Bestival's Replay and Bollywood Tent revamp

plus King Charles, This is the Kit, Aluna George, Gecko, and more

published: Tue 14th Aug 2012

King Charles

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

Aluna George, Balearic Folk Orchestra, Gecko, Jinja Safari, King Charles, and This Is The Kit have been added to the line-up for the ninth Bestival which takes place at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight from Thursday 6th until Sunday 9th September 2012.

King Charles
The latest acts are revealed as Bestival announces the Replay With Rob da Bank new bands stage and that the Bollywood Tent is being revamped. The Bollywood Tent has been a Bestival institution since the first event in 2004, the brainchild of Bestival Creative Director Josie da Bank and her best mate Natasha Hill.

This year sees the venue, a favourite haunt of DJs, get a facelift, in the form of a new temple entrance and an Indian-themed Cocktail Bus upon entry, plus loads of new Indian day beds and parasols outside and fresh decor inside.

Also returning to Bestival for 2012 is Replay, this time with the new Replay with Rob da Bank Stage, which sees Rob Da Bank pick a line-up of new acts, and bringing Bestival goers the first chance to see some new bands that Rob tips for big things.

The full line-up will be Summer Camp, Alt-J, Clement Marfo & the Frontline, Willis Earl Beal, Iceage, Wet Nuns, Dingus Khan, Jake Bugg, This Is The Kit, The Staves, Mary Epworth & The Jubilee Band, Daytona Lights, Rudimental, Kwes, BIGKids, The Other Tribe, James McCartney, The Coronas, Nina Nesbitt, Jinja Safari, Lucky Elephant, Stealing Sheep, Balearic Folk Orchestra, Two Jackals, Clock Opera, AlunaGeorge, Diagrams, Tom Williams & The Boat, Crowns, Kate Nash, King Charles, Skepta, Gush, Palma Violets, Sunless '97, Gorgeous George, Gecko, and Beans on Toast.

Festival organiser Rob da Bank said, "The Replay stage at Bestival 2011 was a lot of fun with some ace acts playing impromptu sets and this year I've stepped up my programming of the all new Replay with Rob da Bank stage and I'm pretty chuffed with who I've managed to book loads of new acts from AlunaGeorge to Sunless '97, Alt-J, The Other Tribe and BIGKids and welcoming back past heroes of Bestival like Kate Nash. Gonna be big! Plus catch exclusive sets streamed live via beatclash.com."

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.

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.

Tickets for Bestival sold out last year, and are apparently near to selling out for this 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).

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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