Camp Bestival – Richard Hawley, Labrinth and more…

Camp Bestival to go ‘Around the World’ as Labrinth, I am Kloot and more are announced for the annual family bash.

Now entering it’s 6th year. Camp Bestival has gone global with its theme for 2013 ‘Around the World’ – as well as this, a host of big names have been announced for the family friendly festival in Dorset.

Rob da Bank said: “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.”

 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.

And talking about this years chosen theme, Rob went on to say “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.”

Speaking about his Sunday night performance Labrinth stated: ”‘It’s great to be asked to perform at Camp Bestival 2013. After doing so much touring with my album, I’m so pleased that there is love for my live show and I can’t wait to come back and smash you in the face with delectable music that me and my boys, that band, are going to bring!”

And that’s not all as we will have comedy from the funniest thing about BBC TV’s QI, Jonathan Creek himself, Alan Davies.

We were lucky enough to attend Camp Bestival last year and it was one of the best festivals we have been lucky enough to review, we cannot wait for this years event. Our opinion is that this is the best festival for families in the UK.

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