Red Rooster is pleased to announce KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS as headliners for 2015. They will be joining previously announced headliner CW STONEKING. Also newly confirmed are IAN SIEGAL – DUKE GARWOOD – MARCUS BONFANTI – BIG BOY BLOATER – KING SIZE SLIM – SMOKEY ANGLE SHADES – BLACK KAT BOPPERS – THE VAGABAND – CHESSBOXER – GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND DOM & THE IKOS and THE BLUES KITCHEN GOSPEL CHOIR
Siblings KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS mix old-school R&B, blues and Hawaiian guitar to deliver glorious melodies and swinging rhythms, but are in no way a retro outfit. Their new album, simply titled, The Third, is produced by none other than the Clash’s Mick Jones, and is currently garnering rave reviews. It sparkles with gusto, verve and that wonderful swinging rhythm section – just like their multi-instrumentalist live performances.
Described by Mojo Magazine as ‘one of the most innovative, gifted and engaging blues performers on the planet today,’ multi-award winning IAN SIEGAL is also confirmed to play Red Rooster. He releases his new ‘Live in Amsterdam’ album on March 9.
The full bill is now as follows:
KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS
IAN SIEGAL – SON OF DAVE – MARCUS BONFANTI – BIG BOY BLOATER
DUKE GARWOOD – KING SIZE SLIM – DOLLAR BILL – SMOKEY ANGLE SHADES – BLACK KAT BOPPERS THE VAGABAND – THE BLUES KITCHEN GOSPEL CHOIR – CHESSBOXER – GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND – DOM & THE IKOS – THE RUMBLE – THE THINKING MEN
Festibelly fav James Yuill, Mr Nice aka Howard Marks, Balkan folk troop The Trans-Siberian March Band, rising French band We Were Evergreen, and London collective Reggae Roast – many more acts are still to be announced.
As well as the usual dazzling selection of musical talent on the main stage, the Festibelly field will play host to a number of venues and attractions including Terrapin Station, Le Disco, brand new Le Roller Disco, Massive In China and Autumn Shift – together creating a kaleidoscope of psychedelic gypsy to dirty disco, wrong cabaret, circus performance, wonky gameshows, cosy cafés, poetry, painting and more. This year Festibelly flings its arms wide open to those with young Festi Critters, bringing new kids entertainment area The Owlery to site.
As ever, Festibelly stays close to its grassroots ethos and remains brand and sponsorship free and is always guaranteed to have friendliest Festi-goers to be found. Previous artists to play Festibelly include The Big Pink, New Young Pony Club, Ghostpoet, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Rob Da Bank, Drums Of Death, Man Like Me, Hollie Cook, James Yuill, She Keeps Bees, Greco Roman Sound System, Psychemagik, Reggae Roast, Oh Ruin, Johnny Flynn, King Charles, My Tiger My Timing, Tek-One, O Children, Skinny Lister and Toy.
Catch Festibelly warmup events this summer at London’s The Lock Tavern, Bournemouth’s 60 Million Postcards, Southampton’s The Orange Rooms and Festibelly Local events in its hometown of Lymington, Hampshire.
Event: Festibelly 2012 Location: Undershore, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 5QA Date: Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th August 2012 Times: Gates open 9pm 25th August – close 2pm 27th August Ticket Price: Weekend ticket: £55 // Sunday ticket: £38 – on sale 9th April via festibelly.com Capacity: 3,000
The quirky and cultured Patrick Wolf is hailed by many as Britain’s most underrated pop star. The eccentric singer songwriter mixes electronica with classical instruments to create a unique brand of techno inspired power pop. Due to release his fifth album ‘Lupercalia’ next week, he’s a seasoned live performer who charms and fascinates audiences around the UK gaining him a cult following and solid credentials. T in the Parkers will be amongst the first to hear material from his new album and are certain to catch a performance to remember.
Kentish Town siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis play more or less any instruments they can lay their hands on, jumping around on stage from banjos, to ukuleles, accordions, xylophones and trombones. They’ve had worldwide success with sold out tours and have opened for Coldplay, Razorlight and Jools Holland among others. Recently released second album “Smoking in Heaven” is receiving yet more critical acclaim and T in the Parkers can judge for themselves in July.
Californian rock and roll heavyweights Rival Sons are known for bluesy soul vocals, memorable guitar riffs and deep, pounding grooves with flourishes of reckless abandon during live sets. With debut album ‘Pressure and Time’ set to be released next month the band are making a stop at Balado on their ‘Epitaph’ world tour – get ready Scotland for the swagger that is Rival Sons.
There aren’t many new musicians who can harness the elemental rock’n’roll soul of both Ike and Tina and Jimi and Janis. Alice Gold though, comes close. Gold by name and gold by nature, there’s an immense warmth in Alice’s voice which will radiate through the fields of Balado.
