Taking place between Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th May 2016 in the fabulous surroundings of South Derbyshires Catton Hall, and with undoubtedly the strongest line-up in their 9-year history, 2016 is already set to be a vintage year.
Friday nights headliners are the massively popular Folk-Rock festival specialists, Levellers. Returning to Bearded Theory after their triumphant performance closing the festival in 2013, they will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the weekend.
From Billy Bragg, Killing Joke and Jack Savoretti, to Reverend & The Makers, Dub Pistols and legendary Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson, the rest of the line up already includes an embarrassment of riches for music lovers across the musical spectrum. Just some of the many other highlights from across all three live stages includeCockney Rejects, folk-poet Beans On Toast, Bruce Foxtons From The Jam, and million-selling acoustic duo Turin Breaks.
With all-new décor and another stunning line-up planned for 2016, The Magical Sounds Dance Stage will once again be providing all things dance-related in their famous big top. Magical Sounds will be releasing their acts shortly.
As you would expect from a festival described by The Daily Mirror as One Of The Best Family Festivals, The Childrens Village is extensive. In addition to a large and well-equipped family camping zone, a rogues hideout for teens, a full baby care tent and a huge variety of coordinated Village Green style activities (all staff CRB-approved), Bearded Theory is the only festival in the UK to offer a completely free, fully OFSTED-approved on-site school, allowing children ages 5-16 to be eligible for authorised absence.
Bakewells independent Thornbridge Brewery will continue their successful relationship with Bearded Theory, once again running the on-site bars and bringing with them a wide selection of Ales and Ciders at exceptionally reasonable prices.
The Big Green Coach Company will once again provide their Bearded Bus to the festival from a wide range of locations across the UK, as well as from local transport hubs. In addition, for every customer who books the Bearded Bus, BGCC sponsor and protect 5 square foot of Amazonian Rainforest for 10 years. http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bearded-theory-tickets-coach-travel-shuttle-bus
Michael Eccleshall, spokesperson for Bearded Theory Festival says, We are proud to announce a mouthwatering initial line up for Bearded Theory we believe it is our strongest ever, and we still have a number of major bookings to release! From Levellers to Jack Savoretti via Turin Breaks and Dub Pistols, there really is something for everyone this year.
The creative minds behind Kendal Calling bring you Forgotten Fields, a ground breaking new festival at Eridge Deer Park in Sussex.
Celebrating 10 years of Kendal Calling, the Cumbrian team are launching a show in the South of England their vision that captures the heart and spirit of the original festival, and condenses it for an intimate audience of just 4000 party goers. Much like its Lake District counterpart, Forgotten Fields brings together unrivalled atmospheric charm and a quality line-up of emerging and established talent that spans the genres, all in a stunning location at a fantastic price. Those 4000 festival fans who snap up tickets will share in the good times this beautiful little festival will offer and cherish them for years to come.
Re-formed, psychedelic rockers, Super Furry Animals return to the fray after a 6 year hiatus and bring a huge back catalogue of incredible tracks to Forgotten Fields. The band are one of the most imaginative and powerful acts the UK has produced and there appearance is sure to be a stand out summer festival moment.
Basement Jaxx will headline the Friday night of the festival, bringing their genre-defining sound to the Main Stage, with hits like 'Where's Your Head At?', 'Romeo', 'Red Alert' and countless others set to feature. Saturday will see the south coast’s favourite sons and festival favourites, The Levellers top the bill with a set full of folk-rock sing along anthems.
The Horrors look set to provide a suitably immersive performance from across their critically acclaimed back catalogue, hip hop pioneers De La Soul will be showing exactly why they’ve stood the test of time and Public Service Broadcasting will perform their incredible new album The Race For Space. British Sea Power played the first ever Kendal Calling festival and fittingly perform at the inaugural Forgotten Fields alongside American indie rockers Augustines. Hip Hop turntablist and cut n’ paste maestro DJ Yoda & The Breakfast Of Champions will showcase his unique style with many more acts still to be announced across the two main stages.
Other acts performing include Skinny Lister, Sam Brookes, Coco and the Butterfields, Beans On Toast, Wooden Arms, Tom Williams, Get Inuit and many more.
