Lifting the lid on Pig's Big Record Club
Pig’s Big Record Club is a brand new emporium of sonic treasures for Camp Bestival’s 10th Birthday celebrations that harks back to our very beginnings. For the tenth year running the 78s spinning specialists of the Shellac Collective will be pulling out all the stops in Pig's Big Record Club to put on a show of vintage music splendour and unrivalled live music that'll bring joy to your heart. Shellac Collective founder and Pig’s Big Record Club Curator Greg Butler says: "The Shellac Collective have been performing at Camp Bestival since it started in 2008 and we're thrilled to still be here to celebrate its tenth birthday. If you are wondering why our venue is called the ‘Pig's Big Record Club’ - it's in honour of John Peel - who would play a 78 every night on his show called the Pig's Big 78 - introduced by his wife Sheila who he affectionately called ‘The Pig’.” Tapping into the primordial roots of sound, there will be a host of live performances harking from off the beaten track including murder ballads from The Henry Brothers, Mexican sunshine from Vote Pedro, foot-tapping folk from Flashback Photograph, blues from Tom Colborn and selections influenced by the Great American Songbook from Henry Nurse. Plus, there will be live sets from Paul McCaffrey, Damian Django, Datum Plane and Jimmy Hillbillies. Pig’s Big Record Club entertainment will include performances from Laurel and Hardy, Ms Chameleon's Incredible Flea Circus and Rag Time dance classes with Charlotte Ewart. And providing aural antiquity lovingly played on original 78s spanning every genre from jazz, jive and swing to blues, Latin and rock n roll, don’t miss exceptional, mind-expanding DJ sets from DJ 78, Greg's Greats 78s, Tony Tunes, DJ GG, DJ Mr Jules, DJ Li'l Lonesome , Ms Chameleon's Mechanical Melodies, Johnny Louche, Brother Graham, Not Saffron, Henry Nurse (DJ set), Duncan Gunn, Dr D and Dr Sid. A night in the Pig's Big Record Club is always an uplifting experience, make sure you visit and get your feet moving on the dancefloor for a night you'll never forget.