Fresh from reforming this year and releasing second album ‘Elettorama’, Glasgow band Thrum are and heading straight to Balado for a much anticipated comeback. Vocalist Monica Queen worked with Belle & Sebastian and Shane MacGowan during the band’s 6 year hiatus and is now bringing back the band’s indie-rock sound.
Seattle based indie post-punk band Romance will be making the trip to Scotland bringing a sound that is at once familiar and strikingly fresh. Their music blends dark, catchy and epic songs with an intelligent and unique ideology, one for the thinkers at T in the Park.
Molotov Jukebox are self-professed pioneers of GypStep with the band citing gypsy, ska, funk, dubstep, flamenco, house, electro, pop, reggae, and soul as their influences. With lead singer Natalia Tena having recently starred in “You Instead” the feature length movie shot on site at last year’s T in the Park, she certainly knows her way around Balado.
Tartan clad tribe Clanadonia will kick off proceedings on the Main Stage to an almighty thunderous sound. The drum thumping, stage pounding traditional Scottish music is the perfect way to welcome in an epic weekend of spine tingling musical moments.
Traditional Scottish music will continue throughout the weekend as the Ceilidh Tent returns for 2011. T in the Parkers of all musical persuasions can’t resist a fling round the tent at some point during the festival – the infectious energy of the Ceilidh Tent in full flow will see even the hippest festival goers enter for a lively session of elbow swinging and foot stomping!
18 STAGES OF LIVE MUSIC AND DJ’S, ROCKSTARS, POPSTARS AND DIVAS FANCY DRESS, RETURN OF THE WISHING TREE, HEAVENLY HEALING, FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, COMEDY AND SIDESHOWS. NEW FOR 2011 THE ROLLER DISCO BALLROOM FIELD, THE SWAMP SHACK, AFTERBURNER ARENA WALL OF DEATH, KERSTIN RODGERS UNDERGROUND RESTAURANT, BOOM BOOM CLUB CABARET, CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS, FREESTYLE SPORTS PARK AND SO MUCH MORE.
LIVE: OFWGKTA / TOM VEK / PROFESSOR GREEN / KITTY DAISY AND LEWIS / HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR / CRYSTAL FIGHTERS / SOUND OF RUM / ALEX WINSTON / BEN HOWARD / BRIGITTE APHRODITE / CATHERINE A.D. / CATHERINE OKADA /CHANCERY BLAME AND THE GADJO CLUB / CHEVIOT HILL / CHRIS PECK & THE FAMILY TREE / DOG IS DEAD / DR SYNTAX / FLY FRANKIE FLY / GHOSTPOET / GIDEON’S DEMISE / GOODBYE STEREO / GYPSY & THE CAT / HEMPOLICS / JACKSON ANALOGUE / JAMES OWEN FENDER / LOSERS / LUCY ROSE / LUKE CONCANNON / MAZES / MC XANDER / MIRRORS / NOSAJ THING / PAUL CHAMBERS / PAUL KALKBRENNER / PUNK’S NOT DAD / PUZZLE MUTESON / SECRET RIVALS / STOPMAKINGME / SUBGIANT / TALL SHIPS / THE CHAPMAN FAMILY / THE FAN JETS / THE PINEY GIR COUNTRY ROADSHOW / TRIPWIRES / VARIOUS CRUELTIES / WOO WOOS
DJS: DJ KRUSH / APPLEBIM / PEARSON SOUND / DANNY BYRD / CHRIS COCO / CHANNEL ONE SOUNDSYSTEM ACROSS THE TRACKS / AL TOURETTES / ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE / BARMISTFITS / BEAT A MAXX / BENJI BOKO / DAVEY MORGAN / DEAF BY DISCO / DJ RASTACORE / DUFFSTEP / FEELING GLOOMY / FILTHY DUKES / JFB / JOAKIM / KAF-TAN / LEO ZERO / LOVESICK / LUKE SOLOMON / MAX BRENNAN / MONKI / OLLI DUTTON / PSYCHEMAGIK / REV MILO SPEEDWAGON / SANCHO PANZA / SHELLAC COLLECTIVE / TAYO’S TRACKSUIT PARTY PRESENTS ‘FRESH TO DEATH’ / THOMAS URV / TIMO GARCIA / WHITE WEDDING
PLUS: COMMUNION HOST THE BANDSTAND
AND: THE NEXTMEN VS BESTIVAL 2011 – FREE DJ MIX!
Rob da Bank says: ‘Out of everyone that I’ve booked so far for Bestival I’m possibly more excited, nervous and downright psyched up that I’ve landed OFWGKTA for the main stage at Bestival. Believe me this will be a legendary, incendiary performance not to be missed. Tom Vek played one of the first ever Bestis and i can’t wait for his return as well as my main man Professor Green and a shedload more live bands and DJs to tickle your nether regions. I’m also very proud to welcome a new musical partner Communion on board – these dudes know their folk onions so watch out for them on The Bandstand on Sunday.’
