with his lyrical genius as well as indie kings The K’s.

Up and coming 16-year-old singer songwriter Flowerovlove will also make an appearance on top of Dagny, Hip Hop House Band, Coach Party, Che Mac, Mitch Santiago and Snayx.

Dorset Echo: Mr Motivator will be putting campers to work with exercise routinesMr Motivator will be putting campers to work with exercise routines (Image: Camp Bestival)

Elsewhere on the lineup, families can expect The Amy Winehouse Band, House Gospel Choir, Katie Grace, The Smyths, Old Time Sailors, The Magic Numbers, Dogshow, Ellie Sax, Tina Edwards, Fred Roberts, Ffion Rebecca Back to One, Rascal Raves and Jemma Bolt.

It also wouldn’t be Camp Bestival without The Cuban Brothers, Big Fish Little Fish, Goldierocks and all killer no filler Junior Jungle. 

Not only will there be plenty of music for campers to enjoy but a whole host of other family freindly shows are set for the weekend, including  Horrible Histories: Rotten Royals, Brainiac Live, Dick and Dom, Hacker T Dog & Katie Thistleton, and singalongs from Mr Tumble, Mister Maker, Mr Motivator, Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer and The Pop Bingo Disco.

Tickets will go on general sale at 9am, February 2, with an exclusive 48-hour presale for existing Barclaycard customers live from 9am,  January 31 until 08.59am, February 2.

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