Camper Calling

23 - 25 August 2019


The Magic Numbers

Music Act, Adults, Teens, Kids, Friday

Bring your sunhat and dancing shoes: Four is the magic number.

Providing the perfect music for your Friday night at Camper Calling, we welcome The Magic Numbers to the main stage.

Four critically acclaimed albums including huge summer soundtracking hits like Forever Lost, Take A Chance & Love Me Like You, this double sibling, double platinum festival favourites will have you up on your feet immediately. 

With their incredible harmonies, bittersweet melodies and a decade of touring under the belts, The Magic Numbers are the perfect fit to start the the weekend off. 

Their predilection for a bittersweet nugget surfaced again with a cover of Skeeter Davis’ immaculately tragic The End Of The World, previously used to impress Neil Young on a recent tour, which showcased the tight three-part harmonies of Stodart, his sister Michele and keyboard player Angela Gannon.
— Fiona Shepherd, The Scotsman


Music Act, Saturday, Lakeside Stage

A leading light of the New Wave scene of the early-’80s, ABC took the pop baton from the likes of David Bowie and Roxy Music and ran it up the UK top ten.

In 1982, ABC’s debut release, The Lexicon of Love spawned seminal synth-driven hits such as “The Look of Love”, “Poison Arrow”, and “Tears Are Not Enough”: Now founder Martin Fry has unleashed The Lexicon of Love II reaching number 5 in the UK album chart with singles “Viva Love” and “The Flames of Desire”.

With his ageless voice and ear for timeless hooks, Martin Fry will take you on a journey back to 1982 and everywhere in between at Camper Calling 2016.

This is the sound of an old master falling not far short of a standard that his youthful self set very high indeed.
— The Guardian

The Hoosiers

Music Act, Music, Saturday, Lakeside Stage

Hailing from Bracknell, Berkshire via Indiana, The Hoosiers have been purveyors of some of the finest vintage indie pop for the last decade.

Following the release of their 2007 chart-topping debut album The Trick To Life, which included the massive singles “Goodbye Mr. A” and “Worried About Ray”, their sound has evolved. That bombastic pop has matured into something more electronic and synthetic, but ultimately just as enjoyable.

With influences ranging from The Cure, The Flaming Lips and Giorgio Moroder, you can rest assured that their eclectic earworms will get you on your feet.


Music Act, Saturday, Lakeside Stage

This Eastbourne band are the perfect fit for Camper Calling with a catalogue of tracks boasting the likes of “Achilles Heel”, “Time Of My Life”, and of course the iconic “Dancing In The Moonlight”. Toploader's live career began playing with the likes of Coldplay and Muse in small venues across the UK. They later went on to back the likes of Paul Weller, Robbie Williams and Bon Jovi, becoming the last British band to play the original Wembley Stadium.

With a style that echoes The Faces and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road-era Elton John, they shot into the limelight in 2000 with the release of their debut album, Onka’s Big Monka. 

Their keyboard-heavy, soulful sound brings a hazy feel-good vibe to the show, and we can’t wait to see them perform!

By the Rivers

Music Act, Saturday

Having supported the legendary Madness in 2013, and skirting the boundary between reggae and ska with joyous ease come Leicester’s By the Rivers.

Tight vocal stylings add an accomplished flourish to tracks punctuated by brass to create something infinitely danceable. 


Music Act, Adults, Friday

Regulars of the early/mid-’90s Camden pop scene, along with Britpop superstars Blur, Dodgy came with their infectious and goofy punk-pop likened to early The Who or The Stone Roses.

With seminal works such as “Staying Out For The Summer”, “If You’re Thinking Of Me”, and “Good Enough” on their hitlist, it’s time to travel back to the 90s!

Live performance has always been integral to the Dodgy experience, and it’s this approach that has helped them maintain a cult following for over 25 years. Nigel, Mathew, and Andy are working hard on their new album that we can’t wait to get in our ears later this year!

Hey, if it’s good enough for you…

Dodgy’s fifth album is a musical reunion worth celebrating…
— John Harris, The Guardian

Wille and the Bandits

Music Act, Friday, Lakeside Stage

Likened to such iconic acts as Cream and The Jimi Hendrix Experience and hailing from Cornwall, this blues rock three-piece come dripping with classic sensibilities.

Wille and the Bandits bring a tight performance and instrumental virtuosity rarely seen within the live arena with a range of instruments getting stage time, sometimes even in the same song!

Listed as one of the top ten bands to see at Glastonbury 2014 by Radio 1, Wille and the Bandits will be at Camper Calling 2016 with their fresh approach to blues rock.