Although it’s normally considered a festival focused on family
activities, Camp Bestival offers a fantastic music line up year after year, and 2014’s festival is no exception! Here are 5 artists in this year’s line up who you don’t want to miss!
Responsible for some of the most catchy songs of the Noughties (‘Where’s your head at’?!) the electronic music duo will bring their brand of ‘glistening pop’music to the grounds of Lulworth Castle on the Sunday evening of the festival. In 2005, the duo headlined Glastonbury, becoming one of the first dance acts to do so. With over 15 years and six albums to their name, this is certainly set to be an exciting end to the festival.
Shortlisted for the prestigious Brits Critic’s Choice award, Laura Mvula has gone from strength to strength this year. The young singer released her critically acclaimed debut album Sing to the Moon last year which topped the UK R&B charts. Mvula was also nominated for a Mercury Award. Speaking about Sing to the Moon, the festival’s organisers say: ‘It’s a record that manages to sound effortlessly retro and completely original all at the same time, shot through with that magical and uplifting edge that begs you to smile, dance, live and love, it’s the soundtrack to a better life, where the sun shines and happiness prevails.’ Laura is well known for engaging with her audiences and her performance at Camp Bestival is definitely one to look forward to.
At only 19 years of age, MNEK’s achievements are hugely impressive. In 2009, aged only 14, MNEK was already being hotly tipped for success in the music industry. The vocalist and producer has since collaborated with a diverse range of artists including Sub Focus and Frankmusik. Since 2012, MNEK has worked closely with Rudimental and won a Grammy for nomination for ‘Best Dance Recording’ and his collaboration with Gorgon City on ‘Ready For Your Love’ resulted in a Top 5 UK Chart position. MNEK’s incredible success is only set to continue with the release of his highly anticipated debut album and his performance is not to be missed!
With a hugely successful career spanning 27 years, Sinead O’Connor is renowned for her strong vocals and sensational performances. Following her appearance at Bestival last year, the singer will perform at Camp Bestival. Described by the festival organisers as ‘one of the greatest singer songwriters and performers that has ever lived’, her performance at the festival is highly anticipated.
Nick Mulvey Mercury Nominated musician Nick will bring his unique brand of folk music to this year’s festival. His single ‘Cucurucu’, which is his interpretation of DH Lawrence’s ‘Piano’, is perfect summer track. Described by the festival’s organisers as ‘world music with a quintessentially English edge’, Mulvey’s music will be the perfect complement to a sunny (hopefully!) day at the festival.
Camp Bestival takes place in the grounds of Lulworth Castle in Dorset from the 31st of July to the 3rd of August, For more information and tickets, visit the Camp Bestival website.