Sir Tom Jones leads this years Larmer Tree Festival lineup

We're delighted to announce returning stars this year, with Sir Tom Jones once again topping the bill and opening the festival on Wednesday 15th July. He will be followed on Thursday by another returning Larmer Tree band, Levellers, dynamic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela on Friday, Femi Kution Saturday and Jimmy Cliff on Sunday.

Truly something for everyone, this festival is hosted at the idyllic Larmer Tree Gardens on the Wiltshire/Dorset border, replete with roaming peacocks and Victorian pagodas, and showcases music acts that span all genres including rock, folk, World, swing, soul and pop. Hilarious comedy acts are featured, as are live DJs, unique shopping areas, performance art, therapy gardens, comfy camping, art installations, fancy dress, activities for children, award-winning festival food and local brewery suppliers. It being the 25th anniversary, there are a number of surprises planned to make this the best edition yet. 

Boomtown Fair 2014 SOLD OUT

BoomTown Fair has sold out for the sixth year in a row! Even after increasing the capacity by over 20% to 38,000, this ever popular event has shifted all of the tickets to the annual Fair and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down! With an astonishing array of musical genres covered by the headliners alone; The Cat Empire, NOFX, Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, Shaggy, The Skatalites, Tinariwen, Bellowhead, New Model Army, Alabama 3, Lady Saw, Raggasonic, Afro Celt Sound System alongside 400 more artists, this juggernaut of a festival truly does deliver across the board!

BoomTown Fair isn’t your average UK festival, offering its attendees or ‘residents’ a fully interactive pop-up city with boulevards of buildings to explore and various venues to get thoroughly stuck into. The fair has a hugely theatrical feel and delves into the attendee’s psyche to unlock the feelings of childlike wonderment and fantasy, and with the increased revenue from ticket sales being directly reinvested into the artistic and theatrical elements, BoomTown has further built upon its boundary pushing creative environment!! With hundreds of walkabout and sideshow performers, intricate and engaging sets as well as an ethical ethos and a disregard for the norm, over the past six years BoomTown Fair has established itself as one the UKs most spectacular events and unlike any other on the scene at the moment!

With the Fair a few days away it’s time to sum up what to expect at this year’s event, all the new areas, the old favourites and the stealthy shenanigans! New areas to keep an eye open for this year include the Wild West Street, which comes fully stocked with two watering holes, the Crazy Calamities and the Rusty Spur, a rogue Sherriff and some Hill-Billy Bluegrass bands on hand to provide the perfect soundtrack! Across the way in the OldTown district, the ginormous Pirate Ship, The Jolly Dodger has landed and will be the host of many a Pirate band including a full on Pirate Takeover on the Sunday of the festival. The Old Mines will be presiding over the wholesome Whistlers Green District with world class folk artists such as Bellowhead, Tinariwen and Afro Celt Sound System. As you might expect from BoomTown, nothing is totally traditional, much like the festival itself, the acts picked are known for pushing the boundaries and adding their own twist on things!!

BoomTown Fair will return to Matterley Estate from 7th – 10th August with a theme of Outrageous Carnival connecting the nine individual districts, the streets of BoomTown are once again going to be awash with amazing sets, colourful characters and creative communities!

Boomtown Fair announce over 400 new bands

Boomtown Fair unleashes a massive lineup announcement with over 400 artists joining this years lineup.  Check out who joins the far this summer!

Irish-African fusion Afro Celt Sound System, French gypsy gyrators Babylon Circus, pioneering banging bass producer Eats Everything andAmerican ska innovators, The Toasters and Voodoo Glow Skulls. These top notch international acts will appear alongside all previously announced artists including; The Cat Empire, NOFX, Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, Tinariwen, Bellowhead, Tipper, Raggasonic and hundreds more, plus there is still one extra special Saturday night headliner still to be unveiled!

All eight of the district line ups have now been released covering a huge and diverse range of acts and genres from all over the world: Blues from Mali and Jamaica, dancehall from France and Bermuda, gypsy from Spain and Australia, electro-swing from Italy and Switzerland, big brass bands from Rajasthan and New Orleans, Afro-Funk from Wales and Columbia, Pirate bands from Holland and Texas, ska out of Sweden and Scotland and folk-punks from Canada and Ireland to name just a few! See below for an overview of each district and some of the musical highlights to keep an eye open for!

OldTown District can be found beyond the hustle and bustle of the Town Centre, it houses the ramshackle remnants of the glory days amongst the dilapidated buildings of this once the thriving port from BoomTown’s rise to greatness, however OldTown has long since been the dwelling of pirates and despicable souls!! Saturday will see a full on Pirate takeover of all venues and stages of OldTown, with a total influx of all things pirate! Swashbuckling their way through all the pirate madness are other acts include; Russkaja, WooHoo Revue, The DestroyersDiving for Sunken Treasureand Tako Lako.

Mayfair Avenue is the hub of high class with its swanky electro-swing clubs and live swing bands, venues include; The Ballroom, The Gentlemen’s Club and Bump (Roller Disco). Get ready for the hottest party in town as the Masked Ball will be swooping into the streets of MayFair on Sunday evening! Top acts to be found mingling with the BoomTown glitterati are: Klischée, The Sweet Life Society and Electric Swing Circus, Smokey Joe & The Kid.

ChinaTown is filled with the most ‘avin it levels of punk: ska punk, rockin’ punk, folk punk and polka punk, as well as a healthy dollop of ‘hell jazz‘n’roll’ thrown in for good measure! The venues include the ChinaTown Courtyard and Devil Kicks Dancehall, acts heading up the bill for the weekend comprise of ground-breaking American Ska band, Voodoo Glow Skulls, pioneering their blend of hard-core and ska these stalwarts have been striding it out since the mid-80s and will give the Devil Kick’s Dancehall one almighty a closing party as the last band on Sunday night! Over on the ChinaTown Courtyard are Jaya the Cat, treating the ChinaTown folks to an uncompromising and original mix of reggae, punk rock and ska!

Whistlers Green has recently been upgraded and rejuvenated. This culture oozing zone of BoomTown is on hand to soothe your aching soul with some of the very best this globe has to offer in folk, blues and world music, all within its very own main stage, The Old Mines. Along with headliners multi-award winning Afro Celt Sound System, Tinarwen, Bellowhead and Playing for Change there will be lesser known, but equally absorbing artists such as Beans on ToastTreacherous Orchestra, Dizraeli & the Small Gods, Sam Lee & Friends and many more. This area will be providing the soundtrack to a perfect summer’s day with uplifting melodies and triumphant tunes!

