Offering a line-up of big music names and scene setters in a world of fancy dress packed full of surprises, secret stages, fun, and rockets. The dates for the sixth Bestival, held at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, are Friday 11th until Sunday 13th September 2009 with a space theme, and a new layout for the festival.
Rob da Bank added, "This is The Year Of The Spectacular at Bestival from the stupendous bands and DJs playing to an out of this world pyrotechnic spectacular called Blastival - a mad interactive trip to the moon involving me DJing off a rocket just before it fires off into the night sky on the Sunday! It's gonna be out of the world out of space in fact!""
Kraftwerk are the Saturday night headliners, Friday night is Massive Attack, and the Sunday night headliner will be Elbow. Doves, MGMT, Soulwax, Mika, Carl Cox, Fleet Foxes, Seasick Steve, Klaxons, Bat For Lashes, Michael Nyman, The Beat, Squarepusher, The Future Sound Of London, Little Boots, Friendly Fires, Florence & The Machine, Bjorn Again, The Horrors, Fujiya and Miyagi, Metronomy, Dub Pistols, 2manydjs, Toddla T, James Yuill, Diplo, Alix Perez, Annie Mac, Beardyman, Buraka Som Sistema, Major Lazer, Rusko, DJ Derek, DJ Yoda, Fabio & Grooverider, are also confirmed. For the line-up details as available please click here.
As well as the music, Bestival has the world's biggest fancy dress party - this year's theme has not been announced plus cocktail bars, laughter clubs, a farmers market, kids area, morris dancing, magical moments and more, as one of the most colourful events on the festival calendar. Hopefully it will have lovely weather in 2009 too.
Adult Tickets are priced at £140. Ticket holders aged 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21*.
Age 13 to 15 Child Tickets: £70. Age 13 to 15 Child Tickets are for anyone aged 13 to 15 on 04/09/2009. Child ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21*.
Age 12 & Under Child Tickets: FREE (ticket required) Age 12 & Under Child Tickets are for anyone aged 12 and under on 04/09/2009. Child Ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21*.
*NB: One ticket holding parent or guardian can only accompany up to 4 people under the age of 18.
To buy tickets, click here.
Tickets can also be purchased for a £50 deposit. The balance (£90 for adults, £45 for teens) must be paid for by February 28th 2009. To buy deposit tickets, click here.
Campervan Tickets are £50 (per vehicle). Your Campervan must be specially adapted for people to stay in (which does not include transit vans with a mattress in the back or 4x4s with the seats folded down). If your vehicle is longer than 7 metres you will need to purchase two Campervan Tickets. Cars will not be allowed into the Campervan area at any time so consequentially Caravans, Trailer Tents etc are not permitted.
All Tickets include camping.
This year's fancy dress theme has been announced as Out of Space, 2009: A Space Oddity, Alien!
To add to the dressing up delights at Bestival this year they will have Pimp My Outfit! Located in the Dressing Up Box there will be accessories galore available to Pimp Your Outfit.
Camp Bestival's organisers are committed to making the festival as accessible as possible and great efforts are being been made to achieve this. However, Bestival is an outdoor event in a Country Park and on farm land that is predominantly positioned at the bottom of a valley between two hills that rise fairly steeply, and as such it will present challenges for wheelchair users and those with serious mobility issues. However, with a little help here and there it is manageable and Bestival provide free tickets for carers to this end. Carers can apply for a free carers ticket and a disabled pass. The Disabled Camping Area is positioned near to the main Robin Hill entrance. Vehicles with a blue badge (or similar) can park in the disabled camping area. It is about 5 minutes from here to the main arena but it should be noted that this journey will be downhill on the way there and uphill on the way back. There are charging points for electric wheelchairs available upon request and disabled toilets onsite. Contact the organisers if you have further questions.
New cosmic themed treats for this year as part of their 'Year of the Spectacular' will include 'Blastival'. A fiery spectacle unfolding over three nights, the show blends astounding pyrotechnical pleasures with stunning street theatre.
There will also be 'The After Burner', a brand new 360-degree multi-stage arena that will come alive after dark and late into the night. Centred around a 10-meter tower built from jet engine components producing various effects with fire, smoke and water, the heart of the tower is a DJ booth producing the beat for the effects to synchronize to the mayhem!
Bestival organisers have confirmed that any bus strike will not effect the festival shuttle buses, which will be unaffected throughout the festival by any strike.
More information will be here when available.
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