Three other stages will provide a different musical focus. The Gypsy Disco will be a must-visit for fans of Ska, Balkan, Swing and immersive theatre, whilst the House Party stage will provide the perfect setting for ground breaking comedy. Arguably one of the most exciting areas of the festival, The Horizons stage will host the hottest new bands and artists, the type of acts you'll expect to see storming up the festival bills in years to come.
For fans of the finer things in life there is world-class gourmet food available on site as well as a dedicated real ale bar, and those averse to the idea of camping can enjoy a multitude of bespoke accommodation options. There will also be extravagant site art, festival games, fancy dress frolics, boutique stalls and camp fire tales all set in the picturesque English Countryside.
Forgotten Fields is perfect for families and revellers alike, with The Prickleback Urchin Kids Area built for the younger party animals in your group and The Late Night Cinema sitting as the ideal alternative to the wealth of musical options available across the site.
Needless to say, Forgotten Fields looks set to further cement Kendal Calling's outstanding cultural legacy.
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS / BASEMENT JAXX / LEVELLERS / THE HORRORS / DE LA SOUL / PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING / BRITISH SEA POWER / AUGUSTINES / DJ YODA / SLAMBOREE AND MORE CONFIRMED FOR INTIMATE PARTY
SKINNY LISTER / COCO AND THE BUTTERFIELDS / BEANS ON TOAST / KESTON COBBLER’S CLUB /FICKLE FRIENDS / TOM WILLIAMS / SAM BROOKES / GET INUIT / LAZY HABITS / PHORIA / TOO MANY T’S / WILL VARLEY / JACKO HOOPER / COCOS LOVERS / WOODEN ARMS / TIME FOR T / ISLAND CASSETTES / NATIVE PEOPLE / FIRST FAMILY / ABI WADE / SKIES / MOK / MOLLY WARBURTON / ED PROSEK / GANG / GLASS CITY VICE / VELUDO PLANES / REALMS / THE BEAUTIFUL WORD / HALF CROWN / GARDEN HEART / FISH TANK / THE DUBARRYS / FLAGS / EDEN CIRCLE / THE COMMON TONGUES
REAL ALE BAR / GOURMET FOOD / KIDS FIELD / LATE NIGHT CINEMA / SITE ART
Tickets available to those who have pre-registered – Thursday 26th March 9AM
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.
The festival season is now well and truly under way and for me, Cheltenham’s Wychwood Festival – now in it’s 10th year – would be my first taste of what this year has to offer.
This child friendly festival, self proclaimed to be ‘a truly wonderful thing’ certainly did not disappoint. It had everything I love to see at these type of events – the weird and wonderful hit me from the word go; stepping out of the car to be greeted by a group of cub scouts, complementing their neckerchiefs with pink cowboy hats. I followed the smell of barbecued burgers into the main site and the little pangs of excitement I get around this time of year had begun.
The ‘big top’ tent seemed to be where Wychwood had scheduled the more underground acts of this years festival. The first act I saw in this tent were an electronic outfit from Manchester called ‘No Ceremony’. A 3 piece band I would love to experience again. From ambient guitar washes to four-to-the-floor AKAI sampler breaks in an instant, they were a great band to ease yourself into this festival and to show the crowds that the ‘big top’ tent was the place to be. I later went on to watch the amazing Bipolar Sunshine on the same stage. A band who would be at Parklife festival next weekend, to give me a second helping of after summer tune after summer tune.
The big top was also the venue for my stand out highlight of this entire festival – Wolf Alice. They were mesmerising from start to finish – with lead singer Ellie Rowsell’s unique vocals haunting you to the bone one minute, before hitting you right between the eyes the next.
The first headline band of the weekend was The Stranglers. They took to the stage, each member dressed entirely in black and I had all sorts of comments running through my head – things like them being ‘shadows of what they used to be’ and all that rubbish, but they soon blew all of my ignorant negativity out of the water. Smashing out hits like ‘Golden Brown’ and ‘Peaches’ it was great to see them genuinely still loving every minute of doing so, even after being together all of these years.