Wild West, amongst the dusty streets and housed in the rickety buildings of this freshly re-discovered area of BoomTown, the ultimate in Hillbilly, Bluegrass, Cajun, Yehaa, Cowpunk, Dirty Blues and of course Scrumpy & Western can be found! Heading up the bill is harmonica and beatboxing blues guru, Son of Dave, festival regulars Pronghorn and along with some of the very best band names on the scene:Lumberjack Cowboy Heartbreak Trucking Company, Screamin' Miss Jackson and the Slap Ya Mama Big Band and Johnny Cage and the Voodoo Groove to mention just a few!!!

TrenchTown not only boasts the best in dub, reggae, dancehall and jungle, but possibly three of the most notable stages that any one district alone has to offer, withThe Lion’s Den Aztec temple, Tangled Roots forest party and the Hidden Woodssun-drenched clearing. TrenchTown is where reggae legends Jimmy Cliff and The Wailers can be found alongside many up and coming gems including Bermudan dancehall MC Uzimon with his borderline parody lyrics that are as funny as they are clever and Brushy One String, if sunshine and smiles were to be combined in human form it would be Brushy and his guitar’s one string of happiness!

DownTown hosts some of the most popular venues for late night shenanigans including Arcadia, BoomBox, the Dance Off, The Bodyshop and ASBO Disco.Lurking within these seedy establishments is the very best in breaks, break-core, drum’n’bass, garage, gabba, grime, jungle etc… Featuring on amongst 100’s of other is one of the most exhilarating talents to come out of the scene in recent times,Rockwell! There will also be a full on Old Skool takeover of DownTown with 2 Bad Mice, Altern8, Billy Bunter, Ray Keith and Aphrodite on the Sunday night.

Barrio Loco, the winning district at the 2013 elections, showcases dirty bass in its multitude of venues including Poco Loco & Circo Baile. With the newest headliner on the bill, the omnivorous beat-maker Eats Everything, currently at the forefront of an emerging wave of talented producers to come out of the West Country’s bass epicentre Bristol, helping define an entirely new genre of forward-thinking underground musicAlong with other amazing dance music frontrunners, Special Request, Stanton Warriors, Ms Dynamite and many more!!

Headliners for the festival include:The Cat Empire, NOFX, Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, Tinariwen, Bellowhead, Afro Celt Sound System, Playing for Change, Raggasonic, Lady Saw, UK Allstars World Debut, Babylon Circus, Toasters, Tipper, Boddika, Special Request, Eats Everything and many more.

OLDTOWN (Jolly Dodger and Town Centre)

Babylon Circus / Russkaja / WooHoo Revue / The Destroyers / La Selva Sur / Rupa & the April Fishes / Sonido Vegetal / Tako Lako / The Baghdaddies / Gypsy Hill / Tom Mason and The Blue Buccaneers / Diving For Sunken Treasure / Gentle Mystics / Veeblefetzer & The Manigolds / Pyrates! / Zorita / Vagalatschk / Gorgeous George / The Penny Black Remedy / Duncan Disorderly & The Scallywags / Drunken Balordi / Seas Of Mirth / Calico Jack / Tantz / Buffo's Wake / The Jack Ratts / East Town Pirates / La Mort Subite / INC.A / Fastabenj / Goulash Disko DJs / Balkan Hotsteppers / DJ Luca Vaga / Petrol Molotov / Emily Dust

CHINATOWN (ChinaTown Court Yard & Devils Kicks Dancehall)

NOFX / The Toasters /  Voodoo Glow Skulls / Demented Are Go / Mad Sin / Sonic Boom Six / Morning Glory / The Filaments / The Dreadnoughts / Long Tall Texans / Culture Shock / Koffin Kats / Inner Terrestrials Freddie Notes /  Lee Thompson Ska Band / Sonido Vegetal / RDF / P.A.I.N / Jaya The Cat / Uptown Ska Collective / Babyhead / Phoenix City Allstars + Rhoda Dakar / The Hotknives / The Pressure Tenants / Original High Five / Will & The People / Beer Orchestra / Blood or Whiskey / Ferocious Dog / Magnus Puto / Random Hand / NewTown Kings / Imperial Leisure / First Degree Burns / Bombskare / Buster Shuffle / The Talks / Dinamo / Anti Vigilante / Dirty Revolution / New Groove Formation/ The Indecision / The Delegators / Popes Of Chillitown / / Roughneck Riot/ Oscillator / Counting Coins / The Snare / Skarsoles / Killamonjambo / The Stiff Joints / Smokey Bastard / Faintest Idea/ Karma Party / ChainSka Brassika / Defektors / The Trojans / The Meow Meows / Will Tun & The Wasters / Largo Embargo / King Punch / Autonomads / Mad Apple Circus /  Atterkop / Smiling Ivy. Last Gang In Town DJs.

MAYFAIR AVENUE (The Gentlemen’s Club, Town Hall, Casino, Fitz-Slone Manor)

The Cat Empire / [dunkelbunt] & Secret Swing Society / Hot 8 Brass Band / Tape Five / Sam & The Womp / Molotov Jukebox / AlgoRhythmik / Klischée / The Sweet Life Society / Hackney Colliery Band / The Carny Villains / Electric Swing Circus / Tankus The Henge / Renegade Brass Band / Dutty Moonshine / Kid Kasino & Shea Soul / DJ Switch / Smokey Joe & The Kid / Bad Capitano / Odjbox / DJ Chris Tofu / World's Tallest DJ / Professor Elemental / The Woohoo Revue / [email protected] In The [email protected] / Big Swing Soundsystem feat. Hypeman Sage / Gabby Young & Other Animals / Harleighblu / Formidable Vegetable Sound System / Elle & The Pocket Belles + Mista Trick / Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra / Jamie Berry / Ecklektik Mick / Chicken Brothers / The Dirty Gentleman / Jon Bongly / Castro / Fresh Dixie Project / Madame Electrifie / Tim Arisu / Phat Bollards / The Ouse Valley Singles Club / Dirty Old Folkers / Rogora Khart / Hot Tin Roofs / The Lounge Kittens / Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band / The Black Kat Boppers / Lunatrix / DJR / A Ray Of Charles /Temple Funk Collective / El-Camino / The Recks / Imperial Works / Big Red Ass / Mr Tea and the Minions / Noah's House Band / Freakeasy Cabaret / Swing Dance Classes

TRENCHTOWN (The Lion’s Den, Hidden Woods, Tangled Roots)

