Lindstrom, Optimo, and Greg Wilson for Bestival

Rizla Arena line-up revealed with The Ragga Twins, and Jazzie B, and more

published: Thu 13th Aug 2009

the Rizla Arena

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September 2009
Robin Hill Country Park, Downend, Nr Arreton, Isle of Wight.. PO30 2NU, England MAP
£140 (Adult) - / £70 (Age 13-15)
last updated: Fri 4th Sep 2009

Lindstrom, Optimo, Greg Wilson, Ragga Twins, Jazzie B, and Disco Bloodbath DJs are amongst those newly confirmed to appear at The Rizla Arena at next month's Bestival.

the Rizla Arena
The Rizla Invisible Players tour returns to Bestival for a third year with a line-up of party hosts. This year's Arena has a new improved design and a fatter Funktion One sound system.

Friday is headlined by Scottish legend duo Optimo, and the likes of US based Tim Sweeney, Little Boots (DJ set), Jon Carter with MC Feral, Heavenly Jukebox and Ninja Tunes' Shuttle.

The party continues on Saturday with Lindstrom showing off his live set, also Disco Bloodbath DJs, invited back into the musical van for another disco-tastic party, the Ragga Twins special performance, Hip Hop Karaoke, Micachu (DJ set), and a special guest or two.

Sunday plays host to original Invisible Player Greg Wilson, who will close the party, with Bullion, David Shrigley, Jazzie B, and Rub N Tug's Thomas Bullock all ensuring that festival-goers will keep their groove on all weekend.

Playing from their musical, van which is a recreation of the original Rizla touring van of the 1920's, the Invisible Players play spontaneously from a diverse record collection. There are no prepared set lists, just improvisation and the creation of a unique vibe in the Rizla Arena. The sound could vary from Dub, Electro, Dancehall, Funk, Hip Hop, Breakbeat to Northern Soul and Acid House. The Rizla Arena will be in its usual location opposite Bollywood Bar.

The space themed 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 for this, the 'Year Of The Spectacular'.

This year's line-up sees Kraftwerk as the Saturday night headliners, Friday night it's the turn of Massive Attack. MGMT, Soulwax, 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, Fujiya and Miyagi, Metronomy, Dub Pistols, 2manydjs, 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.

Tickets have sold out, an adult weekend ticket was priced at £140.

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September 2009
Robin Hill Country Park, Downend, Nr Arreton, Isle of Wight.. PO30 2NU, England MAP
£140 (Adult) - / £70 (Age 13-15)
last updated: Fri 4th Sep 2009


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