First Wave of Pop Stars & Rock Stars announced for our 10th Birthday!
Our Pop Stars & Rock Stars theme is getting everyone excited and Camp Bestival’s epic tenth anniversary bash is already set to be unforgettable, with an unbeatable combo of music, themed activities and family sensations, all at a castle campsite by the sea. This is just the first wave of acts for 2017, so you’d be mad to miss out on the best festi-holiday ever at Lulworth Castle next July. “Calling all budding pop stars, rock stars and divas! Welcome to our first announcement of Camp Bestival 2017 - from the funk pop maestro Mark Ronson through The Bootleg Beatles, the dubby techno majesty of Leftfield and our mates Dick and Dom right up to what should be a showstopper with a UK festival exclusive of Andrew Lloyd Webbers new musical, School of Rock on the main stage. Rock on!” Camp Bestival curator Rob da Bank Mark Ronson is unquestionably the king of pop right now, so we’re delighted to announce he will be headlining the Castle stage on Friday night. The A-list’s favourite DJ, Mark’s set will be a non-stop hit parade from Amy Winehouse to Bruno Mars, so make sure you pack your dancing shoes and feel like a pop star at Mark’s own Camp Bestival house party! And we can reveal our first big kids show for 2017 – yes, its School of Rock – The Musical! Don’t miss this very special UK festival exclusive appearance from the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s amazing new musical based on the classic 2003 film. There’s plenty more pop goodness with main stage appearances from Frankie Goes to Hollywood icon Holly Johnson, the ‘90s coolest girl band, All Saints, techno lords Leftfield, X Factor 2015 winner Louisa Johnson and the world’s most fab-tastic tribute band, The Bootleg Beatles. But Camp is all about the kids and we have tons of entertainment, including Camp Bestival legend Mr Tumble, the return of Historic Royal Palaces’ Tudors on Tour, TV tearaways Dick and Dom, who will be making an exclusive main stage appearance and rocking the Silent Disco, and the inimitable DJ BBQ who will host The Feast Collective. We’ll also have loads of fun stuff including a Giant Kids’ Disco with the World’s Largest Disco Ball, and the inaugural UK Festival Air Guitar Championships. Dick and Dom: “So, we’ve had enough of Rob da Bank hanging around our front door begging us to come back, so… WE’RE BACK!!!! 2017 will see us being flipping ace on the main stage (as usual) making people laugh (and cry (as usual)) and… and… AND, it’s ‘DICK V DOM’ on the decks for the silent disco. “WHAT? DICK AND DOM ON DA DECKS? See you there, nutters! D n D. PS Bogies!” If you’re looking for some proper hands in the air moments, Camp Bestival’s favourite disco destination Bollywood will be playing host to the likes of beat vagabond Skream, reggae and dance hall deity David Rodigan, who will present Ram Jam, and old school rave pioneers Raindance. Plus, we’ll have essential rave preparation for the youth courtesy of Big Fish Little Fish. Time is running out if you want to buy Early Bird tickets, General Admission tickets go on sale on Friday 9th December at 10am, so grab your Early Bird tickets today And don’t forget Camping Plus, Backstage VIP Camping and Hospitality Camping tickets are on sale now. And there’s plenty of festive fun to be had with our ace Camp Bestival Advent Calendar, too. All this plus seven arenas filled with amazing fun, delicious food & drink, relaxing therapies and top notch facilities catering for your family’s needs, and there’s plenty more music, kids entertainment and family attractions to be announced, including two more headliners and lots more pop, rock and dance, so keep your eyes peeled for more info coming soon.