Some of the big names on Saturday’s bill I found a little disappointing. It may have just been in comparison to the mind blowing Newton Faulkner and his unexplainable rhythmic guitar magic but Reef, a band who I listened to a lot in my teenage years (and genuinely really like) just didn’t seem comfortable amongst the somewhat tamer bands on this years bill. I’m sure in a different setting, seeing them blasting out ‘place your hands’ and ‘naked’ would have had me bouncing around like I was 16 again, but not here surrounded by a crowd predominantly sporting headline band ‘Levellers’ t-shirts. When they finally took to the stage, the ex-glastonbury-main-stagers worked through their back catalogue with songs such as ‘One Way’ with their signature folk/punk rock influenced stylings.
The final headline band on Sunday was Bob Geldof’s own Boomtown Rats. They took to the stage with an energy from way before their current years, with Geldof commanding the crowd like it was second nature to him. They sounded fantastic, belting out ‘I don’t like mondays’ right in the middle of their 16 song set list, which came to a head with their self titled ‘Boomtown Rats’ to bring this fun-filled family festival to an end.
It was slightly strange filtering out on the Sunday night, amongst crowds of tired toddlers and drunk mums but I had really enjoyed my weekend at this quirky little festival in Cheltenham. Now to wash down those wellies ready for Festival number 2 next weekend ;)
The Human League, known best for their massive hits which include 'Don't You Want Me', 'Fascination' and 'Mirror Man', are credited with influencing artists ranging from Moby to the Pet Shop Boys with their unique and enduring brand of avant-garde electro-pop. The European tour arranged to mark their ninth studio album 'Credo' is described by the Daily Telegraph as "as a good a night's entertainment as you are likely to find anywhere on the planet".
In support will be contemporary electro act Public Service Broadcasting, currently away on a US tour, but bringing to Galtres their brilliantly innovative mix of archive footage and samples with live performance. “They blend the voices of the past with the music of the present to astounding effect” said the Independent on Sunday.
The Human League join Friday headliners Levellers and Bellowhead at the North Yorkshire festival's tenth birthday celebration, with Saturday's headliner's still to be announced. John Otway, Martin Stephenson,The Men They Couldn't Hang andChris Helme are among other acts playing in the spectacular North Yorkshire setting over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
"Finding the right acts for the Sunday top slots filled last year by The Stranglers and the Undertones was never going to be easy," said festival director James Houston. "But we think The Human League are an inspired choice and will be hugely popular with our audience. They stand out both for their impressive back catalogue and contemporary recordings, and are complemented wonderfully by Public Service Broadcasting who are the most exciting breakthrough electro act of 2014. It's going to be a fantastic festival finale and a stunning end to our anniversary weekend."
Bellowhead, "the greatest live act in Britain", are to join seminal festival band the Levellers at next year's Galtres Parklands Festival.
The acts will jointly headline the opening Friday, which celebrates the tenth birthday of the festival. Strong double-headliners will soon be revealed for the Saturday and Sunday, joining hundreds more of the best bands from Yorkshire and beyond.
Five-times winner of ‘Best Live Band’ at the Radio 2 Awards, Bellowhead (pictured above) have transported folk music into hitherto unknown territory and spearheaded the new folk boom. They were dubbed “the greatest live act in Britain” by BBC Radio 2’s Simon Mayo, and the hordes of fans that treat every gig as a party clearly agree. They share Galtres' birthday celebrations, with 2014 also being their tenth anniversary. > more about Bellowhead
Levellers return to Galtres by massive popular demand, following a storming headline performance in 2011. Soon after that the band released new studio album Static On The Airwaves, heralded as their most accomplished album to date. But their 25 years in the business are powerful proof of the power of the underground and the power of great live music. Renowned for their energetic live show, longevity has not diminished the Levellers’ ability to put in a performance and get everyone in a field dancing.
Their platinum-selling 1991 album 'Levelling The Land' is widely regarded as an absolute classic and the band celebrated the 20th anniversary of its release at Galtres Festival 2011, which featured hits including One Way, Riverflow, The Game, Far From Home and Liberty Song. >more about Levellers
"Since that amazing Levellers performance a few years back, our social media has been dominated by calls for their return," said festival director James Houston. "There's been a huge buzz around getting Levellers back, and I'm really excited that we've made it happen – and especially that they will join us for our big tenth birthday celebration next year. But having Bellowhead too is an incredible treat – what a line-up! They promise a spectacular and theatrical live show, which will form a fantastic opening night to the festival weekend. We just can't wait!"
