Camp Bestival has added the Happy Mondays to the 2012 lineup, with Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder saying: "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." The Camp Bestival appearance will be one of 11 Happy Mondays show set for this year.
Hot Chip had already been announced for Camp Bestival, along with Kool And The Gang, Chic with Nile Rodgers, The Earth and Wind And Fire Experience. Check out a full Camp Bestival lineup in the Spacelab Festival Guide. Tickets are on sale now.
Camp Bestival 2011 will take place on July 27 - 29 at Lulworth Castle, on the Jurassic coastline in Dorset. The festival will be curated by the BBC's Rob Da Bank.
Rob da Bank 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 B ... & I hope you'll join me"
Camp Bestival also added spoken word performances from Scroobius Pip, Chris Redmond, Joshua Idehen, John Berkavitch, Jodi Ann Bickle, John Osborne, Alex Gwyther, John Sinclair
New author readings include Fabulous Baker Brothers, Joe Stretch, Matt Whyman, Richard Milward, Ben Crystal, Lerryn Korda, David Gatward and Stuart Evers.