Camp Bestival announce special guest Laura Marling

It’s all go at Camp Bestival HQ! Having announced a barnstorming first round of acts last week, including two of our headliners, Blondie and Mark Ronson & the Business Intl plus some sumptuous festival exclusives from The Gruffalo (live), Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s RIVER COTTAGE CAFÉ, Gavin Turk’s House of Fairy Tales and The English National Ballet, we are jumping for joy that we can announce a very special guest appearance from multi-award winner Laura Marling at our four-day festi-holiday.

Rob da Bank says: ”Laura Marling has been a Bestival and Camp Bestival favourite from the start of her amazingly fruitful career! We absolutely can’t say enough good things about her song writing and incredible live shows, so I’m chuffed she’s coming back to Camp Bestival for a rare festival show headlining the Big Top”.

Currently enjoying an enviable winning streak, Laura Marling’s mantelpiece must be straining under the weight of her music industry backed BRIT for Best Female Solo Artist and her public-voted Shockwaves NME Award for Best Solo Artist.  Her beguiling set in the shadow of Lulworth Castle in 2009 was one of the event’s highlights, so we can’t wait for Laura to return to Camp Bestival for a rare festival appearance headlining the Big Top on Saturday night following Mark Ronson and Business Intl’s main stage show.

We’re also very excited to confirm that Labrinth will be making an appearance at this year’s Camp Bestival. The man behindTinie Tempah’s ‘Pass Out’ and ‘Frisky’, Labrinth is just about the hottest producer on the block right now, getting the likes of Simon Cowell so hot under the collar that Labrinth was the first non-talent show act signed to Syco in six years. Nine-piece skank masters Gentlemmen’s Dub Club have a history of tearing up crowds making their sublime journey through ska and reggae adding a large dose of soul along the way. Definitely a band not to miss. DJ and Singer-Songwriter Yasmin is also confirmed, having hit the charts collaborating with Devlin on his Top 20 hit ‘Runaway’ and caused a critical stir with her debut single ‘On My Own’ big things are expected of Yasmin. Six minds playing music to best portray the thoughts of Jean Jacques Rousseau using the medium of pop music, Yaaks will be making their Camp Bestival debut, Modestep will make your brain wobble with their speaker smashing live dubstep action and Jaguar Skills will rock the ones and twos bringing his revenge of the ninja flavour.

The success of people power at last year’s Bestival and Camp Bestival continues this year not only with the previously announced Camp Bestival Allstars but also with the Camp Bestival Family Talent Show who are looking for you and your family’s good old fashioned raw Hi de Hi Talent – sign up onsite at the Little Big Top before Saturday Lunch time and you will get a 3 minute slot in our Family Talent Show – to be judged by old fashioned celebrity Talent on Sunday – with the winners receiving lunch at River Cottage Cafe and a £200 merchandising voucher!

Other amazing attractions will include Amoeba To Zebra written and performed by Being 747 a natural history musical 4.6billion years in the making, Heavenly Healing Camp Bestival’s amazing massage & therapy sanctuary, the Come Dancing classes in the Black Dahlia Tent in Magic Meadow. The Flying Seagulls Charity Tent will have clowns and entertainers on hand to help, guide and keep everyone laughing. In keeping with our Medieval fancy dress theme theKnights of Lulworth Castle with be performing death-defying Jousting, there will be stunning stunts at the Freestyle Sports Park, the fantastic Insect Circus, plus giving parents a chance for a break the wonderful Boutique Babysitting will return to Camp Bestival.  The weekend will be rounded off by an amazing firework spectacular accompanied by a special Rob da Bank set that will be beyond jaw dropping.

With our amazing Sunday night headliner still to announce and lots more fun and games in the pipeline remember to for more details and the most up-to-the-minute news.

Ticketline: /// 0844 888 4410
Adult Weekend Ticket (inc. camping) – £170
Student Weekend Ticket (inc. camping) – £160
For full-time students only. Valid NUS or ISIC ID required at the box office – no other student ID accepted.
Age 11 to 17 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping) – £85.00
Age 11 to 17 Weekend Tickets are for anyone aged 11 to 17 on 29/07/2011. These ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21
Age 10 and Under Weekend Ticket (inc. camping) – FREE (BUT YOU MUST OBTAIN A TICKET)
One ticket holding parent or guardian can only accompany up to 4 people under the age of 18.
Campervan Ticket – £65 (per vehicle)
Advance Car Parking – £10 (per vehicle)
Thursday Camping Ticket details:
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Adult Thursday Camping Ticket – £10
Age 11 to 17 Thursday Camping Ticket – £5
Age 10 and Under Thursday Camping Ticket – FREE (BUT YOU MUST OBTAIN A

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