For WithGuitars and many others, time to sort holidays, that means Festival filled long weekend breaks. Remember last years headliners? We can recall great sets by The Cure, PIL, PJ Harvey,Suede, Neville Staples, Adam Ant, Biffy Cyro and Metallica – they were all memorable. As were Sonic Boom Six, Enter Shikari, Tribes, Popes Of Chillitown, Echo And The Bunnymen all impressed. so what for 2012. Lets hope this year is better than ever. Good news, New Order have been confirmed as the main headline band for Saturday at Bestival;As you may have guessed this is not the complete line up, but if you look below they have been busy.
BESTIVAL’S SATURDAY NIGHT HEADLINER REVEALED
Death In Vegas / Django Django / Daughter / Drums of Death / Zulu Winter
Thundercat / The Gaslamp Killer / Teebs / Lapalux / Jeremiah Jae / DJ Kutmah
Doctor P / Pearson Sound / Borgore / Flux Pavilion / Max Cooper /
Gemini / Pangaea / Pariah / Billy Daniel Bunter / Trolley Snatcha / Blawan / KOAN Sound / Warm & Electric Minds
Max and Ivan are Holmes and Watson / The Unexpected / Four Screws Loose / About a Bench / Soundbites / Lizard Lounge with Scroobius Pip / Roundhouse Poetry Collective / RSA talks
Around the Woods:
David Lynch Foundation Meditation and Yoga /
Gideon Reeling’s Theatrical Wanderings
Bestival, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight – 6th to 9th September 2012
The excitement never stops at Bestival HQ! Following our first line-up announcement, which included the amazing Sigur Rós, The xx, Two Door Cinema Club, Justice, Hot Chip, 2manydjs, Annie Mac Presents and loads more, plus the acts that have been announced on Twitter in the last week, we’re beside ourselves with joy to be able to let you know just who our fantastic Saturday night headliner is and we’ve got even more tasty treats to boot!
Rob da Bank says: “So I’ve got Blue Monday blaring out of the Bestival HQ office speakers as we unveil our iconic Saturday night headliner New Order. It doesn’t get better than that… but it does! True Faith, Bizarre Love Triangle, Fine Time, Regret – so many amazing records i grew up listening to and still listen to now and they still sound immense, pioneering, legendary. See you down the front!”
One of the UKs most enduring bands, we are truly delighted that our Saturday night headliner will be New Order! Since the band’s reformation in August last year, with Gillian Gilbert back among their ranks, interest in the band has been at fever pitch so it’s an absolute coup that they’re coming to Robin Hill to play a headline set at Bestival! With an armoury of anthems stretching back three decades, New Order live is an essential experience and one that we can’t wait to share with you all!
Not only have we got such a glorious headliner for you but we also have live appearances from Friendly Fires who will be unleashing their trademark live spectacular in their own inimitably vibrant and widescreen way, psychedelic electro-rockers Death in Vegas, super-hot eclectic art-pop quartet Django Django, the brooding and brilliant Daughter, rave horn aficionado Drums of Death and the anthemic indie-dance of Zulu Winter.
We’re extremely excited to be welcoming superfly LA beats stable Brainfeeder who will be presenting leftfield loops from Thundercat, The Gaslamp Killer, Teebs, Lapalux, Jeremiah Jae and DJ Kutmah. Plus we’ve got plenty more DJs to keep your feet moving long into the night, including a sweet shop smash and grab with Doctor P, breakdown madness from Pearson Sound, Israeli Dubstepper Borgore and one-man orchestra Flux Pavilion. Plus there will be stark techno from Max Cooper, bass chaos from Gemini, slow burning jams from Krystal Klear, organic electro from Pangaea, soulful sinewave action from Pariah, upfront rave action from Billy Daniel Bunter, woofer-worrying mayhem from Trolley Snatcha, drum magic from Blawan, Zen riddims from KOAN Sound and the twin bliss of Warm & Electric Minds.
We’ve delved even deeper into the Ambient Forest this year and are very excited to be presenting a brand new performance stage: the Amphitheatre. Nestled under a canopy of trees, this beautiful spot will be home to a host of eclectic treats, from live film scores, to comedy sketch shows, to theatre and poetry.
In the daytime we’ll be showcasing a vast array of the very best spoken word maestros in Scroobius Pip’s Lizard Lounge sessions. We’ve also got some seriously funny sketch groups unleashing their hilarity for our chortling pleasure. In Max and Ivan are Holmes and Watson, history’s greatest detective tackles Chicago’s mobster underworld in this thrilling escapade! Next up are The Unexpected, the creators of the hugely popular YouTube sensation ‘Gap Yah’. And then there’s Four Screws Loose: officially the tallest (not to mention the sexiest) sketch comedy group on the circuit!
In the theatrical offerings, we have the delightful Owdyado Theatre, presenting ‘About A Bench’, a funny, surreal and playful show of ten stories taking place on a park bench. Then newcomers Soundbites will be bringing some of the most hotly tipped theatre makers and musicians face to face to create new short plays that feature live music on stage. Kinda like a live music video. But better. And for mind expanding musings, don’t miss our series of talks from the mighty RSA, who will be presenting ideas and thoughts from some of the leading enlightened thinkers of our time.
As night falls, we’ll be turning to the silver screen. In a first for Bestival, we’ll be teaming up leading DJs and musicians with a handpicked selection of your favourite films, to offer some brilliantly unique live score cinematic collaborations. Rob da Bank will be leading the way with an unmissable rescoring of the 1930s King Kong!
