La Roux to judge 'fantasy dress' at Bestival

plus New Young Pony Club, Errors, Zero 7 and Bestival Residents

published: Wed 31st Mar 2010

La Roux

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

New Young Pony Club, Zero 7 (DJ Set), and Errors announced for Bestival. The festival has also announced their Bestival Residents, more DJs, and their extra special guest to judge the army of 'Fantasy' fancy dress indulgers.

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New acts confirmed include erstwhile Beta Band member Steve Mason who will be playing a selection of his Richard X produced solo material, as well as New Young Pony Club, Darwin Deez, Mount Kimbie, Errors, Chrome Hoof, Silver Columns, Rox, and Muchuu.

New addition to the DJ line-up include Zero 7 (DJ Set), Tensnake, Disco Bloodbath DJs, DJ Hojo Hits, Sunday Best Forum All Stars, and King Roc.

New for 2010 are the Bestival Residents who will be appearing at both Camp Bestival and Bestival this summer.Rob da Bank explains, "Now that both our festivals have settled into the calendar I realized that there were quite a few acts that ended up playing both shows - Camp Bestival and Bestival."

"So to join our main stage hosts, The Cuban Brothers, I'm delighted to introduce such a mixed bag to kick off our first year residency - from indie to folk to disco, beatboxing and hands in the air techno it's all in here - just like it is at our festies."

The residents are Greg Wilson, Jack Beats, Joy Orbison, Beth Jeans Houghton, Jamie Woon, Unicorn Kid, Jaguar Skills, Beardyman, Charli XCX, and Callum Negus Fancey (Let's Go Crazy Promoter).

Finally La Roux will be the judge of this year's fancy dress competition! Here's what she had to say on the prospect of rewarding the most fantastically dressed of all the fantasy Bestival goers, "I'm honoured to be asked to judge this year, especially as I'm the worst person at fancy dress in the world. I'm looking forward to seeing what elements of 'fantasy' can be brought out in clothing, Bestival goers are extremely inventive! No gimps please!"

For this year's theme Bestival will become a world of Fantasy and acts already confirmed include Dizzee Rascal and Hot Chip on Friday, The Flaming Lips and Roxy Music on Saturday, and The Prodigy on Sunday, plus Wailers, Wild Beats, Mumford & Sons, Chic, Tricky, The Temper Trap, The xx, Richie Hawtin presents Plastikman Live, Fever Ray, Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, Gil Scott-Heron, Chase & Status, Echo and the Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco, Delphic, Rolf Harris, Howard Jones, Marc Almond, and of course festival regulars The Cuban Brothers. Plus many more.

Joining host Rob da Bank behind the decks with DJ sets will be La Roux and Dead Guy (DJ set, Magda, Zane Lowe, Audio Bullys, Gilles Peterson, Don Letts, Mylo, Dave Clarke, Erol Alkan, Aeroplane, DJ Yoda, 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, and more.

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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