Bestival 2018, which will take place at Lulworth Castle, in Dorset, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th August has announced soundsystems and takeovers as well as new acts for the over 20 stages and micro-venues in eight unique arenas that make up the festival.
Rob da Bank says: "Teaming up with mates and compadres who run record labels, parties or raves is what Bestival has always been about and this year wont disappoint as we bring over Marrakech’s Oasis gang, roll out the one and only David Rodigan, our first and only Resident For Life with his Ram Jam party, as well as some drum and bass mayhem from Goldie and Metalheadz and the Ram crew… turn up the control!"
There's a Oasis x Bestival soundclash with sets from Amelie Lens, Nastia, Butch, La Fleur, Benjamin Damage, Alex Niggeman, back to back with Denis Horvat & Amine K, there's the return of Ram Jam with sets from incomparable reggae auteur Rodigan (pictured above), plus Shy FX, The Nextmen, and Venum Sound, and there's junglism courtesy of Metalheadz with sets from main man Goldie, plus Randall, DJ Storm, and Ant TC1.
There's oldskool action from the Raindance crew with Rat Pack, Rachel Wallace, Liquid, Billy Daniel Bunter, Uncle Dugs, Nebula 2, and Nookie, and banging flavours from Radar Radio with sets from Jossy Mitsu, Conducta, Kenny Allstar, Amy Becker, DJ Argue, Master Peace, and Martha, plus there's Shogun Audio Pres Alix Perez, Technimatic, Pola & Bryson, Glxy & SP:MC & Visionobi, and Ram Records with Loadstar, DC Breaks, and Mind Vortex.
And if that's not enough there's also live music and DJ sets from The Big Moon, The Heatwave, Justin Robertson, Purple Rave (Tayo & Rob da Bank), London Contemporary Voices: Guilty Pleasures, House of Pharaohs, Mt Wolf, Jethro Watson, Thomas Urv, Ellie Prohan, Tasha, Gilded Pleasures, Jim 8-track, Eden Pardey, Cooking With Sherry, Ian & Rob, and Roast Beatz.
Previously confirmed acts for this year's Bestival include Silk City, London Grammar, Jorja Smith, MIA, Grace Jones, Plan B, Chaka Khan, First Aid Kit, Mura Masa, Rudimental (DJ Set), Hot Chip (DJ Set) and many, many more. For all the acts announced so far please see the line-up page.
Tickets for 2018 are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
Refundable Bestival Eco-Bond (Mandatory): £10
Bestival Charity Donation (Mandatory): £1
adult weekend: £160
teen (13-17) weekend: £106.50
child (12 & under): free but needs ticket
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