We are beside ourselves with joy that the most exciting hip-hop act to have emerged for years and years Odd Future will be flying in to the Isle of Wight from LA to join our Robin Hill shebang! A true musical phenomenon headed up by Tyler The Creator, OFWGKTA’s live shows are about as punk rock as it’s possible to get and we’re going to be right in the middle of the mosh pit. See you there. That alone would be amazing but we also have the comeback king Tom Vek returning to Bestival. After a mysterious six year hiatus, Tom Vek’s new album ‘Leisure Seizure’ looks set to be one of the albums of the summer and here’s a sneak preview of a new track ‘World of Doubt’ to get you in the mood. Hackney’s finest Professor Green will be hyping the crowd with his trademark mix of attitude and heavy hooks, Sunday Best trio Kitty, Daisy And Lewis will be making a very welcome return to Bestival treating Bestivalites to self-penned tracks from their critically acclaimed new album ‘Smoking in Heaven’, New York discoid grooves will come courtesy of Hercules and Love Affair, Crystal Fighters will deliver a salvo of Anglo-Spanish electro action and Sound of Rum, another gem amongst Sunday Best’s august stable of delights, will be blowing the crowds away with fat beats and devastating rhymes.
There will also be sets from Alex Winston, Ben Howard, Brigitte Aphrodite, Catherine A.D., Catherine Okada, Chancery Blame And The Gadjo Club, Cheviot Hill, Chris Peck & The Family Tree, Dog Is Dead, Dr Syntax, Fly Frankie Fly, Ghostpoet, Gideon’s Demise, Goodbye Stereo, Gypsy & The Cat, Hempolics, Jackson Analogue, James Owen Fender, Losers, Lucy Rose, Luke Concannon, Mazes, Mc Xander, Mirrors, Nosaj Thing, Paul Chambers, Paul Kalkbrenner, Punk’s Not Dad, Puzzle Muteson, Secret Rivals, Stopmakingme, Subgiant, Tall Ships, The Chapman Family, The Fan Jets, The Piney Gir Country Roadshow, Tripwires, Various Cruelties, and Woo Woos.
There are plenty more DJS who will hopping ‘pon the ones and twos including Japanese hip-hop pioneer and trip-hop legend DJ Krush, sub-surfing dubstepper Applebim, Ramadanman alter-ego Pearson Sound , Hospital records stalwart Danny Byrd and horizontal groove-master Chris Coco. Plus we will have the mighty Channel One Soundsystem roaring like a lion and breaking down the barriers playing roots rock reggae music and there will be hands in the air action from Across The Tracks, Al Tourettes, Artificial Intelligence, Barmistfits, Beat A Maxx, Benji Boko, Davey Morgan, Deaf By Disco, Dj Rastacore, Duffstep, Feeling Gloomy, Filthy Dukes, JFB, Joakim, Kaf-Tan, Leo Zero, Lovesick, Luke Solomon, Max Brennan, Monki, Olli Dutton, Psychemagik, Rev Milo Speedwagon, Sancho Panza, Shellac Collective, Tayo’s Tracksuit Party Presents ‘Fresh To Death’, Thomas Urv, Timo Garcia, and mental reception vibes from White Wedding.
We are over the moon that none-more hip folksters Communion will be hosting the Bandstand on Sunday. The most cutting edge folk club around Communion will be presenting Marcus Foster, Ben Howard and brand new act Daughter.
Ben Lovett from Communion and Mumford & Sons said: ‘Bestival has fast become one of the most exciting British festivals both as an artist and a punter. With Communion hosting the Sunday bandstand this year we can’t wait to share in our celebration of new music and new communities.’
To get you in the mood for our 8th Bestival we have a staggeringly good The Nextmen vs Bestival 2011 free DJ mix available to download right now at NME.com. A roller-coaster ride of high-upon-high showboating top ranking tunes from the great and the good playing at Bestival and Camp Bestival this year, brought to you by the UK’s finest festival DJs The Nextmen, you need this mix in your life! So, what are you waiting for, get it while you can?!
Lastly but certainly not least you may have heard amidst the twitter-sphere, we have confirmed out third headliner and we’re bursting with excitement but we can’t tell you about that just yet. Combining the best elements of popstar, rockstar and diva into one super-exciting show-stopper, it will be worth the wait. Promise! So stick 1st July in your diary and we’ll reveal all then! But don’t hang around if you don’t have a ticket they’re flying; Ticketline has sold out and tickets from Red Funnel, Wightlink and Big Green Coach are selling like hotcakes.
Remember to keep on checking www.bestival.net for all the up to the minute news.