We’re sure we don’t need to remind you about Bestival.
You know, the absolute gem of a festival that sits on the south coast, basked in glorious September sunshine with more big names and huge stages than you can shake a welly at. The one that has managed to secure the likes of The Cure, Fatboy Slim, Skepta, Carl Cox and Goldie gracing the Isle Of Wight shores this year. The festival that won the ‘UK Best Major Festival Award‘ last year. That one. You know the one. The cool, ecliptic, themed one that has people from ages 12-92 jamming out on the ferry on Thursday, pumped for the weekend ahead of them. That one.
Yeah, well if you thought that Bestival couldn’t get any cooler at this point in time, think again, because the main Thursday night entertainment has just been announced and boy, is it a biggie.
Feast your eyes:
Hitting off the festival, we see Shy FX host his ‘Party On The Moon’, welcoming the likes of Redlight, The Fatback Band and General Levy. The party will be hosted in the ‘Big Top’ tent and will be a huge way to set off the weekend.
Rob da Bank, curator of Bestival, said: “Our opening extravaganza on Thursday is gonna be off the scale! From a druidic opening ceremony to The Fatback Band, Hot Chip and a host of great acts put together by Shy FX, it’s gonna go off!”
The line ups for the following days are equally as exciting and you can expect nothing short of spectacular from everything going down in the ‘Big Top’.
HOT CHIP / SHY FX’S PARTY ON THE MOON: GIGGS, REDLIGHT, THE FATBACK BAND, GENERAL LEVY, NADIA ROSE, MASTERSTEPZ / GLASS ANIMALS
KATY B / ODESZA / ANIMAL COLLECTIVE / ESKIMO DANCE: WILEY, SECTION BOYZ, CHIP, BIG NARSTIE, NEWHAM GENERALS, FRISCO, P MONEY, ELF KID, AJ TRACEY, JAMMZ, FEKKY, LOGAN SAMA, MAXIMUM / MØ / THE CUBAN BROTHERS / PETITE MELLER / OH WONDER / LOYLE CARNER / LUCHA VA VOOM
RICHIE HAWTIN / LEFTFIELD / CRYSTAL FIGHTERS / BILLIE MARTEN / IZZY BIZU / THE CUBAN BROTHERS / ANNE-MARIE / TOURIST / BENJAMIN DAMAGE / BEATY HEART / THE TWILIGHT SAD / LA SALAMI / LUCHA VA VOOM
THE HUMAN LEAGUE / JAGWAR MA / HOSPITALITY PRES. CAMO & KROOKED, LONDON ELEKTRICITY, S.P.Y B2B NU:TONE, DANNY BYRD B2B BROOKES BROTHERS, MADUK, DYNAMITE MC & WREC / MURA MASA / FRANCES / THE CUBAN BROTHERS / HONNE / JEREMY LOOPS / SLAMBOREE / ALICE JEMIMA / LUCHA VA VOOM
And all of this is just a small slice of the absolute mammoth line up covering the entire festival September 8th-11th.