Basement Jaxx and James headline Camp Bestival


Basement Jaxx

Camp Bestival has announced Basement Jaxx and James will headline this year's festival at Lulworth Castle in Dorset.

Singer Sinead O'Connor has also been confirmed to play the event held between 31 July and 3 August.

Indie band James, famous for tracks Sit Down and She's a Star in the 1990s, will headline on the Friday night.

Electronic dance duo Basement Jaxx will headline on the closing Sunday night (3 August).

Other acts already confirmed to play include Johnny Marr, Laura Mvula, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Steve Mason and Peter Hook & The Light.

Image caption James also announced as Friday night headliners

Camp Bestival is in its seventh year and is the little sister of Bestival, held at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight.

Both festivals are organised by Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank: "I always pay close attention to the Camp Besti forum and social media to see what people want," he said.

"I've followed orders and booked two of your most requested acts, and coincidentally, two of my favourite bands ever, James and Basement Jaxx.

The organiser added: "Both have huge back catalogues."

Basement Jaxx got their name from the regular club night they held in Brixton, London.

They had chart success in the late 1990s and won the BRIT Award for Best Dance Act in 2002 and 2004.

Image caption Labrinth (pictured), Richard Hawley and Levellers headlined the festival in 2013

The DJs have also worked with Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, N*E*R*D. and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

Also confirmed to play Camp Bestival is Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor who achieved worldwide success in 1990 with her version of Prince's song Nothing Compares 2 U.

She more recently made headlines after she publicly criticised Miley Cyrus on Twitter.

Other acts confirmed for this year's DJ line- up are Boy George; Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs; 1xtra's David Rodigan MBE, who will present Ram Jam; Awesome Tapes From Africa; Rob da Bank; The Shellac Collective; Coley from Luv*Jam; and the Silent Disco.

The family-friendly festival, which this year boasts a circus theme, has a number of acts for children as well.

Ben and Holly will be appearing live, as will Mr Tumble, while Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part II will also be taking to the stage.

Labrinth, Richard Hawley and Levellers headlined Camp festival in 2013.

Full 2014 festival line-up here.

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