Bestival 2012 announces cinematic line-up

There'll be celluloid classics and bands playing live scores...

Photographer:Sara Bowrey

Chris Eustace - 14 June 2012

Jersey film festival Branchage will present both a daytime and late night takeover of the Lost Picture Show tent. This 'Branchage Best Of' will include live movie soundtracks such as Teeth Of The Sea playing to 2001: A Space Odyssey and Bo Ningen playing to the Manga inspired anime Cat Soup. There’s also a daytime folk special with The Memory Band playing tracks from classic British films such as The Wicker Man, and This Is The Kit playing to a BFI National Archive programme of films from 1912, plus a live radio show by Jonny Trunk along with some cine-literate comedy.

The Lost Picture Show's programming over three days and nightswill also include a everything from the Victorian experiments of Georges Méliès to modern Hollywood pictures via 20s musicals, 60s psychedelia and 70s schlock horror.

The Nomad Cinema bringing with them a selection of cinematic greats including 'Yellow Submarine' on Thursday evening, and 'Don't Think' documenting the Chemical Brothers' Fuji Rock set, with a special introduction by the film's director Adam Smith. Friday features a Tarantino double bill of 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Reservoir Dogs'. Saturday will have graphic novel adaptations with 'Watchmen' and 'Sin City', with Sunday bringing a double bill from David Lynch featuring 'Mulholland Drive', and 'Blue Velvet'.

The Sol Cinema is a micro movie house powered entirely by the sun. The retro-styled picture house holds just eight people at a time, and will be showing everything from independent short films about the environment and music videos to silly snippets of quirky nonsense and everything in between. Each audience has their own specially selected film viewing curated live by the Sol Cinema team. There's even a chance for Bestival goers to showcase their short film with a 'Keep Bestival Green and Tidy' theme, and the festival is also looking for funny, inspiring, uplifting, vintage, political, or just plain daft films to show in the micro solar powered cinema Sol Cinema.

Festival organiser Rob da Bank said, "2012 may well be the year of Wildflife at Bestival – it's also the year of cinema down on the site… Our amazing partners Nomad have come up with such a strong bill from the classic Yellow Submarine to the Chemical Brothers insanely good film Don't Think not forgetting two cracking double bills from David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino. If that wasn't enough for any cinephile add in some superb soundtrack cinema from our mates in Jersey, Branchage plus the beautiful Lost Picture Show and Sol Cinema dropping by. Just make sure you remember to catch some bands too!"

Stevie Wonder, Florence & The Machine and New Order are this year’s musical headliners, with the likes of The XX, Sigur Ros, Friendly Fires, Justice, Two Door Cinema Club, Hot Chip, Gary Numan, Orbital, Azealia Banks, Ben Howard, Alabama Shakes and Nero among those also on the bill this year.

Head here for the full Bestival line-up.

Bestival tickets are on sale now, priced as follows:

Adult Ticket with entry from Thursday 06 September – £180
Adult Ticket with entry from Friday 07 September – £170
Adult Premium 'Wild Copse'* Camping Ticket - £299
Student Ticket with entry from Thursday 6th September - £170
(For full-time students only. Valid NUS or ISIC ID required at the box office. No other student ID accepted)
Teen (age 13-17) Ticket with entry from Thursday 06 September - £120
Teen (age 13-17) Premium 'Wild Copse'* Camping Ticket - £149.50
Child (age 12 & under) Ticket – Free (but you must obtain a ticket)
Child (age 12 & under) Premium 'Wild Copse'* Camping Ticket - FREE
Advance Car Parking - £10 (or £15 in cash on arrival)

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