Camp Bestival Unveils Fancy Dress and Comedy Line-Up

With spring just about sprung and summer fun on the horizon what could be better than kicking off the summer holidays with a glorious weekend on the Jurassic coast at Lulworth Castle from July 30th to August 1st in the company of all the Camp Bestival crew? Already fit to burst with myriad musical pleasures including Madness, Friendly Fires and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, we can announce not only our fabled Fancy Dress theme as overwhelmingly voted for by members of the Camp Bestival forum – with muchos thanks to everyone that voted – but also copious comedic treats that will keep you laughing long into the night!

Rob da Bank says: ‘People power is our number one message at the Bestivals this year from the bands people keep asking for to the fancy dress theme for Camp Besti being voted for on our forum. Fairy Tales is an ace idea and I can’t wait to scare the kids as Rumpelstiltskin da Bank’.

Adding even more enchanting excitement to Camp Bestival’s spine-tingling melting pot, this year’s fancy dress theme will be the wonderful world of Fairy Tales. With a wealth of legends and fables to draw upon the sky’s the limit when it comes to all of the wondrous princes, princesses, mythical beats and magical beings that will transform Lulworth Castle into a rapturous kingdom of make believe. With a huge fancy dress parade planned for Sunday we just can’t wait for what is destined to be a feast of folkloric frolicking!

Forum regular seamer commented: “The pixies of the Camp Bestival Forum danced with joy when Rob da Bank put on his fairy godmother costume (he didn’t need much persuading), waved his magic wand, and announced that at their request….the dressing up theme was Fairy Tales”

With all the dressing up fun well and truly under control we are super-excited to announce a horde of wags and wisecrackers joining the previously announced Jim Jefferies, Marcus Brigstocke, Andrew Maxwell and Andre Vincent for our Jestival Sessions. Taking place in both the East Lulworth Literary Institute and the Big Top Arena the Jestival Sessions will showcase the best of the comedy scene including musical mirth maker Tim Minchin. Wildly unorthodox, brilliantly non-traditional and vividly unique, his acclaimed act not only offers quick-witted observations and rapid-fire delivery, but also the striking sound of an accomplished pianist…albeit a barefoot one.

Recently acclaimed for his show-stopping take on Cheryl Cole’s Fight For This Love that brought him dancing glory as the winner of Let’s Dance for Sport Relief, Rufus Hound already known to millions as a captain on Argumental will also be on hand to demonstrate his sublimely subtle story telling and rabble-rousing repartee in all its glory. Other rib-tickling comedy acts confirmed for the weekend include former Chortle best newcomer Carl Donnelly, notorious Canadian stand-up Craig Campbell, India’s finest comic export Papa CJ, BBC Radio 4 regular Mitch Benn, the exuberant Rob Rouse, Rudetube’s Matt Kirshen, the darkly delicious Pete Cain, fast-paced gag-master Tiernan Douieb, the taboo busting Tiffany Stevenson and self confessed shenaniganist Tim Fitzhigham.