Lily Allen, returns to Bestival for a special guest set on Saturday, and she's also agreed to a harebrained scheme for all the Bestival fancy dressers.
Allen and the Hartnoll brothers join the latest list of acts that include La Roux, Jack Penate, Just Jack, Crazy P, Esser, Maps, The Big Pink, Frankmusik, Dinosaur Pile Up, Fight Like Apes, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, They Came from the Stars, I Saw Them, Man Like Me, Speech Debelle, The Shutes, 2020 Soundsystem, Coopers Rage, The Cordelier Club, The Dawn Chorus, The Workhouse, Rox, Wave Machines, Dent May, Filthy Dukes, Pretty Things, Lucky Elephant, Baddies, The Penguin Café Orchestra, Delphic, and George Pringle.
The dance tents also have new additions including Annie Nightingale, Bloody Beetroots, Tinchy Stryder, Plastician, GoldieLocks, Caspa, Coki, DJ Joker, Price, and DJ Food.
There will also be sets from CagedBaby, Riva Star, DJ Dan, Gaz's Rockin Blues, Russ Cuban, DJ Charge, Kry Wolf, Beat Boutique, Brian Monaco, and Tim Boogaloo.
The Tru Thoughts label will be hosting a very special 10th birthday party too, featuring label co-founder Robert Luis, on the decks with live vocals from Kinny, and an acoustic set from Lizzy Parks.
Starting next month (April) Bestival will be running a monthly online competition for the best Outer Space outfits. Entrant simply email a picture of you in your outfit to email@example.com and the best 5 will be posted on www.bestival.net with Lily picking a winner each month, who will win a special prize. After 6 months the overall winner as judged by Lily will win a lifetime's supply of tickets to Bestival.
Rob da Bank commented, "Lily Allen chipped up at Bestival 2006 just as she was becoming massive, donned a full rabbit fancy dress outfit with massive pink ears, completely nailed the crowd and hung out all weekend having fun. So Im delighted she's coming back to do all it again with another brilliant number one album under her belt and not only that but she's going to judge all your outfits before you even arrive in our Outer Space fancy dress comp!"
"I've grown up with Orbital's anthems from Chime to Belfast and I cant wait to see the brothers Hartnoll DJ on the main stage and I'll be wearing my laser specs in honour. La Roux, Jack Penate, The Penguin Café and The Big Pink are all non stop on the da Bank jukebox at the moment too so Im well pleased to be welcoming all of them to Bestival too. See ya down the front!"
Bestival returns to Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, and happens from Friday 11th until Sunday 13th September 2009 and as well as the music, Bestival also offers 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.
Normal tickets are available priced are as follows:
Adult Tickets: £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.
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