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Camp Bestival unleashes The Verbal Treats

Howard Marks reads a Literary Tale.

Camp Bestival


Camp Bestival has over the years build up a great reputation for its literary line-ups and this year is no different. The Guardian Literary Institute will present a selection of over 50 speakers, authors, poets, journalists, scientists, philosophers, kids’ writers and illustrators.

Rob da Bank said: “Well here we go again with another bumper crop of literary folk for Camp Bestival 2013 – delving into the brains, minds and inner recesses of many of the country’s greatest authors, poets and speakers with another bountiful mix of the well-known nestled along unsung heroes of their craft. I live my life surrounded by music and noise so the Guardian Literary Institute is always a welcome break from the hubbub of the festival and I normally learn more in 30 minutes there than in the rest of my year. See you on the sofas!”

Line Up So Far:

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Richard Hawley / Levellers / Labrinth / Dj Fresh Live / Ash / Heaven 17 / Toots And The Maytals / The Polyphonic Spree / Gabrielle Aplin / Kid Creole & The Coconuts / I Am Kloot / Billy Bragg / Nik Kershaw / Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip / The Cuban Brothers / Dj Yoda (Live Av Show ( Feat The Tootsie Rollers) / John Cooper Clarke / Lissie / The Farm / Musical Youth / Beardyman / Sam Lee & Friends / The Correspondents / The Wurzels / Mad Professor / Skinny Lister / Clean Bandit / London Grammar / Mikill Pane / The 1975 / Fleetwood Bac / Introducing Recreate ‘Discovery’ Live – A Daft Undertaking / Howard Marks / Lucky Elephant / Ady Suleiman / Lloyd Yates / Folk Idol / Molotov Jukebox / Sexy Sushi / Ben Waters / Moulettes / Filthy Boy / Fake Bush / Hudson Taylor / Isaiah Dreads / Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer / Lewis Watson / Jaws / Jaipur Brass Band / J-Cats

Djs – Rob Da Bank And Friends: Grandmaster Flash / Sasha / David Rodigan Mbe Presents Ram Jam / A Love From Outer Space (Andrew Weatherall And Sean Johnston) / Fabio + Grooverider / Craig Charles (Dj Set) / Jon More (Coldcut) / Dick N Dom Rip It Up (Dj Set) / Barry Ashworth / John Kennedy / Sunday Best Forum All Stars / Balearic Brothers / Feeling Gloomy / Tythe / Coley From Luv*Jam / Sombrero Sound System / Mix It Up Kru / Dj Dapper Dan

Entertainment: Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain (Festival Premiere And Exclusive) / Alan Davies / Mr Tumble / Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo / Dick N Dom / Let It Be / Brit School  / Black Eagles Circus / Royal Albert Hall Ginormous Percussion Orchestra / Shlomo’s Beat Box Adventure For Kids / Cando2 / Gloria And The Explorers / Little Sunshine, Little Rainfall / Alice In Wonderland Panto / London Lucumi Choir / Insect Circus / Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures / Trinity Laban / Candoco / Mechanical Menagerie / Gideon Reeling / Shadow Puppetry & Storytelling / Craft And Nature Workshops / Young British Foodies / Tate Workshops / Bfi Film Club / The Four Corners Treasure Trail / Lost & Found / Morris Dancing / Jousting / Freestyle Sports Park / Kids Big Art Village / Maypole Dancing / Bigtopmania Kids Theatre And Circus

‘How To’ Interviews: How To Fly With Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards / How To Present With Jo Whiley / How To Handle A Riot With Trevor Phillips / How To Play A Baddie With Charlie Brooks / How Philosophy Can Improve Your Life With Jules Evans / How To Interview With Simon Hattenstone / How To Collect Songs With Sam Lee / How To Stargaze With Marek Kukula / How To Be Wild With Rob And Leo

Spoken Word: Scroobius Pip / Kate Tempest / Polarbear / Mr Gee / Josh Idehen / Raymond Antrobus / Adam Kammerling / Deanna Rodger / Simon Mole / Paul Cree / James Massiah / Chimene Suleyman / Bridget Minamore / Roundhouse Poetry Collective / Early Doors Collective / Elephant Collective

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Well-Read: Howard Marks Is: Scholoar, Smuggler, Prisoner Scribe / Bestselling Women’s Hour With Adele Parks, Lisa Jewell, Emily Barr, Anna Maxted / Granta Best Of Young British Novelists With Joanna Kavenna, Ben Markovits, Ross Raisen / Kids Book Surgery With Julia Eccleshare

Deep Insights From Rsa Speakers: Exploration! With Kevin Fong / Revolution! With Bidisha

Thought-Provoking: Cancel The Apocalypse With Andrew Simms / Wonderland And Justice With Amber Marks /
Barely Imagined Beings With Caspar Henderson

Foodies And Fashion: Camp Bestival Bake-Off Judged By Lily Vanilli / How To Open A Restaurant With Martin Morales / Confessions Of A Fashionista With Angela Clarke /

Woodland Storytime: Giraffes Can’t Dance – Guy Parker-Rees  / Calm Down Boris! – Sam Lloyd / The Pirate Cruncher – Jonny Duddle / Darcy Burdock – Laura Dockrill / Guy Bass / Kate O’hearn / Erica Jane Waters / Simon Bartram / Craig Green

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Quizzes: Sam Wollaston’s Famous Tv Quiz / Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll Quiz With John Harris / Film Quiz With Catherine Shoard

Wake Up With The Guardian: John Harris, Simon Hattenstone And Catherine Shoard

Booksignings: Horrible Histories Illustrator Martin Brown / All Adult And Kids Authors At The Festival

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