It’s not long now until Camp Bestival begins and I’ve been fortunate enough to interview Speech from Arrested Development who are one of the main acts performing at this year’s event. Founded by Speech in Atlanta, Georgia back in 1988 with their positive afrocentric themes providing a positive alternative to the gangsta rap made popular in the early 1990s. Many of those positive themes and messages are just as relevant to society today.
The Grammy Award winning band has undergone some line up changes over the years but those attending the festival will be fortunate to see the present line up of Speech (vocals), Tasha LaRae (vocals), 1 Love (vocals), Za’ (bass), JJ Boogie (guitar) and Fareedah (dance). Despite their topics being an observation and celebration of black culture in America, the band have a diverse appeal that many can relate to.
With Camp Bestival only a month away what can those fortunate enough to be there expect from your show?
If you like what you hear then you can get your hands on their music on Spotify and www.adtheband2.com. Don’t forget to stay up to date with future announcements on Facebook, Twitter @ and Instagram @ADtheband. Arrested Development are part of the MN2s team and you can read more about the band over on their website www.mn2s.com.
Camp Bestival takes place on the weekend of 28th-31st July at Lulworth Castle in Dorset. The event is the “little sister” to Rob Da Bank’s Bestival over on the Isle of Wight. The family orientated festival features live performances from Fat Boy Slim, Tears For Fears, Jess Glynne, Turin Brakes, Katy B, DJ Yoda and Dawn Penn. As well as music you will find comedy, theatre, poetry, food and activities for all the family.
You can join us as there are a limited number of day and weekend tickets are available from the following outlets…
For more information on ticket prices including the age break downs check out www.campbestival.net/tickets.
Their positive afrocentric themes provided a positive alternative to the gangsta rap popular in the early 1990s.