The time is almost upon us, and in a matter of weeks, Dorset’s Lulworth Castle will open its doors again, for the 2016 Camp Bestival.
As always, Rob da Bank and team have secured an eclectic and action-packed line-up, full of top music acts, hit comedians and spoken words artists guaranteed to make you stop and think.
With so much going on, you’d be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed, but don’t worry, we’ve got this all sorted.
We’ve gone through the line-up with a fine tooth comb, so here are eight acts you simply need to see...
1. Fatboy Slim
Let’s start at the top, shall we? Bestival favourite Fatboy Slim can always be relied upon to deliver a strong set, and with the picturesque backdrop of Lulworth Castle, there’s literally nothing not love about this headliner.
2. DJ Yoda
First of all, DMC World Scratch Champion DJ Yoda is being touted as the DJ most likely to drop the ‘Muppets’ theme tune during the weekend, but if that doesn’t sway you, there are plenty more reasons to see him.
Thanks to his pioneering style, DJ Yoda has earned himself a reputation as one of the country’s most-admired, and if you’ve never heard of cut and paste DJing, then just know that his set will also be the only ones that includes snippets of hip-hop classics mixed with ‘80s TV theme tunes.
Squeeze? SQUEEZE! We really shouldn’t have to explain the logic behind seeing the ‘Cool For Cats’ rockers to you.
4. Jodi Ann Bickley
Bestival’s long-term pal Jodi will be bringing her unique brand of poetry and ‘One Million Lovely Letters’ project to this year’s Lizard Lounge. Since winning a poetry slam in 2009, Jodi’s career has gone from strength-to-strength and when she’s not on stage (or writing super lovely letters) you can often find her on the Sunday Times’ Bestsellers list or talking at TEDx.
5. Reggie N Bollie
They may not have triumphed in last year’s ‘X Factor’ final, but Reggie N Bollie aren’t about to disappear into the abyss, and will be continuing their assault on the British festival season with a stop-off at Camp Bestival.
6. Folk Idol
Speaking of talent shows, skip this year’s TV offerings and swing by Camp Bestival for Folk Idol instead, a tongue-in-cheek event which sees festival-goers giving it their all in an attempt to win a recording contract with Sony everyone’s eternal respect and devotion.
7. KT Tunstall
Long before Ed Sheeran, Scottish songstress KT was busy making waves with her guitar and loop pedal, Her hits including ‘Suddenly I See’ and ‘Other Side Of The World’ still inspire singalongs, but expect a few new tracks, as KT’s currently preparing for the release of her fifth album.
8. Rob Auton
Rob’s brilliantly absurd and often downright silly act needs to be seen to be believed. His previous achievements include winning the Edinburgh Festival’s Joke of the Year competition, and enjoying a stint at Glastonbury’s Poet in Residence back in 2014.