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Labrinth and Richard Hawley among Camp Bestival 2013 acts


Story by Jack Foley

LABRINTH (pictured), Richard Hawley and The Levellers have been named as the headline acts for this summer’s Camp Bestival in Dorset.

Taking place between August 1 and 4, 2013 at Lulworth Castle in East Lulworth, this year’s event marks the sixth annual music and arts festival.

Brit Award nominated guitarist Richard Hawley will headline the opening night, which this year features an around-the-world theme, while Levellers take Saturday night duties and Labrinth closes the event.

Billy Bragg, DJ Fresh and Brits critics’ choice winner Tom Odell have also been named in the line-up alongside Grandmaster Flash and Kid Creole.

While Alan Davies heads up a collection of comedy acts, while the team from BBC children’s Horrible Histories will also be making an appearance.

Festival promoter and DJ Rob Da Bank commented: “Hip-hip hooray! Here we are reaching our sixth birthday. Crack out the jelly and ice cream, unroll the Twister board and cover me in sticky pop if I’m not more excited than ever to be announcing our all ages extravaganza once more.

“As ever it’s a veritable smorgasbord of talent. Music-wise people are always asking for more guitars so we have Richard Hawley, Levellers and Billy Bragg, pop and dance is represented by heavyweights Labrinth and DJ Fresh and we’re mega chuffed rising stars Gabrielle Aplin and Tom Odell have chosen to come to the Camp.

“Throw in some legends like Toots and The Maytals, Musical Youth and Kid Creole and we’re pretty confident everyone will be dancing on the grass!”

Richard Hawley said of his headline appearance: “I am so chuffed to have been asked to headline this festival. I like the fact that there’s an hour’s silence on the Saturday to accommodate an ancient church service; most modern festivals would give that the rods and just steam roll over it.

“But mainly I am looking forward to making the folks happy at a great event like this, big old castle, ancient Jurassic coast, rock n roll, poetry and theatre.”

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