The dancers, drummers, drag artists, DJs and more who will be spreading some seriously contagious carnival fever about the future themed Bestival have been announced.
Produced by Kirsty Henderson in collaboration with Bestival, Arts Council England and carnival group Shademakers and anchored in the Magic Meadow, the Shady Lady pirate ship stage will offer a weekend filled withshows by Barulho, Batala, Carnival Collective, Coco P, Don't Flop Entertainment Showcase, Double Hitch, Dub Boy, Hype, Jungle Rave, Jus Now, AAA Badboy, Kinetika Bloco, The Love Carnival Soundsystem, Mariachi El Pinche Gringo, Rampage, The Happy Skifflers, Vula Viel, Ziriguidum, Area 51, Cirque Bijou, and Sink The Pink.
Also confirmed are Dance Vibez, Day Parade, Lily's Dance, Macnas , Selva, Night Parade, Reggae Aerobics Roundhouse Performers, Ryde Extreme Performers, Sandown Bay Academy, Shademakers, and New Carnival Company.
The line-up appearing at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight from Thursday 8th until Sunday 11th September 2016 includes headliners The Cure, Wiz Khalifa, Sean Paul, Major Lazer, plus 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, and many more.
For the full list of confirmed acts and line-up details, including the Big Top day splits, as available see the Bestival line-up page.
There's more still to announce.
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.
Bestival is also offering a £25 deposit scheme. For just £25 (plus booking fee) you can secure your Bestival ticket at Phase Three prices now.
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