Bestival reveals line-up for new The Spaceport stage

Benji B, Destructo, Barely Legal, DJ Yoda, Dub Pistols Soundsystem, Candi Staton, & more

By Scott Williams | Published: Thu 12th May 2016

Bestival 2016 - Bestival in space
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Bestival 2016

Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th September 2016
Robin Hill Country Park, Nr Arreton, Downend, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU, England MAP
£190 adult weekend (+booking fee)
Daily capacity: 79,999

The future themed Bestival held at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, which returns this year from Thursday 8th until Sunday 11th September 2016 has announced the line-up for the new stage, the Spaceport, which will host the previously announced headliners Diplo, Carl Cox with a career-spanning House Classics set, and festival regular Fatboy Slim.

The new stage will feature a rocket, towering more than 20 metres high, created by Lite Alt Design’s Paul Normandale, the man behind shows for the likes of the Chemical Brothers, Coldplay and the Tate Modern Turbine Hall. The new attraction looks to be an evolution of The Port, which loses its antiquated maritime ship this year, and will evolve into a new kind of universal berth.

The acts appearing in it will be Benji B, Destructo, Barely Legal, DJ Yoda, Dub Pistols Soundsystem, Eats Everything, James Zabiela, Kenton Slash Demon, Klose1, Mella Dee, Mount Kimbie (DJ set), Mumbai Science, Norman Jay, Oneman, My Nu Leng, Purple Rave Prince Tribute: Heidi, Rob Da Bank & Tayo, Riton, Sink The Pink Presents No Limits with Candi Staton & Livin' Joy, Skream, and The Heatwave.

Festival organiser Rob da Bank looks to the future saying, "Prepare for lift off my futuristic friends, this is going to be the stage of the summer of UK festivals. A dream team of Josie da Bank, our mate Paul Normandale, who’s Bjork and Coldplay’s lighting designer, super set designers Spatial and a host of madcap inventors are building an incredible imaginary Spaceport for you to rave at and take off into The Future. In that rocket will be no less than rave veterans Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Diplo, DJ Yoda and Candi Staton propped up by newbies like DJ Barely Legal and Mele and Monki… The Future is almost here."

The Cure will headline Saturday night, Major Lazer top Friday night’s main stage and Hot Chip headline Thursday night in the Big Top. With one more headliner still to announce, the line-up for the weekend includes Animal Collective, Aurora, Bastille, Beaty Heart, Benjamin Damage, Bicep, The Black Madonna, Bodhi presents ROOTS, Caravan Palace, Craig David's TS5, Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley, David Rodigan presents Ram Jam, Eats Everything, Eskimo Dance featuring Wiley, and Ghostpoet, Hospitality presents Camo & Krooked, London Elektricity, S.P.Y b2b Nu:Tone, Danny Byrd b2b Brookes Brothers, Maduk, and MC Wrec & Dynamite MC. The Human League, Jagwar Ma, Katy B, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Krept & Konan, Kurupt FM's Champagne Steam Rooms, Loyle Carner, MØ, Petite Meller, Richie Hawtin, Ride, Shy FX's Party On The Moon, Skepta, Skream, Slamboree, Tourist, Wolf Alice, and Years And Years. There's many more, including one more headliner still to announce. Latest additions are Chuckle Brothers, Annie Nightingale, Avalon Emerson, Bodhi, Axel Boman, and Romare, Brothers Black, Ed Solo, GotSome, Joe Goddard (Hot Chip), Karma Kid, Lxury, Greco Roman Soundsystem, Hadda, Hodgson, Icarus, Jamz Supernova, Maribou State (DJ Set), Fono, Joe Hertz, Juicebox DJs, Kiko Bun, Mant, MJ Cole, Moxie, ShadowChild, Siobhan Bell, and Talk&Smoke.

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Phase 2 tickets are priced at £190 for Adult Tickets and £120 for Teen (age 13-17) Tickets. Student tickets are priced at £180 (For full-time students only. Valid NUS or ISIC ID required at the box office. No other student ID accepted). Tickets for children (age 12 & under) are free (but must have a ticket). A campervan ticket is priced at £90 (per vehicle), a caravan pass is £100, and car parking is priced at £15 advance. A Wild Copse adult tickets is priced at £299, a Wild Copse teen ticket is priced at £149.50, and Wild Copse Child tickets are free. Prices are currently the same for Friday or Thursday entry.

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 is also a new VIP Ticket, which not only gives fast track entry on arrivL on site but also gives exclusive access to an all new VIP area that will include a viewing platform with exceptional Main Stage views. The VIP area also has its own cocktail bar, seating and toilet facilities and will host exclusive parties held after the Main Stage closes.

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