Kraftwerk, Massive Attack, MGMT, and more for Bestival

out of this world line-up also includes Fleet Foxes, Seasick Steve, and Klaxons

published: Fri 27th Feb 2009

Massive Attack (The Other Stage)

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

Massive Attack, and Kraftwerk, will headline at this year's out in space themed Bestival.

Massive Attack

Groundbreaking influential electronic pioneers Kraftwerk formed in Düsseldorf in 1970 are the Saturday night headliners, their appearance is a UK festival exclusive. Headlining the Friday night will be trip hop stars Massive Attack, and the Sunday night headliner is yet to be announced.

New York, Space-rockers MGMT are also confirmed with one of only two festival appearances this summer. Other acts announced today include Fleet Foxes, Seasick Steve, Klaxons, Bat For Lashes, Michael Nyman, The Beat, Squarepusher, The Future Sound Of London, and Little Boots.

The line-up for the 14 stages, continues with Friendly Fires, Florence & The Machine, Bjorn Again, Fujiya and Miyagi, Metronomy, Dub Pistols, James Yuill, Free Peace, VV Brown, Chase & Status, Golden Silvers, Goldie Lookin' Chain, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, The Cuban Brothers, dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Ebony Bones, Altern8, Passion Pit, 65DaysofStatic, and Beardyman.

The first names announced also includes Rusko, Buraka Som Sistema, Major Lazer, Peggy Sue, Eat Static, Bastila, Sportsday Megaphone, Kid Carpet, The Ghost, Heartbreak, Hockey, Fake Bush, Alessi's Ark, Blindfold, Bloco Electro, Blue Roses, Pivot, Chew Lips, Efterklang, Goodbye Stereo, Pole, Napoleon Iiird, It Hugs Back, Joe Gideon & The Shark, Orkestra Del Sol, and Frightened Rabbit. There are more acts still to be announced.

The first confirmed DJs has also been announced and includes Diplo who will be headlining the Big Top on Saturday night, other confirmed acts include A1 Bassline, Alix Perez, Annie Mac, Coley, Derrick Carter, Boy 8 Bit, Major Lazer, Rusko, DJ Derek, DJ Yoda, Fabio & Grooverider, Fake Blood, Freemasons, Fear of Theydon, Friction, Gilles Peterson, Huw Stephens, Johnno, Krysko, Monsters At Work, Raffertie, Rob da Bank, Sombrero Sound System, Skream, Tayo, Zane Lowe, London Elektricity, and MC Wrec, with more still be be announced. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Festival organiser, Rob da Bank declared, "Artist wise, I keep having to look at the scruffy piece of paper I keep the line up on in my diary to convince myself that we are indeed bringing Kraftwerk to the Isle of Wight. Haha! Im so bloody happy I could cry but then I realise we've also got Massive Attack, MGMT, Seasick Steve, Klaxons, Bat For Lashes, The Beat, Squarepusher ... all my favourite live acts and DJs in a field in seven months time in what I can humbly proclaim is our best line-up yet and when you find out who the third headliner is and then the very special guest too you’ll join me wetting ourselves with excitement."

Bestival returns to Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, and happens from Friday 11th until Sunday 13th September 2009 has announced a space theme, and a new layout for this year's 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!""

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!

As well as the music, Bestival has always had the world's biggest fancy dress party with previous themes including piates, cowboys, and undersea. The festival 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.

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.

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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