Line up and theme announced for family festival

Returning for its sixth year the family friendly Camp Bestival welcomes 2013 with an ever more diverse line up with the Around The World theme for yet another otherworldly Lulworth Castle experience from Monday 1st – Thursday 4th August.

Explaining this years theme, festival curator and Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank has stated, “Our theme for 2013 Around The World is a truly global, magical mystery tour of faraway lands from Indian circuses to Italian pop-up restaurants and Belgian ska bands. Roll up roll up for the Greatest Show On Earth!”

And the greatest show on earth it is set to be! With headline sets from the Mercury Prize nominee Richard Hawley, a folk rock extravaganza from the Levellers and British pop titian Labrinth there is something to suit every member of the family.

Through just scratching the surface the scope of electronic music is more than catered for. The jumped up live set of DJ Fresh set to rip the BPMs through the darkening sky while the good time reggae vibes of Toots And The Maytals will deliver the greatest in rocksteady revelry.

Camp Bestival is not short on its selection of legends this year, with Grandmaster Flash dropping all his tech and DJ knowledge on Dorset. The electronica hero Sasha who will be making his debut at the festival and it's sure to be a memorable one.

So roll up and step into the new realm of Camp Bestival. With a line up to rival its big brother, if you can't decide which Bestival to do this year DJ Mag suggests you do both.


Lulworth Castle, Dorset | Monday 1st - 4th August

Adult Weekend Ticket (Thursday Camping) | £190
Adult Weekend Ticket (Friday Camping) | £180
Student Weekend Ticket | £175
Age 15 – 17 Weekend Ticket | £113
Age 11 – 14 Weekend Ticket | £98
Age 10 and Under Weekend Ticket | Free


Richard Hawley | Levellers | Labrinth | DJ Fresh (Live) | Toots And The Maytals | Gabrielle Aplin | The Polyphonic Spree | Tom Odell | Kid Creole & The Coconuts | I Am Kloot | Billy Bragg | Dan Le Sac v Scroobius Pip | The Cuban Brothers | DJ Yoda (Live AV Show) Feat. The Tootsie Rollers | John Cooper Clarke | Lissie | The Farm | Music Youth | Beardyman | The Correspondents | The Wurzels Mad Professor | Clean Bandit | London Grammar | Mikill Pane | The 1975 | Fleetwood Bac | 'Introducing' Recreate 'Discovery' Live – A Daft Undertaking | Howard Marks | Lucky Elephant | Folk Idol – Folk From Around The World | Sexy Sushi | Ben Waters | Moulettes | Filthy Boy | Fake Bush | Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer | Lewis Watson | Jaws | Jaipur Brass Band | Kawa Circus | J-Cats | Rob Da Bank | Grandmaster Flash | Sasha | David Rodigan's Ram Jam | A Love From Outer Space | Fabio + Grooverider | Jon More (Coldcut) | Barry Ashworth | John Kennedy | Balearic Brothers | Feeling Gloomy | Tythe | Coley From Luv*Jam | Sombrero Sound System 

Words: David Sullivan