James promised a strong supporting programme over the festival weekend, with acts such asThe Men They Couldn't Hang, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Aelfen and Three Sheets t'Wind among a cast of favoured contenders for prominent stage slots.
Camp Bestival have even more fun and games to announce, starting with a mega daring Guinness World Record Attempt to launch the most ever paper aeroplanes simultaneously. The festival is hooking up with Disney to celebrate the upcoming release of their new animated film Planes and they need your help.
Roll up, roll up because this is happening on Saturday morning, 3rd August at 10.30am in Camp Bestival’s main arena The Castle Field. This is part of a truly global event with people in countries such as Holland, Germany and Spain also taking part at exactly the same time. Each plane thrown will also have a special code allowing you to enter an exclusive competition to win some truly amazing prizes, including tickets to next year’s Camp Bestival. This is a chance to be a part of history by breaking the world record!
But that’s not all, as Disney will also be hosting a special sing-along screening of The Jungle Book at 10am on Sunday morning.Tthe Castle Field will be filled with the glorious sights and sounds of one of the film world’s all-time greats, The Jungle Book.
Finally, Camp Bestival's favourite baker and cake designer, Lily Vanilli, will be judging the very first Camp Bestival Bake Off! Lily will be based in the Guardian Literary Institute on Friday morning to share her feedback and cast her judgement on your homemade efforts. So you’ll be able to prepare your wares at home before you leave for the festival – just make sure you get yourself a good travelling tin!
The last remaining weekend and day tickets are still on sale but you have to be quick if you want to join Labrinth, Richard Hawley and The Levellers at the four day festival.
This year’s festival season is well and truly rocking and there are just a few short weeks until the kids are on school holidays and we all head to Lulworth Castle on Dorset’s stunning Jurassic coast for our sixth Camp Bestival. From the 1st to the 4th of August we have a wonderland of festi-holiday shenanigans planned to kick off the summer holidays in style, including amazing music from the best new bands to 80s legends and 100s of things for kids to do from catching Camp Bestival colossus Mr Tumble and cheeky Castle stage hosts Dick n Dom, to petting the pre-historic creatures from Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo and joining in the workshops at the brilliant new Dance Space.
Due to popular local demand from the brilliantly supportive people of Dorset we once again have a very limited number of day tickets on sale now and we’re revealing the day by day line-ups, so you can plan ahead and get the most of your festi-holiday fun.
The entertainment kicks off on Friday 2nd August with music from our headliner Richard Hawley, plus Ash, The Proclaimers, Billy Bragg, I Am Kloot, DJ Yoda and many more. There will be DJ sets from David Rodigan MBE’s Ram Jam, Coldcut’s Jon More, John Kennedy and many more. Plus shows, talks and comedy from the Brit School, Black Eagles Circus, Matthew Bourne New Adventures Dance Workshops, Royal Albert Hall Ginormous Percussion Orchestra, Gloria, Timmy And The Superdoopa Skateboard, London Lucumi Choir, Jo Whiley, Bestselling Woman’s Hour and Boothby Graffoe.
Saturday 3rd August fun includes music from Levellers, our very special guest Mark Owen, Gabrielle Aplin, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, The Cuban Brothers, Musical Youth, Valerie June and many more, plus DJ sets from Grandmaster Flash, Sasha and Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston’s A Love From Outer Space, amongst many others. There will also be shows from Horrible Histories Barmy Britain, Mr Tumble, Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure, Little Sunshine Little Rainfall, Black Eagles Circus, Candoco Dance Workshops plus more from the Royal Albert Hall Ginormous Percussion Orchestra, Tate Workshops and talks from Charlie Brooks, Trevor Phillips and lots more.