Jimmy Cliff / The Wailers / Lady Saw / UK Allstars: Congo Natty, Tippa Irie, Daddy Freddy, Top Cat, General Levy, Tenorfly, Sweetie Irie, Congo Dubz and Nanci & Phoebe / Raggasonic / Chronixx & Zinc / Fence Redemption / Warrior King / Easy Star Allstars: Dub Side Of The Moon / Irie Maffia / The Skints / Dawn Penn / Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band / Robbo Ranx w/ Stylo G + Sister Nancy / Hollie Cook / Brushy One String / Raging Fyah / Ed Solo / Aries b2b Marcus Visionary ft Navigator MC / Benny Page & Mc Sye / Daddy Skitz & Rodney P present 'Original Fever'. A UK Hip Hop Reggae Showcase, Million Dan, Deadly Hunta, Darrison, Buggsy plus special guests / Trojan Soundsytem / Iration Steppas / Channel One / The Heatwave / Mungos Hi-fi ft Parly B & Charlie P / Soom T / Wrongtom & Ragga Twins / Vic Ruggerio (The Slackers) / Don Letts / Poirier / Jus Now / Pama International / YT & Mr Williamz & The Inner Heart Band / Mouse Outfit feat. Dr Syntax & Sparkz / Digital Nyabinghi / Liondub / Jacky Murda / onlyjoe / Nick Manasseh & Brother Culture / Dubkasm & Solo Banton / Max Powa & Tuffist / Uzimon / By The Rivers / Capitol 1212 / The Drop / Dubheart / Red I Hi-Fi feat. Fox & Kathika / Slowly Rolling Camera / Illbilly Hitech / Barley Mob / Talisman / UNIT 137 / Dub Smugglers / Lionpulse / Dutty Inspectors / Blackstar Dub Collective / Captain Accident / Danny T & Tradesman / Ed West & Parly B / Kelvin 373 & Gardna / Kayanites / One Roots / Shanty / Bahia / Steel City Rhythm / Trinity Lo-Fi / Derw The Damaja / Backyard Rhythm Orchestra / Ben Russell And The Charmers

WHISTLERS GREEN (The Old Mines)

Tinariwen / Bellowhead / Afro Celt Sound System / Playing For Change / Eliza Carthy / Chas & Dave / Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit / Dub FX / The Bad Shepherds / Treacherous Orchestra / Sam Lee & Friends / 3 Daft Monkeys / Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate / Dizraeli & The Small Gods / Beans On Toast / Skinny Lister / La Chiva Gantiva / Urban Folk Quartet / Diving For Sunken Treasure / Rupa & The April Fishes / The John Langan Band / John Fairhurst / The Babar Luck World Citizen Folk Band / London Afrobeat Collective / Afriquoi / Jaipur Kawa Brass Band / Roberta Pia (The Banana Sessions) / CoCo and the Butterfields / Echo + The Empress / The Odd Folk / Dirty Old Folkers / The Fontanas / Toby Thompson / Rumba de Bodas / Perkie / Afro Cluster / Pachango / Miss Maud's Folly / Gypsy Rebel Rabble / Poor Old Dogs / Rusty Shackle / Jess McAllister / La Morte Subite / Ratbags / Adam Kammerling / Wandering Word Poetry Slam

WILD WEST (Rusty Spur & Crazy Calamities)

Hayseed Dixie / Son of Dave/ Pronghorn / Boot Hill Allstars / Rob Heron And The Teapad Orchestra / Cut A Shine Hoedown / Wille and The Bandits / Stompin Dave Allen / Grizzly & The Grasshoppers / The Skimmity Hitchers/ Winter Mountain / The Vagaband/ CC Smugglers / Dirty Cello / JohnnyCage! & The Voodoo Groove / The Doghouse Boat Boys / Chicken Shed Zeppelin / Howlin' Lord / Dr Bluegrass and the Illbilly 8 / Lumberjack Cowboy Heartbreak Trucking Company / Screamin' Miss Jackson and the Slap Ya Mama Big Band / The Montgomerys / The Paper Trains / The Jimmy Hillbillies / Feral Mouth/ land of the giants/ Smiley & The Underclass / Captain Accident / Love Street / The Buffalo Skinners / The Recks/ Crinkle Cuts/ Solko/ Cut Capers/ Carnivala! / Slightly Offensive Steve / The Inexplicables/ Beneath the Reef/ Tree House Fire/ Junior Bill and the Scallies / Shanty / The Piratones/ Backyard Rhythm Orchestra / Broken Boat/ La Mort Subite/ House Of Commoners / Fat Sandwich / Ben Russell And The Charmers / Josephine and The Artizans / Fast Decline / Gecko

BARRIO LOCO (Circa Ballie & Poco Loco)

Eats Everything / Boddika / Special Request / Friend Within / Dub Phizix & Strategy / Ms Dynamite / Kry Wolf / Stanton Warriors / Mele' & Slick Don / Zed Bias / Om Unit / My Nu Leng / Swindle & Royal T / Kahn & Neek / Sam Binga & Redders / Dj Champion / Chimpo / The Busy Twist / Clear Soul Forces / Dr Meaker / Lady Leshurr / Mystro & Cut La Vis / The Mouse Outfit feat. Dr Syntax & Sparkz / JFB / Lazy Habits / Skittles (Live Band) / Dizraeli & Downlow / Mr Woodnote Feat Fernquest + Lil Rhys / Jman / Double Drop / The Allergies / Sophistafunk / The Scribes / Granville Sessions / Endoflevelbaddie / The Fire Beneath The Sea / Mr Phormula Feat. Dybl & DJ E-Ratik / Gardna / Kimberely Newell / Jives (Boom Bap/Sensi-Tize)

DOWNTOWN (The Body Shop, Leisure Centre, Arcadia, ASBO Disco)

Tipper / Black Sun Empire / Opiuo / Aphrodite / Rockwell / Proxy / Audio / Optiv & Btk / Altern8 / Freefall Collective / Atomic Drop / Ray Keith & Carasel MC / Slipmatt & Billy Bunter / 2 Bad Mice / Slamboree Soundsystem / Sub Slayers Takeover (King Yoof & Jay Cunning) / Cause 4 Concern / Bong Ra / North Base / Odjbox / Itchy & Skratchy / Machine Code / Chris Liberator / Dj Producer B2b Death Machine / Se7en Deadly Breaks / Krossbow / Defunk / Caski / Benton / Amy Becker / B-Side / Shepdog / Jinx In Dub / Turntable Dubbers / Mr Benn / Jam Baxter & Dirty Dike / Uncle Dugs / Rowland The Bastard / Panacea / Detest

Boomtown Fair 2014 headliners announced

First up, is the welcome return to the UK festival circuit after a seven year hiatus, The Cat Empire! Other headliners of this incredibly diverse festival include one of the biggest names in Californian ska-punk NOFX, the most well-known band in the history of reggae The Wailers, another reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, Grammy Award winning Mali musicians Tinariwen, eight-time winners at the BBC Folk awards Bellowhead and at the other end of the musical spectrum; queen of the dancehall Lady Saw, French ragga supremoes Raggasonic, the world debut outing of the UK Allstars, electronic mastermind Tipper and the raw electronic sounds of Boddika. This is one seriously hot initial line-up looking to set the summer on fire! BoomTown Fair is held over 7th – 10th August at the Matterly Estate, Winchester and caters for a huge amount of musical tastes from folk and world music, all the way through to the soul penetrating bass of ragga and jungle.

