2nd wave of acts announced for Nova Festival

Fionn Regan, Jessie Ware, Fink, Soul Jazz Sound System, & more

published: Mon 19th Mar 2012

Fionn Regan

Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th July 2012
Bignor Park, Pulborough, West Sussex, England MAP
£139, teen (13-17) £60, children under 12 free
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Mon 14th May 2012

The second wave of acts have been announced for Nova held for four days from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th July 2012 in the valley and gardens of a West Sussex estate at Bignor Park in Pulborough.

Fionn Regan
Music additions added are Anna Phoebe, Ballina Whalers, Bird Radio, Carrie Tree, Chris Coco, City Shanty Band, Duffstep, Fink, Fionn Regan, Indigo Earth, James Morgan, Jessie Ware, The Joker & The Thief, KeepUp, Kinny, The Magic Lantern, Mick Sands, Mother Feather, and Big Chill co-founder Pete Lawrence.

Also confirmed are Psychemagik, Reeps1, Sam Brookes, Seahawks (DJ set), Soul Jazz Sound System, Stumblin' Slims and The Black Kat Boppers, The Do, The Midnight Barbers, The Staves, Tim Cumming, Tim Love Lee, and Vic and Tina Smith.

Rankin and Damien Hirst will be bringing their Myths, Monsters and Legends installations to life at the festival. Featuring model Dani Smith, dreamt-up creatures from classical civilizations, myths, and fairy tales will come to life.

Doug Fishbone will be bringing his own brand of Crazy Golf to Nova. Each hole on the course will be designed a different artist with contributions from Jake Chapman, Brian Griffiths, Gary Webb, Zatorski and Zatorski, and Pete Fowler with more to be announced soon. The entry fee for playing will go straight to Action Aid's reconstruction efforts in Haiti.

Jem Finer's Still exhibition will make an appearance at Nova alongside Landscape, curated by Tony Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Red Riding). British film director, writer and artist Andrew Kotting's new film, 'This Is Our Still Life' will be on show, as will Ben Rivers' first feature length piece, '2 Years At Sea'. The screenings will include an open discussion with Finer, Kotting and Rivers chaired by Tony Grisoni.

The bespoke cinema The Flicker Club will be hosting a twisted night of Alice in Wonderland surprises with Jan Svankmajer's 1988 film version of Alice in Wonderland. and numerous other late night screenings.

Theatre includes The Pick of the Pleasance - a series of performances including the Late Night Gimp Fight (talk of the town at Edinburgh last year), Abandoman, Doc Browns, Pappy's Max & Ivan, The Beta Males, Ginger & Black, Delete The Banjax and Sheeps. The Battersea Arts Centre will be showcasing 'Gooseparty'.

Whilst a Pop Up Casino will offer Roulette, Blackjack and Poker. At a fraction of the cost of a normal casino (bets start as low as 10p) and offering great prizes and all profits going to local charity The Rockinghorse Appeal.

Also on site is poet John Hegley, Teatro-Saurus mask-theatre, stalking poets, prowling postmen and more surprises in the woods, and GreenandPleasantLand with their unique blend of physical theatre, live music and folk traditions in an epic adventure for audiences aged 10 upwards.

Talks at Nova are sure to heighten senses with appearances, readings, debates and lectures from Charley Boorman, Rankin, Clive Arrowsmith, Tony Grisoni, Ben Rivers, Andrew Kotting, Gustav Temple (founder and editor of The Chap), Paul Trynka (David Bowie biographer), Neil Palmer (author of the forthcoming "Rockhunter"), Peter Hancock (aka comedian Jinx Jones), Katy Darby (author of Whores' Asylum) and many more to be announced.

As well as listening, festival goers are encouraged to create. Nova will host an array of creative salons with London Drawing life drawing, jewellery making, foraging, cooking, burlesque, photography, painting, filmmaking and much more. Alongside the previously announced Nova Arms pub, festival goers can experience Disappear Dining, and The Hurly Burly solar powered 'Dining Theatre.

They join the first acts to be confirmed who are Afrikokoa, Crazy P, Ghostpoet, Norman Jay, Krystal Klear, Jono McCleery, Roundhouse Experimental Choir, DJ Food, DK, Cheeba, JFB and Hexstatic pres Solid Reel, tUne-yArDs, and We Were Evergreen.

Nova intends to provide a platform for break-through new music alongside well known favourites and describes itself as a re-imagining of the great British festival experience.

Weekend tickets are priced at £139 for adults, £100 for students, teen tickets (aged 13-17 years) are priced at £60, and children aged under 12 can attend for free.

To buy tickets, click here.

Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th July 2012
Bignor Park, Pulborough, West Sussex, England MAP
£139, teen (13-17) £60, children under 12 free
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Mon 14th May 2012


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