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New acts confirmed for Camp Bestival


Camp Bestival announce Kid Creole as Friday night headliners, son et lumiere fireworks spectacular, Folk Idol and Spinal Tap screening!

JOINING A SUPER LINE UP INCLUDING: PJ HARVEY (ONLY UK SOLO SHOW OF 2009), MERCURY REV, BON IVER, CHIC, WILL YOUNG, PHOENIX, CANDI STATON, FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE, ROY AYERS AND MORE Plus FRANKIE BOYLE, ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET, RIVER COTTAGE, & MR. TUMBLE (CBEEBIES), WILL BE FRIDAY NIGHT HEADLINERS:

KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS + SON ET LUMIERE FIREWORKS WITH THE ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET & ROB DA BANK

Sunday night at Camp Bestival is gonna go out with a bang... And a crash and quite possibly a few flashes as we present our biggest ever grand finale – a huge son et lumiere extravaganza engulfing the beautiful and historic Lulworth Castle in a bath of sound and light.

The best pyrotechnic innovators in the UK, The World Famous, are teaming up with Rob da Bank on the wheels of steel and the English National Ballet to create a whopping great audio-visual spectacle - the castle starts off illuminated with strobing white flares, glittering silver fish swim in the sky, fired from massive cakes on the roof, the castle turns red as noisy crackling fountains erupt, the pace drops and goes slow and dreamy, performers swing waterfall units around their head, gentle cascading spirals of silver intertwine with the music before high pitched whistles shoot from the roof and the whole shebang climaxes with a multicoloured celebration of music and fire. Jeepers, it’s gonna be pant wettingly good.

A new initiative for 2009 is Folk Idol - which does exactly what it says on the tin. 10 folk acts, who all have to wear a beard, cover a classic folk song and then get judged by a panel! Eat your heart out Simon Cowell, we've gone one better by teaming up with the great minds behind Folk Idol. With 10 folk singers and bands battling it out on the Bandstand on Saturday afternoon in the Kids Field the only rules are you have to cover an old folk standard and wear a fake beard - or a real one if you've got one! And 3 lucky Camp Bestivalites can win the chance to play too. Simply head over to www.myspace.com/folkidol, make friends and then introduce yourselves, saying that you'd like to enter the Folk Idol competition at Camp Bestival. Rob da Bank will then check out your myspace pages and pick his favourite three. Start growing that beard!

We are showing the 25th Anniversary edition of the legendary SPINAL TAP movie on Friday late afternoon in the comedy area. Following on from their Wembley Arena show, Spinal Tap is the perfect chance to remind yourself just how fun Rock ‘n Roll can be.

Camp Bestival have also pioneered a unique recession-beating ticket payment plan. For more info, visit www.ticketline.co.uk/camp-bestival-tickets

Last updated: 01/05/2018 03:38:02

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