Women UK chat to Bestival Festival, a favourite of ours for that end of Summer fun on the Isle of Wight. ‘The omens are good. The Future is happening. At Bestival HQ we are hurtling headlong into the good times, with an incredible cast of musical pioneers, forward thinking funksters and precognitive pop stars, who will be journeying with us into Bestival’s glamourous machine age, where everlasting gobstoppers signal eternal bliss, this September 8-11, disembarking from Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight.’
Future swashbuckler Rob da Bank says: “So, here we go again, but this time we’re going far… far away… into the future. Prepare yourselves for a Bestival unlike any other with futuristic new stages, and as ever it’s a broad church of music from every decade and every genre… bring it on!”
Guaranteed to take the party into the stratosphere, our mind-blowingly triumphant booty shaking headliners The Cure, Major Lazer and Sunday double bill, Wiz Khalifa and Sean Paul, are set to deliver the most incredible array of live spectacles we’ve ever witnessed.
Our brand new stage featuring a vast rocket standing more than 20 metres high at its centre, The Spaceport is a laser-loaded mega-structure, a unique step in the advancement of sound and vision, where next-level partying isn’t just an ambition, it’s a promise. Headlining the colossal cosmodrome is the mightly Diplo, three-deck wizard Carl Cox with his House Classics and serial rave god Fatboy Slim.
We have a litany of musical treats, all presented in alphabetical order, that will keep you reaching for the stars all weekend long, including Aled Jones (MC) & Rob da Bank (DJ) (History of Jungle and Drum and Bass Set), Alice Jemima, All This Noise, Amy Becker, Animal Collective, Anne-Marie, Annie Nightingale, Applescal, Artwork, Asylums, Aurora, Avalon Emerson, Barely Legal, Bastille, Beaty Heart, Benji B, Benjamin Damage, Bicep, Billie Martin, Bitr8, Black Honey, The Black Madonna, Bodhi presents ROOTS: Axel Boman, Bodhi & Romare. More sounds from Born Ina Barn, Brothers Black, Caravan Palace, Clara Amfo, Clean Cut Kid, Coco, Craig David’s TS5, Creeper, Crystal Fighters, The Cuban Brothers, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Danny L Harle, David Rodigan pres. Ram Jam, Destructo, DJ Yoda and DJ Zinc. Plus, we’ll have Dr DJ Joe Roberts pres. Ecstasy Garage Disco, Dub Pistols Soundsystem, Eats Everything, Ed Solo, Eska, Eskimo Dance featuring Big Narstie, Chip, Section Boyz, Newham Generals, P Money, Logan Sama, Elf Kid, Frisco, Maximum, Fekky, & AJ Tracey. Solar sounds from Espa, Evian Christ, Fatherson, Fickle Friends, Frances, Ghettospheric, Ghostpoet, Girli, Glass Animals, Goldie, Goldierocks, GotSome, The Greasy Slicks, Greco-Roman: Joe Goddard, Karma Kid, Lxury and Greco-Roman Soundsystem, HÆLOS, The Heatwave, Heidi, Hinds and Hospitality Presents: Camo & Krooked, London Elektricity, S.P.Y B2B Nu:Tone, Danny Byrd B2B Brookes Brothers, Maduk, Dynamite MC and Wreck. Kicking off our Future manoeuvres there will be performances from Hadda, Hodgson, Honey Soundsystem, Honne, Hot Chip, The Human League, Icarus, Izzy Bizu, Jagwar Ma, James Zabiela, Jamz Supernova, The Japanese House, Jeremy Loops, JP Cooper, Juicebox: Maribou State, Fono, Joe Hertz and Juicebox DJs. Moon maneuvers from Junk: Not Your Thing – Luca Pilato & Jordan Mckinlay, Just Eden, K2rah, Kano, Katy B, Kenton Slash Demon, K.Flay, Kiko Bun, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Klose One, Krept & Konan, Kurupt FM’s Champagne Steam Rooms, Lady Leshurr, L.A. Salami, Lauren Hibberd, Leftfield, Louis Berry, Loyle Carner, Mant, Mele & Monki’s NRG Flash, Mella Dee, Milk Teeth, MJ Cole, MØ, Moose Blood, Mount Kimbie (DJ set), Moxie, Mumbai Science, Mura Mura, My Nu Leng B2B Oneman, Mystry, New Desert Blues, Norman Jay MBE, Novelist, Odesza, Oh Wonder, PC Music All Stars, Petite Meller, Pinegrove, Pote, Pretty Vicious, Pup, Purple Rave: A Prince Tribute from Heidi, Rob da Bank & Tayo, Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, Reggie & Bollie and techno genius, Richie Hawtin. Also travelling with us into the unknown are Ride, Riton, Roosevelt, Royce Wood Junior, The Sherlocks, The ShowHawk Duo, Shy FX’s Party On The Moon: Giggs, Redlight, The Fatback Band, General Levy, Nadia Rose, Masterstepz, plus Sink The Pink pres. No Limits: Candi Station & Livin’ Joy, Siobhan Bell, Sir Spyro, Skepta, Skream, Shadowchild, Sir Spyro Slamboree, Snakehips, Spring King, Stompy’s Playground, Subgiant, Sunflower Bean, Suspiciously Delicious, Talk&Smoke, Target, This Is The Kit, Tiggs da Author, Toddla T, Too Many T’s, Tourist, The Twilight Sad, Venum Sound, Will Varley, Wstrn, Wolf Alice, World Of Rave & Music Mondays present: Slipmatt B2B Billy Daniel Bunter and Altern-8. Superstar performances from The Wytches, Vant, Xockha, Xylaroo, Years & Years and Zibra.
It’s not all about the music, we’ve made the world’s biggest bouncy castle! Its turrets are taller than the Great Wall of China and roughly three times the size of the Berlin Wall. Accommodating 100 pleasure-seeking festivalgoers at one time, it will have you pushing the boundaries of bobbing into the fun filled future – don’t miss a bounce!
Keep the wondrous times rolling with Slow Motion, The Commune, The Feast Collective, Amphitheatre, Love-Bot, Mr Motivator, Morning Gloryville, Circus Raj, Sunday Night Spectacular!, Carnival Day Parade, Night Parades, Reggaerobics, Cirque Bijou, The Satin Lizard Lounge curated by Scroobius Pip, Kids Field, Lizzie’s Way, The W.I. Tea Tent, Solace Tea Tent, Flags by Angus Watt and Mexican Masked Wrestling meets Burlesque Comedy entertainment from Lucha VaVoom! showcasing The Crazy Chickens, Dirty Sanchez, Chupacabra, El Presidente, Magno, Dragon Lee, Diamante Azul, Miss Rita, Karis and Marawa the Amazing.
Plus we have one more main stage headliner, and more music, madness and mayhem to unveil. The future really is here. Join us. This is one not to be missed Ladies, grab yourself a ticket and go party to the future!!
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