The Happy Mondays to headline Camp Bestival in Dorset

The Happy Mondays
The original line-up of the band has not played together for almost 20 years

The Happy Mondays have been announced as the Sunday night headliners at this year's Camp Bestival.

The band announced last month that they were re-forming the original line-up for a two-week tour of the UK in May.

Sean Ryder from the band said: "Me and the band are mega-excited to be playing at Camp Bestival. We have heard the crowd are amazing and we will definitely put on a great show."

Camp Bestival takes place between 26-29 July at Lulworth Castle in Dorset.

Dodgy, Little Roy, Redlight, Josh Kumra, Ryan Keen and Jenny O have also been added to the bill.

DJs added to the line-up include Mr Scruff, The 2 Bears, DJ Derek, Maya Jane Coles, Gemini with Dick and Dom back for a second year.

Spoken word artist Scroobius Pip is also due to make an appearance.

Acts already announced for the family-friendly festival include Earth, Wind and Fire, Hot Chip, Kool and the Gang, Chic, Jimmy Cliff, Rizzle Kicks and Adam Ant.

Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank organises Camp Bestival as well as Bestival.

Talking about The Happy Mondays' appearance, he said: "I'm amazed this band are coming to Camp Bestival.

"The Happy Mondays are one of those iconic British outfits that perfectly capture all that's best about our musical make up - indie, dance, rave, pop and Shaun Ryder's lyrical wit.

"I grew up dancing like a rubbish Bez to the Mondays and fully intend to indulge in some creaky freaky dancing come the Sunday night of Camp Bestival. Hope you'll join me."