Friendly Fires to headline Camp Bestival 2010

Marc Almond, Billy Bragg and loads more added

Friendly Fires to headline Camp Bestival 2010

Photographer: Al De Perez28 January 2010

The event, which won Best Family Festival at the 2009 UK Festival Awards, is also set to feature performances from Soft Cell’s Marc Almond, folk stalwart Billy Bragg and The Blockheads.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
, Chas and his Band, rapper Example, The Wurzels and Hurts have also been confirmed along with Field Music, Lucky Elephant and Kid Carpet.

Funk group The Apples, Pete and the Pirates and Chris Wood have been unveiled for live sets while Mr Scruff, William Orbit and Mark Lamarr will all DJ.

Other people set to take to the decks include Jack Beats, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and dubstep boys Joy Orbison and Jakwob. Radio 1 tastemaker Annie Mac will also return with her ‘presents…’ series.

Speaking about the latest announcement, organiser Rob da Bank said: "Camp Bestival's third trip to the seaside is looking like a right old knees up - Friendly Fires have played almost every Bestival going so I'm delighted to see them coming to Camp and we've done loads of work on our arts and literary side and to have interview sessions with Andrea Arnold, Nigel Godrich and DJ Derek is ace. Lots and lots more stuff coming next week… Hold tight!"

Festival chiefs have also announced much more, including The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company, ‘La Boheme’ performed by OperaUpClose plus a succession of ‘How to…’ interviews with William Orbit, Nigel Goldrich and DJ Derek.

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


Tickets are on sale now priced at £145 for a adult weekend pass, £135 for students and £72.50 for 11-17 years. Under 10s go free, but require a ticket.

Click here to buy Camp Bestival tickets.


Camp Bestival 2010
will take place at Lulworth Castle, Dorset from 30 July to 1 August.

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