Accompanying the headliners The Cat Empire and NOFX on the ska, swing and punk stages are:  New Orleans Hot 8 Brass Band, bringing their version of the traditional marching band right up-to-date with bass, funk and hip-hop sounds.There will also be cheeky cockney chappies Chas n Dave with their special blend of ‘Rockney’Hayseed Dixie will be bringing a unique take on AC/DC classics with their very own genre of ‘Rockgrass’.  The irrepressible[dunkelbunt] and the Secret Swing Society, five piece folk-punk outfit The Dreadnoughts; lost legend of Ska Freddie Notes, along with; Tape Five, Phoenix City Allstars feat Rhoda Dakar, Russkaja, Woohoo Revue, The Destroyers, The Trojans, Molotov Jukebox,  La Selva Sur, Babyhead and Horace Panter's Uptown Ska Collective.

In addition to very welcome return of Jimmy Cliff, the inaugural appearance at BoomTown of French trio Raggasonic and the first-lady of dancehall and GRAMMY winner Lady Saw, the reggae, dub and jungle stages are going to be shacking to the sound of some of the meatiest basslines in the world of reggae and dub! One of the most exciting acts to venture into the Lion’s Den, is the world debut of the UK Allstars, as the name suggests, this line up consists of the ultimate selection of originators from UK dancehall; Congo Natty, Congo Dubz, Tippa Irie, Top Cat, General Levy, Daddy Freddy, Sweetie, Irie, Tenor Fly and Nanci & Pheobe!!!  Also bringing the full force of their bass to the incredible Lion’s Den temple stage will be Warrior King, Easy Star All Stars performing the entirety of ‘Dub Side of the Moon’, Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption, Dawn Penn, The Skints, Mungo’s Hi-Fi Full Sound System, Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band, Benny Page, Raging Fyah, The Heatwave, Robbo Ranx & Stylo G & Sister Nancy.

With folk and world music a key focus for BoomTown this year and a dedicated brand new stage to host it all, there is set to be a huge influx of live acts to the festival with much more acoustic music available to soak up and chill out in one place; with international big hitters such as Tinariwen and Bellowhead the first announced headliners, along with global music movement Playing For Change Band, created to inspire and connect the world through music and with some of the most recognisable names in world music involved this is one collective of musicians not to miss! Mercury Award nominee Sam Lee and Friends, the incredible Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate, the whirling dervishes of English folk 3 Daft Monkeys, BoomTown favourite Dub FX, along with Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit, Eliza Carthy, The Bad Shepherds, Treacherous Orchestra, Dizraeli & The Small Gods, Skinny Lister, La Chiva Gantiva and Beans On Toast.

Meanwhile, down in the depths of DownTown, amongst the Arcadia Spider BoomBox and the BodyShop is where the bassiest of bass and the most broken of beats can be found!! Confirmed so far are: Tipper, Boddika, Special Request, Hannah Wants, Dub Phizix & Strategy, Ms Dynamite, Mele’ & Slick Don, Friend Within, Rockwell, Stanton Warriors, Kahn & Neek, Proxy, Optiv & Btk, Black Sun Empire, Aphrodite, Bong Ra, Kry Wolf, Zed Bias, My Nu Leng, Swindle & Royal T, Altern8, Machine Code, Panachea, DJ Champion, Mouse Outfit, Jus Now,.

FULL LINE UP SO FAR:

SKA, SWING AND PUNK STAGES:

The Cat Empire / NOFX / Hot 8 Brass Band / Chas and Dave / Hayseed Dixie

/ [dunkelbunt] and the Secret Swing Society / The Dreadnoughts / Freddie Notes / Tape Five / Phoenix City / Allstars feat Rhoda Dakar / Russkaja / Woohoo Revue / The Destroyers / The Trojans / Molotov Jukebox / La Selva Sur / Babyhead / Horace Panter's Upown Ska Collective

REGGAE, DUB AND JUNGLE STAGES:

Jimmy Cliff / Raggasonic / Lady Saw / UK Allstars – feat: Congo Natty, Congo Dubz, Tippa Irie, Top Cat, General Levy, Daddy Freddy, Sweetie Irie, Tenor Fly, Nanci & Pheobe / Warrior King / Easy Star All Stars  / Chronixx / Dawn Penn / The Skints / Mungo’s Hi-Fi full Sound System / Raging Fyah / The Heatwave / Robbo Ranx & Stylo G / Jus Now

FOLK AND WORLD STAGES:

Tinariwen / Bellowhead / Playing For Change Band / Dub FX / Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit / Eliza Carthy / The Bad Shepherds / Treacherous Orchestra / Sam Lee and Friends / Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate / 3 Daft Monkeys / Dizraeli & The Small Gods / Skinny Lister / La Chiva Gantiva / Beans On Toast

BREAK AND BASS STAGES: 

Tipper / Boddika /  Special Request / Hannah Wants / Dub Phizix & Strategy / Ms Dynamite / Mele’ & Slick Don / Friend Within / Stanton Warriors / Kahn & Neek / Proxy / Optiv & Btk / Black Sun Empire / Aphrodite / Altern8 / Kry Wolf / Zed Bias / My Nu Leng / Rockwell / Swindle & Royal T / Bong Ra / Machine Code / Panachea / DJ Champion / Mouse Outfit feat. Dr Syntax & Sparkz

 

Introducing The Maison D’Etre, the new stage at Beat Herder Festival

Following the announcement a couple of weeks back about The Fortress, a formidable 60 ft long corrugated steel rave stronghold complete with huge turrets and a DJ booth in the loft, Beat-Herder a delighted to reveal the second new stage for 2013 – The Maison D’Etre.
Unlike The Fortress which features a huge soundsystem and an exclusively DJ led line up, The French themed Maison D’Etre will play host to Beat-Herder’s strong new bands contingent, featuring the likes of hotly tipped buzzy acts such as Public Service Broadcasting, TOY, Temples, To Kill a King, Sicknote, Roosevelt, Concrete Knives and many more.
At 15m squared and channelling rural French peasant chic, with quaint shutters and washing lines, the Maison D’Etre will provide an intimate setting to see the next big things and is a welcome addition to the festival.

