Bestival reveals a new arena - Slow Motion

home to a kaleidoscope of music with Alice Jemima, 47soul, CoCo and the Butterfields, & more

published: Wed 27th May 2015

Alice Jemima

Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th September 2015
Robin Hill Country Park, Nr Arreton, Downend, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU, England MAP
daily capacity: 79999
last updated: Fri 31st Jul 2015

Bestival which takes place at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, from Thursday 10th until Sunday 13th September 2015 has revealed it will be home to a new arena this year.

The new arena, Slow Motion, is all about taking the festival experience to a whole new plane, creating a festival within a festival dedicated to connecting mind and body.It will be home to a brand new psychotropic stage attraction, The Kaleidoscope. Featuring energising morning pursuits, musical by day, wonky disco at night and rapturous bespoke animations.

The Kaleidoscope Stage will host 47soul, Alice Jemima, Andy Votel presents Twisted Nerve, BaDow, CoCo and the Butterfields, Esther Joy Lane, Fickle Friends, Flight Brigade, Gallows Ghost, Gecko, Goldray, L.A. Salami, Lazlo, Laucan, Lucky Elephant, The Mispers, Port Isla, Samuel Walwyn, Shanty, Solko, Solar Bears, Ephemerals, The Fontanas, Will Varley, and Xylaroo.

Plus a line-up of Ambient Forest & Wonky Disco DJs including Apiento, Balearic Gabba Soundsystem, Chris Coco, Danny Whitehead, Dave Seaman, Flying White Dots, Mojo Filter, Nick Warren, Olaf Stuut, Paul Godfrey (Morcheeba), Pete Gooding, Phil Dockerty, Phil Mison, Phil South, Steve Cobby, Still:Life, Thythe, and Tom Misch.

Plus morning Chakra Shake-Downs With Sessions By Frame: Boxfit, 80s Aerobics, Dancefit, Jane Fonda Tribute, Dynamic Stretch, Ass & Abs, Get Leggy,Yoga-Lates,Hip-Hop Aerobics, and also Acroyogadance

Rob da Bank says, "I'm more excited about our new Slow Motion festival within a festival than I have been about a new area at Bestival for years. Add to that the fact that Mrs da Bank has invented a new, insanely cool audio-visual stage called The Kaleidoscope, and I’m ready to pop… The Kaleidoscope will be populated by a mix of the best ambient, electronica and chill-out DJs known to man, offset by folk, soul, psychedelia and new wave electronic rhythms. Prepare to get horizontal and vertical all at the same time…"

The Chemical Brothers (live) headline Saturday night and Underworld for Thursday. Joining the line-up for the first time for a UK festival exclusive appearance are Duran Duran, plus The Jacksons, Tame Impala, Jungle, Jurassic 5, a UK exclusive from Flying Lotus, Gorgon City, Little Dragon, Roisin Murphy, Duke Dumont, Kate Tempest, Jamie XX, Boy Better Know, Todd Terje, Action Bronson, Future Islands, Level 42, Young Fathers, Flight Facilities, Rae Morris, Jungle Brothers, The Cuban Brothers, Pond, Charli XCX, Lianne La Havas, Neneh Cherry & RocketNumberNine, Ella Eyre, Andreya Triana, B.Traits, Monki, Soak, Lonelady, Honeyblood, Kate Simko & The London Electronic Orchestra, Girlpool, Moxie, Josey Rebelle, Barely Legal, Ekkah, Jagaara, Throwing Shade, Laura Moody, Graceland, Sleaford Mods, Fat White Family, Skrillex, Mark Ronson (DJ set), Annie Mac, Seth Troxler, & more.

There are still many more acts including 2 headliners to announce.

For the line-up details as available see the Bestival line-up page.

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Early bird tickets including entry from Thursday are priced at £195 for Adult Tickets and £130 for Teen (age 13-17) Tickets. Student tickets are priced at £185 (For full-time students only. Valid NUS or ISIC ID required at the box office. No other student ID accepted). For those arriving on or after Friday tickets are priced the same. Tickets for children (age 12 & under) are free (but must have a ticket). A campervan ticket is priced at £92.50 (per vehicle), a caravan pass is £105, and car parking is priced at £15 advance (or £20 cash on arrival). Adult Wild Copse camping tickets are priced at £325, and £165 for a teen Wild Copse camping ticket.

Once again this year Bestival are adding on a £1 charity donation onto all Bestival tickets. The money raised will go directly to the Isle Of Wight Youth Trust (Reg Charity no. 1087163) to help fund their work offering counselling and support to young people aged 25 and under on the Isle of Wight. The Bestival Foundation is also a proud supporter of the Youth Trust.

There's also the weekly payment plan, which lets you spread the cost of a Bestival ticket across 20  weeks for around £8.95 per week after your initial deposit.

This year Bestival has become a member of pioneering project Energy Revolution, a festival charity (pending incorporation) that crowdsources donations and invests in clean energy to tackle climate change and create a sustainable future for everyone. When booking a car park, caravan or camper ticket there will be an option to add a £3 donation to Energy Revolution. Help to do your bit by using renewables where possible, donate and help Bestival to make a real difference!

Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th September 2015
Robin Hill Country Park, Nr Arreton, Downend, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU, England MAP
daily capacity: 79999
last updated: Fri 31st Jul 2015

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