ELTON JOHN AND HIS BAND
(UK FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE)
WITH MORE LIVE MUSIC FROM
M.I.A. (UK FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE) / FRANZ FERDINAND (ENGLISH FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE) / THE FLAMING LIPS (UK FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE) / THE KNIFE / WU-TANG CLAN / BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB (ENGLISH FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE) / THE ROOTS (UK FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE) / BELLE & SEBASTIAN / JESSIE WARE / DISCLOSURE / TOM ODELL / SINEAD O’CONNOR / CHIC FEAT. NILE RODGERS / SQUAREPUSHER / HOT NATURED / RUDIMENTAL / ANGEL HAZE / THE POLYPHONIC SPREE / JOHNNY MARR / BASTILLE / PEACE / THE STRYPES / DJ FRESH / DEXYS / THE WALKMEN / JOHN COOPER CLARKE / LISSIE / THE WONDER STUFF / CARAVAN PALACE /THE CUBAN BROTHERS / MATTHEW E WHITE / WHILE SHE SLEEPS / MERCHANDISE / MIKILL PANE /TRUE TIGER / SEXY SUSHI / IS TROPICAL / SKATERS / LULU JAMES / SWIM DEEP / DRENGE / JAGWAR MA / FLEETWOOD BAC / JAIPUR BRASS BAND / KAWA CIRCUS / LEWIS WATSON / JAWS / J-CAT / JOHN NEWMAN / SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO / PRETTY LIGHTS / KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS / DUB PISTOLS / ELLA EYRE / SKINNY LISTER / MIXHELL / MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER / KATE BOY / DREAM KOALA / POLIO / ZHALA / STORY BOOKS / WILL JOSEPH COOK
AND DJ SETS FROM
RICHIE HAWTIN / CARL COX / ANNIE MAC PRESENTS /SETH TROXLER / A-YO (MARK RONSON VS ZANE LOWE) / JULIO BASHMORE / MAYA JANE COLES / EROL ALKAN /DAVID RODIGAN MBE PRESENTS RAM JAM / DIXON / KERRI CHANDLER / EATS EVERYTHING /NUMBERS - JACKMASTER, SPENCER, REDINHO, SOPHIE & SPECIAL GUEST RUSTIE / JOY ORBISON / FABIO + GROOVERIDER / HOSPITALITY TAKE OVER FT. HIGH CONTRAST, DANNY BYRD, NU:LOGIC, FRED V & GRAFIX - HOSTED BY WREC & DYNAMITE / MARCEL DETTMANN / DJ YODA / THE DAFT PUNK TRIBUTE NIGHT IN THE HIDDEN DISCO / REDLIGHT / BONDAX / HEIDI / ED RUSH / FAKE BLOOD / JESSE ROSE / JUSTIN ROBERTSON / A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE / BEN UFO / CYRIL HAHN / DANIEL P CARTER / CATZ N DOGZ / MY LOVE IS UNDERGROUND / CASHMERE CAT / KRANKBROTHER / BEN PEARCE / DOLLOP DJS / ALEXANDER NUT / ROSKA / BODHI / KRY WOLF / COLEY FROM LUV*JAM / CRISPIN J. GLOVER / BAD ZUKE / BESTIVAL’S ALL GONE PETE TONG / DANIEL AVERY / MARK JONES / MUMDANCE / LOVESICK / COMFYPORN DJS / DAN HAYES (SUBGIANT) / PROPAGANDA DJS / ACROSS THE TRACKS / SHY FX, B.TRAITS, BREAKAGE, DISMANTLE, STAMINA, LX ONE AND JUMA / LOEFAH, BODDIKA, PINCH, MICKEY PEARCE, KLOSE ONE AND CHUNKY / EARL GATESHEAD, DADDY AD, SUPERFOUR, CHUCKY BANTAN AND JAH BUCK /
WITH MANY MORE ACTS STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED
HMS Bestival is now boarding! That’s right, preparations for our four day 10th Birthday spectacular are well underway and we have mega-exciting news as we can reveal our legendary Saturday and Sunday night headliners, Snoop Dogg and Elton John respectively!
With 10 fields of wonderment filled with amazing music, insane sideshows and magical happenings, Bestival’s 10th birthday spectacular this September 5th-8th on the Isle of Wight is not to be missed! With our brand new mind-blowing electronic arena The Port hailing our HMS Bestival theme for 2013, we’re manning the rails, splicing the main brace and rocking the sailor’s hornpipe, celebrating a whole decade of dancing on the Isle of Wight.
Winner of the Best Major Festival award in 2012, yet still retaining our boutique sensibilities, this year’s line-up is truly gargantuan, featuring headliners Elton John, Snoop Dogg and Fatboy Slim, with his very special Bestival Birthday Bash set, and a plethora of heavyweight acts such as Franz Ferdinand, M.I.A, The Flaming Lips, The Knife, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Annie Mac Presents, Seth Troxler, Julio Bashmore, Knife Party, Disclosure, and many more. Plus there’s the cream of the most exciting cutting edge music around from Bastille, The Strypes, Jagwar Ma and London Grammar to Bobby Tank, Tythe, The 1975 and beyond; you’ll be spoilt for choice!
But that’s not all, as we’ll have an exclusive appearance from London and New York’s hottest party purveyors Room Service, cabaret madness in the Grand Palace of Entertainment, outlandish action at The Wishing Tree, out of this world experiences in the Ambient Forest and outrageous adventures in Bollywood, Club Dada, the Polka Tent, the Swamp Shack and more, all wrapped up with our astounding Fireworks Finale!
For those looking to experience the lap of luxury in festival surrounds, we’ve got just what you’re looking for, with our Wild Copse premium camping area, plus a staggering choice of boutique camping options from the amazing Tangerine Fields to luxurious tipis, podpads and airstreamers, with resting places to fit all budgets.
Bestival will be a guaranteed highlight of the year. From 10th birthday shenanigans, legendary acts, the most cutting edge new music, amazing sideshows, cabaret and so much more, we’re pushing the boat out to deliver the greatest show on earth! And you, shipmate should join us on the good ship HMS Bestival!
This year we are adding on a £1 charity donation onto all Bestival tickets. The money raised will go directly to the Isle Of Wight Youth Trust (Reg Charity no. 1087163) to help fund their fantastic work offering counselling and support to young people aged 25 and under on the Isle of Wight.
Eileen Monks OBE, Director of the Youth Trust:
“The Isle of Wight Youth Trust is so lucky to have the fantastic support of the Bestival team and by donating £1 you will be helping vulnerable children and young people on the Isle of Wight."
The Bestival Foundation is also a proud supporter of the Youth Trust.