Groove Armada

Full 2013 Line Up:

GROOVE ARMADA DJ SET / BURAKA SOM SISTEMA / JIMMY CLIFF / CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS / BOOKA SHADE LIVE / NORMAN JAY MBE / FEED ME DJ SET / JAGUAR SKILLS / KISSY SELL OUT / STANTON WARRIORS / MISTAJAM / RONI SIZE AND DYNAMITE MC / SHACKLETON LIVE / TOM STARR / BANCO DE GAIA LIVE + DJ SET / CLEAN BANDIT / KORMAC’S BIG BAND / MR SCRUFF / GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB / BONDAX / TEMPLES / TO KILL A KING / SKINNY LISTER / FEATURECAST / PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING / CONCRETE KNIVES / GRINNY GRANDAD / MUMBAI SCIENCE / DUB PISTOLS DJ SET

SLAMBOREE / PRINCE FATTY FT. THE HORSEMAN / SHARAM JEY / THE OTHER TRIBE / ROOSEVELT / TOY / EDU IMBERNON / JUSTIN ROBERTSON / ELITE FORCE / JON CARTER / UTAH SAINTS / RENNIE PILGREM / SUNS OF ARQA / SHEPDOG / MR BENN / DAN CROLL / JOE DRISCOLL & SEKOU KOUYATE / CUT LA ROC / ONLY JOE / BARRY ASHWORTH / BEANS ON TOAST

IDJUT BOYS / DIZRAELI & THE SMALL GODS / DUB MAFIA / FREEFALL COLLECTIVE / PAUL TAYLOR / D.A.V.E. THE DRUMMER / EDDY TEMPLE MORRIS / JOSH WAVE / DOCTOR & THE MEDICS / KRYSKO / THE SQUATTERS / RANDOM HAND / LOW DOWN & DIRTY DJS / THE INEXPLICABLES / EXTRA LOVE / CAZAL / GIDEON CONN / USHTI BABA / SOUND ASSEMBLEY / THE DARLINGTONS / FORMBY IN DA CLUB / THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS / DANKLE

CABLE STREET COLLECTIVE / DUB DADDA (ZION TRAIN) / FATHER FUNK / GEMMA FURBANK / GINNY KOPPENHOL / THE IMPRINTS / JOSH P (STYLUS) / MOUNTAIN OF LOVE / THE RAGAMUFFINS / ROOM FULL OF MIRRORS / SICKNOTE / THEPETEBOX / COLOUR THE ATLAS

OLIVIA FERN / DOHNUT / KARL ROSCOE / BISCUITHEAD & THE BISCUIT BADGERS / WOLFIE RAZMATAZZ / TOM JARVIS / BANE / PAUL THORNTON / CHRIS HOLT / THE 59ERS / TICKER LE PUNK / UNDERGROUND ROOTS FT. DAN MAN & BONGO CHILLI / 1ST AIDE / JOHNNY CLASH / AXIS SOUNDSYSTEM / DUB SMUGGLERS / LA LA AND THE BOO YA / TOM JARVIS / STACEY COHEN / LEWIS GARLAND / NATHAN BALL / CLAYTON BLIZZARD / THE YUYA

BENTLEY RHYTHM ACE DJ SET / CAPTAIN HOTKNIVES / RUSS CUBAN / MONSTER CEILDH BAND / MOOQEE / VELVET STREAM / GEORGE EZRA / TOO MANY T'S / CLUB SMITH / EXTRA CIRRICULAR / TONI JARVIS / THE LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS ACOUSTIC CONQUISTADOR / DUTTY MOONSHINE / EDDIE EARTHQUAKE & THE TREMORS / THE RESONATORS

ANGIE DA SILVA / BANANA DAVE / CHAPTER 4 / COJO / DANEJAH & RAGGA RAGGA / DR CUMBFYNSTEIN / IRIE VIBES / JAMBEATER / JAYNEY MAC / JIMI JIM BOB / MATT BUGGINS / MATTY B / MESSENGER SOUND SYSTEM / NORTHERN SCHOEY / OLD BOY / POM / PRINCE LIUIJAH / RAMON JUDAH / ROOTS LAB INT RADIO DJS / SMEGS / SPAT / STEVE BARKER / STEVE JARVIS / STRICTLY BUSINESS / THE FARMER / THE PROPER NORTH / TIM FORRESTER

WOLFIE ELECTROSWING / RUM JIG / ED STONES & THE BD3 / FOXES FAUX / CORPORATE TRAMPS / JAMES KELLY / AGE OF GLASS / ANDY CAPS FUNKY DISCO / FIRE BENEATH THE SEA / PEPPER JAM / EMMOTT & THE FOLKESTRA BUNTY  / SILVER TORTOISE / HANG PROJECT / KALIKA / THE WONDERFUL SOUND OF THE CINEMA ORGAN / RIDERS IN THE SKA / STEE BOWDEN / KING SUMMAT / WAKA / RED TIN DAVE / GLYN BAILEY / TOOLEY / LOUISE & THE RIGHTEOUS BEES / STAGGER LEE FISHER / JONNIE COMMON / ADAM & PIWI / AGE OF GLASS / WISEGOLDFISH / WOLFSON & WINTERS / JAMIE BREWER / PHIL SMITH / BLOWJANGLES / EARTH DOCTOR / ALL WE ARE / DANIELLE & COWBELL / PURPLE TURTLE / RUBBER KAZOO

 THE BAR STEWARD/ GRITTY BRITAIN / SONS OF VAL DOONICAN / WOODEN MACHINE / LOVE EM TOUCH EM SQUEEZE EM / SKINNY DJ / THE YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS / NANA MOON / BREAKBEATROOT / MISS MCQ

Beat Herder Festival completes its lineup for 2013

The Beat-Herder Festival is delighted to announce its final acts for 2013, including Saturday night headliners and Portuguese party starters Buraka Som Sistema with their inimitable brand of African kuduro infused beats, and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, who are newly confirmed alongside previously announced headliners Groove Armada and Jimmy Cliff. Undisputed godfathers of disco, Chic have been making waves this year thanks to Nile Rogers’ involvement in one of the most anticipated releases of the year, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. True pioneers of the disco sound, and one of the most influential bands to emerge from and continually endure the last four decades, they are certain to deliver an incendiary live set packed full of classics such as Le Freak, Good Times, Everybody Dance and I Want Your Love.

Nile Rodgers

Joining them will be Moda collective head honcho Tom Starr, French five-piece and Bella Union/Cooperative signings Concrete Knives, whose charming and exuberant indie-pop tunes are perfect for the summer, local York electro-sixpiece Grinny Grandad, world champion beatboxer THePETEBOX, Cardiff based electro-punk band Sicknote, and Belgian DJ/producer duo Mumbai Science, whose tracks such as Ancova and Gold have been played the world over by the likes of Erol Alkan, Boys Noize, Tiga and 2 Many DJs.

