The music line-up is curated by renowned music specialist Rob da Bank. He said: “I started the Sunday Best label off the back of my Sunday Best club night and Bestival and then Camp Bestival was borne out of all those things, so I owe my record label hobby a lot!
Rob Da Bank said: “Take two indeed! Take one was looking pretty good through the lens but take two is taking things to a whole new level with some amazing new additions to our cast. Step up very special guest Kelis making a huge comeback at the moment, the best maître d’ in the world Fred Sirieix helping us curate our food offerings, add in Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess live, a proper standalone comedy tent, a new clubby space for parents and teens and loads more fresh ideas … and, of course, the fans’ favourite Venagboys are back. We asked you guys and you voted for the return of the Vengabus. We want Camp Bestival 2021 to be the best family festival you’ve ever witnessed, so we hope to see you at the Castle!”
You’ll see stars all weekend long right across the capacious castle grounds with music from Level 42, Max & Harvey, Georgia, The Selecter, Sara Cox, Jo Whiley’s 90s Anthems, The Sugarhill Gang – Furious 5 ft Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio, Vengaboys, Heather Small, The Sherlocks and Louise Redknapp. Our cinema scope will catch the sights and sounds of David Rodigan, Reef, Space, Tim Burgess, Biig Piig, Mae Muller, Self Esteem, DJ YODA PRES. FILMSTOCK, The Cuban Brothers, Norman Jay MBE and Cheryl Hole. And we have scene-stealing sets from Craig Charles, Gengahr, Jaguar Skills, Dub Pistols, S Club 2, The Wurzels, LTJ Bukem, Krafty Kuts, Klaus Blatter, R.A.E, Tamzene, Fleetmac Wood, Hungry Heart, Purple Rave – A Prince Tribute, Bowie Disco and many more.
No Camp Bestival would be complete without lashings of bonhomie and fabulous fare. So, expect food and drink fun that caters to all tastes including The New Foodies hosted by Fred Sirieix, live fire demos, traders tutored by The Black Farmer’s Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, Neil Rankin, DJ BBQ, Fizz Bar and Mother Earth’s Open Kitchen.
If contemplative vibes are more your focus, then head to Slow Motion to enjoy the delights of yoga, breathwork including an appearance from Richie ‘the breath guy’ Bostock, meditation, sound healing, ayurvedic workshops, and a sleep retreat. Or set your pulses racing with Fit Camp including wild runs, HIIT & family boxing, and a holistic triathlon.
The theme was superheroes and heroines.
JESS GLYNNE / THE HUMAN LEAGUE / NILE RODGERS & CHIC / ANNIE MAC/ 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)
The theme was Camp Bestival Sets Sail!
FEATURING CASTLE STAGE HEADLINERS:
RICK ASTLEY / CLEAN BANDIT
AND BIG TOP HEADLINERS:
ORBITAL / BASEMENT JAXX (DJ SET)
What a weekend! Camp Bestival’s 10th birthday had it all. It was typically British summer weather with a bit of everything but that didn’t stop anyone from having four joyful days of festi-holiday fun and song, filled with comedy, theatre, shows, attractions, activities, poets, talks and delicious food.
Rob da Bank says: “Wow, what a crazy weekend… it was such an inspiring sight seeing everyone having so much fun despite the odd shower or three. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for coming to Camp x”.
With crowd-smashing headline performances from Mark Ronson, Madness, and Brian Wilson, and amazing sets from Leftfield, Holly Johnson, All Saints, Anne-Marie, Louise Johnson, Ray BLK, Kate Nash, Becky Hill, Skream, David Rodigan, School of Rock – The Musical, Louis Berry, Big Fish Little Fish, Raindance and so many more, the crowds never stopped boogying. Add in all the fabulous antics for all ages and entertainment from the Insect Circus and the Tudors on Tour to forest delights in The Dingly Dell and action-packed awesomeness in the Sports Park and Julian Clary & David Roberts and Reginald D Hunter to Kidocracy and the Scummy Mummies, it’s been non-stop good times.
2017 live acts:
MADNESS – BRIAN WILSON PRESENTS PET SOUNDS – MARK RONSON – HOLLY JOHNSON – ALL SAINTS – LEFTFIELD – ANNE-MARIE REVEREND AND THE MAKERS – RAY BLK – KATE NASH – RIGHT SAID FRED – LOUISA JOHNSON – SKINNY LISTER – THE BOOTLEG BEATLES – THE CUBAN BROTHERS – BECKY HILL – LOUIS BERRY – MEXRRISSEY – DUB PISTOLS -THE CHRISTIANS – DJ YODA ELVANA: ELVIS FRONTED NIRVANA – THE BLOCKHEADS – LOS PACAMINOS FEAT PAUL YOUNG – T’PAU – THE SKINTS – LAURA OAKES – RAGHU DIXIT – DISNEY RASCAL – THE SMITHS LTD – FLAMINGODS – FUNKY LITTLE CHOIR – INDIAN QUEENS – THE RAJASTHAN HERITAGE BRASS BAND – THE SKA VENGERS