Blondie, Mark Ronson top Camp Bestival 2011

First acts confirmed for music festival - buy tickets!

Blondie, Mark Ronson top Camp Bestival 2011

Photographer:Lisa Rocket

Daniel Fahey - 21 February 2011

House of Pain, ABC, Clare Maguire and Katy B will perform live over the weekend along with Eliza Doolittle, The Cuban Brothers, Beardyman and The Correspondents.

The Wonder Stuff, Ms Dynamite, Wretch 32 and Ed Sheeran have been added too with Breakage feat. Jess Mills, The Selecter, Fenech-Soler and Frankie And The Heartstrings pencilled in as well.

Other acts confirmed include Brandt Brauer Frick, Lau, Lucky Elephant, The Crayonettes, Smerins Anti Social Club, Two Wounded Birds and Caitlin Rose.

Jaipur Brass Band, Kawa Circus, Bajah And The Dry Eye Crew, The Bad Shepherds, Marcus Foster, The Emerald Guard, Jellicle Cats, The Widow Maker and Kathryn Williams will also play live.

Hitting the decks will be Rob da Bank And Friends, Groove Armada who will present Red Light, Norman Jay, DJ Yoda and David Rodigan along with London Elektricity, The Nextmen, Dub Pistols Soundsystem, Channel One Soundsystem, Krafty Kuts, A.Skillz, DJ Derek and Reggae Roast.

Mr Tumble will also return along with ZingZillas, The Sooty Show With Soo And Sweep along with festival exclusives from The Gruffalo (Live), Hugh’s River Cottage Café, Gavin Turk’s House of Fairy Tales and The English National Ballet.

The Sunday Best Forum Allstars and many more are set to appear over the weekend with more acts to be announced soon.

As always, Camp Bestival will have 100’s of Free Things For Kids To Do as well as Gizzi Erskine, Medieval Fancy Dress, a Freestyle Sports Park and more.

Camp Bestival curator Rob da Bank said: “This year's Camp Bestival is going to be the best ever - we've geared up Lulworth Castle to be a total festi-holiday experience, bringing back the spirit of the Great British Camping holiday with bells on.

“All this plus headline performances from Blondie and Mark Ronson, the return of the legend that is Mr Tumble - and even Sooty, Sweep and Soo are back to bring a bit of nostalgia to the weekend. We can't wait here at Camp Besti HQ, so get your medieval costume in the bag and we’ll see you at the end of July to kick of the school summer holidays in style! Hi De Hi.”

Organisers have also confirmed that campsites will open on the Thursday (28 July)

Camp Bestival tickets are on sale now priced at £170 for an adult weekend ticket (including camping), £160 for a student weekend ticket, £85 for 11-17 year old weekend camping ticket, while under 10s go free but must have a ticket.

Click here to buy Camp Bestival tickets.


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