Roxy Music lead line-up for 'fantasy themed' Bestival

Mumford & Sons, Chic, Tricky, The Temper Trap, and many more

published: Fri 26th Feb 2010

Roxy Music

Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th September 2010
Robin Hill Country Park, Downend, Nr Arreton, Isle of Wight.. PO30 2NU, England MAP
£150 (Adult) - / £75 (Age 13-15) - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 40000
last updated: Thu 9th Sep 2010

Saturday's joint headliners Roxy Music have been announced along with the theme of 'Fantasy' at this year's Bestival.

Roxy Music

Chic

Mumford And Sons

Mylo (DJ set)
Legends Roxy Music will be playing a hit-packed set on the main stage on Saturday night. Fronted by Bryan Ferry they'll be bringing hits including 'Virginia Plain', 'Street Life', and 'Love Is The Drug' to the Bestival faithful.

New additions to the line-up for 'The Year Of The Fantastic' include Mumford & Sons, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Tricky, The Temper Trap, and Cornershop.

The acts confirmed to appear accross for the 14 stages, continues with Sub Focus, Alex Metric live, The Jim Jones Revue, Everything Everything, Memory Tapes, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Erland and the Carnival, Example, Gaggle, Deer Tick, Sparrow and the Workshop, Summer Camp, Crystal Fighters, Egyptian Hip Hop, Phosphorescent, Portico Quartet, Race Horses, Neon Indian, North Atlantic Oscillation, Mademoiselle Caro & Franck Garcia, Jamie Woon, Bikini Beach Band.

Adding to the line-up of DJs mixing things up at Bestival with DJ sets from Mylo, Dave Clarke, Erol Alkan, Aeroplane, DJ Yoda, Skream, High Contrast, MC Wrec, Tom Middleton, Todd Edwards, Zinc, DJ Joker, Jack Beats, Shy FX, Caspa & Rod Azlan, Adrian Sherwood, MC Dynamite, Jakwob, Chris Coco, Villa, Reggae Roast, Autonomic Showcase Featuring dBridge Instra:mental SP:MC, Breakage, Feeling Gloomy DJs, Fear of Theydon, Sombrero Sound System, and Paddy Freeform.

Festival organiser Rob Da Bank speaking exclusively to eFestivals as part of an interview you can read in full next week said, "Roxy Music are actually playing before the Flaming Lips on Saturday night. We're trying to get away from the one headliner thing. This year's Friday co-headliners are Hot Chip and Dizzee Rascal. I very much see it as those two pairs of acts together. We've got a lot of old faves and new disco people, that people have been asking to on the forum. This year more than ever I've been listening to what people want. It's people power this year that has a lot to do with the line-up... I'm really pleased with the line-up!"

For this year's theme Bestival will become a world of Fantasy, Rob da Bank explained, "The theme is Fantasy, it's another big open theme... it can have a lot of different angles on it. Fantasy is really a fantastic theme, and very open... from things like Alice In Wonderland through to Lord Of The Rings. I don't want to set too rigid. Fantasy is really kind of goblins, and fairies and things like that. I want it to encompass everything, to have science fiction, and things like that in there. We like to have themes that are open to a lot of interpretations, and people can have a lot of fun with it.

Especially with bands playing like the Flaming Lips there's a lot of scope there for the bands to get involved as well... Roxy Music are really up for the fantasy angle, they're talking about that already and what they can do. Brian Ferry's lyrics have always been about living in a kind of fantasy world
."

Rob Da Bank also revealed, "We've got a spectacular finale planned again for this year. It's a different theme but the guys who made the last one have come up with another huge, amazing fire sculpture which will be a theatrical show throughout the weekend." Read more of what Rob has to say including more about this summer's plans for the festival on Monday.

Acts already confirmed include Dizzee Rascal, The Flaming Lips, Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, Gil Scott-Heron, Chase & Status, Echo and the Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco, Delphic, Rolf Harris, and Marc Almond, dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Ellie Goulding, Fat Freddy's Drop, Flying Lotus, Four Tet, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Stornoway, Tinie Tempah, Vitalic, and of course festival regulars The Cuban Brothers. Plus many more, including the Sunday headliner, There's another announcement due in March.

Joining host Rob da Bank behind the decks with DJ sets will be Annie Mac, David Rodigan, Ewan Pearson, Dixon, Greg Wilson, Nathan Fake, Huw Stephens, Mary Anne Hobbs, Jaguar Skills, Joy Orbison, Horse Meat Disco, DJ Derek, Gregs Greats, SBTRKT, Ramadanman, Seth Troxler, Untold, The Broken Hearts, and Back To The Phuture.

For the line-up details as available please click here. Bestival returns to Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, and happens for four days next year from Thursday 9th until Sunday 12th September 2010.

Adult tickets are on sale priced at £150. Ticket holders aged 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21*.

Children aged 13 to 15 tickets are priced at £75. 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*. All Tickets include camping.

To buy tickets, click here.

*NB: One ticket holding parent or guardian can only accompany up to 4 people under the age of 18.

As well as the music, Bestival has the world's biggest fancy dress party plus cocktail bars, laughter clubs, a farmers market, kids area, the return of the Afterburner stage, magical moments and more, and is one of the most colourful events on the festival calendar. The fancy dress theme for this year is expected to be announced shortly.

Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th September 2010
Robin Hill Country Park, Downend, Nr Arreton, Isle of Wight.. PO30 2NU, England MAP
£150 (Adult) - / £75 (Age 13-15) - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 40000
last updated: Thu 9th Sep 2010


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