Leftfield, Oh Wonder, Honne, and Anne-Marie top latest acts for Bestival

plus DJ Zinc, Slipmatt b2b Billy 'Daniel' Bunter, Altern8, Reggaerobics, & more

By Scott Williams | Published: Thu 26th May 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
Last updated: Mon 5th Sep 2016

Leftfield, Oh Wonder, Honne, Anne-Marie, The Showhawk Duo, The Twilight Sad, Tiggs Da Author, ESPA, New Desert Blues, Alice Jemima, Xylaroo, Too Many T's, and Lauran Hibberd are the latest acts announced for 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.

There's also a new raft of DJs announced tonight including DJ Zinc, World of Rave & Music Mondays Crew, with History of Rave action from Slipmatt going b2b with Billy 'Daniel' Bunter and a DJ set from Altern8, plus Sir Spyro, Clara Amfo, Amy Becker, Roosevelt, Junk: Not Your Thing featuring Luca Pilato & Jordan Mckinlay, Goldierocks, Ghettospheric, K2rah, Dr DJ, Joe Roberts, Suspiciously Delicious, Bitr8, and Isle of Wight DJ competition winner Just Eden.

Plus, there will be energetic pursuits from Reggaerobics who will be helping festival goers blow away the cobwebs with some stirring morning manoeuvres.

Bestival are hoping to break a record this year by hosting the world's biggest bouncy castle.

Festival organiser Rob da Bank looks to the future saying, "As ever we aim to please at Bestival and cover all bases at our insane island party. So let’s head into The Future with one of my favourite electronic acts ever Leftfield, a-song-a-month sensation Oh Wonder and newbies Honne and Anne-Marie, plus jungle and house legend DJ Zinc and hardcore heroes Slipmatt, Billy Daniel Bunter and Altern-8."

The Cure will headline Saturday night, Major Lazer top Friday night’s main stage and Hot Chip headline Thursday night in the Big Top. 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, Years And Years, 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, The Heatwave, 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.

There's many more, including one more headliner still to announce.

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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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