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First set of acts announced for Camp Bestival

The family festival returns next year.

Organisers of Camp Bestival have unveiled the initial names for the 2019’s edition of the hugely popular family-friendly festival.

The announcement includes the first two Castle Stage headliners, Jess Glynne and The Human League. Additional artists include Sister Sledge, The Wailers, Big Shaq, Sara Cox, Goldie, Vengaboys, Ash, David Rodigan, Greg Wilson, Melanie C’s 90s Mixtape, Rak-Su, Morcheeba, and many more.

There will also be a host of family shows, kid entertainment, comedy, wellness and fitness, as well as food and rink from the likes of DJ BBQ’s World of Meats and Beats, Avant Garde Vegan, The Feast Collective and more.

The festival takes place from 25-28 July 2019 at Lulworth Castle, Dorset.

 

“Step up the brave and the perilous, courageous and noble, those with superhuman powers or those powering everyday heroic deeds, Camp Bestival is back with a bang and we’re over-the-moon to announce our return with the best and biggest line-up to date in 2019,” organiser Rob Da Bank says. “Expect magical mania, brimmed with momentous music, phenomenal feast-worthy food and exciting experiences suited for everyone, whether you’re aged 8 or 80!”

The announcement follows news that Camp Bestival will be celebrating Heroes Vs. Superheroes this summer, and includes the brand new Wild Tribe area designed to encourage screen-free time. The line-up includes bushcraft, wild adventures, mud slides, drumming circles, and more.

The theme celebrates all kind of heroes who are doing things for the greater good of the human race – whether they be superheroes like Batman, Spiderman and Wonder Woman or real-life heroes such as NHS nurses, firefighters, Malala Yousafzai or David Attenborough.

The full announcement is:

MUSIC
JESS GLYNNE | THE HUMAN LEAGUE | SISTER SLEDGE | THE WAILERS | BIG SHAQ | SARA COX | GOLDIE VENGABOYS | ASH | DAVID RODIGAN | GREG WILSON | MELANIE C’S 90’s MIXTAPE| RAK-SU | MORCHEEBA | RICK WITTER & PAUL BANKS (SHED SEVEN ACOUSTIC) | GRANDMASTER FLASH | BLACK GRAPE | EARACHE TAKEOVER: NAPALM DEATH | LEWIS CAPALDI | NINA NESBITT | EAST 17 | THE CUBAN BROTHERS | HOUSE GOSPEL CHOIR | THE CORRESPONDENTS | BEANS ON TOAST | STANTON WARRIORS (LIVE) | ELVANA: ELVIS FRONTED NIRVANA | HENGE FOUR OF DIAMONDS | JUNIOR JUNGLE | DJ YODA | VIC REEVES | UTAH SAINTS | CLINT BOON DUB PISTOLS (DJ SET) | GHETTO FUNK ALLSTARS | ROB DA BANK | DR DJ | PURPLE RAVE (PRINCE TRIBUTE)

HOSTS
MEL C | BIG SHAQ | SARA COX | SAM & MARK (CBEEBIES)

FAMILY SHOWS AND KIDS ENTERTAINMENT
BIG FISH LITTLE FISH | FATHER OF DAUGHTERS VS MOTHER OF DAUGHTERS | MISCHIEF AND MYSTERY IN MOOMINVILLE | MISTER MAKER & THE SHAPES | MR BLOOM AND HIS BAND | AARDMAN ANIMATIONS PRESENT: SHAUN THE SHEEP’S VEGETABLE ORCHESTRA, AARDMAN MODEL MAKING WORKSHOPS AND 30TH BIRTHDAY OF WALLACE & GROMIT | CBEEBIES BEDTIME STORY TENT| ROALD DAHL AND THE WURBLE GOBBLERS| CIRQUE BIJOU | GORILLA CIRCUS | SLIME TENT| SCIENCE TENT| ART TOWN | SCOOTATHLON | FAMILY RAVES | SILENT DISCOS | WORLD’S BIGGEST BOUNCY CASTLE | BESTIVAL INFLATABLE CHURCH

COMEDY & WORDS
LITERARY INSTITUTE | SONIC YOUTH CLUB | THE PARENTING PROGRAMME | TEEN DEBATING SOCIETY

FOOD & DRINKS
DJ BBQ’S WORLD OF MEATS AND BEATS | AVANT GARDE VEGAN | THE FEAST COLLECTIVE | ROB & JOSIE’S GIN FESTIVAL | DORSET FARMERS’ MARKET | WOMEN’S INSTITUTE TEA TENT

WELLNESS AND FITNESS
CAMP BESTI TRIATHLON | SPIINBOX-SPINNING DISCOS | KIDS’ CAMPSITE RUNS | SUPERHERO SPORTS DAY YOGA & MEDITATION | JURASSIC HIKES | BREATH WORKSHOPS

WILD TRIBE
THE BIG BURN FINALE | BUSHCRAFT AND WILD PLAY | SPINNEY HOLLOW | MUD SLIDES AND MUD KITCHEN DRUMMING CIRCLES | SWEAT LODGE | FIREPITS

Here are the dates:

25-28 July 2019 – Lulworth Castle, Dorset

Tickets for Camp Bestival are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk

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