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Blondie and Mark Ronson & the Business International have been revealed as the headliners for Camp Bestival 2011. They will be joined by a whole host of other acts at Lulworth Castle in Dorset from July 28 to 31. These include House of Pain, ABC, Katy B, Eliza Doolittle, The Cuban Brothers, Beardyman, The Correspondents, The Wonder Stuff and Ms Dynamite as well as The Selecter, Fenech-Soler, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Smerins Anti Social Club and Caitlin Rose. DJs already lined up include festival founder Rob da Bank, Groove Armada present Redlight, Norman Jay, DJ Yoda and DJ Derek among others. The family oriented festival will, as usual, have 100 free things for kids to do – including Medieval jousting (watch it, not do it mind!). This year the fancy dress theme is all things Medieval, which means we should have an army of brave knights to save the myriad beautiful princesses that are sure to be at Lulworth Castle. There’ll be the traditional Fancy Dress Parade for everybody on Saturday in the Kids’ Garden, the Camp Bestival resident dressing up box will be stacked full of vintage princess dresses, hand-made costumes for all sizes, and next to the dressing up tent is the Camp Bestival catwalk where the little ones can parade and dance up and down to music all day – some have to be bribed to leave. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Café will be returning to Lulworth Castle for a Camp Bestival exclusive! The River Cottage Team are very excited to be working with Camp Bestival once again, they’ll have several of the River Cottage experts joining them to run workshops for kids and adults, plus they’ll be cooking up some fantastic River Cottage grub from their Canteen, with their famous spicy mutton burgers served from the barbeque as well as some fresh fish cooked in the wood-fired oven! Camp Bestival Curator Rob da Bank sais: “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 off the school summer holidays in style! Hi De Hi.”
More info at www.campbestival.net Tickets, priced £170 for adults, available from www.ticketline.co.uk/camp-bestival or by calling: 0844 888 4410