Mika announced for Bestival as a festival exclusive

plus Supergrass side project, Benga, Bobby Friction, and more

published: Wed 10th Jun 2009

Mika

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

Mika is set to showcase some brand new material alongside a host of sing—a-long hits in his only full live band performance of the UK Festival season at this year's Bestival.

Mika
Mika's live set is sure to be a glittering technicolour feast. Also confirmed for the bill are Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey best known as one half Supergrass, who bring their new side project, The Hot Rats who perform their own 'Pin Ups' style versions of their favourite classic songs with songs from Pink Floyd, Roxy Music and the Beastie Boys expected in their set.

Joining the Bestival mayhem will also be Benga, Benji B, Bobby Friction, The Loose Cannons, Grum, Hudson Mohawke, Lemonade, Ohbijou, Ross Allen, the Isle of Wight's own The Shanklin Freak Show, Skibunny, Stardeath and White Dwarves, Sunny Day Sets Fire, and The Acorn.

Bestival organiser Rob da Bank said, "With Bestival very close to selling out for yet another year on the trot, I thought we'd better leak out some more ace acts to keep us going ‘til September! Mika played his first ever live gig at Bestival two years ago and he's chosen Besti for his only fully live UK show of the year - the boy loves getting dressed up and putting on a show so expect the unexpected. On the other side of the spectrum I'm well pleased that Hot Rats are coming to Bestival for a rare live show – I'm a massive Supergrass fan and with Gaz and Danny from the band being joined by Radiohead uber producer and Bestival fan Nigel Godrich it's my kinda thing. See you in September!"

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.

An adult weekend ticket is priced at £140. Ticket holders aged 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21*.

Child (aged 13 to 15) weekend tickets are priced at £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*.

Tickets for children aged 12 & under are 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.



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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