more acts and activities for Bestival

published: Wed 4th Apr 2012

around the festival site (2)

Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th September 2012
Robin Hill Country Park, Downend, Nr Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU, England MAP
£180 for Thu-Sun - camping sold out, premium camping £299
daily capacity: 50000
last updated: Thu 6th Sep 2012

Bestival, to be held at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight from Thursday 6th until Sunday 9th September 2012 has announced more acts and activities.

Rob da Bank says: "We're all very proud of the musical line-up each year at Bestival with so many great vintage and festival-rocking acts combined with the who’s who of new blood... But this is the announcement I’m probably most excited about - the alternative land of Bestival. Stages, tents, hidden nooks and crannies, jam-packed with polka, cabaret, striptease, cream teas, gay bingo, birthday parties, spoken word, freaks, circus, a live band playing inside a jukebox, illuminated night time ping pong, an arts salon and drag queen foodie demos…obviously! This is what Bestival is all about, the creativity and madness of all who come, let loose on a multi-stage technicolour freak out. Jump in!"

The ramshackle Louisiana style Swamp Shack returns for a second year, with a night-time music line-up including acts like Jess Mills, Clean Bandit, The Correspondents, and Kill It Kid. Daytime on the rickety old porch stage sees mix of blues, bluegrass, folk and country music. Also this year they'll be interactive theatrical performances from the Invisible Circus and Roundhouse Performance Collective bringing a host of Deliverance-style mutants, fading southern belles and other unwholesome night-crawlers to life.

The Ambient Forest is also back, and includes Nomad Cinema, the David Lynch Foundation’s Transcendental Meditation sessions, and soothing grooves supplied by Dr Alex Paterson, Pete Gooding, Chris Coco, Tom Middleton, Phil Mison, Mixmaster Morris, Pathaan, Tythe Versus Mojo Filter, and Balearica’s Graeme Fisher.

The new Amphitheatre Stage - set in the Ambient Forest - has a line-up of the very best spoken word artists in the country including B Dolan, Laura Dockrill, Chris Redmond, Tim Clare and Luke Wright. Continuing the poetry offerings, there's also Tongue Fu, featuring spoken word artists performing alongside a live band in a unique and compelling union and Bestival Limings, who fuse a carnival and party-loving vibe into a spoken work format.

Completing the already announced line-up of comedy theatre on the Amphitheatre Stage, Guilt and Shame present their brand new depraved show Night of Seduction and on a slightly less debauched note, Eye Brow Productions present Collision, four hilarious and thought-provoking new short plays about surviving physics, testing love, and time travel.

In the continuing absence of the real one, Rob da Bank favourite Fake Bush will bring her renditions of our favourite Kate Bush songs, and for those with a liking for extreme UV ping pong there's Ping Tron.

The new Grand Palace of Entertainment has alternative karaoke and music quizzes, birthday parties, comedy, cabaret, and 'Gay Bingo', topped off by the sort of glitzy party that's expected of Bestival.

There's many more sideshows and happenings around the site, so make sure you investigate every corner!

Just to add to all of the above, more music is confirmed, with DJ's:- Jamie XX, Julio Bashmore, The Nextmen, B Traits, Leo Zero, Dr Alex Paterson, Evian Christ, Reggae Roast, Mixmaster Morris, Frank Tope, Phil Mison, Rev Milo Speedwagon, Graeme Fisher, Pathaan, DJ Cable, Foamo, George B, Mojo Filter, and Sink The Pink.

And more live attractions come in the form of John Talabot, Lucy Rose, Jamie N Commons, Kwes, Diagrams, Clock Opera, Stealing Sheep, Mary Epworth , Wet Nuns, Dingus Khan, Anothers Blood, Tom Williams & The Boat, Valentine Gray , Cherishport, The Widowmaker, and Mr. Motivator .

Bestival has over 20 stages of live music from more than 300 bands alongside a wealth of hidden treasures peppered across the site. From the old world southern American charms of the Swamp Shack and the magical aura of the Wishing Tree, to the mayhem of the Wall of Death and the rush of the Roller Disco it's a non-stop party paradise all weekend.

Friday's headliner is still to be revealed. New Order will headline Saturday, with Stevie Wonder headlining the Sunday. Also performing are Orbital, The xx, Sigur Ros, Justice, Two Door Cinema Club, Hot Chip, Friendly Fires, Death In Vegas, Nero, The Horrors, Gary Numan, Earth, Wind & Fire Experience feat Al McKay, Rizzle Kicks, and many more. For the line-up details as available please click here.

The ninth Bestival, will be held at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, from Thursday 6th until Sunday 9th September 2012.

Tickets for Bestival sold out last year. Tickets including entry from Thursday 6th September are priced at £180 for Adult Tickets and £120 for Teen (age 13-17) Tickets. For those arriving on or after Friday 7th September Adult Tickets are priced at £170 or £110 for Teen (age 13-17) Tickets. Tickets for children (age 12 & under) are free (but must have a ticket).

There is also a ticket Payment Plan available - pay a sixth of the total ticket price (plus booking fees & postage) now, with the further five payments spread across the following five consecutive months (available from Ticketline).

Parking tickets are priced at £10. Campervan Tickets were priced at £85 (per vehicle) and are strictly limited to 1 per transaction/customer. 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.

To buy tickets from Seetickets, click here.

To buy tickets from Ticketline, click here.

Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th September 2012
Robin Hill Country Park, Downend, Nr Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU, England MAP
£180 for Thu-Sun - camping sold out, premium camping £299
daily capacity: 50000
last updated: Thu 6th Sep 2012

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