And wrapping things up on Sunday 4th August we will have music from Labrinth, DJ Fresh (Live), Heaven 17, The Polyphonic Spree, Nik Kershaw, dan le sac v Scroobius Pip, Beardyman, The Wurzels and many more. DJ sets from Fabio + Grooverider, Craig Charles, Rob da Bank, Dick & Dom and more. Plus there will be shows, spoken word and comedy from Horrible Histories, Dick & Dom Hosting Castle Stage, BRIT School, Trinity Laban Dance Workshops, Alice In Wonderland Summer Panto, Gloria, Timmy And The Superdoopa Skateboard, Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, Scroobius Pip, Kate Tempest, Kerry Godliman, Ian Stone and our comedy headliner Alan Davies.
Rob da Bank says: 'Hip-hip hooray! Here we are reaching our 6th birthday. Crack out the jelly and ice cream, unroll the Twister board and cover me in sticky pop if I’m not 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!
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. Roll up roll up for the Greatest Show On Earth!'
Richard Hawley said of his headline appearance: "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."
Commenting on their exclusive appearance, the Horrible Histories team said “Beware all children, heads are going to roll! We can’t wait to come to loathsome Lulworth when you’ll find out just what a gruesome bunch us Barmy Brits can be!”
It’s a feast of musical treats and no mistake at Camp Bestival 2013, with double Mercury Award nominee Richard Hawley heading up Friday night’s entertainment and mercurial pop overlordLabrinth headlining Sunday night’s finale and Saturday headliners Brightonian folk rock legendsLevellers who commented: “We never thought of ourselves as camp but we know we're going to fit right in at Camp Bestival because we just love to dress up as women and play campfire anthems!”
There really is a bounteous medley of aural action across the weekend for young and old too, with live sets from bass behemoth DJ Fresh, reggae giants Toots and the Maytals who will be bringing the musical sunshine and choral symphonic popsters The Polyphonic Spree who will not only be treating the Castle stage crowd to their own infectious grooves but will also be performing a very special Rocky Horror Show set in all its sing-along glory! Former chart topper Gabrielle Aplin will be showcasing her acoustic delights, BRITs Critics’ Choice winner Tom Odell will be demonstrating just what all the fuss is about, Kid Creole & The Coconuts will make a very welcome return, I Am Kloot’s acclaimed bittersweet tales will beguile, plus there will be national treasure and Dorset local boy Billy Bragg, dan le sac V Scroobius Pip and yes friends, The Cuban Brothers will be playing a mammoth three sets across the weekend, treating you to the best good time booty shakers from the 70s, 80s and 90s!
Plus we have audio visual amazingness from the inimitable DJ Yoda, Mancunian poet and iconJohn Cooper Clarke, heart stealing folk chanteuse Lissie, Liverpool’s kings of baggy, The Farm,a joyously reunited Musical Youth, beatbox genius Beardyman, electro swingers The Correspondents and scrumpy and western specialists and all-round legends The Wurzels.
And there will be live sets from Mad Professor, Clean Bandit, London Grammar, Mikill Pane, The 1975, Fleetwood Bac, 'Introducing' Recreate 'Discovery' Live – A Daft Undertaking, Howard Marks, Lucky Elephant, Folk Idol – Folk From Around The World, Sexy Sushi, Ben Waters, Moulettes, Filthy Boy, Fake Bush, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Lewis Watson, Jaws, Jaipur Brass Band, Kawa Circus, and J-Cats. We’ll also be hosting a Dorset Bands Dayon the band stand and are on the lookout for Dorset’s finest groups. Watch this space for more details of how you can get involved.
Camp Bestival is no slouch when it comes to the DJs either with, one of the originators on the ones and twos, Grandmaster Flash dropping the knowledge and actual DJing royalty with the one and only Sasha making his debut appearance at Lulworth Castle for what is destined to be a monumental set. The incomparable David Rodigan's Ram Jam will be laying down the reggae goodness and Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston’s sublime A Love From Outer Space will be dropping the chugging house. Drum n Bass kingpins Fabio + Grooverider will be getting busy with the b-lines, all this plus Coldcut’s Jon More, Dub Pistols head honcho Barry Ashworth,Xfm’s John Kennedy, Balearic Brothers, Feeling Gloomy,Tythe, Coley From Luv*Jam and Camp Bestival favourites Sombrero Sound System.