What to expect for 2013:
Built entirely and lovingly by hand over 12 months, Beat-herder is quite literally a world like no other. Nestled in a beautiful valley in the heart of Lancashire, the site encompasses rolling hills, stone circles, fire pits, a network of secret underground tunnels accessed through telephone boxes, a working men’s club (complete with a troupe of Bette Lynch esque ‘ladies’), 10 feet high wicker foxes, giant lizards made from hollowed out old fighter planes and dozens of stages and soundsystems – some where you least expect them.
At the heart of the site lies a copse known as the Toil Trees, inside which all manner of surprises and curiosities await. Winding through the trees is a built-to-scale, fully functioning Victorian Street housing a sweetshop, a record shop, an Irish pub, the Hotel California saloon bar and a 50 X 30 ft solid wood parish church complete with pews and altar, whose regular services are less about prayer and repentance and more about good times, disco and debauchery.
Venture deeper into the woods, past the vintage car converted into a DJ booth where anyone is welcome to come and spin vinyl, and the trees open up into a magical woodland clearing in which an impressive tulip lipped stage sits, and where DJs play day and night.
By building everything from the sign posts to the bars from scratch, incredible care is taken and an unrivalled attention to detail is paid, creating a true alternate reality where ‘beats and barminess’ are the only order of the day, for three blissful days. And with the Beat-Herder team having been plotting and scheming throughout the winter, watch this space for more details on two new areas and many more spectacular surprises to come.

Previously announced names:

GROOVE ARMADA DJ SET / BOOKA SHADE LIVE / JIMMY CLIFF / NORMAN JAY MBE / FEED ME DJ SET / JAGUAR SKILLS / KISSY SELL OUT / STANTON WARRIORS / MISTAJAM / RONI SIZE AND DYNAMITE MC / SHACKLETON LIVE / BANCO DE GAIA LIVE + DJ SET / CLEAN BANDIT / KORMAC’S BIG BAND / MR SCRUFF / GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB / BONDAX / TEMPLES / TO KILL A KING / SKINNY LISTER / FEATURECAST / PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING / DUB PISTOLS DJ SET

SLAMBOREE / PRINCE FATTY FT. THE HORSEMAN / SHARAM JEY / THE OTHER TRIBE / ROOSEVELT / TOY / EDU IMBERNON / JUSTIN ROBERTSON / ELITE FORCE / JON CARTER / UTAH SAINTS / RENNIE PILGREM / SUNS OF ARQA / SHEPDOG / MR BENN / DAN CROLL / JOE DRISCOLL & SEKOU KOUYATE / CUT LA ROC / ONLY JOE / BARRY ASHWORTH / BEANS ON TOAST

IDJUT BOYS / DIZRAELI & THE SMALL GODS / DUB MAFIA / FREEFALL COLLECTIVE / PAUL TAYLOR / D.A.V.E. THE DRUMMER / EDDY TEMPLE MORRIS / JOSH WAVE / DOCTOR & THE MEDICS / KRYSKO / THE SQUATTERS / RANDOM HAND / LOW DOWN & DIRTY DJS / THE INEXPLICABLES / EXTRA LOVE / CAZAL / GIDEON CONN / USHTI BABA / SOUND ASSEMBLEY / THE DARLINGTONS / FORMBY IN DA CLUB / THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS / DANKLE

OLIVIA FERN / DOHNUT / KARL ROSCOE / BISCUITHEAD & THE BISCUIT BADGERS / WOLFIE RAZMATAZZ / TOM JARVIS / BANE / PAUL THORNTON / CHRIS HOLT / THE 59ERS / TICKER LE PUNK / UNDERGROUND ROOTS FT. DAN MAN & BONGO CHILLI / 1ST AIDE / JOHNNY CLASH / AXIS SOUNDSYSTEM / DUB SMUGGLERS / LA LA AND THE BOO YA / TOM JARVIS / STACEY COHEN / LEWIS GARLAND / NATHAN BALL / CLAYTON BLIZZARD / THE YUYA

BENTLEY RHYTHM ACE DJ SET / CAPTAIN HOTKNIVES / RUSS CUBAN / MONSTER CEILDH BAND / MOOQEE / VELVET STREAM / GEORGE EZRA / TOO MANY T'S / CLUB SMITH / EXTRA CIRRICULAR / TONI JARVIS / THE LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS ACOUSTIC CONQUISTADOR / DUTTY MOONSHINE / EDDIE EARTHQUAKE & THE TREMORS / THE RESONATORS

WOLFIE ELECTROSWING / RUM JIG / ED STONES & THE BD3 / FOXES FAUX / CORPORATE TRAMPS / JAMES KELLY / AGE OF GLASS / ANDY CAPS FUNKY DISCO / FIRE BENEATH THE SEA / PEPPER JAM / EMMOTT & THE FOLKESTRA BUNTY  / SILVER TORTOISE / HANG PROJECT / KALIKA / THE WONDERFUL SOUND OF THE CINEMA ORGAN / RIDERS IN THE SKA / STEE BOWDEN / KING SUMMAT / WAKA / RED TIN DAVE / GLYN BAILEY / TOOLEY / LOUISE & THE RIGHTEOUS BEES / STAGGER LEE FISHER / JONNIE COMMON / ADAM & PIWI / AGE OF GLASS / WISEGOLDFISH / WOLFSON & WINTERS / JAMIE BREWER / PHIL SMITH / BLOWJANGLES / EARTH DOCTOR / ALL WE ARE / DANIELLE & COWBELL / PURPLE TURTLE / RUBBER KAZOO

 THE BAR STEWARD/ GRITTY BRITAIN / SONS OF VAL DOONICAN / WOODEN MACHINE / LOVE EM TOUCH EM SQUEEZE EM / SKINNY DJ / THE YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS / NANA MOON / BREAKBEATROOT / MISS MCQ

Paul Simon Confirmed to headline Hard Rock Calling 2012

The evening will include a special performance of ‘Graceland’, featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo, in addition to songs spanning his illustrious career. Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas are also confirmed for Sunday 15 July, while Lady Antebellum and John Fogerty join headliner Bruce Springsteen on Saturday 14 July in what promises to be one of the biggest weekends in the music calendar.

Graceland’ is one of the most influential albums of the last three decades, and as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, Paul Simon will be performing the album in its entirety at Hard Rock Calling 2012. He will be joined on stage by Jimmy Cliff on songs including Harder They Come and Too Many Rivers To Cross, before Ladysmith Black Mambazo take to the stage for a Graceland reunion, a UK first since 1987. 

