The Shellac Collective welcome you to the Pig’s Big Ballroom at Camp Bestival where you can relax and enjoy the very best in vintage sounds and quality live acts from across the UK.
Joining our troupe of seasoned Shellac Collective DJs spinning original 78rpm shellac discs we are thrilled to have Camp Bestival favourites, The Vagaband from Norfolk, Tony Tunes Rocking Piano, KaraUke and Kimberley Rew and Lee Cave Berry back in the Ballroom this year.
Kimberley first came to popular notice in the 1970s as a member of Robyn Hitchcock’s Soft Boys. He was subsequently a founder member of Katrina and the Waves, and wrote the hits “Walking on Sunshine” and the UK Eurovision Song Contest winning “Love Shine a Light”.
We are especially pleased to welcome the legendary Ralph McTell to the Ballroom. One of the great storytellers, Ralph is now celebrating more than 50 years on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is a prolific and gifted songwriter. In 1974 the release of ‘Streets of London’ earned him an Ivor Novello Award, and in the Pig’s Big Ballroom on Sunday he’ll be treating us to some of his favourite finger style guitar blues and rags.
New to the Pig’s Big Ballroom this year we are thrilled that we are being joined by Isla Mae, Jenem, Theda Rose, Arthur and the Vendettas, Max Bianco and the Bluehearts, Jonno’s Three Piece Blues Quartet plus the wonderful 4D Jones on a rare festival outing.
A special mention must also go to Gasper Nali a roots one-man-band who has come over from the small town of Nkhata Bay on the shores of Lake Malawi to join us.
As usual there will be some great entertainment and fun for all the family as Fairy liquid brings you magic and bubbles, and PuppeTails present’s Grimm’s PuppeTails.Three puppeteers (none of whom take things seriously) who will make you laugh as they charm you with fantastic hand-made puppets and cleverly crafted scripts.
So come and join The Shellac Collective in the Pig’s Big Ballroom - a little island of analogue in this modern sea of digital for great vintage music you can really dance to.
Greg Butler, The Shellac Collective