Will Young and more set for Camp Bestival

Fancy dress theme & new payment scheme announced

Photographer:Shirlaine Forrest

18 March 2009

The Pop Idol winner, who proved such a hit at last year's Bestival, will appear at the Dorset event alongside Phoenix, Tinchy Stryder, Crazy P and alt-folksters Mumford and Sons.

Other names confirmed today include Baddies, Huw Stephens, Alela Diane and child toy wielding eccentric Kid Carpet as well as Alessi's Ark, Magic Drum Orchestra and Soul Of Man And The Finger Lickin' Funk.

DJ Dan And Propaganda, Rev Milo, Johnno and Recommended Daily Allowance will also appear alongside Quayside Cloggie and Cliff Lay And Tosh Ohta.

PJ Harvey, Mercury Rev and Bon Iver and many more are already confirmed for the UK's Best New Festival.

Click here to see the latest Camp Bestival line-up.

Organisers have also revealed that the fancy dress theme for this year’s festival will be 'Animal Magic'.

Speaking about the dressing up theme, festival curator Rob Da Bank explained: "And after consulting the good people of our online forum, we've also picked the fancy dress theme for Camp Bestival 2009 ... 'Animal Magic'!  

"Read into that what you will... unicorns, bears, elephants, Scooby Doos, Johnny Morris look-alikes and Paul Daniels impersonators will all be very welcome to join our dressing up parade on Sunday afternoon. Roll on July!"

Camp Bestival bosses have also announced a new ticket payment plan, which is a UK festival first. Those wishing to attend are able to stagger buying tickets across three equal payments.

Fans have to pay a third of the ticket cost, before adding two payments spread across the following two consecutive months.

This scheme is open to families and individuals buying weekend camping tickets and it will go live tomorrow (17 March).

Tickets are on sale now priced at £130 for an adult weekend pass, with more prices available.

Click here for Camp Bestival tickets.

Camp Bestival 2009 will take place at Lulworth Castle, Dorset from 24-26 July.

The festival will also feature a literature arena and poets as well as over 100 free things to do for children. The Bestival spin-off will also have a silent disco, comedy, coffee mornings, boutique camping and a River Cottage Café with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.


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