As anyone who’s ever been to Camp Bestival will know it’s not just about the music as there’s a whole world of incredible fun to be had with Over 100 Free Things for Kids to Do including arts, shows, workshops, funfair and so much more. For 2013 the Camp Bestival team have gone beyond the call of duty and really pulled out all the stops to create a host of new and fabulous attractions to keep you all on your toes.
We’re completely over the moon to announce Horrible Histories will be performing their stage show Barmy Britain for the first time ever at a festival and it’s exclusively for us! There will, of course be an appearance from Camp Bestival main stage legend Mr Tumble and brace yourselves Camp Bestival, we’ve got dinosaurs coming to Lulworth too, courtesy of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo. Be warned, these guys are so real you’ll be wetting yourselves with excitement and you’ll be able to pet them too! Mischief makers extraordinaire Dick n Dom will be on hand to keep you entertained and we’ll also be celebrating the world’s most successful rock ’n’ roll band live at Camp Bestival with the company of West End hit show Let It Be who will be performing a selection of The Beatles’ greatest hits on the Castle Stage.
During the daytime the Big Top will be abuzz with activity including The BRIT School, who will be joining us for the first time to premiere a brand new festival exclusive dance theatre performance, incorporating infectious music and songs inspired by our Around the World theme plus the Black Eagles Circus and The Royal Albert Hall Ginornmous Percussion Orchestra.
We’ll also have world record holding beatboxer Shlomo and his Beatbox Adventure for Kids, Cando2 a youth dance performance company and part of the renowned Candoco Dance Company featuring disabled and non-disabled dancers aged 14-25, the Roundhouse return with a brand new theatre show, called Gloria and the Explorers and Little Sunshine and Little Rainfall invite you to their magic garden for an enchanting Japanese musical theatre show. TheCamp Bestival Panto is back and this year it’s Alice in Wonderland and we’ll have one of the UK’s leading choirs, the London Lucumi Choir, an Afro-Cuban community choir, plus everybody’s favourites, the incredible Insect Circus!
We are very excited to announce a fantastic new addition to our Camp Bestival venues: Dance Space. For the first time ever at any festival, we have gathered together the UK’s leading contemporary dance companies and schools, including, the UK’s most in demand contemporary dance/theatre touring company, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, plus Trinity Laban,Candoco and the BRIT School. Learn how dance can be creative, expressive and rewarding, and discover moves you never knew you had in you!
The Dingly Dell has been completely transformed featuring all new attractions in the day, with nature, craft and wilderness skills workshops and at night, see the woods come alive with light and wonder as the creatures of the forest awaken with magical fire and sculptural creations fromMechanical Menagerie, fantastical tales by Gideon Reeling, and dancing shadow puppets!
And that’s not all as we will have comedy from the funniest thing about QI, Jonathan Creek himself, Alan Davies, We also welcome the return of the mouth-watering Young British Foodies tent, plus there will be magic and mayhem with a Kids Disco in Bollywood every day, workshops from the Tate, BFI Film Club, Freestyle Sports Park, the Four Corners Treasure Trail which you can do anytime across the weekend, Lost & Found hosting 80 Games Around the World and the Junior Binocular Football World Cup Championship, Morris Dancing, Jousting, Maypole dancing and Bigtopmania Kids Theatre and Circus.
Phew! And breathe… We really have got a jam-packed jamboree of joy for you all this year and there’s still a few more tricks up our sleeves soplease check www.campbestival.net and ourFacebook and Twitter for all the latest news.
