Bestival announces Invaders of the Future Stage

rising stars including Soak, The Skints, Plastic Mermaids, and Kiko Bun

By Scott Williams | Published: Thu 4th Jun 2015

Bestival 2015 - Soak
Photo credit: Carrie Tang

Bestival 2015

Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th September 2015
Robin Hill Country Park, Nr Arreton, Downend, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU, England MAP
Daily capacity: 79,999

Bestival have revealed a line-up of new rising stars including Soak, The Skints, and Kiko Bun for Invaders of the Future Stage at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, from Thursday 10th until Sunday 13th September 2015.

Also confimed are All This Noise, Bearcubs, Boxed In, Champs, Clarence Clarity, Eagulls, Eaves, Eighteen Nightmares at the Lux, Ekkah, Formation, Girlpool, Graceland, Honeyblood, Honne, Jagaara, JJ Hodari, Kate Simko & The London Electronic Orchestra, Kimberly Anne, LA Priest, LiA, Laura Moody, Lion Babe, Mura Masa, Palace, Plastic Mermaids, Polar Maps, Ratboy, Real Lies, Secaina Hudson, Shelter Point, Skinny Girl Diet, Stormzy, The Bohicas, The Slow Show, Thomston, To Kill A King, Walking on Cars, and Wild Smiles.

Rob da Bank says, "OK, so this has to be my favourite stage at Bestival. It’s the beating heart of what Bestival is about - breaking new talent and exposing the undercard. It takes me about six months to book, on and off, wondering who the next wave of breaking bands are going to be, and trying to get the right mix of electronic, folk, soul and indie, dub and grime… and already I can see loads of these acts being on much bigger stages next year. Everyone from Ed Sheeran and Alt-J to Kate Tempest have played early gigs on this stage. So, from the wildly different sounds of Ratboy and Lion Babe, to The Skints, Clarence Clarity and the Island’s very own Plastic Mermaids, I promise you, this is the sound of the future"

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, Sleaford Mods, Fat White Family, Skrillex, Mark Ronson (DJ set), Annie Mac, Seth Troxler, Dub Pistols, Wiley, Skepta, Roni Size Reprazent, Drenge, Jaguar Skills, DJ Yoda, and 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!

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