23/03/17 - Wiley, Blossom, Loyle Carner, Roots Manuva and Twin Atlantic are among the artists added to the Bestival 2017 line-up today.
Nick Mulvey, AJ Tracey , Fatman Scoop, Romare and Sinkane will also be appearing at the Lulworth Estate, Dorset in September, along with Tash Sultana, Alma, Cakes da Killa, 67, House Gospel Choir, London African Gospel Choir performing Graceland, Skinny Girl Diet, Smerz, Brushy One String, Hackney Colliery Band, The Greasy Slicks, Park Hotel, The Rhythm Method, Zoee, The Smiths Ltd, Disney Rascal, and the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band.
Also announced today are:
Andy C Presents 25 Years of RAM: Andy C, Calyx & Teebee, Culture Shock, DC Breaks & MCs Tonn Piper, Carasel & 2Shy
David Rodigan presents Ram Jam: special guest TBA, Preditah, Conducta & MC Creed, Venum Sound
Teklife Showcase: DJ Spinn, DJ Taye, DJ Paypal & Teklife Dancers
Heartless Crew, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Oxide & Neutrino
Raindance: Rat Pack, Slipmatt, Billy Daniel Bunter, Uncle Dugs
Jungle Fever: Brockie & MC Det, Jumping Jack Frost, Ragga Twins, Funky Flirt, Shockin B, Eastman Sound, Ruddy Ranks
Nice Up! presents: Daddy G, Kiko Bun, Starone, Riddim Punks, Ghost Writerz, Shepdog, Serocee, Red Eye HiFi, Mr Benn, Cut La Vis, Jamie Rodigan, Origin One & AAA Badboy
DJs: Mad Professor / Heidi / Bjarki / Monki / Melé / Nightwave / Willow / Anna Wall / Jem Haynes / Reggae Roast & Mc Natty Campbell / Tayo / Martha / DJ Dapper Dan
The line-up so far:
The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pet Shop Boys, Justice, Dizzee Rascal, Little Dragon, Rag'n'Bone Man, Wiley, Laura Mvula, Danny Brown, Loyle Carner, Soul II Soul, Circa Waves, MNEK, Ray BLK, Stefflon Don, Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit, The Cuban Brothers
Jamie T, DJ Shadow, Kurupt FM, Blossoms, Lucy Rose, Twin Atlantic, AJ Tracey, Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, DJ Yoda, U-Roy, Romare, Sinkane, Tash Sultana, Bjarki, Alma, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Formation, Let’s Eat Grandma, Cakes da Killa, 67, London African Gospel Choir performing Graceland, Skinny Girl Diet, Hackney Colliery Band, The Greasy Slicks, Park Hotel, The Smiths Ltd, Disney Rascal
Annie Mac, Andy C presents 25 Years of RAM, - Andy C, Calyx & Teebee, Culture Shock, DC Breaks & MC’s Tonn Piper, Carasel & 2Shy, Maceo Plex, Jackmaster, Kolsch, Heidi, Agoria, Dusky, Patrick Topping, Solardo, Monki, Melé, Raindance: Rat Pack, Slipmatt, Billy Daniel Bunter, Uncle Dugs, Jungle Fever: Brockie & MC Det, Jumping Jack Frost, Ragga Twins, Funky Flirt, Shockin B, Eastman Sound, Ruddy RanksJasper James, Avalon Emerson, Willow, Jem Haynes
David Rodigan presents RAM JAM - Special Guest TBA, Preditah, Conducta & MC Creed, Venum Sound Toddla T presents Carnival, Teklife showcase - DJ Spinn, DJ Taye, DJ Paypal & Teklife Dancers, Fatman Scoop, Midland, Sam Gellaitry, Shanti Celeste, Job Jobse, Barely Legal, Nightwave, Smerz, The Rhythm Method, Zoee, Anna Wall, Karaoke Glitter Rave, Martha, Tayo, Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band
Roots Manuva, Mad Professor Trojan Sound System, Nice Up Presents Daddy G, Star.One, Shepdog, Ghost Writerz, Reggae Roast & MC Natty Campbell, DJ Dapper Dan
Sink the Pink, Buttmitzvah, Hard Cock Life, Heartless Crew, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Oxide & Neutrino
Artwork Presents Art’s House, Slaves (DJ Set), Purple Rave, Cirque Du Soul DJs
Mr Scruff, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, South London Soul Train
47Soul, The Turbans, My Baby, Flamingods, New York Brass Band, Swing Patrol, Fandjango
The Ska Vengers, Smoove and Turrell, K.O.G. and The Zongo Brigade, Kuenta I Tambu
Chris Coco, Pete Gooding, Mixmaster Morris
Cut A Shine
The World's Biggest Confetti Canon, Castle Fireworks Finale, Love-Bot, The World's Biggest Bouncy Castle, Bestival Inflatable Church, Confetti Wedding Disco, The Feast Collective, Slow Motion, Revolution Rides, Carnival Day Parade, Night Parades, Sugar Skulls Cocktail Bus, Sunday Best Cardboard Record Shop, Lost In The Woods, Ancient Woodlands, Free Haircuts, Campsite Recycling Hubs, Kids Field, Flags by Angus Watt
More acts to be announced soon!
09/02/17 - Bestival has announced is 2017 headliners with The xx topping the Castle Stage bill on Friday, A Tribe Called Quest on Saturday and the Pet Shop Boys on Sunday.
Today's first line-up announcement also included Justice, Dizzee Rascal, Jamie T, DJ Shadow, Little Dragon, Danny Brown, Rag'n'Bone Man, Laura Mvula, Soul II Soul and many more.
Bestival organiser Rob da Bank said: "Well what an adventure this promises to be… we have a beautiful new home with a massive castle in the middle of it, acres of beautiful woodland and forest, a sea view and the dramatic Jurassic coastline.
"Going back to our roots with Josie da Bank's hand-drawn artwork, reviving all our favourite stages from 14 years of Bestival history and going out with all our headliners for the first time ever together, we're pretty excited at Bestival HQ.
"From pop to grime, hip-hop to techno, folk to classical and every style in between we are reclaiming our place as the funnest, most adventurous, musically savvy and downright magical festival on the map. Please come along for the ride. and remember Increase the Peace”
Commenting on their headline performance, The xx said: "Bestival was one of the first festivals we played, back in 2010, and it had always been a dream for us...we even begged to play the previous year. In 2012 we returned to play the main stage and we're so happy to say we'll be headlining this year, at the new site in Dorset. The Isle of Wight will hold a special place in our hearts but we're excited to bring our new show to their new home”.
The Pet Shop Boys said: "Amazingly it is over ten years since we last played Bestival but we remember it being one of the most enjoyable festivals ever. Looking forward to bringing our new show there this year - and seeing how the audience has decided to dress up!”
15/12/16 - Bestival is moving from the Isle of Wight to a new site at the Lulworth Estate in Dorset.
Bestival organiser Rob daBank said: "Hot off the press – yes Bestival is moving! We can confirm we have submitted a licence application for a new site at the Lulworth Estate in Dorset and we’re super excited about our shiny new Bestival adventure.
"We have an incredible line-up, headliners confirmed and ridiculous new stages and installations coming your way in 2017.
"We remain fully committed to supporting the Isle of Wight through music, charities and projects and will be giving Islanders an exclusive ticket offer for the new site. Plus we’re working towards a new event for the Island. Watch this space…”
Bestival 2017 takes place at its new home on 07-10 August.
The Lulworth Estate is also home to Camp Bestival (27-30 July 2017), the family-orientated festival also organised by Rob daBank.