LIVE: RICHARD HAWLEY / LEVELLERS / LABRINTH / DJ FRESH (LIVE) / TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS / GABRIELLE APLIN / THE POLYPHONIC SPREE / TOM ODELL / KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS / I AM KLOOT / BILLY BRAGG / DAN LE SAC V SCROOBIUS PIP / THE CUBAN BROTHERS / DJ YODA (LIVE AV SHOW) FEAT. THE TOOTSIE ROLLERS / JOHN COOPER CLARKE / LISSIE / THE FARM / MUSICAL YOUTH / BEARDYMAN / THE CORRESPONDENTS / THE WURZELS MAD PROFESSOR / CLEAN BANDIT / LONDON GRAMMAR / MIKILL PANE / THE 1975 / FLEETWOOD BAC / 'INTRODUCING' RECREATE 'DISCOVERY' LIVE – A DAFT UNDERTAKING / HOWARD MARKS / LUCKY ELEPHANT / FOLK IDOL – FOLK FROM AROUND THE WORLD / SEXY SUSHI / BEN WATERS / MOULETTES / FILTHY BOY / FAKE BUSH / MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER / LEWIS WATSON / JAWS / JAIPUR BRASS BAND / KAWA CIRCUS / J-CATS
DJs – ROB DA BANK AND FRIENDS: GRANDMASTER FLASH / SASHA / DAVID RODIGAN'S RAM JAM / A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE / FABIO + GROOVERIDER / JON MORE (COLDCUT) / BARRY ASHWORTH / JOHN KENNEDY / BALEARIC BROTHERS / FEELING GLOOMY / TYTHE / COLEY FROM LUV*JAM / SOMBRERO SOUND SYSTEM
ENTERTAINMENT: HORRIBLE HISTORIES: BARMY BRITAIN (FESTIVAL PREMIERE AND EXCLUSIVE) / ALAN DAVIES / MR TUMBLE / ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO / DICK N DOM / LET IT BE / BRIT SCHOOL / BLACK EAGLES CIRCUS / ROYAL ALBERT HALL GINORMOUS PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA / SHLOMO’S BEAT BOX ADVENTURE FOR KIDS / CANDO2 / GLORIA AND THE EXPLORERS / LITTLE SUNSHINE, LITTLE RAINFALL / ALICE IN WONDERLAND PANTO / LONDON LUCUMI CHOIR / INSECT CIRCUS / MATTHEW BOURNE’S NEW ADVENTURES / TRINITY LABAN / CANDOCO / MECHANICAL MENAGERIE / GIDEON REELING / SHADOW PUPPETRY & STORYTELLING / CRAFT AND NATURE WORKSHOPS / YOUNG BRITISH FOODIES / TATE WORKSHOPS / BFI FILM WORKSHOPS / THE FOUR CORNERS TREASURE TRAIL / LOST & FOUND / MORRIS DANCING / JOUSTING / FREESTYLE SPORTS PARK / KIDS BIG ART VILLAGE / MAYPOLE DANCING / BIGTOPMANIA KIDS THEATRE AND CIRCUS
Raising the bar once again, more magnificent acts will be appearing along with Main Stage headliners The Stone Roses, The Killers and Bon Jovi. Plus Jake Bugg, The Script, Bloc Party, Paloma Faith, The Maccabees, Ellie Goulding, Blondie and many more spectacular acts still to be announced.
Emeli Sande – Friday 14th June
Ben Howard – Saturday 15th June
Laura Mvula- Saturday 15th June
Newton Faulkner – Sunday 16th June
Palma Violets – Friday 14th June
Lianne La Havas – Friday 14th June
Willy Moon – Saturday 15th June
Young Guns – Sunday 16th June
Kids in Glass House – Sunday 16th June
Tracer – Sunday 16th June
The Garden Stage
Levellers – Friday 14th June
Hugh Cornwell – Friday 14th June
Steve Forbert – Saturday 15th June
The Blockheads – Thursday 13th June
Stackridge – Thursday 13th June
THE STONE ROSES – THE KILLERS – BON JOVI – EMELI SANDE – BEN HOWARD – JAKE BUGG THE SCRIPT – BLOC PARTY – PALOMA FAITH – THE MACCABEES – PALMA VIOLETS
THE LEVELLERS – LAURA MVULA – LIANNE LA HAVAS – ELLIE GOULDING
HAPPY MONDAYS – FUN – YOUNG GUNS – KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES – TRACER
IMPERIAL TEEN – NEWTON FAULKNER – WILLY MOON – STEVE FORBERT – THE FARM STACKRIDGE – BLONDIE – IMAGINE DRAGONS – THE BLOCKHEADS – BONNIE RAITT REPUBLICA