Wiz Khalifa and Sean Paul to headline Sunday night at Bestival

plus Purple Rave, Glass Animals, and Crystal Fighters

published: Fri 1st Jul 2016

Wiz Khalifa

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: 79999
last updated: Mon 5th Sep 2016

There will be two Sunday night headliners at 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 when hip-hop will meet dancehall for a Sunday night head to head with Wiz Khalifa, and Sean Paul unveiled as topping the bill, and both appear as UK exclusives.

The Sunday night ccelebration will kick off with Sean Paul, then Wiz Khalifa will take to the stage before capping the evening will be Purple Rave (Tayo & Rob Da Bank) and their audio-visual tribute to Prince accompanied by the firework spectacular in a heartfelt tribute.

Rob da Bank said, "We love a big finale at Bestival, we also love hip-hop and dancehall and a massive soundsystem superclash between Wiz Khalifa and Sean Paul seems like a solid plan to close off another big weekend of music of raving, partying and expanding your minds at Bestival. Pull up!"

Commenting on his Sunday night headline performance Wiz Khalifa said:, "Can't wait to be back in the UK and perform at Bestival. The fans here have such good energy, it's going to be lit."

Sean Pauladded, "I can't wait to play at Bestival... I’ve heard the grand finale on the Sunday night is the best festival spot in the UK and I'm gonna bring the fyyyaahhh."

Bestival have also added a brace of acts to the bill across the weekend in Glass Animals, and Crystal Fighters.

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, Kano, Odesza, Snakehips, Mura Masa, Wstrn, Lady Leshurr, Billie Marten, Frances, Izzy Bizu, The Cuban Brothers, Fatherson, Subgiant, The Wytches, The Sherlocks, Pretty Vicious, All This Noise, Asylums, Black Honey, Born InA Barn, Clean Cut Kid, Coco, Creeper, Danny L Harle, Eska, Fickle Friends, The Greasy Slicks, Hinds, The Japanese House, JP Cooper, K.Flay, L.A. Salami, Louis Berry, Milk Teeth, Moose Blood, PC Music All Stars, Pinegrove, Pup, Rationale, Richie Hawtin, Ride, Shy FX's Party On The Moon, Skepta, Skream, Slamboree, Tourist, Wolf Alice, Years And Years, 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, Lauran Hibberd, 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 many more.

For the full list of confirmed acts and line-up details as available see the Bestival line-up page.

There's more 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.



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: 79999
last updated: Mon 5th Sep 2016


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