Also announced for Sunday 15 July is Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas. Grammy Award-winning Alison Krauss has sold in excess of 12 million albums, including the smash hit release with Robert Plant, Raising Sand. They will perform songs from new album ‘Paper Airplane’, and her breathtaking live performances should not be missed.

Lady Antebellum, multi-million selling country-pop trio, are now confirmed for Saturday 14 July. Their rich harmonies and impeccable instrumental skills are sure to be a hit with crowds at Hard Rock Calling 2012. They join Creedence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty, who not only penned some of the biggest hits ever written including the unforgettable Proud Mary, but has also enjoyed a chart-topping solo career releasing eight studio albums and two live albums.

“Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ is considered to be one of the greatest of albums of all time,” said Hamish Dodds, President and CEO of Hard Rock International. “We look forward to welcoming Paul Simon to the Hard Rock Calling 2012 stage and celebrating ‘Graceland’s’ 25th Anniversary.”

Live Nation’s Vice President of Promotions, Toby Leighton-Pope commented: “We have some fantastic additions to the lineup. A full performance of Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ in Hyde Park is going to be incredible and we can’t wait to see the crowd’s reaction. Hard Rock Calling 2012 is a big one with many stand out moments, this will be a special one.”

Hard Rock Calling takes place 13-15 July 2012. The 2011 shows saw over 150,000 music fans flock to Hyde Park for an unforgettable weekend of live music.

Hot Chip, Cool & The Gang, Earth Wind & Fire and more for Camp Bestival 2012

Friday Night Headliners: 
Hot Chip 

Camp Bestival's Saturday Night Fever with:
Kool & The Gang / Chic featuring Nile Rodgers /  
Earth Wind & Fire Experience featuring Al McKay 

Festival Exclusives: 
Mr Tumble / Silly Olympics with Lost & Found / Shrek the Musical / Fantastic Mr Fox / 
The Bopps / English National Ballet / Kid Carpet and the Noisy Animals /  
Camp Bestival Panto / Roundhouse Street Variety Show / Truth About Youth

Food Glorious Food: 
Young British Foodies / Underground Restaurant & Many More Fine Food Emporiums 

Even More Amazing Live Performances: 
Jimmy Cliff / Rizzle Kicks / Adam Ant & The Good The Mad and The Lovely Posse / Little Dragon / The Gruffalo / Bellowhead / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs / 
The Cuban Brothers / Breakfast With Henry (Henry Rollins Spoken Word) Deliliah / Spector /  Lianne La Havas / Stooshe / P Money / Youngman / Jaipur Kawa Brass Band / Dub Pistols / 
DJ Yoda & The Transiberian Marching Band / Jaipur Kawa Circus / 
Clement Marfo & The Frontline / Scroobius Pip / Random Impulse / Frankie Rose / Liz Green /
3 Bonzos and a Piano / Prince Fatty /  We Were Evergreen / 2:54 / Gabrielle Aplin /
Pearl And The Beard / Blues Brothers UK / Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo / 
The Moonflowers / Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer / Duke special / This Is The Kit / 
Folk Idol presents The Folk Olympics 

Showtime!
Gruffalo / Wall of Death / Stefan Gates The Gastronaut / Wookey Hole Circus / 
Square Peg Circus / Howard Marks Kids Stories / Being 747 / Morris Dancing

DJ Sets From:
David Rodigan MBE presents RAM JAM / Jaguar Skills & His Amazing Friends / Warm & Electric Minds / The Japanese Popstars / Camo & Krooked / Greg Wilson / Zed Bias / Shellac Collective / Mosca / Ben UFO / Stopmakingme / Balearic Brothers  

Plus:
Soul Bird Gardens Healing Area / Rob da Bank Youth Club / Big Love Inflatable Church / The Secret Emporium 
 

Festi-holiday frolics ahoy, the time has come to unveil the first of the myriad magical treats we have in store for July 26-29 at Camp Bestival 2012! Of course, we’ve got a seriously hip-shaking musical line-up at the best family festival holiday around but that’s not the only thing that will be keeping you on your toes as our Bang on theme, we'll hosting our own Olympic shin-dig with a screening the opening ceremony live in the Big Top on Friday night complete with a Camp B torch! And our favourite wallies Lost & Found will also be back as the loveable Camp Bestival Blue Coats to host our 2012 Silly Olympics. From pea shot-put to their signature binocular football, you’ll be going Olympics-crazy for their games! And, as ever, Lulworth Castle will be brimming with incredible spectacles, moments of pure joy, amazing food, luxury camping and tons of fun for all the family with over 100 free things for kids to do and lots and lots of brand new attractions at our landmark fifth Camp Bestival!
 
Rob da Bank says: ‘'I can’t believe it’s still only January yet my heads firmly entrenched in a field in Dorset in July thinking about all the mighty musical offerings and other fun and games we have lined up for Camp Bestival. From Chic to Hot Chip, Jimmy Cliff to Little Dragon and Mr Tumble to Rizzle Kicks it's another very diverse line up reflecting all the different ages and tribes that descend on Lulworth Castle each year! I hope to see you there."

As firm favourites of our entire crew, we are extremely pleased to announce that Hot Chip will be making their debut headline appearance at Camp Bestival.  And things are set to get funky fresh on Saturday night with Camp Bestival’s Saturday Night Fever! So get your glad rags on for a disco spectacular the likes of which has never been seen on Dorset’s Jurassic coastline with Kool & The Gang dropping the Jungle Boogie, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers taking us on an epic journey through one of the most booty-shaking back catalogues known to man – watch Mr Nile Rodgers himself talking about coming back to Camp Bestival here:http://youtu.be/fO5cxfcpvIA – and there will be dazzling glitter ball behaviour from the Earth Wind & Fire Experience featuring Al McKay .

It’s not all about our astounding music line-up though because we have more festival exclusives than you can shake a stick at for Camp Bestival 2012, including the one and only Mr Tumble! We can almost hear the rumble of anticipation from our youngest audience members already! 

Those exclusives just keep on coming as we are jumping for joy to be welcoming Fantastic Mr Fox! Shrek and Princess Fiona fromShrek The Musical are making a spectacular return exclusively at Camp Bestival! Better yet, this time they will be bringing their wise-cracking sidekick Donkey with them for an exclusive Camp Bestival sing-a-long! 

In yet another festival exclusive, the lovely people at English National Ballet have chosen Camp Bestival as their FAVOURITE festival and we are delighted that they are coming back for the 4th year to host brilliant ballet classes and much more!

Food is bigger and better than ever at Camp Bestival 2012 with lashings of lovely grub on offer, our tummies are already rumbling in anticipation. We are beside ourselves with excitement to announce that we’ve got the country’s finest young chefs, street food vendors, bakers and mixologists all under one roof in the Young British Foodies Tent! Winners of the nationwide search for the most talented Young British Foodies will be joined by the YBF all-star foodie judges to create a never-been-done-before, spectacular eating experience.

