THE curtain raises on yet another jam-packed Camp Bestival, which takes place at Lulworth Castle. Although weekend tickets have sold out, there are still a few day tickets left for the family-friendly festival of music, fun and more, which runs until Sunday.

One of the main acts is the chart-topping electronic singer songwriter Labrinth, above, – real name Timothy Mckenzie - who first came to prominence a few years ago when he featured on the Tinie Tempah singles Pass Out and Earthquake. Since then he has become a star in his own right and worked with some of the biggest names in pop including Rihanna and Emily Sande.

He said: “I played Camp Bestival last year and it was amazing. This year I’m headlining so it will be even more fun. It’s a great buzz, a great vibe. I recorded it last year and watching it back it was brilliant to see everyone having such a great time.”

In complete contrast ethereal voiced singer Gabrielle Aplin – who sung over last year’s John Lewis Christmas adverts – is also performing at Camp Bestival. Last year she played the Camp Bestival bandstand, but now she’s on the main stage.

“It will be great to be back. It’s a wonderful festival with a great atmosphere,” said Gabrielle, who grew up in Somerset.

“It’s been a mad year but I’ve really enjoyed it. I’m working on new things and learning so much – I’m loving it!”

Other acts at this year’s Camp Bestival include Take That member Mark Owen, Dorchester rapper Isaiah Dreads, Billy Bragg, The Levellers, Ash, I Am Kloot and Nik Kershaw.

And it’s not just about the music. Kids will love Mr Tumble, Horrible Histories, The Woodland Story Den and Dick’n’Dom.