And that’s not all that’s going on in the Ambient Forest. Back by popular demand, you can start your day in a secluded clearing in the woods, with a very special meditation or yoga session, presented by leading experts, the David Lynch Foundation. And if you are wandering around after dark, look out for the extraordinarily talented interactive theatre company Gideon Reeling, who’ll be popping up along the trails when you least expect it! Already firm favourites at Camp Bestival, prepare to be enchanted, surprised, enlightened and bewildered by your assortment of encounters with this fabulous gang.
If you like the sound of the Ambient forest then you might just like The Wild Copse, since we’ve announced it, tickets have been selling like the proverbial hot cakes, so if you fancy a bit of a luxury Bestival experience, you’re going to have to get in there quick. More info about the Wild Copse can be found here: http://2012.bestival.net/info/camping/the-wild-copse
Remember there are still two more headliners to announce, and lots more fun and frolics to let you know about, so keep your eyes on our beautiful new site www.bestival.net, which is still just in its first phase plus our Facebook and Rob da Bank’s Twitter for all the latest action.
All the acts announced so far:
New Order / The Xx / Sigur Rós / Friendly Fires / Justice / Two Door Cinema Club / Hot Chip / Soulwax / Nero / Emeli Sandé / Orbital / Warpaint / De La Soul / Major Lazer / Sister Sledge / The Horrors / Spiritualized / Death In Vegas / Kevin Saunderson Feat. Inner City Live / Gary Numan / Michael Kiwanuka / Azealia Banks / Sub Focus / Gallows / Doom / Earth Wind & Fire Experience Feat Al Mckay / Rizzle Kicks / The Cuban Brothers / Buraka Som Sistema / Bellowhead / Django Django / Little Dragon / Gold Panda Adam Ant & The Good The Mad And The Lovely Posse / Lianne La Havas / King Khan And The Shrines / Delilah / Friends / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs / First Aid Kit / Daughter / Zulu Winter / King Krule / Ane Brun / Chas & Dave / Drums Of Death / Dub Pistols / The Japanese Popstars / Charli Xcx / Jaipur Kawa Brass Band / Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard / Slagsmålsklubben / Field Music / Jaipur Kawa Circus / Jinja Safari / B. Dolan’s Church Of Love & Ruin / Frankie Rose / Milagres / Three Bonzos And A Piano / Liz Green / Gabrielle Aplin / Prince Fatty / Fiction / 2:54 / Turbowolf / This Is The Kit / Ghost Outfit / Patterns / Young British Artists / Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo / To Kill A King / L.A. Salami / Laurel Collective / ahab / Gecko / Heathward / Model Society / Sky Sphere / Blackhouse Crow…
Brainfeeder Presents Thundercat, The Gaslamp Killer, Teebs, Lapalux, Jeremiah Jae, DJ Kutmah
DJ Sets From Rob da Bank And Friends:
2manydjs / Annie Mac Presents / Four Tet + Caribou (b2b DJ) / 2 Bears / David Rodigan MBE Presents Ram Jam / Dirtybird Showcase Feat. Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin & Eats Everything / François Kevorkian / DJ Yoda / Maya Jane Coles / Scuba / LTJ Bukem / Plastician / Greg Wilson / Doctor P / Pearson Sound / Borgore / Flux Pavilion / Max Cooper / Gemini / Krystal Klear / Pangaea / Pariah / Billy Daniel Bunter / Trolley Snatcha / Blawan / KOAN Sound / Warm & Electric Minds / Scratch Perverts / Giles Smith & James Priestley (secretsundaze) / Oneman b2b Jackmaster / Camo & Krooked / Jaguar Skills & His Amazing Friends / Mosca / Ben Ufo / PBR Streetgang / DJ Shepdog / Shellac Collective / DJ Charge…
BESTIVAL TICKET LINKS & INFORMATION:
Ticketline: www.ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets / 0844 888 4410
Wightlink: www.wightlink.co.uk/isle-of-wight-guide-and-events/events/bestival (Ferry travel and Ticket packages available)
Red Funnel: www.redfunnel.co.uk/island-guide/music-festivals-and-concerts/bestival/ (Ferry travel and Ticket packages available)
See Tickets: www.seetickets.com/Tour/BESTIVAL
Early Bird Adult Ticket With Entry From Thursday 6th September – £170
Early Bird Adult Ticket With Entry From Friday 7th September – £165
Teen Ticket (age 13-17) With Entry From Thursday 6th September- £110
Teen Ticket (age 13-17) With Entry From Friday 7th September- £105
Age 12 and Under Weekend Ticket – FREE (but you must obtain a ticket)
Wild Copse (Premium Camping) Adult Ticket – £299
Wild Copse (Premium Camping) Teen Ticket – £149.50
Early Bird Campervan Tickets: £65 (per vehicle)
Early Bird Tickets are also available to buy through our payment plan which lets you pay a sixth of the total ticket cost (plus booking fees) now, with a further five equal payments spread across the following five consecutive months.
Tickets and coach travel packages also available via Big Green Coach: www.biggreencoach.co.uk/bestival
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BESTIVAL PLEASE CONTACT GET INVOLVED:
ONLINE: BRUCE HAY
NATIONAL PRESS / BROADCAST: AIDAN BYRNE / KATY EMAMI
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
REGIONAL PRESS: SIMON BLACKMORE
Tel: 020 7604 2944