We are also extremely honoured that the author of 'Supper Club', food blogger and chef, MsMarmitelover will once again host The Underground Restaurant, an extraordinary theatrical dining experience at Camp Bestival. The theme and decor will be shipboard, pirate, South Seas with a creative adult and children’s menu. Better yet, you will able to gather up a delectable selection of edible goodies for making your camp meal at the new Underground Farmers Market!  From cheeses, chutneys, sausages and fresh bread, this gypsy style encampment will be your ultimate onsite grocery stop!

With a jam-packed weekend on the cards there be live performance aplenty with a staggering line-up that includes reggae legendJimmy Cliff, Brightonian hip-hop wunderkinds Rizzle Kicks and Adam Ant & The Good The Mad and The Lovely Posse plus Little Dragon, Bellowhead, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, The Cuban Brothers, Breakfast With Henry (Henry Rollins Spoken Word), Deliliah, Spector, Lianne La Havas Stooshe, P Money, Youngman, Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, Dub Pistols, DJ Yoda & The Transiberian Marching Band, Jaipur Kawa Circus, Clement Marfo & The Frontline, Scroobius Pip, Random Impulse, Frankie Rose, Liz Green, 3 Bonzos and a Piano, Prince Fatty, We Were Evergreen, Gabrielle Aplin, 2:54, Pearl And The Beard, Blues Brothers UK, Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo, The Moonflowers, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Duke special, This Is The Kit and Folk Idol presents The Folk Olympics.
    
And there will be plenty of action on the ones and twos with Warm & Electric Minds teaming up to present sets from Horse Meat Disco, The Revenge, Mark E. Tim Goldsworthy, Auntie Flo and Warm & Electric Minds residents.  We’re also incredibly excited to announce David Rodigan MBE Presents Ram Jam! We can’t wait to give him some signal! Plus there will be lots of hands in the air escapades from The Japanese Popstars, Jaguar Skills and his Amazing Friends, Camo & Krooked, Greg Wilson, Zed Bias, Shellac Collective, Mosca, Ben UFO, Stopmakingme and the Balearic Brothers to keep the party rolling.

The Gruffalo show is also back by unprecedented demand, with a magical theatrical adventure on Sunday morning on the Castle Stage. And there’s even more! Being 747 will be performing their new scientific rock opera ‘The Clockwork Universe’ and we’ve also got masters of slapstick comedy The Bopps!, featuring Housemartins founder Stan Cullimore. 

Hold onto your hats for the amazing new Wall of Death! Our daredevil ‘Hell Riders’ will astonish you with their terrifying motorbike tricks, zooming in circles around their vertical Wall of Death whilst barely holding on! Jaw-droppingly amazing! 

Stefan Gates The Gastronaut is another new recruit who will be demonstrating his fantastic gastronomical experiments in the Little Big Top. And we’ve got circus treats galore! Wookey Hole Circus are all under the age of 18 and are an unbelievably gifted bunch making their Camp Bestival debut in 2012! Plus Square Peg Circus will be gracing us with their new spectacular outdoor show, ‘Rime’. 

More brand new stuff comes courtesy of Kid Carpet and the Noisy Animals, plus we are mega excited to announce our very first Summer Panto: Beauti and the Beast of Lulworth Castle! Another Camp Bestival premiere is the brand new Roundhouse Street Variety Show a specially devised show featuring 20 young performers (all aged 12 – 16 years) who have created a variety show like no other! 

Camp Bestival wouldn’t be the same without bedtime stories from the wonderful Howard Marks, so be sure to rally the kids into sleepy-mode with the help of his dulcet Welsh tones. What’s more, the Ovalhouse’s Truth About Youth London will performing a unique theatre show called ‘Bussin It’ on a real double decker! 

Are you a rock star in the making? Well you can now head to Rob da Bank’s Music Club to find out! This project, set up on the Isle of Wight in partnership with the Youth Trust, is coming to Lulworth to offer up a brilliant selection music and arts workshops

Plus you can now get (nearly ;-) hitched at Camp Bestival in our Big Love Inflatable Church! And we’ve also got dancing with bells on! Hot stepping around Lulworth Castle, catch our troops of Morris Dancers jingling and stick bashing in trad English stylee. 

And when all that fun gets too much and you’re in need of a glorious oasis of calm, look no further than our newly expanded healing area, Soul Bird Gardens. With massages, wood fired hot tubs, relaxation and mediation with the David Lynch Foundation, this is our favourite place to shake off the world and unwind. 

Or shop till you drop in the new Secret Emporium for some seriously classy retail therapy! With the hottest milliners, jewelers, fashion designers and artists this side of Jupiter, you can hand pick some goodies from some of the best British designers.

And don’t forget, there are plenty of camping options too from Camping Plus to Tipis, Yurts, Podpads and beyond there’s something for everyone.  Check here for the down low: http://www.campbestival.net/#/camping

With some much amazing stuff going on and lots more to announce you’ll have to hurry to make sure you grab your tickets for this year’s Camp Bestival and amazingly everyone who buys their Early Bird tickets before February the 8th will be entered into our spectacularCamp Bestival Tombola with 100 festi-tastic prizes to be won from a Luxury Furnished Tipi in our Boutique Campsite to lots of Sunday Best goodie bags – click here for more information: www.campbestival.net/#/news/early-bird-tickets-the-camp-bestival-tombola-100-festi-tastic-prizes-to-be-won

And don’t forget to check www.campbestival.net for all the up to the minute news about our fifth Camp Bestival!

Ticket Info:
Ticketline: www.ticketline.co.uk/camp-bestival // 0844 888 4410 
Adult Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) – £180 
Adult Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Friday) – £170 
Adult Tickets are for anyone aged 18 or over on 26/07/2012

Age 15 to 17 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) – £105 
Age 15 to 17 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Friday) – £100 
Age 15 to 17 Weekend Tickets are for anyone aged 15 to 17 on 26/07/2012. These ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 30 * 

Age 11 to 14 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thursday) – £90 
Age 11 to 14 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Friday) – £85 
Age 11 to 14 Weekend Tickets are for anyone aged 11 to 14 on 26/07/2012. These ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 30 * 

*NB : All teens (aged 11 to 17) MUST camp in the same area as their families with a maximum of 2 teens per adult (over the age of 30) 

Age 10 and Under Weekend Ticket (inc. camping) – FREE (but ticket still required) 
Age 10 and Under Weekend Tickets are for anyone aged 10 and under on 26/07/2012. These ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21 
Advance Car Parking – £10 per car (or £15 cash on arrival) 
Campervan Ticket – £80 per vehicle