Comedy is the new rock ‘n’ roll at Camp Bestival


WITH a whole host of fantastic music and amazing family fun already announced for this year’s Camp Bestival, there’ll be a proper party mood for the 10th birthday bash, and organisers are very excited indeed to unveil laughs aplenty with the side-splitting Big Top Sunday evening comedy line-up.

Featuring three of the best names on the circuit right now, there will be more than a touch of rock n’ roll swagger going down, plus there’s news of interactive fun when the kids are put in charge! And there are even more comedy names coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled for when they send in the clowns this July 27-30 at Lulworth Castle, Dorset.

Kerry Goldiman will appear at Camp Bestival 2017
Kerry Goldiman will appear at Camp Bestival 2017

Commenting on her third Camp Bestival appearance, Kerry Godliman said: “Once again there’s a fantastic Big Top line-up of comedy at Camp Bestival, Reginald D Hunter is easily one of the best comedians around, Gary Delaney is a non-stop gag machine and hey I’m not too shabby, myself. And with loads more comics and clowns being announced soon, you won’t be stuck for a laugh at Lulworth Castle this July!” Frequently described as the coolest man in comedy, Reginald D Hunter has become an established headline act across the globe, so we are delighted that he will be headlining this year’s comedy for us. A big hitter on TV, Reginald is a regular on shows including Have I Got News for You, Live at the Apollo and QI.

Gary Delaney will bring his one-liners to Lulworth
Gary Delaney will bring his one-liners to Lulworth

Mock the Week’s near the knuckle one-liner king Gary Delaney will also be firing off cheeky schoolboy humour with infectious charm, and the compere will be the straight-talking and quick-witted Kerry Godliman, who is a Radio 4 regular, has appeared on Live at the Apollo a few times, Jack Dee’s Referendum HelpDesk, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala and was Hannah in Ricky Gervais comedy, Derek.

And, ensuring there’s plenty of laughter on the cards for the kids too, new hit show Kidocracy, an interactive theatre show for children aged 6+, will be presented by Keith Farnan (Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow). Appearing as his alter ego, Brehon, an ancient Irish know-it-all, the show begins when children are told they are being given an island to rule. In just under an hour, they must elect leaders, write anthems, come up with rules that rock and deal with all sorts of crises because running the world isn’t just all fun, fun, fun, there’s stuff to be done as well!

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Entertainment Editor | Rob joined the View from series in 2007, initially as a designer. Now entertainment editor, Rob is also manager of the Production and IT departments.