Bestival gets twinned and adds John Foxx, Killaflaw, & Adamski

plus Jesse Ware, Skepta, Brodinski, Gilles Peterson, and more

published: Fri 27th Apr 2012

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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 that it's now twinned with Serbia's Exit Festival.

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Bestival regulars Back to the Phuture will be returning for the third year running to open Bestival on Thursday night with the previously announced Hot Chip, Gary Numan, The 2 Bears (DJ Set), and Alabama Shakes joined by John Foxx and the Maths, Killaflaw, Adamski (DJ set), and Mark Jones (DJ set).

Newly announced live acts are Jessie Ware, Skepta, Willis Earl Beal, Murkage, Jake Bugg, The Staves, Sunless '97, The Other Tribe, Parma Violets, Gorgeous George, Crowns, Subgiant, Daytona Lights, Charley Macaulay, Alonestar, A Way Of Life, and This Way Up.

Whilst DJ sets will be come from Brodinski, Gilles Peterson, Redlight, Shy FX, Gutter Slut DJs, Zomby, Krafty Kuts, Duff Disco, Sonnyji presents Bang Bhang, Flying White Dots, and Kaf-Tan.

Bestival has also announced it will be twinned with Exit Festival as part of the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) annual Twin Festivals initiative. Deriving from the popular 'twin towns' concept the scheme aims to create a cultural exchange between the UKs leading independent festivals and their international counterparts and both festivals have plenty of ideas up their sleeves to benefit both artists and festivalgoers from Serbia and the Isle of Wight this summer. DJ duo The Good Guys from Serbia have also been announced.

Says festival organiser Rob da Bank, "I'm so pleased that we're twinning with Exit - my one visit there has stayed lodged in my festival brain as one of my favourite memories…playing records in an old fort to the most hedonistic party people this side of …well Bestival! So much energy, good vibes and great acts playing - hopefully something that we share with Exit at Bestival. Long may we be brothers and sisters in sound!"

Bestival have confirmed that Azealia Banks is cancelling all of her summer shows in the UK and that includes Bestival, but they have just confirmed a new act which will be revealed early next week and they still have their Friday night headliner to announce soon.

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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