LIVE MUSIC FROM:
JAMES BLAKE / SAVAGES / COURTNEY PINE / MAX ROMEO / WILLY MOON / THE 1975 / CLEAN BANDIT / LONDON GRAMMAR / THE CHILD OF LOV / MUSICAL YOUTH / EVIAN CHRIST / PARQUET COURTS / MOLOTOV JUKEBOX / MOULETTES / 'INTRODUCING' RECREATE 'DISCOVERY' LIVE / FILTHY BOY / WHEELCHAIR SPORTS CAMP / ADY SULEIMAN / HUDSON TAYLOR / CHAMPS / WOODPECKER WOOLIAMS / LLOYD YATES / BARBAROSSA / THE KEEPSAKES / ISAIAH DREADS / PARLOUR FLAMES / CHARLEY MACAULAY / DEVILMAN
DJ SETS FROM:
NUMBERS: TWEAKAHOLIC FEAT JACKMASTER & SPENCER / BICEP / HIEROGLYPHIC BEING / ADDISON GROOVE/ ONEMAN / PSYCHEMAGIK / HAPPA / CHRIS COCO / PBR STREETGANG / DJ SCOTCH EGG / MISTY CONDITIONS / BILL BREWSTER / COPY PASTE SOUL / KRYSKO / APPLESCAL / PETE GOODING B2B DANNY WHITEHEAD / PATHAAN / JOHNNO (BUGGED OUT) / SUNDAY BEST FORUM ALLSTARS / FLYING WHITE DOTS / MARCH HARE / GUTTERSLUT
With an already gargantuan line-up featuring Elton John, Snoop Dogg, MIA, Franz Ferdinand, Wu-Tang Clan, The Flaming Lips, Richie Hawtin and Carl Cox to name but a few, we’ve got 10 fields of wonderment with over 20 stages, big soundsystems, insane sideshows, magical happenings and so much more in our 24-hour escapist world, and we’re going full steam ahead this September 5-8 to Robin Hill Country Park for the party of our lives, at the greatest show on earth!
Rob da Bank says: "Bestival is ten years old this year and i always want our festival to stay fresh and new so im well pleased with the latest artist additions… Courtney Pine, legendary jazz musician, is going to open the whole birthday spectacular on the Thursday and from that point on we're gonna be treated to a plethora of new bands and talent from new indie upstarts Savages and London Grammar to incredible electronic explorations from Hieroglyphic Being and Evian Christ. Not forgetting returning hero James Blake whos part of the fabric of recent Bestivals. Hope you enjoy listening to all this lovely lot!"
Getting into the buccaneering Bestival spirit we’re very pleased to announce that James Blake will be bringing his atmospheric bass adventures to captivate the crowds. One of the brightest talents to emerge in the past five years, James’s singular sound is one definitely not to be missed. We’re also very excited to announce that UK Jazz giant and all round legend Courtney Pine will be opening the show at our 10th Birthday party on Thursday evening. Renowned for pushing sonic boundaries, there couldn’t be a more apt opener for what is destined to be Bestival’s most mind-expanding extravaganza yet!
We’ll also have music across the weekend from reggae kingpin Max Romeo, super-bombastic doo-wop visionary Willy Moon, anthemic guitar pop types The 1975, classical-electronica crossover geniuses Clean Bandit, hotly-tipped electro-pop trio London Grammar, the frankly sublime The Child of Lov, 80s reggae supernova Musical Youth, footwork fanatic Evian Christ, Brooklyn punks Parquet Courts, genre colliding six-piece Molotov Jukebox, alt folkers Moulettes and the jaw-droppingly authentic 'Introducing' recreate 'Discovery' live.
There will also be plenty more live music from Filthy Boy, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Ady Suleiman, Hudson Taylor, Champs, Woodpecker Wooliams, Lloyd Yates, Barbarossa, The Keepsakes, Isaiah Dreads, Parlour Flames, Charley Macaulay and Devilman.
Tenth anniversary late night booty shaking action will also be in plentiful supply with a series of super-fat soundsystems due to be announced in the coming months but just to whet your appetites we can reveal that Numbers will be showcasing Tweakaholic featuring Jackmaster & Spencer, sleazy four-four from Bicep, there will be Chicago vibes from Hieroglyphic Being, heady jams from Addison Groove, underground party joints from Rinse FM’s Oneman, consciousness expanding sounds from Psychemagik, bass alchemy from Happa and dreamy euphoria from the one and only Chris Coco.
Plus there will be deck destroying sets from PBR Streetgang, DJ Scotch Egg, Misty Conditions , Bill Brewster, Copy Paste Soul, Krysko, Applescal, Pete Gooding B2B Danny Whitehead, Pathaan, Johnno (Bugged Out), Sunday Best Forum Allstars, Flying White Dots, March Hare and Gutterslut.