Bestival announces Reggae Roots stage

Prince Fatty, Toddla T, Congo Natty, Jus Now, Jah Shaka, Mad Professor, Natty, & more

By Scott Williams | Published: Mon 28th Apr 2014

Prince Fatty

Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th September 2014
Robin Hill Country Park, Nr Arreton, Downend, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU, England MAP
£195 for adults, £127 for Teen (age 13-17), 12& under free
Daily capacity: 79,999
Last updated: Mon 1st Sep 2014

The Desert Island Disco themed Bestival happening at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, from Thursday 4th until Sunday 7th September 2014 will be bringing the sound of irie vibes to the island with the addition of a new Reggae Roots stage

On Thursday the line-up includes Toddla T, Dub Phizix, Prince Fatty, Ashley Beedle presenting Yardism. On Friday the line-up includes Congo Natty: Rebel MC & Tenor Fly & Congo Dubs, SL2, Trojan Sound System, Uzimon, and Ghost Writerz.

On Saturday Nice Up presents Jus Now, Robbo Ranx, Rodney P, Mr Benn, Shepdog, Jstar, Eva Lazarus, Wrong Tom, Turntable Dubbers, Count Skylarkin, and Wreck It Up Crew.

The final days sees Jah Shaka, Mad Professor, Natty, Dreadsquad, Rebel Control, The Ohmz, Subculture Sage, and Kaptin is Dead.

Plus Bestival regulars Reggae Roast, Tayo, and jim8track as weekend residents and daily Reggaerobics sessions.

Rob da Bank said, "It’s no secret that many of us at Bestival HQ are well into dub, reggae, roots and bass music. Having hosted many of the legends of the genre from Lee Scratch Perry to Gregory Isaacs and the Twinkle Brothers it seemed about time we had a stage just for the skankers and the low-end lovers. The soundsystem is gonna be off the scale, the stage is gonna look like a backyard Jamaican dance and you guys are going to make it all happen… in the sunshine… in love with the bass!”

Thursday headliner is Beck, Friday it's Outkast , Saturday is topped by Foals, and Sunday's headliner is Chic featuring Nile Rodgers. Also confirmed are Busta Rhymes, Disclosure, Major Lazer, London Grammar, Sam Smith, Wild Beasts, Clean Bandit, Caribou, Chvrches, Laura Mvula, Paloma Faith, Basement Jaxx, Candi Staton, Sven Vath, Damian Lazarus, Boys Noize, Annie Mac, Green Velvet, Chase & Status (DJ Set), Andy C, Wilkinson, 1-800 Dinosaur (James Blake, Dan Foat, Airhead, Mr Assister), Route94, Bicep, Richy Ahmed, Krystal Klear, Monki, Loadstar (2 Shy, Adapt, MC Jakes), Jaguar Skills, Gorgon City, Rob Da Bank, and more.

For the line-up details, as available click here.

There are no other acts confirmed yet.

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Early bird tickets including entry from Thursday are priced at £195 for Adult Tickets and £127 for Teen (age 13-17) Tickets. Tickets for children (age 12 & under) are free (but must have a ticket). A campervan ticket is priced at £90 and a caravan £101 (per vehicle), and car parking is priced at £15 advance (or £20 cash on arrival).

There is also a 25 week payment plan which means that an adult ticket can now be bought at a payment of £7.80 per week over 25 weekly payments.

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