James Vincent McMorrow heads the list of new artist announcements for Camp Bestival 2011, with the festival also revealing new stages and a host of other entertainment for the event.
McMorrow will be joined at Lulworth Castle, Dorset from 28 -31 July by Alessi’s Ark, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, the Mix It Up DJ Kru and The Rev Milo Speedwagon.
The Black Dahlia Tent will feature performances from Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds, The Del Rio Ramblers, Cockahoop, Sara Spade and Not Saffron, while a spoken word line-up, curated by Scroobius Pip and hosted by Kate Tempest, has Ventriloquist, Ross Sutherland, Chester P, Toby Thompson, Jam Baxter and Jodi Ann Bickley announced so far.
The East Lulworth Lulworth Literary Institute will see the RSA – the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts – host a daily debate on topics such as “how to become more self-reliant” and “how to co-operate and work together”, with the likes of Tristram Stuart, Henry Hemming and Tom Hodgkinson taking part, while its walls will be adorned with selections from Tate Britain’s Watercolour show, ahead of a debate on the “very British nature of watercolour” with Richard Strange, and a watercolour workshop.
New How To… presentations there come in the form of How To Change Your Career with Howard Marks and How To Be A Mum, Have A Career And Leave Time To Eat Sushi With Sara Cox.
The Tate Movie Project will come to fruition with a screening of The Itch of the Golden Nit, a “half-hour film showcasing the artwork of thousands of children, and featuring the voice talent of David Walliams, Miranda Hart, Harry Enfield and Catherine Tate.”
The Dingly Dell will see The Roundhouse Poetry Collective perform, along with “the cabaret stars of tomorrow” from Miss Carnesky’s Roundhouse Finishing School.
In a festival exclusive, Shrek and Fiona will be on hand to perform songs from Shrek – The Musical, while the Square Peg collective of acrobats, dancers, actors and circus artists and the TV game show homage Spam and Beans will be there too.
Cath Cassidy will be reading from her teen bestsellers ‘Cherry Crush’ and ‘Strike a Pose Daizy Star’, while there will be Peppa Pig readings and songs, plus the chance to meet Peppa herself.
The Classic Album Sundays series will see Bob Marley’s ‘Exodus’ and Scott Walker’s ‘Scott 4’ featured on Friday and Massive Attack’s ‘Blue Lines’ and Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ for Saturday, while KLF’s ‘Chill Out’ and a Listener’s Choice album, which you can vote for on the Camp Bestival Blog, will ring out on Sunday.
Festival-goers are also advised to book in advance via the Camp Bestival website for the Underground Restaurant. Run by Kerstin Rodgers – AKA food blogger MsMarmitelover, there are only limited spaces available.
Mark Ronson, Blondie and Primal Scream are among the artists previously announced for the event.
Camp Bestival 2011 tickets are on sale now, with an Adult Weekend Camping ticket priced at £170.